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From Ugly Duckling to a Beautiful Swan!

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I found this little gem in an attic at an estate sale. Sitting there all by itself looking to get rescued.
This is my first rejuvenation project, thru the process I began to get this feeling that I was actually doing a great job. I took a great piece of art someone made by hand years ago maybe even before I was born and turned it into a new generation piece by giving it a little love. I had a great time doing this project.
Time: 6 Hours Cost: $25 Difficulty: Easy
  • upcycled chair, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
after a little sanding i discovered that she had not one nail holding it together... only 4 screws that held the seat.
  • upcycled chair, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
  • upcycled chair, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
I sanded then stained it with a white wash stain.
  • upcycled chair, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
  • upcycled chair, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
Seal coated it with a clear coat of polyurethane.
  • upcycled chair, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
I had this great upholstery fabric I purchased from a garage sale...
  • upcycled chair, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, reupholster
and VOILA ... she has new life and purpose again.

Got a question about this project?

  • Frankie Laney
    Frankie Laney Oceanside, CA
    on Jul 23, 2015

    It looks like someone saved parts of an old chair and cut them down to make this little jewel. Very cute.

  • Sheila D
    Sheila D Crystal River, FL
    on Jul 25, 2015

    pretty lady!

  • Connie K
    Connie K Kennesaw, GA
    on Jul 25, 2015

    Perfect vanity chair! Vanity chairs have risen in price the last several years. I will have to start looking for one of these to refurbish too. I love the way yours turned out.

  • Heidy
    Heidy Norcross, GA
    on Jul 27, 2015

    Really cute piece!

  • Dee at the Carlton
    Dee at the Carlton United Kingdom
    on Mar 10, 2016

    It looks so lovely now - a great find ....

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