Margita
Margita
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  • Ashburn, VA

A 'Welcomed' Chair Makeover


I found this barrel chair at Goodwill for $10. It was actually one of my first thrift purchases. I thought it would make a welcoming addition to our guest room.
a welcomed chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster, After the makeover
After the makeover
a welcomed chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster, This is how it started
This is how it started
a welcomed chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
I sprayed the frame black, since the original finish was all worn and scratched. Then I made a base for the cushion. Originally the cushion and fabric had been glued and stapled directly to the frame.
This is how it started
This is how it started
Next I recovered the cushion. I added a hidden zipper in the back of the cover, so it can be cleaned easily. All the fabric and materials needed I already had from previous projects.
a welcomed chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
Then I made my little 'welcome pillow'. I applied the fabric to a piece of cardstock and fed it through my printer. It came out nice and crisp. I added a little pom-pom fringe and also a zipper in the back.
a welcomed chair makeover, painted furniture, reupholster
Welcome guests!

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  • Ing933308
    on Feb 17, 2015

    I love this style of chairs! See them all the time when thrifting and don't what do with them. Now I do!! Thanks!

  • Candace Anderson
    on Mar 3, 2015

    Now that I like. Must keep my eyes open at our local Value Village!

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