Coral and Leather Chair Makeover
I purchased this plain jane chair at Goodwill for around $4. It looked like someone had chewed on the top back of the chair (gross!), and the seat upholstery was a nasty and stained burlap of some type. The bottom of the chair was date stamped from 1965, so that was pretty cool!
I removed the seat from the chair. Then I cut a piece of gorgeous gray leather to be slightly larger than the seat. I had to use really sharp sewing scissors because the leather was so thick.
Next, I used a heavy-duty staple gun to fasten the leather to the seat.
I stapled all the way around - starting in the corners - and I trimmed excess leather once the entire piece of leather was fastened. I made sure to pull the leather taut as I went along.
Next, I used my electric sander to smooth the rough edges of the chair - especially the chewed up part at the top. Then I painted the chair a dark gray chalky finish paint. Once that dried, I added a layer of coral chalky finish paint. I made sure to keep some of the base layer of gray peeking through.
I re-attached the seat to the chair and was so pleased with my makeover!
From the gorgeous and fun color to the beautifully-soft leather seat, this chair definitely got an upgrade in appearance!
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Published July 18th, 2016 3:31 PM
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