From GROSS to GRAND. Arm Chair Makeover

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After having an internal argument in my head about whether or not to buy this gross chair, I finally did. Come see how I transformed this gross disgusting chair into something I am proud to have in my home.
Hello again my BEAUTIES!
Now I know I promised to show you my kitchen makeover this week, but
the time has gotten away from me and I haven't had time to do all the post editing
and everything that it entails so I thought I would hold you off with something a little different
for me, FURNITURE wise.
One day at Goodwill (this is how most of my stories begin LOL)
I saw this chair sitting there.
The arm were as you can see DISGUSTING!
I walked past the first time because I couldn't get past the arms.
But then something called me back.
OH, I know what it was!
It had a price tag of $10 on it.
Our thrift stores and Goodwills NEVER sell anything for $10.
So I circled around the chair again and gave it another look.
The rest of the chair was in perfect shape.
BUT OH, those arms...YUCK.
I contemplated again, with a running dialogue in my head.
"it's only 10 bucks"
"but what if you can't get that nasty stuff out?"
"Still; its only $10 bucks"
"but I could buy a bottle of wine with $10 bucks!"
(just kidding I just thought of that argument)
"well if it doesn't come clean you can always PAINT IT"
"dang girl, you are right; I could totally paint it"
I mean seriously..You saw the previous train of thought!
It was a no brainer. :)
I brought it home and grabbed my steam cleaner and cleaned the HECK out of it!
I mean...I worked up a sweat steam cleaning that sucker.
As you can see; it came out awesome.
It was so clean it looked brand new.
But you know me, NEW is boring.:)
I wanted it to have a little more UMPH!
I decided this would be the perfect place to use some of the upholstery tacks I had picked up at my craft store.
I had a coupon too, so that made them even cheaper.
About $1.40 For a package and I use about 2 packs.
Basically using my finger width as a measurement for spacing I just lightly tacked them in place
around the fronts of the arm of the chair.
I finished up one arm and moved on over to the next one.
I still can't believe that this is the same chair.
I am so happy I took the chance on it, and that it payed off.
I am also glad I went with the decorative tacks,
or else I may have ended up selling it at my booth because it was too BORING for me. :)
Now I love it! Can you even believe the difference?
So next time you see that piece that you just aren't sure about,
do as ABBA tells you and "take a chance"

I am so glad I did!

Until next time,
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Art is beauty
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  • Momgillow Momgillow on Jan 07, 2020

    I've been looking for a good steam cleaner!....suggestions?

  • Herby Herby on Jan 07, 2020

    It looks good, but how you check for bed bugs? I am afraid to buy furniture for this reason.

  • Cathy Casey Cathy Casey on Jan 08, 2020

    What is the brand of the steam cleaner you used? It did a great job.


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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Sep 23, 2020

    Wow, it looks brand new 🙀

  • Sue Sue on Sep 23, 2020

    You think like I do when it comes to DIY. I LOVE the chair just as it is with your cleaning and brass tacks! It is fabulous and I know the chair is happy YOU chose to take it home. THanks for sharing.