Chair Upcycle - Nov. Fab Furniture Flippin Contest

November's Fab Furniture Flippin Contest challenge is called "Take A Seat" sponsored by Minted. Each contestant was given free fabric from Minted to complete the project.
The chair I chose was an antique dining room chair, one of three that we had gotten as part of a group purchase at an auction. It had been stored in our barn for a couple of years keeping company with the spiders.
First I primed it with Zinzer's spray primer and then painted it an antique white to match the desk in my guest room
After it as revived, I cut the fabric a few inches larger than the pad and stapled it around the edges.
I had never recovered a thing in my life, so it was fun to see how easy it was. DH kept saying, "remember this is upholstering - upholstering is never perfect."

I couldn't believe it when I flipped it over after I stapled it and it looked so not-DIY!
A friend had given me an antique chair that had a footrest, a small ottoman that was cute as a bug's ear. So I took that ottoman and painted it to match the chair from the auction and recovered it as well with the same fabric.
I love the idea of one of our little munchkin grandkids coming for a visit and grabbing this little kidlet seat to sit on as they put their socks on when getting ready in the morning.
I made the pillow removable to prop up on the back of the chair for comfort. It is stuffed with a little travel pillow one of my kids used to have years ago.
The tan arrow pillow on the bed is stuffed with my mom's extra pillow that she used for her arm when she slept so it wouldn't fall asleep. This adds sentimental value for me. I like to weave sentiment into my DIY projects as much as possible - makes it more meaningful and one-of-a-kind.

One small pillow is on the bed and the other is on the rocking chair next to the desk. I used the inside pillow form from a couch pillow a friend had given me for the arrow pillow on the rocking chair.
In a future post I will show you the entire guest room reveal as well as give you the lamp and wall art tutorial. All in due time. Meanwhile, go to the link below for more details on my project and this month's fab furniture flippin contest. You will also find a Guest Room Essentials FREE Downloadable PDF.
Val Frania {Love My DIY Home}
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