Monday, June 30, 2008

Before and After Thrift Store find

Before and After Pictures

My Thrift Store Find



Exactly what I did:

  • First I washed the pillow and laid it out in the sun for the day.

  • The chair was sanded and spray painted glossy black. Since this chair swivels, I sprayed some lubricant on the movable parts.

  • The chair pad was then re-covered.

I purchased a few yards of fabric (used my 50% coupon) and paid less than $15.00 for the 2 yards. I pinned the fabric around the pillow, right sides together. From there I cut away the excess fabric. When I was pretty sure that it would be a good fit, I pulled out the pillow. I sewed up around the edges, pulled it right side out and hand sewed the opening.

Total cost for completed chair:

About $28.00. For this money, I think I got a great chair.

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  1. Are you sure that is the same chair? Wow! It looks wonderful. I am very impressed.

  2. Such simple makeover steps you did but with such a dramatic change. I came out a very nice chair...Lovely.

  3. I love it!!!! Great choice of fabric too!

  4. Gorgeous makeover. Keep the great tips coming!


  5. I saw a chair similar to this the other day at our thrift store. I had just seen your makeover and thought about getting it. Thankfully I resisted since we are trying to pack to move into our new house at the end of the month! Really enjoy your site.