Transform It: Thrift Store Chair

I like a savings and a challenge and this Transform It was a challenge. I took a thrift store chair covered in what looked like bad red burlap into something less office looking.

I have never recovered a chair where it involved the back of the chair. I have recovered dining room seats which is definitely not the same thing as what I learned with this project. Which was the point. I wanted to walk away having learned a thing or two -- more than how to not get my finger scratched by sharp staples.

BEFORE--not sure why my picture wants to be sideways but whatever
Learning along the way....

After removing the fabric, I sanded and painted the wood. I then distressed it (to my parents dismay) and then used a printed cotton to cover the back and cushion. I added a fun black trim just because I liked it:)

I added the chair to the booth and it has already sold!

QUESTION: What new technique have you tried lately?

9 comments:

Memories for Life said...

Wow...total transformation! It looks great and congrats on the sale!

Duni said...

I love it, Erika! This style is right up my street :) The fabric and black trim are gorgeous!
You're a natural at restoring furniture :)

BeadedTail said...

It turned out beautiful Erika! Great job and congrats on the sale!

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a great chair! truly transformed! The black trim is such a great finishing touch!

Linda Pruitt said...

Really cute! I'm not surprised it sold!

storybeader said...

congrats. on selling the chair! You're really finding great furniture to reuse! Good for you! {:-D

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Love that fabric! And congrats on it selling so quickly!

Eyelah said...

nice look! I definitely like what you did to it than what it was before.

AntiquityTravelers said...

what a great make over on the chair!