So with the new (to us) leather couch in the living room we needed a chair to balance the room out.
Walked in to my favorite thrift store just two days later and found this beauty.
Okay, “beauty” might be stretching it but the key to thrifting is to be able to see “the lines” of a chair. And I liked the lines.
The fabric was scratchy and the seat was squeaky but the price was irresistible – $20.
I loaded it in the van, took it home, gave it a good vacuum and it’s been sitting in the living room as is for quite awhile.
The color actually worked perfectly in the current decor but I’m in the mood for change and have fallen in love with the yellow/gray combination. I had already been thinking about painting the armoire (that will eventually make it into the room) grey so I figured this was my chance.
I fell in love with this fabric at Joann’s that was $50 a yard – ouch! I kept looking but couldn’t find anything I liked as much. Fortunately the chair didn’t need much and I was able to use a coupon and get what I needed for $50 (which was enough for the chair AND a throw pillow).
The key to any reupholstery job? Take BEFORE pictures. I took pictures at every step as I took the chair apart – how the fabric was wrapped etc. Turns out my vacuum job earlier hadn’t even put a dent in the amount of dust in this thing. I was sneezing for 3 days.
It took longer than I anticipated – my sewing machine blows so I had to go get my moms; then I screwed a section up and had to resew it TWICE.
But finally it was done.
I am in LOVE with how it turned out!
RESOURCES: Great posts on reupholstering chairs