Monday, August 23, 2010

2nd "FREE" Chair Makeover

OK, Granny S. came through again! She found me 2 more chairs! She is my lookout in her area. She lives about a 1/2 hour away in the next state so she keeps an eye out for me on budget furniture and other cool finds! Here is Ugly Duckling #2.
This one will be a bit harder, as it came with no fabric on it. So I needed to figure out my own pattern, and how much fabric I would need to get the job done.
I first started out by sanding down the legs/arms & spray painting the over all frame with Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Ivory spray paint in Gloss finish. I LOVE Krylon due to the fact it dries in 10 minutes in less. I am very impatient, and when I start a project, I like to tackle as much as I can in one sitting. This helps me achieve that! :)
After the spray paint dries (10 mins or less), Then I start piecing the fabric back on. I finish it off with a couple packages of decorative tacks and my "Ugly Duckling" has indeed became a Swan!!!
P.S. The fabric came from Hancock Fabrics in their outdoor fabric collection! I got it 55% off! Gotta love a deal like that!
I am linking up to: Tatortots & Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party


  1. I love this! I just recently found a chair that was left for trash that I plan on doing the exact same thing to! The difference between me and you is that I have never done this before and I have NO idea what I am getting myself into...ay yi yi!

  2. Thanks Kari! I appreciate the kind words! Don't worry, it wasn't that bad. Actually if you look on my previous posts, this was only my 2nd attempt at reupholstery. If your chair came with fabric on it (unlike this one). Be careful as you take it off & use it as your pattern for the new fabric. Good Luck!

  3. Ooh, you really took on a job with this chair but you did wonderfully! Love the finished project.

  4. Thanks Ann! I appreciate your kind words!


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