One thing that I learned soon after we moved into our house is that furniture can be expensive. And having eclectic taste and a love for unique things only makes it more difficult to find pieces… unless you reupholster it. Which is exactly what I did for this $15 chair that I got from the Salvation Army. This chair was supposed to be a step by step how to video but my memory card became corrupted and almost of the before pictures and footage disappeared. I tried a recovery software but nothing worked. I was so heartbroken but life goes on I guess. I have some other chairs that need some love so a tutorial is coming soon. But in the meantime here are the after and in-progress pictures.
Fabric: from Hancock Fabrics// Chair: Salvation Army Auction // Upholstery Nails: Hobby Lobby
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You never cease to amaze me! I LOVE the printed fabric. It matches perfectly.
Thank you Michael. The print fabric is on sale at Hancock. I’m not sure if it is one close to you but they have online shopping too
Faith Ansah Bayliss says
wow, it looks amazing! blown away!
Love the colors! Thanks so much for sharing at the par-tay. Happy weekend.
Thanks Kelly and happy weekend to you.
13 aka Orsi#2 says
I love the color and the style!! 🙂
Stefanie Foote says
I love finding old, ugly pieces of furniture that you know can be remade into something beautiful. I just wish I had more time myself to do stuff like this. I love the color that you chose.
Thanks Stefanie. I wish I had more time too. I have so many projects that need doing around the house.
Ashley Conklin says
i love the fabric change from front to back. super cute and creative detail!
Carmody Tisdale says
You did an amazing job!
I love the fabric combo.
Thanks Carmody. I’m loving this fabric too.
Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods says
Whoa! That is an amazing transformation! I know you are heartbroken you lost all the video and pictures. 🙁
Hopping over from Do Tell Linky!
Thanks Ashley. I learned a valuable lesson that day: always make sure the camera is off before taking out the memory card.
Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage says
This is beautiful. And I love how you matched the pillow to the patterned upholstery. Very clever.
You did an awesome job! I love that fabric especially! I have tried to show my kids how to recycle and reuse as much as possible too!
Thanks Cheryl. Reusing and recycling is always the way to go. It saves so much money.
Yes, for everyone! ( and helps the world a little bit at a time too)
Tweets to Jonghyun says
I really am planning to do this to my bed soon
Happy crafting. That sounds like an awesome project.
I tried upholstering a chair once! I ended up doing part of it by hand with a curved needle. Also the box springs needed to be retied. I gave up near the end and my mom brought it to an upholsterer who said I did a good job for someone with no training or experience, but soo hard! Your chair came out nice!
I hate tying the springs. It is a pain in the fingers for sure.
love the colors
Donna M. says
I love this color blue
Me too. And to think I almost used a green fabric because I was being cheap.
Beautiful fabric choice!