I found this lovely chair at the thrift store for $10. I have to admit I was initially intimidated by the whole upholstery situation. It was a bit more involved than my previous projects, but I figured there was no time like the present for learning something new! And, for $10, I could not pass up the opportunity to have a new-to-us seat in the family room.
Hello, sticky arms and worn-dirty-who-knows-where-this-chair-has-been gold velour!
I stripped the chair of it's dirty fabric and sanded down the wood. A few coats of spray paint, some fresh foam (do you know how expensive foam is? Pricey stuff! Thank goodness for a well-timed 50% off sale) and some lovely zebra fabric all came together quite nicely to give us this little beauty...
I used teal trim for a little added flair. Our new seat is actually very comfortable, and I love the personality it brings to our room.
I did take about 47 pictures of the entire process, so if I get so brave you might just see a tutorial for this project sometime in the future. For now I'm off to make some pillows to complete my autumnal decor. I can't wait to show you the rest of the room all decked-out for fall!
I'm sharing my chair here this week:
Primitive & Proper Piece of Work Wednesday