Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Chair Makeover

Back in May, I wrote a post on some yard sale finds and told you all about a great new chair I had bought. Remember? If not, just click on the link and refresh your memory.

Well I finally got around to doing something with that chair this week. I bought this chair for the specific purpose of holding our clothes. We always have certain clothes that we re-wear (ie. jeans, sweaters, etc) and they usually get dropped on the floor and then make our room look messy and dumpy.

But not anymore they won't! For we have a chair to hold them all.

But even though this chair has awesome lines and is pretty sturdy, that mustard yellow cushion had to go. It just doesn't fit with our colour scheme. Weird, I know.

I had already purchased the fabric a month ago, so all I needed to do was recover the old cushion with the fabulous new fabric!

Dan helped me for this part, since I'm pretty weak when it comes to using a staple gun (especially after the past 2 weeks) and it's just easier to do this with 4 hands instead of 2.

But for our very first attempt at this whole reupholstering a cushion thing, I think we did pretty darn good.

The corners were tricky, but Dan made them look good and I am pleased with the end result.

Check out how much better the chair already looks once you get rid of the wretched yellow!

Isn't it beautiful? I'm so excited with the fabric we chose and I love how it looks in our room too.

I think it blends well with the wood theme we have going on and it fits nicely in its new home. I'm still not sure if I'll be changing the wood tone of the chair yet, I thought I would leave it be for a while and see what I think.

I'm really pleased with how less than half an hour of work made something look so good. What do you think? Do you like our little mini makeover? Or did you prefer the yellow? Have you ever dabbled in chair upholstery?

I like it. I like it a lot.


  1. Sweet reupholstery job Jennie! :) I think the mustard yellow would have fit in nicely with our vintage couches.

  2. Jackie - Thanks! We were pretty proud of ourselves. And I'm sorry that I ruined the chair so it won't match your living room now, but I never planned on giving it to you anyways. :P

  3. What an enthusiastic post! I am glad you felt up to re-upholstering that beautiful chair. You are one motivated homemaker! :)
    The result is terrifically beautiful! Bravo!

  4. Cora - It felt so good to actually feel good enough to do something! I'm glad you like the finished product, it's just so pretty.