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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Desk Chair

ETA on 7/10: Milking this one for all it's worth--I'm linking up today with Monica at Expressly Corgi for Get R Done Friday. Head over there for some inspiration for the weekend.


It's Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage and Do It Yourself Day at A Soft Place to Land and I just had to join in and show off my "new" desk chair! After you let me brag a bit, visit these two fabulous links and all the lovely ladies who join in.

Remember my $1 yard sale find? My hubby thought I was nuts when I practically squealed upon seeing this chair. It weighs a ton--I can barely lift it off the ground. After removing the lovely faded blue fabric that had been loosely placed around the seat and back, I found a mustard yellow woven fabric covered in pet hair. I don't have pictures, unfortunately--they were lost when the hard drive got demolished by a 5-year-old.

Enter this gorgeous fabric--$4.97 a yard--purchased where? Walmart! I bought two yards because I'm new at this and wanted some leeway.

And here she is--all polished up and in her new home! I removed the seat and back, then spray painted the frame. Covered the rest with my beloved fabric and put her back together. Don't look too closely at the back--it puckered more than a little. I think I'm going to take it off and try again. I've also bought some upholstery tacks to use on it.

I'm not quite done with the rest of the room, but this is a good start.


The Wheeler 5 said...

hey beverly! i've been horrible at leaving comments everywhere! but it's fun to see what you come up with each week. it's crazy that that chair is even the same one.

fawnda said...

That turned out wonderful! Nice job! Visiting from Kimba's Party!

Anna See said...

what a big improvement! good job.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Your chair looks great, girl! Love that patchwork look.

Thanks for linking up with me.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your chair looks great! What great fabric - my Walmart doesn't carry fabric anymore!


momof3girls said...

oh I love your new covered chair! Looks great!

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