I’m always looking to find great deals at thrift stores. I was at one of my favorite thrift stores and I came across this chair. When I see a chair for a great price and I know I can recover it and make it look beautiful again, I want to start dancing right there in the store. (Sorry, I’m sure this was a run on sentence but when I get excited I don’t know how to type! I’m just being real.) Well, I actually don’t dance but I’m dancing in my head! I found this awesome chair for only $6.00!! Yes, you read that right! I knew that this was a fun and inexpensive project for me to do. I love projects but depending on what it is, it’s not always that cheap to redo something. In this case, it would be fine.
Once I finally got to the fabric store, I found just the perfect pattern. I knew this would look beautiful on this chair. This is upholstery material which is what you want to use when recovering any chair. I already had the nails and decorative tacks left over from a previous chair I did. I also had some trim at home too from another project. I was set to go!!
I should have taken way more pictures while I was doing this. Lesson learned, I need to take pictures of every step so you can see more clearly how I did this. Sorry, I will get better at this!!
I tore off the old fabric. I used the old fabric as a templet to cut my new fabric out. Again, sorry, I don’t have pictures of this part. When working with a pattern, you want to make sure that you center it correctly. I did get mine a little off but it’s not that noticeable. It’s not off by that much. I’m ok with it. It’s all a learning experience. The filling that was in the chair was actually in good condition. I did not need to change that out. Some people would want to anyway, but I’m using this chair for a decorative piece. Nobody will be sitting on it. If you are actually wanting to sit on a chair then I recommend changing the filling inside the chair. All I did was lay the chair back and put the fabric on with the trim and hammer the decorative tacks on. It’s that simple. This is a no sew job!! This is great for people who do not like to sew!! Once I got the back all done, I cut the material for the seat part and basically did the same thing. I worked with the material until it fit really nice and tight. I used the small nails to hammer the fabric down to make it snug first. I then cut the trim to size and hammered it in place with the decorative tacks! It really is this simple!
Here is the finished product! The chair was $6.00. The fabric is $4.99. I already had the rest of the things. So, this project was pretty cheap for a beautiful piece!! It’s perfect to sit in the corner with a pillow!