Wednesday, November 18, 2009

thrifty: the transformed chair {#2}

korryn & i went yard-saling this summer. the same day we found this frame, i snagged a chair. yes, another chair.

my original intent (& current intent as well) was/is to use them as photography "props" during photoshoots. chairs always make things a bit more interesting, yes??!!

so back to the chair. we stopped by a rather-crummy-looking-yard-sale outside an old, run-down apartment complex. apparently one tenant had just left all his stuff in the apartment...& the landlords were trying to get rid of it.


my sympathy got the best of me...and $5 later, (instead of the $2 i should have offered) the chair was in my car.

nice, huh?

steps are always the same...

#1. find the chair. dust enhances the "thrifted" look.



#2. find cute sisters to pose for you with the chair.



#3. decide you kind of look cute too (i got dressed! in real clothes!) & get in a picture by the chair with one sister. (look at the photo later & realize your torso looks as long as the Mississippi River...).


#4. remove chair cushion.


#5. start sanding.


#6. keep sanding.


#7. eat some energy-food. in this case, artery-clogging food is fine.


#8. prime it.


#9. paint it (twice.) ...actually thrice because you might have accidentally grabbed a can of SILVER spraypaint for "touchups" instead of black.

#10. remove cushion cover & use as pattern.

#11. attach newly sewn fabric to cushion. with staples!

#12. attach to chair with screws.

#13. pose again.

#14. be proud of yourself for another cute chair (with many, many flaws...but pretend i didn't tell you, okay?!)

the end.


K ~ said...

As usual, I LOVE it! Where do you find room to store all of these chairs you acquire? I found an awesome chair at the thrift store a week or so ago but refrained from getting it because I have NO ROOM. Granted I live in a 1 bedroom apartment. But your chairs are always sooo cute I think the next time I spot one at the store I may just have to get it.

joyfuliving said...

that is fabulous and really easy when you think about it, huh?! LOVE it!! i kinda like the sanded look too...just a little, but the finished look on this one is way above and beyond perfected cuteness!!

I am ness said...

Visiting from Beths blog-LOVE the chair! Very cute:) Great job!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Another ADORABLE chair! I am in love with that fabric from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. It's what I want to use for curtains in my kitchen, but I have yet to measure and get my butt down to the fabric store to do it. Great job!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

you've got major skills. wonderful redo!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Great style chair... the fabric is dreamy too. Please link up this chair too.

Gay Vaughan said...

That is the cutest chair ever! The fabric is awesome and I LOVE anything that is furniture in black. I need to get crackin' because I have some chairs that are screaming...RE-DO ME!!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Love the chair. I made pillows from the exact same fabric!

Jessica said...

I LOVE this chair! I am a chair hoarder lol. I have an obsession with finding chairs with unusual or just plain pretty framework.

Nice job!

-Stopping by from the power of paint party!

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Again - lovely. You are definitely a chair girl.


Sam said...

OMG! I love that chair!!! That would look great in my house!!! LOL

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