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DIY Chair Makeover Under $50

22 February 2011

DIY Chair Makeover Under $50
contributed by Daniele Oakey Interiors

i finally finished my chair makeover.
it sure is harder than it looks.
i started this makeover about 4 months ago.
i quickly painted, removed the existing fabric, and began to re-upholster.
then i got frustrated, so i stopped.
the torn up chair sat in the corner of my living room piled high with fabric and batting.
it haunted me daily.

then my mom arrived and 3 hours later, it was DONE!
what a relief.

i still need to finish stuffing the seat and back cushion but i am SO excited to be almost done i couldn't wait to share.

i am in love.
much better than a pile of fabric in the corner!

project cost:
chair - $15.00
main fabric -$9.00
back fabric- $12.00
white paint - free (already had)
batting - $3.00 (40% off coupon at joanns)
trim - $3.50 (40% off coupon at joanns)
total: $42.50

i am so excited about how the back turned out.
i love the unexpected pattern.

what do you think?


CannyCole February 22, 2011 at 5:03 PM  

love it!! Also love the chevron curtains!! Please tell me where they are from!! they are fantastic!!

Susan @ homeroad.net February 22, 2011 at 5:14 PM  

Your chair came out beautifully! I love that the fabric on the back of the chair is different. I noticed that you didn't use piping on the chair and I'm so happy to see how nicely it came out without it! I'm going to give it a try. I have a similar chair that I just painted white! Thanks for showing me the way!

3krazychics February 22, 2011 at 5:36 PM  

The chair turn out fab! I get so excited to see these kind of makeovers and want to try one myself. I still have yet to do that. I get a little nervous, that I'll be in the middle of it and get so frustrated that I'll give up! sigh, sigh!

driftwoodesign February 22, 2011 at 5:57 PM  

I love that chair it had great solid lines and now it sings. I especially like the back fabric. Keep up the great work!
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

One Cheap B*tch February 22, 2011 at 6:18 PM  

LOVE! I can't believe the transformation. I've probably walked past chairs like these a million times without seeing the potential. You can bet I'll do a double-take next time for sure! Nicely done!


Bella February 22, 2011 at 8:21 PM  

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME,,, you always feature the most AWESOME blogs, and projects. Thanks for introducing us to this wonderful lady, she is awesome.


Bella :)

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 February 22, 2011 at 10:48 PM  

I am in love with that chair and the pillow! I want to find a chair like that and redo it for my office. I am on the hunt!

Anonymous,  February 22, 2011 at 11:37 PM  

What a great transformation! I love the fabric on the back.

Jill @ Craft in a Northern Town February 23, 2011 at 5:00 PM  

I'd love to know how you did the back fabric and the back of the chair. I have the exact same chair that I plan on redoing, but I have no idea how to do that part! Looks great!

Type A Ramblings May 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM  

Great job. Have you thought about adding some tufting detailing to the back cushion? It looks like it would be relatively easy to do. I did this with my headboard and also some pillows with success. Where did you get the fabric used on the drapes?

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