Friday, February 24, 2012

Craft Room Chair Re-Do

I am thrilled to be able to cross another project off my to do list and super excited to share it with you.  I'm going to show you how I took this chair:

and turned it into this:

There was no sewing involved and these are the only tools I used:

I took 2 yards of fabric that I got at Jo-Ann's on sale...50% off for a total cost of $15.

I couldn't get the back of the chair off so using the screwdriver and a bone folder I just pushed the fabric between the backing of the chair and the cushion.

I was able to take the seat off, but couldn't get the backing off so again after cutting fabric to fit, I just pushed it down in.

It took me about an hour total.  That space is tight so I'm confident that it won't pull out.  Unfortunately there was some damage done to my bone folder.  Notice the broken tip.  Oops.

I'm pretty happy with out this project turned out.  Let's take one more look.
I can't wait to show you what I'm going to do with these flowers that I'm making from brown lunch bags.

Thanks for stopping in.  Have a great day!

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  1. That's awesome! I'm going to pin that into my Craft/Sewing room board

    1. Just wanted to let you know that I just checked into Pinterest and 70 people have re-pinned your chair - it's a hit! :)

  2. Thank you Jennifer and Donna. Wow! 70 people?? That's crazy!

  3. Laurie, you're amazing. I'm so happy that Debbie of reFreshreStyle told me about you. Goodwill picked up my "worn out" chair like yours a few weeks ago. Great makeover for sure. Thanks for sharing it. I'm following you on Linky and would enjoy your following me. Helen

  4. How pretty. I love the fabric. Thanks so much for sharing with the newbie party.

  5. You did such a great job with the chair, Laurie!
    Love the flower too. Looking forward to see more from you.
    Following you right back!
    Many thanks :)

  6. So. good. to. know!!! I have a chair like that that I am planning to slip glad I saw your post first. It's going to make my project so much easier. And that paper bag flower is so elegant...can't wait to see what you have planned for it.
    I'm a new Linky Follower.
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  7. I'm so going to do this! Stopping by JoAnn's for some fabric today! Thanks so much for posting this I'm really inspired! Following on GFC and Linky Follower!
    I'll be back to see what you did with the brown paper flowers!


  8. MUCH more befitting of your craft room now!!! I really need to do this on my office chair!! :) Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays this last week!!! ~Kassi @ Truly Lovely

  9. I have been wanting to recover an old office chair so thanks for making it look so easy! I can do this1

  10. I have this same chair, and plan to cover it with an old quilt I got at a second hand store. How has it held up? Has the fabric stayed in place? Thanks for sharing.


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