Tis’ the season for yard sales and I’m hitting the jack pot for lots of new treasures. The chair below is just one of many thrifty purchases that I was lucky enough to find over the last few weeks.
This chair was in excellent condition, other than a few stains on the upholstery. There was not a wobbly part nor was there a scratch on it.
First, before I tell you how I transformed this chair, I want to show you what it looks like now.
My first thought was to paint the whole chair and reupholster it. Because the wood frame was in excellent condition, I decided not to paint the frame nor reupholster it. I did however, paint the fabric on the chair and made a burlap slip cover for it.
I painted the upholstery with a satin white latex finish. Before I painted it, I diluted the paint with a fabric medium. When using latex paint for your upholstery, it is important to use a fabric or textile medium. I diluted the paint using the fabric medium (1 part to 1 part). I purchased my fabric medium at Amazon because I couldn’t find it in any retail store.
I can’t believe that I actually made the burlap slip covers! Trust me when I say that I am no seamstress but I can honestly say that I think they turned out really nice. It was trial and error making them. I even got creative and made a pillow for the chair.
I have taken this chair to my booth and I have to say that I really had a hard time letting it go. But on the other hand I hope to make some money on it.
Up next, I’ll share with you what I did with a pair of these chairs that I bought at the same yard sale!
As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
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