Let’s try this again. That’s right. This is my second post attempt. Why, you ask? Because when I was all done with my post Monday night, I went to save my draft and, instead, it was deleted. So, a few tears & not-so-nice words later, I started again. And here it is:
Remember my post (or as I like to call it: ‘teaser’) about the amazing fabrics I bought? Well…I finally put one to use! I am so very excited to share this project with you! One of the reasons being that this was the first time I have ever reupholstered anything. Secondly, for the fact that this project only cost me $19! I love being able to completely makeover a piece of furniture on a budget-that is what this blog is all about!
So…let’s get started.
My boyfriend’s father (who is awesome by the way) gave me these chairs; we found them in the back of his shed. I could not get the word “yes!” out of my mouth fast enough before he finished asking if I wanted these:
You can see that the chairs were used to stand on while painting, hence the paint drops. Nothing some sanding can’t fix.
After uncovering those lovely mustard colored pleather seats, I found even more upholstery, which was the original fabric on the chairs.
Tucked inside was a tag stating that the chairs were made in the good ol’ US of A and that they are from 1923! This made me love them even more.
For those who love details, here you go: I used KILZ spray paint primer. This is the first spray paint I have ever used since starting my obsession with furniture makeovers—and I love it! I then used a creamy white, Honeymilk by Valspar, to go with my new table (you can see the table makeover here). After distressing the furniture, I put on one coat of Polycrylic which I think really helps to protect the furniture. I also love the tiny bit of shine it adds for a finished look. Last but not least, I (meaning me & Dennis, my man’s dad) covered some chair padding that I got from Hancock Fabrics for 40% off. The upholstery fabric was also on sale for only $6 per yard, which was just about the right amount needed.
For those who hate details, here are some more photos (please pay no attention to the other two chairs as those are not finished as of yet.)
Hope you enjoyed!
See you soon,