Sewing Chair Makeover

I found a hideously ugly chair a few months ago at a thrift store for just a couple dollars and the weather finally cooperated long enough to get it re-finished.  I intend to use it at my sewing desk, and it looks so much prettier now.   Pretty makes me happy.  🙂

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It wasn’t as hard as I was expecting, just took a little sanding and wood filler, then paint and some fabric to recover the cushion.  The hardest part was pulling the staples out to remove the old vinyl covering…and the ugly gold fabric beneath that layer.

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It only took about half a yard of fabric to recover the seat, so for less than $5 I was able to give the chair a whole new look.  Well worth it, in my opinion.  🙂

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7 thoughts on “Sewing Chair Makeover”

  1. Well done,,,, well done. You sure would be handy to have as a neighbor. Ever thought about moving to NC?

  2. I actually have considered it,,,, couldn’t get the ole’ hubs to go for it. Oh well. He did say I could visit. EECK!

  3. Good grief!! That chair looks very much like four I bought back in ’76 or ’77 in Austin. Paid $75 for them! Mine are oak with the same-looking cabriole legs and vase splat back. Was told they were Civil War era. Not too sure about that, but… I, too, recovered the seats. If you ever want to pitch your new sewing chair, let me know. I’m not far from Seagoville. Big D to be exact.

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