Decorate My Home, Part 2 – Chair Facelift
Are you a craigslist-er?
Craig and I have become the best of friends.
He finds me the best deals.
And I thank him for that.
I found 2 chairs off of craigslist that had awful cushions…
And were moderately beat up…
And came up with these:
And I love the new vibrancy of this fabric.
These chairs are in a little sitting area, and I kind of just want to sit on them all day.
Especially because the sunshine streams right in on them.
And that’s a good combination.
To make them, I sanded all of the previous stain and shine from the wood. Then I headed to Lowe’s and found a color of stain that I wanted. I applied the stain several times and then polished it with polyurethane. (follow instructions on can)
Then I stripped the old fabric off of the cushions.
Okay, let’s be honest. I asked my husband to.
He likes that sort of thing.
I didn’t have to add any new foam because the old stuff was in good shape.
And then I covered it with sturdy upholstery fabric from Hancock fabric. I used a staple gun to secure the fabric in place.
Then I screwed the cushion back on the chair.
The finished product put an immediate smile on my face.
Things I learned?
- Sanding wood takes a LONG time.
- Stain is finicky. But doable.
- Stain is messy.
- There is a lot of stuff out there that looks like junk, but has a lot of potential underneath.
- I impress my husband each time I use a man tool… Haha!
So it was well worth it.