Welcome back One Room Challenge friends!!! Today is a Yard Sale Chair Makeover!
Near our home in Southern Oregon there is a horse rescue organization that has an on going yard sale or thrift store. It’s great when you feel like you are not only getting something at a good deal, but you are helping a worthwhile organization.
It’s not close by, so we don’t go very often, but its’ a nice drive out in the country when we do go.
On our last trip out there, they had this chair:
I KNEW it had potential, but I had never done a full chair makeover. Did I have the right stuff? #alwaysasong
The paint didn’t concern me, but the reupholster part did. However, the chair price was RIGHT ON at $3. She shoots, she scores!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t you think it would make a perfect office chair?
The stool that I had on my design board was cool, but the reality of sitting on that, while working, was not realistic.
Since this chair was here, I’m gonna see if I can make do with what I got cause it’s me…salvagesista! Plus, this is a budget home office project after all.
Here’s what I did……………
Yard Sale Chair Makeover Supplies:
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- Sanding Sponge
- Chalk Spray Paint (This is the brand I used in white.)
- Staple Gun
- Scissors (always nice to have a pair of scissors that are only used on fabric)
- Clear Coat
- Because the chair was pretty dirty, I immediately unscrewed the seat and removed the staples to the back upholstery. The cushion was in decent condition so I left it (clean as necessary).
- The chair (without the seat) was then wiped down (cleaned) and lightly sanded.
- In a well ventilated area, the chair was spray painted in several light coats to get complete coverage. You could prime the piece if you would like.
- The fabric was laid out flat making sure the lines were straight and cut around the seat with just enough fabric to go around the entire front and sides.
- With a staple gun, I attached the fabric tightly to the wood back with the cushion (I probably should have pulled just a little tighter than I did as it has a little give to the fabric.)
- I reattached the sheer cloth underneath that covers the board with the fabric.
- A clear coat was applied to the chair frame after all the chalk paint was applied.
- The seat was screwed back into the chair frame.
And that’s it folks.
I hope that my lack of knowing what I was doing will inspire someone to take a piece of junk and turn it into something that works for you.
It never hurts to try right? It might not be perfect, but it works for me!!!
Since I already had all the supplies and fabric, the only true cost was the $3 chair.
Next week on this One Room Challenge, we will share the verdict on the desk situation.
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