Making Old Things New Again!

I  LOVE to take old things and make them new again. I don't have much time to do so but this one I just couldn't pass up.

I ran into my local Goodwill store to buy some coffee table books for an upcoming vacant home staging job and on my way back to the book section look what I found!

 

Photo 1

 

A classic chair. In great shape and very sturdy. Sticker price…….$2.99! 

I grabbed that chair so fast I created a breeze.

A couple days later I got going on my project. I took out the 4 screws  holding the seat on,

 

Photo 2

 

then I primed the wood with Kilz Block Out Primer (because I refuse to sand anything). I hate to sand!  Then, I took some leftover paint I had from painting an Antique Hutch (Dorian Gray by Sherwin Williams) and within a short period of time the hardest part was done.

 

Well, not the hardest. The most difficult task was limiting the fabric to recover the chair seat.

 

Bolts of Fabric

 

I LOVE fabric. Love it. So of course when I ran into JoAnn Fabrics I could not make up my mind on a fabric. Too many choices, so many great looks. It took me longer to pick out the fabric then to prime and paint the chair! LOL

But I finally narrowed it down to two and bought both. I am going to switch them out for different looks when I get tired of one.

 

A few staples to secure the new fabric right over the old, put the 4 screws back in to hold the seat down and

 

Drum Roll Please……

My new chair!! How cute is that!

 

  Gray Chair Alone Small After

 

 

The chair $2.99. The fabric $6.79. The chair "PRICELESS".

It's first use, a chair for a child's "craft and study nook" at a luxury new construction home I staged. This chair can be used so many places.

 

Gray Chair w:desk Smaller
 

 

So don't overlook those past treasures. Make them new again! 

 

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Shar is an award winning Designer and Home Stager and the owner of 'Rooms With Style' and the 'Certified Staging and Redesign Acadamy.' She has been in the design industry for over 25 years and her background includes studies in Interior Design as well as Horticulture to assist with your home’s curb appeal. Shar has a talent for taking simple things; placing them in their best light and making them shine. Another Sharlene from North Dakota, Shar and Sharlene knew they were destined to work together when they first met! She has been blogging here and helping bring out the best in the homes of Sharlene's sellers since 2011.

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