Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Trash to Treasuer: Free to Always-Wanted-It Piece

A few weeks ago, I got this piece for free of CraigsList. Unless you include the 20 minute drive (so... $5 in gas?) and $30 in fabric, she was free.

 I met this lady halfway between here and Jefferson at an antique shop where she promptly had a surprised look on her face (I think she was expecting someone older who looked like they would probably know what to do with this thing) and asked, "Now, what on EARTH are you going to do with this? Do you reupholster furniture?!" I laughed and said I had become a hobbyist of sorts and that yes, I was going to attempt to reupholster the chair. So I went back to Hobby Lobby (where I had already been that morning) and bought some amazing fine courduroy in a houndstooth print. And I am not kidding, when I say that I've wanted a houndstooth chair for a LONG time, so this was just meant to be!

So this was definintely an adventure. I had found a few blogs via Pinterest that gave some basic instructions and tips on how to recover a chair. So using those blogs as a guide, I came up with my own way. Mind you, I still haven't purchased a staple gun, so this is still all hot glue. Yep, I'm talented.

I can totally recreate this... right?

In the beginning...

Naked chair!

This is what building a seat will get you... so glad Lowe's will cut wood for you!
So there you have it. Not an easy task, but I am SO proud of what I did with this! And she looks pretty in my room. (photos to come later) Check out the final product.


I finally have my houndstooth chair!

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  1. Turned out so nice! Did you know I just learned that pattern was called houndstooth only a year ago? Yeah, I know...

  2. Thanks! And no way! I seriuosly have oggled and wanted a houndstooth chair forEVER. I'm so excited about this one!