Projects Before & After

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Last Minute Find

I know many of you out there thrive on finding little treasures that have gone unnoticed. I too feel like I win the lottery each time I am able to find something great . One Saturday morning with optimism in the air I was off in my search for something great.  As I drove from one place to another  not only my day but my spirits were starting to fade. I was determined to come home with something! I went to one last place and as I walked through the dusty isle guided by sunlight coming from the back window I found this chair. A chair with faded green paint peeling off the wood standing alone I knew this was my piece.
 I unscrewed the vinyl seat off and sanded the chair down using my electric sander and sand paper for the little spaces. I completely forgot to take a picture could of been due to my excitement I'm not sure. I went on and painted the chair black which brings out the detailed shape of the wood. Now half of the project was done and the chair was looking a hundred percent better!

I focused my attention to the seat which needed a little attention. I decided to go to Jo-Ann Fabrics for some inspirations where I had to eliminate ruthlessly one print after another. Yet when I stumbled upon this lovely light blue fabric on sale $3 a yard I knew this would look perfect! With the materials I already had at home I gathered a stapler, scissor, batting and of course the fabric and chair.

I cut the fabric and the the batting the same shape as the seat an inch extra all around to give me room to staple. Making sure as I stapled the fabric was smooth and tight so it's not wrinkled once done.

All I had to do now is screw the seat back down to the chair and I have my self a lovely little accent chair! Oh and did I mention that I bought the chair for .50 cents! Total of project $3.50!