Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chair Redo

I bought this chair last Thursday, took it out of my trunk on Sunday, bought the foam cushion for the seat Monday morning, upholstered the seat cushion Monday evening, and spent a big part of Tuesday spray painting it. Here she is from start to finish:

I forgot to take a before pic before I ripped off that horrid floral fabric, so I just draped it over the cushion to take this pic.

I ripped off layer after layer of fabric for a whopping total of four different fabrics! The turquoise colored vinyl-y fabric below was so GROSS!

The cushion consisted of poly fill and some sort of hair-like fill pictured below. It was gross interesting! All those layers of dirty fabric and gro... I mean "interesting" fill left my hands filthy and the floor in need of some serious vacuuming!

And finally here she is after two cans of paint, a new foam cushion, and some red fabric!

Cost Breakdown:
Chair = $6
Foam cushion = $8
1 can of primer = $5
2 cans of spray paint = $6
1 yard of fabric = $1
Total Cost = $26

It didn't turn out that bad for my first time upholstering! Although, in hindsight I probably should have put more thought into cutting and assembling that foam cushion. Maybe next time!


  1. Great chair makeover, love your orange wall - very chic

  2. Thank you! I love bold colors and totally took a chance with orange, but I love it!

  3. I know this is an older post but I cant help but filling you in on something I found out about chairs and "filling/fluff" that looks like hair. ummmmm sometimes they did use actual hair. Can you say GROSSSSS! I read an article not that long ago and they used to use human hair back in the day for anything that need a "fiberfill" type substance. I re-did a chaise on that long ago and almost puked a few times while pulling of all the hair. :)

  4. Oh that is GROSSSSSSS!! I purposely decided not to google it because that stuff was so disgusting that I really didn't want to know what I had just touched. Ugh, gross.

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