Sunday, May 29, 2011

chair redo with a drop cloth seat

$5.00 flea market chair


If you aren't addicted drop cloths yet, maybe this chair will inspire you. (drop cloth that measures 4x5 at your local home improvement store for around $5.00)   come on....i know you want to make something with this stuff!  I've made a few pillows too.   see HERE and HERE

lets talk about my little chair.  (perfect for a desk)
have you all seen a chair this gross? i wouldn't even let my dog sniff the seat.  LOL

blehck!!!  well, for those of you who think there is no way you could ever redo a chair, let me show you how SIMPLE it is.   lots of people just throw chairs like this out on the keep your eyes peeled on garbage days.

i still might paint the chair, but for now the wood is in really good shape.  all you do is remove the screws from the underside of the seat.  there were 4 total.

yep.....i ain't lying.  its that simple!  the seat lifts right off.  no one has glued it down or nothin'.  weird huh?
i guess they trust their screws.  ;)

now is the fun part.   you pick out your fabric OR drop cloth and cut a piece large enough to wrap over batting that is your cushion.

then here is the NOT so fun part.  i spared you the pics.  you now have to pull all those staples out and remove the GaROSS fabric and wasn't pretty.   lucky for me a bunch of staples pulled right out with the fabric. 
you have your piece of fabric/drop cloth all ready for re-applying to your seat.  i made a few simple lines with craft paint.  (you know pottery barn would have charged me like 150 bucks for one of these chairs). 

don't forget to put a bunch of batting (or you can do foam) so your seat is padded again. 

line up your fabric nicely and staple the fabric to the wood seat with your hubbys heavy duty staple gun.


I'm on the hunt for an old hall bench i can do this to......  anyone near Vegas have one up for grabs?  :)
call me........

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Cheryll said...

Something old is something new again... well done! :)

Heidi said...

I have a bench in garage that is headed for my upcoming garage sale. If you were closer - I'd let you have it.

Bernadette said...

After my g-sale I have LOTS of drop cloths laying around. Thinking of getting the guts to do my couch and love downstairs but think I might start smaller with chairs like these and some pillows. Fun redo! Great job, love the stripes!


Jamie said...

You are too funny! Love the "new" chair!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Bobbi! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you join us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

Brenda Ldo said...

If you don't find a bench consider using a sturdy coffee table.