Monday, June 17, 2013

Goodwill Hunting: Upholstered Chair

It occurred to me that I never shared this thrift shop gem I found a while back.  Probably because it's been buried underneath a 60 pound dog who decided it made a good bed.  The only furniture Libby's allowed on is our bed, so why she thought it was okay to hop up on the chair is beyond me.  It's Libby's world, we just live in it.


Anyway, I saw this chair (at the Treasure Barn in Monroe for all you local peeps) on sale for 60 dollars and passed it up the first time.  I went back a second time and luckily it was still there.  I offered 45 and it was mine.  Well, Libby's.  

I like the color and the shaped and the tufting but I'm not totally in love with the fabric.  I've never reupholstered something like this but I thought I might try this summer.  At least, that was my plan when I bought the chair.  After painting the dining room and making plans to give it a library feel, I've decided to keep the chair as is for now.  This chair has a cozy library look, no? 




Since the reupholstering is being put on the back burner for right now, I decided to give it a simple, quick  update instead. 


See the flap of fabric that hangs to the floor?  It kind of ages the chair, don't you think?  It's time for this chair to show up some legs.  I'm sure you agree.  This simple project requires two things:  scissors and a staple gun.  Cut the fabric leaving enough to wrap around to the bottom of the chair, pull it tight, and staple.


I told you it was easy.

I'll let you know if I decide to make any bigger changes to this thrift shop find.  But, for now, you can find Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick. 
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