Ta-da! It’s done.
It’s funny because when I first saw this chair, I wasn’t sure I wanted to take on the project. I passed it up at $25, but then my friend saw it a week later for $15. She bought it and brought it over in her truck and I paid her back. That was a year ago, at least. It took me a long time to convince myself that I could do this. Plus, an upcoming studio tour that I am in helped to motivate me to finally get it done. (And thank you to my friend for convincing me that I could and should do this.)
I am so in love with this chair. I’m having a hard time letting anyone actually sit in it. For one, I’m a total novice at re-upholstery, and not entirely sure this thing is going stay together. Also, it’s just so darn pretty and I don’t want it to get soiled.
See the back there. I had to use different fabric because I muffed it up the first time. Pretty good match for a quick and frantic run to the fabric store before the kids got out of school. You’ll rarely ever see the back of it anyway.
So here is the run down of costs:
Chair (thrifted): $15
Spray Paint: $7
Satin Finish spray $7
Fabric (front) $13
Fabric (back) $3
Misc (glue, staples, sand paper) $5
Grand Total = $58
Not bad for a fancy little chair. I could have never found a chair like this for any less. It was hard work, but totally worth the gratification of figuring it out all on my own.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional. If you need something sewn, recovered, fixed, re-finished etc, I am not the person for the job. Call a professional. They will do a better job and charge you less! I promise.