Monday, March 29, 2010

A chair over there

Happy Monday!

I've been looking and looking for a chair with a fabric seat that I could redo.  I finally found one!  I got this at DI and have been so excited to refinish my first chair.

First, was to take off the seat.  There was a screw in each corner.  Then, it was time to take off the old fabric...Look how many staples were in it!

Oy! It ended up being pretty easy, though.  If I just pulled the fabric back a piece at a time, the staples would pop up.
Then, I took the piece of fabric off of the chair and laid it on top of my new fabric and traced the shape... Cut it out and stapled it back on!

I was sure to pull really tight as I went around. I also did all four sides first and then the corners.  The corners are folded pretty much like wrapping a present.

I sanded, primed and painted the chair.  Then, did a little sanding and stain.  I took zero pictures of this part. Oh well.

And here's the finished product...





  1. Yay! you're on your way now! Way to go Hannah. The chair looks fabulous!

  2. Gotta love what a bit of paint will do! Great job!


  3. "Wave your hands in the air, like you just don't care!" That's what popped in my mind when I read the title of your blog.

  4. aww this is so cute! what a difference the paint made!

  5. What a difference!! I love the fresh white paint too. The chair looks great against your wall color and the little white table.

  6. Hannah! This turned out so great I love it!!

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  7. Super cute! You wouldn't think these would be hard to find huh? I am too looking for some but I am never so lucky!


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