9.12.2016

A secondhand chair and thrift store fabric are a winning combo

You really don't need a lot of time, money or know how to make upcycling magic happen. Case in point - this chair from the Salvation Army thrift store. I bought it back in 2011 for $10. I wanted another chair to add to my dining room table and this was the one!

The chair had a shellac type finish plus the fabric was a fuzzy dark leopard pattern. Ugh... It was ugly!



The wood had some interesting details like this flower cut into the back part of the chair. The finish though seemed a bit dark and dirty. Maybe a quick sanding job would help bring it to life? Maybe an oil or stain would add some pizzazz? It was worth a try!



Here's my first chair refresh back in 2011 - I refinished and reupholstered the chair with this lovely fabric.



As I was reupholstering another dining room chair with this fabric recently, I decided this thrift store find needed a new look as well. I adore this fabric I found at the Salvation Army thrift store a few years ago!



So here's the big reveal - this chair look stunning now especially when you see the before. Wow!



I love the pattern and colours in this thrift store fabric. And my $10 secondhand chair looks amazing!



There is nothing more inspiring than a good before and after - don't you think? I'm revved to get my free chair update done ASAP. Here's to making more discarded chairs look awesome!

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