We all love a good before and after right? Well, do I have one for you!
Have a look.
Paint and upholstering this chair took more work then I expected, but I learned a few things along the way. All worth it in the end. Especially so, when I'm really happy with the results.
Shall we see where it all started? I think so.
Pretty sad. Dingy, dated and ugly if you ask me.
But after painting it (3 different times, to get it just right.), upholstering it in $4.00/yard Greek Key fabric with double welt cording, it has a whole new look!
I also whipped up an envelope or pocket style pillow from a lime green and fuchsia fabric remnant I picked up free. There was a store closing sale where I purchased the Greek Key fabric and you were given a bag of scraps when you bought a few yards of material. That was a few years ago, and I'm happy to finally put it to good use!
I'd like to put together a post with some upholstering tips as soon as I can. With the baby scheduled to arrive on Friday morning, it might some time before that happens. But, if you have any questions ahead of time that I can address when I do write it up, please leave them in the comments, I'd love to help you out.
If you want to see how I painted this chair, you can read that post HERE. I also thought I would give you a breakdown of the costs that went into this project too.
Chair: Free (gifted to me from my mom, who spent $5.00 at a yard sale for it)
Fabric: 3 yards (approx.) @ $4.00/yard. $12.00 total
Paint: DIY homemade chalk paint $2.50 + $9.00 finishing wax. $11.50 total
Cording: $10.00 from Joanne Fabrics
Pillow: Free fabric and reused pillow form. (I often pick up clearance pillows even if I don't like the case if the forms are down filled. Most of them have only cost me $2-3.00 each!)
Grand Total: $33.50
Not bad for a fun little accent chair! Hope you like it as much as I do!