Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Design on a Dime: Family Room Chevron Chairs Makeover

Every now and then you go to a local thrift store an you find an item that speaks to you. You suddenly hear a chorus of angels singing and see a ray of light shining down upon you. You know you just hit the jackpot. Your pupils are dilated, you heart is pumping faster, your palms are sweaty and you try not to call any attention by containing your happiness. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating a little bit, but I swear, the day I found these chairs I was doing a happy dance on my head :)

These traditional chairs have a southern feel that I just can't get enough. They came with a striped seat cushion that by no means would work with my existing furniture. My immediate thought was, "I can do this". I can change the fabric and have a brand new chair. And so I did!

Went to Hobby Lobby, found a red and white chevron fabric, and decided to give it a try. I removed the loose cushions, lay the fabric down and placed the cushion upside-down on top of fabric. I then proceeded to cut the fabric around the cushion, leaving enough fabric on each side to fold over and staple the heck out of it. LOL!

Is a fairly simple procedure. Anyone can do it, and the satisfaction that it gives you at the end is priceless! I have seen chairs like these sell at local antique stores for over $75.00 dollars. This project didn't cost me more than $20 so my heart swells with pride, happiness and a huge sense of accomplishment.
Who knew a little bit of fabric, a staple gun and an old chair can make such a huge difference in a room. The picture really doesn't do any justice to the chairs. They really, really look sooo pretty!

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