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Thursday, February 18, 2010

$11 Redo - Faux Seal Chair

Some of you may have seen this chair before, but I wanted to give it its own post...

I found this chair for $4.99 at the thrift store one morning and just had to have it. I knew that it was hideous, but still... for $4.99, I felt that I could redo it and it would be perfect in our currently-in-progress master bedroom.

When I brought this thing into the garage, Kevan looked at me as if I were crazy and with a disgusted voice questioned whether I had actually paid money for something so hideous...

Oops... At least it was only $4.99



Then once I started digging it apart I was getting worried that I was in over my head. It was the first that I had reupholstered anything. I started to think that this chair would be destined to sit in my garage and just whine at me when I walked past it.

But I stuck with it...



And after a lot of gray primer, black paint, fabric cutting, staple gunning ... I wound up with this






Cost Breakdown
Chair $4.99 Thrift Store find
Primer and paint $0. Previously owned
Faux Seal Fabric $6 (and it might be the softest, most comfortable fabric ever...)

I'm sharing this post with Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday, Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous and My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday

18 comments:

Mama Thompson said...

I love it...and that fabric does look so cozy...

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing makeover!!!

I do love the black finish so much more.

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kim said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Love the black chair. Good job.

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Jennifer said...

Great job! The black looks wonderful! I love that your hubby asked if you actually paid money for it... sounds like something I might hear around here! lol

Debbie~ said...

Your chair turned out beautiful! I loooove thrift store finds, the 'hunt' is as much fun as finding a treasure! If you have a minute please stop by! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Vanessa said...

Incredible!

Hoosier Homemade said...

What a great find! You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

I think it turned out great! I am so lin love with Goodwill and all the fabulous things you can find there.

Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Denise Marie said...

way to go girlie!!

Kim said...

It looks so nice now! Great job!

Susan said...

Good Job!! The chair looks great!!

Kirsty said...

It looks so cozy! Great job!

Crystal said...

Your chair turned out amazing. I bet your husband like it now?? The fabric looks so comfy.

Have a blessed weekend.

Teri said...

The black was a great choice! :)

Ericka said...

oooh I love that black! Great job, it looks fabulous!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

That turned out great!! I don't think I would have been brave enough to buy that chair. You have a great eye!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

You did a nice job with a really ugly chair. The fuzzy fabric makes it fun and the black really updated the lines.

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