I thought it was high time I showed you the after of the chair I redid for the IndyStyle show last month! It was quite the transformation – from totally-disgusting-I-can’t-believe-I’m-touching-this to ooh la la, I would totally sit my behind on that!
I didn’t take pictures of the whole process but luckily I’ve shown you how to do this before, so I stole pics from this old post. ;)
Let’s start with the obligatory before picture:
Here’s a closer picture of the seat:
Awww yeah…blown up big for you to appreciate the high level of grody.
The chair was laminate, so I lightly sanded it to start. And when I say lightly, I mean – quick like a rabbit because I HATE sanding. Then I wiped it down, and used a spray primer to get in all the nooks.
I let it cure for a day, then used my Heirloom White spray paint to finish it off – just one coat was all I needed with the primer as the base!
Because the foam on the old chair was pretty much non-existent, I cut out some new foam by just taking the seat off (unscrew from the bottom) then, laying it on foam and tracing it out like I showed you last year:
I sprayed the foam and the wood seat with spray adhesive, then just placed the foam on top of the wood. Usually I use batting next, and staple it underneath the seat to secure it:
Then you do the same process with your fabric – stapling around the bottom. (Again, this pic is from an old post):
I picked out a really fun, funky fabric for the seat – you need very little to cover a chair! It now sits in our master closet:
The new light color shows off the pretty lines of the chair:
So here’s this month’s before and after for your viewing pleasure:
My $6 chair – $4 for the chair, $2 for the fabric. (I had the foam, spray paint and muslin.):
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