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Monday, May 17, 2010

Chair Makeover

My in-laws were kind enough to give us this folding chair, and we have used it quite a bit, but something about it just drove me nuts…
DSCN2999Maybe it’s the cracked cover on the back rest, or the peeling/taped/ripping cover on the seat? Maybe it’s the 70’s patterns, or the fact that they’re slightly mismatched? Maybe it’s just a little ugly?

I couldn’t stand it anymore and had to do something about this chair. And then, I remembered that free vinyl tablecloth I had in our linen closet that didn’t fit any of our tables! It’s not the prettiest thing ever, but it wouldn’t be hard to beat what I was dealing with already.

I unscrewed the seat and backrest and used them to trace a cover from the table cloth. I peeled the batting off the back of the tablecloth (and saved it for another project). Then I glued it on with rubber cement and pulled tight while I screwed it back in.

It is by no means perfect, but I will take this any day over what it was before:

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  1. Cute! It looks great! Your blog is fun to read. . . and Thanks for visiting mine!
    ♥ Aleesha

  2. What a fantastic project! A truly neat metamorphosis.

    It took 23 years to complete my most recent project. Come take a peek.

  3. Super super cute, I love how it looks now!

  4. Great! I have one of those sitting out in the shed - this will be just the thing to do. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Great Makeover! It turned out FABULOUS!!! :)

  6. Great makeover.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party.