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

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

  4. Great makeover.

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