Wednesday, February 2, 2011


With another day off from school (hooray!) and no school tomorrow or Friday because of compensation days, I've had a little more time on my hands to finish a project I've been dying to show you!

A couple months ago I bought a chair for $25 at the Arc Thrift Store.  It was covered in awesomely hideous fabric, but I could see the potential underneath.  

My older sister and I carried my newest possession out to my car.

"I hope it fits!" I laughed.

yeah, no such luck.

For about fifteen minutes we waited patiently in the parking lot for my husband to come rescue us.  I'm pretty sure everyone who walked by thought we were big idiots who didn't think to measure a piece of furniture before buying it. Yeah, well they were probably right :)

A while later with the chair safely home, I thought about how I wanted to give this chair a face lift.  I wanted something vintage, yet modern at the same time.  Something that I could have for a long time. 
We went to a fabric store the size of Texas and searched up and down the rows of fabric.  I finally saw it.

Soft, golden, yellow, and velvety.


My sister and I have been working on my chair for a while now. We made up our own rules about how to put the chair back together again, using the finest tools a spatula. 
Today I finally finished it. It looks pretty good for never having done this before! 
Being on a budget, this was the perfect way to get a new piece of furniture without spending very much money!
Chair: $25
Fabric: $30 (I spent a little more so I could get some good quality fabric)
Cording, Glue, Nails: $10

I love having surprise days off from can finally catch up on life! 


  1. Your chair turned out wonderful. What a fun new treasure. Now there is a new spot for Wilson and Margo.

  2. I LOVE it!! your new pillow is almost done too!! ~Elizabeth

  3. So cute! What a great job! That chair looks awesome. I hope I can snag a good thrift chair one day. Enjoy your snow days :)

  4. Wow. That chair looks great! And that pillow? So adorable!