Friday, February 13, 2015

$4 Chair Re-Do, Re-Do


In December I shared the makeover I gave on a $4 chair from Goodwill that you can read about in this post .

I mentioned that the coat of polycrylic that I put on clumped/ yellowed in a lot of spots, and the wood on the bottom of the seat that I secured the fabric to fell off the first time I sat on it. Both things bothered me, but I just lived with it.

When I did my barstool makeover I decided that the fabric from this chair would be a perfect match, so I stripped the poor thing and it sat like that in the garage for weeks.

Well I finally got the motivation to fix it back up. It was very happy :)

As a reminder, this is what it looked like when I brought it home. Not bad, but not me.


This is what it looked like during the first makeover. Again, not bad but I still wasn't 100% happy with it.


I started by putting another coat of white paint on to hide the nasty poly that looked like tree sap, and did another sanding to distress it.

I just left it topcoatless for now. It doesn't get a lot of use and if it does start to need one, I'll be a little more careful when I apply it.

This time I used liquid nails to attach my scrap pieces to the bottom of the chair. A much better choice than hot glue peeps. Not sure what I was thinking before...(oh right it was the holidays and I was a little scatter brained!)


I also used a piece on each edge, as opposed to just one in the center. It makes more sense since all of the butt weight goes straight to the center.

I put some bricks on while they were drying.


I also cut my batting to the same shape of the seat this time. It's amazing how much you learn when you re-do a project!

As you can see, there was a lot less excess.


I did the same for the new material (which I love!!)


And here it is now--SO much better! I still haven't screwed it back on yet, I've been a little lazy lately :)


The new fabric is a white quilting material that I found at Joann's for super cheap. It's different but I think it looks awesome.



I think I'm finally happy now. Sometimes it takes a couple of rounds before I'm totally happy with a project, but that's ok!

How about you? Have you ever had to re-do a project because it was driving you insane or am I alone haha?


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6 comments:

  1. What an awesome DIY project! Inspires me to go and find an ugly chair and turn it into a pretty chair! Pinning it!

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  2. Thank you! It's so much fun (and somewhat addicting)!

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  3. What a difference. I love how it turned out the second time. Do you want to come and do my chairs too?

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  4. Thank you! Haha I would love too--I'm sort of in love with chair makeovers...

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  5. You're not the only, trust me! You definitely got your chair re-do right! Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

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  6. Super cute!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more stuff!! Pinned!!
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