>Re-upholstered chair…and a winner!

>Happy Saturday, ladies! I love having projects to share with all of you! By the way, HELLO to all of my new and lovely followers!! I’m so excited to have you on my little blog! 🙂

So, I’m sure you remember my desk I painted & stenciled, right? WELL, a desk NEEDS a CHAIR! I just didn’t have one when I posted about my desk! So, when I saw this chair for $6.90 at the thrift store this week, it was love at first sight:

Hello beautiful! I love the crisp and clean lines in this chair…and it was in GREAT condition! The “wood” did have nicks and bumps in it that you might not be able to see in that picture…but I knew I was going to paint it and I really didn’t care about minor imperfections. But that “upholstery” had to go! So, I started by unscrewing the seat off of the chair…

and then primed the chair…and while that was drying, I ripped the gross plastic-y material off of the seat:
Now, this is my second re-upholstery project ever. Remember my first one…my black & white bench? I was so pleasantly surprised with how cheap a staple gun was, and how EASY it was for these simple re-upholstery projects! Now, don’t get me close to a wing-back chair…that’s what slipcovers are for 🙂 BUT, these projects are so easy you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it years ago. Take my word for it 🙂

So, I got this fabric at JoAnns (50% off their home decor fabrics!) for $3.75 (I didn’t get a whole yard either…3/4 is more than enough). I simply pulled it tight around all of the corners, stapled, and then put the sides into place.
SO simple! I also painted my chair with the same very light gray that I painted my desk…screwed the seat back on…
And she’s done! She’s so pretty! 🙂 Now she can live in her new home…happily with my pretty desk!

I LOVE my little girly space!! It makes me so happy!

While you’re here…the winner of the $10 credit to my Etsy shop was randomly picked by random.org…

#14…Megan!! I promise it was random…and it just so happens Megan’s one of my fun bloggy friends who is also a teacher with a cute dog 🙂 Megan…leave me a comment with your e-mail and I’ll be in touch with you about how to get the $10 credit! 🙂

Speaking of my “cute dog”…just wanted to let you know what he does when he’s desperate for attention because I’m on the computer…

Yes, that’s my computer behind him. He jumps from our chair to the desk…and puts himself right in the middle of me and my keyboard. Little bugger.

Don’t forget…the “20 Below Thursday” party ends tonight! Show me all of your thrifty crafts & finds for under $20! 🙂
24 Responses to “>Re-upholstered chair…and a winner!”
  1. >That chair is perfect with the desk!! I just recntly did the chairs on my table and love how easy it is!!

  2. Allison says:

    >That looks fabulous! Perfect with that desk!

  3. >Love the new chair! The fabric you chose is perfect! And if I didn't tell you before, the desk is amazing!

  4. loribethswan says:

    >Fantastic! I love how the fabric coordinates so nicely with your stencil. Looks great!!!

  5. Cricket says:

    >It's beautiful!!!!!

  6. Tanya says:

    >What a great set you have now!

  7. Amanda M. says:

    >LOVE it! It looks SO great with the desk!!

  8. >That looks great! And good job on the desk!

  9. Jaymee says:

    >Love them! Really funny, I just re-did the same chairs!!! I just posted them a few days ago if you want to take a look. I love them in white!~J

  10. Vicky says:

    >Absolutely beautiful. I just got a cheap chair as well and am going to refinish it for my desk. Hope it turns out as well as yours did.

  11. Megan says:

    >OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I feel so honored and lucky! Thank you soooo so mcuh!!! My e mail is meganh223@hotmail.com. I'm so sorry I didn't see this post- you know how the teacher life is- I'm lucky if I get on here during the week. Can't wait to hear from you. Thanks, blog friend!! 🙂

  12. Mary says:

    >This is an awesome post, I would really love it if you linked this up to Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage as well! Have a nice Week! Mary :O)

  13. Jill says:

    >That chair looks fabulous – and could it get any better? YES! Together with the desk, they look amazing! You're so talented!Thanks for linking up to A Round Tuit! Hope you have a lovely week!Jill @ Creating my way to Successhttp://jembellish.blogspot.com/

  14. >Holy heck~the chair looks so awesome with the desk! Love it!

  15. Judy says:

    >I love the chair. I got the same fabric from Joann's in the aqua version and made a memo board for my daughter's room. It's great fabric…and you can't beat the price…especially if you have a coupon. You did an awesome job and I love how it looks with the desk. I linked over from Domestically Speaking.

  16. Biljana says:

    >Great job, it looks so beautiful:-)Hugs, Biljana

  17. >I love this–and it looks gorgeous with your beautiful desk. You have such good ideas!

  18. Allison says:

    >Thanks for linking up your fabulous chair as well!

  19. >That is so cute and fun! I love the fabric design.sandy toe

  20. >Christina, it takes a lot to impress me, but, girl, I'm impressed! You did a fabulous job with the desk, chair, paint, stencil, fabric – the whole project. It gets an A+++!Thanks for faithfully linking to the party!Blessings,Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottagehttp://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

  21. Dawn says:

    >Very cute redo, and it matches your desk perfectly – looks much, MUCH more expensive than it really was!

  22. michelle says:

    >What a beautiful desk and chair! I adore the bird stencils and the colors are perfect! I saw you at Dittle Dattle with you pillow, that I love as love and had to come say hi! 🙂

  23. Nikki says:

    >I just love you desk and now it has a lovely chair to put it all together! Love it!

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