Thursday, August 11, 2011

My $20 Craigslist Chair Makeover

I bought this antique chair off Craigslist over a year ago brought it home put it in the garage and put it out of my mind.

This past week I decided I should do something with it, so the first thing I did was strip it down to the springs which I noticed needed to be retied.

Luckily, I had remembered my sister sent me a book on reupholstering months before, and fortunate for me there was a chapter on retying springs. YAY!!!!

This little book became my best friend for this project.

Once the springs were tackled I moved onto covering it with fabric.

Can you guess what kind of fabric I used?

I used dropcloth.
I absolutely love the end result.

P.S. linking to:
Furniture Feature Fridays
Feathered Nest Friday@frenchcountrycottage

Show and Tell Friday@romantichome
Saturday Nite Special @funkyjunkinteriors


  1. Oh my goodness- your chair is absolutely gorgeous! I love it in the dropcloth!!! I would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday at my blog sometime! :)

  2. What a beautiful transformation. I love drop cloth and after seeing your chair, I'm definitely repurposing two of my chairs with this fabric! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  3. WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

    I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out:

    See you soon, I hope!

  4. That turned out beautiful! I'm in the process of reupholstering a chair myself. I'm wondering, did you wash and bleach the drop cloth first? I'm your newest follower, I would love for you to visit me at my blog: A Pinch of Prim.
    Hope to see you soon!

  5. You did a great job the chair looks terrific.

  6. Hi there- just stopping back by to say thanks so much for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)