Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thrifted Chair

Before ... a $10 thrifted chair ...

After ... 1 1/2 cans of spray paint and a little cotton batting and fabric and a staple gun later ...



I used Alexander Henry's Sunny Side fabric for the seat. I love the contrast of the red, black and white. Can you say oh yeah??

31 comments:

Katie Jean said...

oh it's gorgeous! You're so good at finding diamonds in the rough!

nikko said...

This turned out stunning! I have a thrifted chair sitting in the garage. I've already stripped it and refinished the wood -- it just needs new fabric. But, I've been dragging my heels. Thanks for the inspiration!

caliconurse said...

That looks beautiful!

Stacey said...

Oh yeah....looks great!! Lovin that red fabric

beki said...

fabulous!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I love spray paint, it's kind of addicting. :)

Emily said...

ditto Goregous! ditto Stunning! ditto Beautifulx2! ditto Great! ditto Fabulous!

Brenda said...

oh yeah! I love that material. You did a great job.

kira said...

Wow!!! Amazing job!!! :)

jessi said...

I love it! Wow! What kind of spray paint did you use? And is it black?

Diane said...

Wow Lera, that turned out great! I'm gonna have to start looking for chairs when I go thrifting!

amandajean said...

oh, yeah! it looks so fantastic!!!! that fabric is perfect with the chair.

Diane said...

Fantastic fabric. Looks great with the black. Nice transformation!

miss chris said...

oh oh oh! This is right my alley, Lera! Super super job. And fast, too, I bet. Very satisfying. Great fabric choice. :)

So Blessed said...

"OH YEAH" -- I have 2 chairs with fabric laying on them that need to be recovered -- waiting for decision and motivation. Might be awhile (hehe). Beautiful Lera! :)K

FinnyKnits said...

Ok. Wow. Now THAT is what everyone's imagining when they're out there at yard sales on the weekend picking over the broken crap in people's driveways.

But I haven't seen it executed so beautifully.

Lera - you've outdone yourself this time. That's gorgeous.

laeroport said...

a thrifted chair never looked so good. :)

LK said...

It looks great! What fun!

Jo-Anne said...

This is SOOOooo great!! I love it!
I just love chairs...and people coming over to sit in them.
Very nice work, Lera!

Karyn said...

Why did I not comment on this earlier???? Check your Bloglines, I DID read it this morning. I must have been distracted by all the plaster in my hair!

LOVE the chair!

hooli said...

You rocked this. Well, not actually because it's not a rocking chair. But you know what I mean.
Good on you.

TinkerBlue said...

Love the fabric and the chair. I wanna go thrifting with you!

Little Munchkins said...

It looks gorgeous. Love the fabric.

Tonya said...

This chair is gorgeous! I love the red fabric for the seat, perfect against the black.

mommiemarzie said...

WOW! You are such a serious thrifter. Amazing find and fabulous transformation.

Jane said...

Perfect! I love how the fabric has a little pattern that even mimics the shape of the chair!

cici said...

oh yeah

SilverLining Designs said...

The chair looks great! Fantastic job and find for $10 bucks!

dig this chick said...

oh yeah! LOVE it.

African Kelli said...

Lera! My goodness that is fantastic. Bravo!

FineLine Antiques said...

Dont cha jus love a good vintage find?! I love how your chair turned out. Did you spray it black? And the fabric choice is darling. You've inspired me, I have a chair sitting in waiting to be rehabbed...maybe this weekend will be its time!
Thanks for sharing!