Sunday, January 23, 2011

Reupholstering A Chair With Caning

Well, I did it.  I finished the chair.  It took me longer to paint and upholster than I thought because of the cold weather and Levi's hospital stay, but I finally finished it tonight. Every time I heard the pop of the staple gun I knew I was that much closer to being done.  It's not perfect, there are plenty of "oops" spots on the chair, but I think it looks way better than the poopy-brown colored vinyl that was on there when I got started.

BEFORE:

Stripped down to the frame:

 Cracks filled in with silicone:

Primed with KILZ:

AFTER:






Finished product- painted with Rust-Oleum's Satin White, Sanded a bit for a shabby chic look, and Reupholstered with a smokey lavender velvet fabric.

Total cost-$39.68 
$10 for the chair
$14 for the fabric, on sale at Jo-Ann's
$2.70 for the trim
$5.99 for Kilz spray primer
$6.99 for the Rust-oleum's Satin White Spray Paint

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9 comments:

EmTea Designs said...

Veeery cute!

Lori said...

This is beautiful! Great job!

Wendy Walker Cushing said...

Great job there!

jandjhome said...

What a difference. Looks great.

~Ali~ said...

Sooo cute! Love it!

Autumn @ Graceful Rantings of a Clutz said...

So, so cute! I love the chair! What a difference a little bit of elbow grease will do!
(jacshembree.blogspot.com)

Chandeen said...

Wow that is great. I love the trim detail too. Very nice and classy!

A Vintage Vine said...

Love this chair! I like its low profile and detail...you did a great job on the makeover!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

FABULOUS!! Very eclectic chic!

Take care,
Lisa