I had high hopes of continuing my fabulous thrifting streak after snagging the nightstand for a very reasonable $6.50 a few weeks back. Thrift store after thrift store since then, however, the only thing I’ve taken with me has been a sufficient amount of dust to trigger an allergic reaction. Sweet.
Last week I found a chair overflowing with potential. I was lazy at the time, however, and didn’t feel like loading it in the car. Pathetic. After getting home that evening it was the only thing I could think about, and this week I hauled my butt back to the Savers for allergic reaction 2.0 in pursuit of said chair. I had the oomph to take it home this time.
When Chris first laid on eyes on this musty madame he raised his eyebrows questioningly. I think he’ll be pleasantly surprised with the facelift I gave her.
Here she is, in all of her glory, for a mere $9.99:
Beautiful, I know. I unscrewed the cushion and removed the staples holding the foam and fabric in place.
I used the old foam as a template to shape the new foam I picked up for $9.99 at Joann’s fabrics.
I used the old fabric as a pattern for the new one:
In the meantime I primed the chair frame with spray paint primer
And gave it a few good coats of ivory paint.
I pulled the fabric taut and stapled it into place:
And for around $25 out the door this little treasure went from this: