7 After Party: Guest Bedroom Chair

>> Thursday, July 15, 2010

Another Rehabilitation Station find joins the after party!

Remember this chair wrangled from my Gran’s house? This friend been hanging around the guestroom for a while looking a bit vanilla…



Until now! Inspired by this lovely print (snagged for 40% off at Hancocks), guests now are sitting pretty when they pay a visit to this girl…


First things first, I had to unscrew the seat of the chair. Flip, twist & pop and it was time to get down to business…




Two layers of fabric + batting in between each layer = more staples than this gal was ready to pluck. No worries, a box cutter was on hand to easily strip the fabric and save my sanity.



Since the plan was to add a fresh layer of batting, I settled with removing just one layer of fabric.

Cut your batting so that 3-4 inches remain around the edges of the seat…

Gently pull batting over the edge and work your way around, securing with staples…


Once all of the batting is secure, measure your new fabric in the same way as the batting, leaving a few inches on all sides…



Back to the staple gun! Beware of tugging fabric too tightly. We don’t want unsightly crinkles now, do we?

Keep going…

All that’s left is to secure the lovely new cushion so that guests don’t fall through.

Love it!






Anonymous,  July 15, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

SOOOOO cute!!!!!!

Live the Home Life July 15, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

Thanks Beren! I spotted this fabric and was obsessed!


Katie July 15, 2010 at 11:08 AM  

Oh I just love it! You have such a great eye for style! I was just looking at your before and after post and I am in awe. I am now inspired to do a little more rehabbing of my own! :)

Amanda July 15, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

Soon you will run out of space to hold all of your cute projects! But do not worry, I will offer my apartment to hold any of your projects that you no longer have room for! ;)

Live the Home Life July 15, 2010 at 1:14 PM  

Thanks, Katie! Don't forget to send before & after pictures my way of your future projects!

Amanda, you know I would love to help you decorate! We will talk.


millie July 16, 2010 at 1:58 AM  

this fabric is beautiful! the chair looks so lovely and so easy to make...

Live the Home Life July 16, 2010 at 8:19 AM  

Millie, I could not get over that print. I was smitten!

The best part about recovering the seat of a dining chair really is how easy it is!


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