Thrift Store Chair Makeover….

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Happy Monday Everyone!!I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!!

I wanted to drop by today & share a little makeover that my mom recently finished! I used this project as a guest post over at Beneath My Heart a couple weeks ago, so if you are thinking this post looks familiar, that’s probably where you saw it!!

For those of you who missed my guest post, here it is….

My mom bought this chair at one of our local thrift shops just a few months back! The funny thing is, I had been eyeing this chair for a couple months myself….

Unfortunately, I didn’t have anywhere to put it!!
Kinda funny that my mom picked it up for herself!
I loved the shape of this chair & all of its little details. I knew it could be a beauty….it only needed a little TLC!  That is one thing about thrifting… kind of have to have an imagination!

Don’t see a piece for what it is….see it for what it could be! 🙂

The chair was in pretty decent condition with the exception of the seat…..

Yowza!! Now that’s gonna need some fixin’!
But with a price tag of just $20…’s totally doable!!

My mom did the usual steps in furniture refinishing…..

She sanded, primed & painted the chair. Then to add a little interest she antiqued all the little grooves & details of the chair just to give it a little more character! My dad repaired the seat by cutting out a thin piece of plywood to cover the hole. The plywood was painted the same color as the chair & then covered with a cushion my mom made to fit the chair. Add a couple cute throw pillows & call it DONE!!!

Here is what the once piece of “trash” looks like now….

Not too shabby, eh?!

The seat cushion was made using a 1.5″ piece of foam cut to fit the chair. My mom covered the foam using some ticking fabric she purchased at Walmart & then added some piping to give it a little more detail.

For those of you who don’t know, my mom is kind of a throw pillow expert. She sells loads of pillows similar to these in her etsy shop. Love the way these look sitting in her “new” chair!

A couple more shots of the chair as a whole…..

I knew there was a reason I liked this chair when first saw it!!!

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Too bad it’s sitting over at her house instead of mine!
Darn the luck!!

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  1. Your mom needs her own blog…seriously! She is just amazing!

  2. oooh i love that chair! it is so pretty!!! and yeah, when is your mom gonna stat blogging?

  3. You three make quite the team! Turned out lovely.

  4. oh my goodness oh my goodness I LOVE LOVE LOVE that chair. Your mom ROCKS! Thank you for sharing here…. I am inspired to re-do a chair I have out in my garage suddenly!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  5. VERY shabby chic!
    Love it!


  6. Awesome make over! I love the legs on that chair!

  7. Nice…I always hesitate with cane…especially when damaged, but this chair is FAB! Great job to your mom and thanks for sharing with us! Is Georges still opened downtown? I seem to remember hearing that he closed? I always had good luck there (although he can be a bit pricey at times).

  8. This looks awesome! Love finding a piece of ‘junk’ and making it new!

  9. what a great find! It turned out awesome!

  10. So cute! I love a good chair make over.

  11. Great chair makover. I love the fabric used for the cushion. The antiqueing makes such a difference.

  12. Wow! That chair is awesome!!

  13. What a great chair – I never find chairs like that when I’m thrifting!! Kudos to your mom!

  14. Wow! What a beautiful Chair, love the way your refinished it! I’m now a follower here! and I’ll be checking out your Mother’s pillows!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Can you provide instructions for the antique look / technique that was used? Thanks.

  16. NICE and crisp…..good turn out

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