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Saturday, 1 December 2012

CHARITY SHOP CHAIR REVAMP - UPCYCLING!!

If you go in to any (or most) Charity / Goodwill shops, you can find at least one loner chair. A chair that's lost all his mates and is in need of some serious attention. A chair that looks like it may have had a life once, like in the '80's. A chair that you would otherwise avoid at all costs. Well my friends, don't avoid BUY IT!! 'Cause you can turn in into something wonderful.

In my post about Theo's Comic Book Chair I mentioned that I got the chair in a charity shop for £3. At the time, I bought 2 chairs. One, I knew I would use for the comic book project, and the other for £5 that just had a lot of charm.



Pretty cool, huh? I thought it needed love but nothing a little paint and some fabric couldn't fix, right??

Step one: Strip it down and sand!!


Step two: Paint!






Step three: Find fabric you like and have your trusty staple gun handy!


Step 4: Put the seat back in and you're done!!


Okay, so if you take away the drying time between coats, this project literally took me 1 day and £5 for the chair. Most of you have paint kicking around the house and fabric pieces in abundance, right? Why not go any try this one? It's super easy ;-)




23 comments:

  1. I love this! In New England (and other places, I hear) it is popular to put unwanted items on the curb. Recently, there was a full set of 6 chairs similar to these that I picked up. Free! They are in my garage waiting for some love, and I'm excited to breath new life into them. Great post!

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  2. Helen, found you through the 30 days blog hop. You have such a sweet blog!! Love your chair revamp! I'm a new follower :) - Megan (http://www.theremodeledlife.com)

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  3. Love it. I think the lighter color brings out the beautiful details in the design of the chair.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week, Helen! So nice to meet you.

    xo
    Claudia

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  4. It looks so light and happy now. ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  5. Amazing what a difference a little paint can make!

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  6. Amazing transformation, I love the fabric you used for the seat as well.

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  7. What a lovely chair transformation--I love the pattern of the wood!

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  8. Oh my goodness, I love how it turned out. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  9. Wow! You breathed new life into it! Found you at Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  10. I love it! I have 8 of this same chair in my garage, along with the table the go with. I keep going back and forth - black chairs/white table - white chairs/black table! What is a girl to do.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. Patti

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  11. Upcycling is the best. Good for you for saving a once-loved chair and giving it new life. I love the miracles of fab fabric and paint.

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  12. Wonderful transformation Helen! I love the fabric! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week. I am also featuring this on my Facebook page :-)

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  13. Wow, I am so impressed- it looks amazing! I just found your adorable blog through the GFC hop! I am excited to be your newest follower! I would love for you to stop by sometime and follow along if you'd like :)

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  14. GReat job! I have a house FULL of furniture that needs treatment. Wanna come play?

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  15. That is unbelievably gorgeous - you really did make it a whole new chair!

    Stopping by from BYB Blog Hop!
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  16. You did a fabulous and wonderful job!!!! WOW and thanks for sharing! : ) hugs...

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  17. As I read and looked at pictures this sound came out of my mouth "waaaaahhhtt??" because I am in utter awe of how you took something I never would have looked at twice and made it so beautiful and pretty!!

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  18. What a brilliant job you did!I love looking in charity shops for bargains!

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  19. The chair looks so new and amazing. You really did a marvelous job on this one. I can't wait to try it out myself.

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  20. Wow !! What a transformation !
    I've always wished I could upholster , so thinking I might look for a staple gun somewhere then go chair hunting , ha ha x

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