Crafty Christmas Gift

Back in the spring, I went to some yard sales with my best friend Lane.  She found a dining room chair with an upholstered seat that she wanted to refinish and use in her bedroom.  It sat in her garage for a while, so I asked her husband if he could get it to me so that I fix it up for her for Christmas.  It was a pretty simple project since she wanted it painted white and not restained.

First, I unscrewed the seat from the frame.  I used wood glue to fix the broken parts in the back of the chair and gave the whole frame a light sanding.  I used white satin spray paint on the frame, using No. 0000 steel wool to lightly sand in between coats to keep a smooth finish.  Next I took the staples out of the seat to remove the old fabric, keeping the lining and cardboard edging that was under the seat.  I used the same fabric that we had framed in her bedroom to recover the seat, then reattached the lining to maintain a clean look underneath the chair.  Lastly, I reattached the seat to the frame and added a kitschy red velvet Christmas bow for presentation.

This was a fun project and I think Lane really likes it 🙂 (I forgot to take a before and after pic, so these are from Lane’s iPhone.)


Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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