We all know that I love a good bargain. I can't resist haunting the local thrift stores and "antique" shops. I always use a coupon when I'm shopping. And I always head to the clearance aisle at the store first. My mom is the same way. I think it is a gene that I was born with. So when I ran across this little gem of a chair one afternoon I couldn't resist it.
Plus it was only $5.00 Who in their right mind could resist that? Certainly not this girl.
I loved the lines of the feet on this chair. And it was the perfect size for my desk. It just needed some love. And a little elbow grease. After I
I removed the leather and found horse hair and some kind of felt like material. I'm not going to lie...it was kinda gross. Filthy even.
I traced around the fabric to make a template for the new seat cushion. Then I did the same with the new seat fabric.
The new fabric was held onto the chair using upholstery nails. This was my first foray into using these nails. It was a simple process but the shape of the seat made it somewhat difficult for me.
And because I love a good before and after...here you go!
A little love. A little paint. A whole lotta elbow grease!
This one makes me smile. Not too shabby for $5 bucks!