Tuesday, June 17, 2014

DIY Furniture Idea: $5 Accent Chair Redo

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Accent chairs are really big right now.  I so badly wanted to get one for my living or family room.  When I went shopping for them I saw that they were at least $100 and some of them were even $200.  I don't have that kind of money for a chair that is more for a statement piece and not so much for functionality.  So I decided not to buy one from the store.  

Well then I found one that I really liked from a garage sale and decided that I could cover it and make it a super cute accent chair!

I found this chair at a garage sale for $5!!  I just happened to see the garage sale when I was coming home from the store.  I stopped by because of the chair.  They wanted $15.  I didn't want to spend $15.  The guy could tell that I wanted it so he told me that he would go down to $10.  I figured that it never hurts to ask, so I offered $5.  It was past noon and I could tell that he wanted to get rid of it.  Score!  It was actually in really good shape and would have been cute as is, but I wanted color and patterns in it.
I went to a couple fabric stores to look for the fabric, then I realized that I had almost 2 yards of this fabric from Jo-Ann waverly line, it matched my living room perfectly.  Score again!  That meant that I only had to spend $5 on this chair!  

To recover, I just use my hot glue gun and my staple gun.  I didn't really want to damage the fabric so I could reuse it if I wanted to.  I did the fabric in sections.  First I worked the seat.  
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I stapled the bottom of it and used the glue around the legs.
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For the back of the seat, I took one long piece and draped it over the back.  Then I staple the sides.Then I folded the fabric and glued it down the back of it.
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The trickiest part was the side, I just had to glue the fabric down and just make it work around the edges.  At one point I cut the fabric and glued it.
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And that's it!  Now I have a fun, colorful chair and it only cost me $5, woohoo!
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And I think it looks pretty good :)
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Here is what the back looks like.
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Coleen said...

Oh my goodness....that's adorable!!

Britni Vigil said...

Hey Kaysi, great idea! I love accent chairs but I'm on a tight budget. Plus, this one will save me a lot of time because there's no sewing involved!

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

I love this chair, Kaysi! You did a great job and it looks as good as any $200 chair. I'd love for you to link up to Project Pin it!


Kristin said...

I have two of these chairs that are faux leather and the leather is peeling up! I am definitely going to try this soon! Clicked over from your bedroom reveal! Love the "after."