Friday, July 10, 2015


Happy Friday, it's finally Friday! I hope you all have a great day. Over here in Sacramento, the state fair is commencing so it's going to be a busy day. I don't think i'll be going because it gets way too hot and walking in the heat all day is not a very good idea.
Well let's get into the interesting topic here. Today I want to show you an old chair I purchased at a thrift store for not a lot of money. It's a chair with very good style but the appearance is dirty, old, and scratched. So I took on the idea of giving it a little transformation. I'll be telling you as best as I can how I did it, because I am not an expert at this.
I just watched YouTube videos and followed directions step by step. So if I don't show you the professional way (right way) to do it, it's because I am just learning myself. But i'll show you as best as I can, it's very easy and money saving.

This is what the chair looked like before, when I first bought it. Like I mentioned it was very dirty and torn.

The first thing I did is take off the lining of the chair. It's best to take it off one staple at a time so you don't tear the chair's fabric. The fabric is actually going to serve as an outline so you can trace over your new fabric that you want to use.

Once you've gotten all the staples out and your fabric is off, iron the fabric so it's nice and stretched out. This will make it easier to trace over your new fabric. Be sure to give it an extra 2 inches or so when cutting the outline of your new fabric. This is just to prevent it from being too short. This is the part that you sit on. If you can see, I traced over it with marker and the marker outline is bigger then the actual fabric.

In this case, I painted the wood gold using spray that I bought from Home Depot. It's called "rust-oleum" metallic. Just go over the wood a bit and your good. Easy and quick.

Now that the wood is done and dry, let's get to work. I started with the bottom part since I already had it traced out, it was easy to just put it the way it is. With a staple gun for wood (can be found at Home Depot as well), it's super easy. Just stretch the fabric as much as possible so it doesn't wrinkle. Keep turning the chair so it's easier for you to staple down the fabric. I put one staple on each corner of the fabric so it doesn't move and it's easier to work with when you're turning the chair. Now it's just a matter of stretching the fabric out and stapling it down. Just keep putting fabric on the chair as it was before. I thought this was very easy and quick. I didn't think it was hard because I just used the same fabric outline that was on the chair already.

And there you have it, the finished product! Maybe I wasn't able to show you very well how I did it but like i mentioned before, i'm not and expert at this so I wasn't able to explain it in full detail. I'm going to keep doing it with and maybe i'll make a YouTube channel in the future to show you better. In the meantime, I wish you all a great weekend and I'll see you soon. Ciao!


Source List:

Wall Color - Silver chain (Benjamin Moore)
Yellow ball - Home goods
Yellow Pillow - From my shop
Little bench - Target (8 years ago)
Mirror Table - Home Goods
Glass candle holder (by the fire place) - Z Gallerie
Living room table - Ikea USA
Hustle Sign - Charmandgumption
Striped Candles - From my shop
White Curtains - Ikea USA
Gold Mirror - Home Goods



All Your Comments Are read and truly appreciated! Xoxo, Liz