How to Bring an Old Antique Chair back to Life!

I see these types of chairs all the time at my local thrift store and on Wednesday they are half off bringing it down to a whopping 5 bucks a chair!

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The thing that I find interesting is that they NEVER have any cushioning on them……I mean did they just not NEED a soft seat back then?  Did it make them sit up straighter???  Maybe that’s it??

I like to relax and slouch in a chair I guess so I need LOTS of cushioning……:-)

Since I already posted how to add foam to a chair like this I’ll just link to the post.  I also showed you how to upholster fabric on a seat in this post so check those out if you need help!

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I always just lightly sand off or wipe down the blemishes and use my trusty stain pen on scratches.  It totally does the trick for what I need.

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And now for the fun AFTER (this really only took about 30 minutes!)

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Chair $5.00
Fabric $1.00 (was a pillow sham at the thrift store)

Grand Total $6 bucks!!! 

I bet you guy know where I am going to put this – right??? Winking smile

It will be for my daughters cute French Linen Blue Antique Desk.  Click the link for a complete step by step of that project using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

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So excited to show you her room all put together!!! Linking up to Southern Hospitality

1 comment:

  1. I truly appreciate the content of your blog.. Keep going.



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