Last month I found this cute little chair
at my local Goodwill for $4.99.
She was a little wobbly,
but nothing a dab of Gorilla Glue couldn't fix.
I had been looking for something to sit next to my
"new" goodwill table that I recently painted...
but I really didn't want to spent $100 on a simple chair.
I was particularly drawn to that sassy cane detailing...
I had been eyeballing several online...
like Kayla at Pottery Barn:
& Claydon at Home Decorators...
I spray painted mine with Heirloom White.
(sorry, I got in a hurry & painted it
didn't take a real before picture...)
it was a plain brown wood chair to begin with.
Some crafty person had recovered the seat,
it was pretty...
but not me.
So, it sat for a week or two while I chewed on that part.
Fabric is expensive...it had to be right. ;)
But, then I found this awesome laundry bag at TJ Maxx...
it had a simple design...perfect for my project!
I started out by ironing
(the part that would be on the seat)
nice & neat...
Then I unscrewed the seat
(under the chair)
& started recovering it.
This is VERY easy to do,
all you need is fabric,
& a staple gun.
Because the seat was already covered in a light fabric,
I decided to just cover right over that one.
You want to go all the way around,
stapling as you go.
(in the photo above I had trimmed off
excess fabric after I finished one side)
You will want to pull it nice & tight
(excuse the "she-man" hand there...
but do please continue to pray for sweet Zac)
Then, when you're done trimming & stapling...
you will just need to screw the seat back onto the chair.
And now I have a "new" chair...
Today is Big O's 14th birthday...
this little guy here...
Dear Big O,
You do not have permission to be 14 years old.
You do not have permission to have a
wee caterpillar on your upper lip.
You do not have permission to
wear shoes bigger than your daddy's.
and you most certainly do not have
permission to have a girlfriend!!!
I demand that you stop,
I mean it!
Happy birthday, little boy!
Happy Thursday, crafty friends! :)