Vintage White Chair – Themed Furniture Makeover


DIY Furniture Girls - Themed Furniture Makeover Day

Happy Themed Furniture Makeover Day!  New year, new logo, and some lovely new bloggers have joined our DIY Furniture Girls group.  This month’s theme is Shades of White, and I chose this chair with a very blue suede seat for my project:

(Before) Chair makeover tutorial by Girl in the Garage - Themed Furniture Makeover

First things first, off came the seat and the suede (buh-bye!).  There was basically no padding, just a thin cotton layer, so I added extra cushion…

Chair makeover tutorial by Girl in the Garage - Themed Furniture Makeover

The cushion was a little big but it was easy to cut to the right size.  You can buy these pads for a few dollars pretty much anywhere fabric is sold.  Then I recovered the seat in pretty fabric from Hobby Lobby.

Chair makeover tutorial by Girl in the Garage - Themed Furniture Makeover

For the Shades of White theme I painted the chair in Old White Chalk Paint®.

Chair makeover tutorial by Girl in the Garage - Themed Furniture Makeover

And here is the final look….

Chair makeover tutorial by Girl in the Garage - Themed Furniture Makeover

I did some distressing for fun, and to keep the original vintage style…

Chair makeover tutorial by Girl in the Garage - Themed Furniture Makeover Chair makeover tutorial by Girl in the Garage - Themed Furniture Makeover Chair makeover tutorial by Girl in the Garage - Themed Furniture Makeover

This may be a winter theme but this chair sure has me longing for spring!

Chair makeover tutorial by Girl in the Garage - Themed Furniture Makeover

Here’s a before/after of my vintage chair makeover:

Chair makeover tutorial by Girl in the Garage - Themed Furniture Makeover

Jen

Next, visit my talented friends below!  xo

20 Shades of White Furniture Makeovers - The DIY Furniture Girls


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30 Comments on Vintage White Chair – Themed Furniture Makeover

  1. Paula@SweetPea
    January 21, 2016 at 6:00 am (1 year ago)

    Your chair looks so pretty now, Jen. I love the bird fabric that you used and also the slight distressing. I’ll bet that someone will buy this quickly from your shop.

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  2. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
    January 21, 2016 at 6:21 am (1 year ago)

    Nothing like a coat of white paint to make all things new. I love it! That upholstery was the perfect match, Jen!

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  3. Susie@TheChelseaProject
    January 21, 2016 at 6:29 am (1 year ago)

    I have a thing for chairs! And now ….I really have a thing for chairs! Love this finish with the bird fabric. Total score!

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  4. Lindsay Eidahl
    January 21, 2016 at 6:39 am (1 year ago)

    What a transformation!!! Doesn’t look like the same chair! Love it!

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  5. Wendi @ H2OBungalow
    January 21, 2016 at 6:59 am (1 year ago)

    I Love this chair and the fabric you choose. I would have passed it up, not realizing how pretty it could look! Great job:)

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  6. Amy @ Highstyle Restyle
    January 21, 2016 at 7:55 am (1 year ago)

    The white was a perfect choice for this chair! And the bird fabric….YES!!!!

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  7. Jolinda
    January 21, 2016 at 1:07 pm (1 year ago)

    I just love old chairs like this. Love what you did and the fabric sings of spring.

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  8. Breanna
    January 21, 2016 at 1:09 pm (1 year ago)

    Great little makeover! Love the white and the fabric is so pretty!

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  9. Marie, The Interior Frugalista
    January 21, 2016 at 1:18 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh I love that fabric, Jen – your chair makeover is beautiful! Glad to see your blog is up and running again 🙂

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  10. Karen Marie Kedzuch
    January 21, 2016 at 2:52 pm (1 year ago)

    Jen,
    Your chair makeover has me longing for spring too. The colors you chose in the fabric are some of my favorites. Thank you for including me in the group. I am like a child waiting for the circus. This has been a great start to the new year.
    Happy Creating,
    Karen Marie

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  11. Karin Chudy (ART IS BEAUTY)
    January 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm (1 year ago)

    Jen, what an awesome chair now. It looks like a totally different piece and that fabric is awesome!
    Hugs,
    Karin

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  12. Jeanette
    January 21, 2016 at 4:03 pm (1 year ago)

    Jen, you hit it outta the park again this month. That fabric is fab!

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  13. Anika @ littlefreemonkeys.com
    January 21, 2016 at 5:54 pm (1 year ago)

    The chair looks amazing! Love the fabric you chose. It makes me think of spring peeking out of winter 🙂

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    • Jen
      January 29, 2016 at 7:28 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Anika! I cannot wait for spring. 🙂

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  14. Shanna Gilbert
    January 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Such a pretty makeover Jen! I love the fabric that you choose!

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  15. kathy@petticoatjunktion
    January 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the shabby white look and the bird print is such fun! Another winner!

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  16. Lucy @ Patina Paradise
    January 22, 2016 at 12:21 am (1 year ago)

    You breathed new life into a tired chair! The fabric you chose is so pretty and looks amazing with the white paint finish!

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  17. Denise Hardy
    January 22, 2016 at 6:00 am (1 year ago)

    The chair makeover is beautiful – just love that bird fabric 🙂

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  18. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule
    January 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm (1 year ago)

    Sweet “new” chair Jen!! LOVE the fabric with the white…and that little touch of blue. Perfect!
    xo
    Nancy

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  19. Meg K
    January 23, 2016 at 8:21 am (1 year ago)

    I love this chair! That fabric is really pretty too! Now I have to venture down to our Hobby Lobby soon :D. I painted a lot of furniture white last year so I really loved this DIY Furniture Girls round up a lot! Great job everyone 🙂

    Reply
  20. Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod
    January 24, 2016 at 6:49 am (1 year ago)

    Love your makeover. The fabric is so adorable and cheerful! We are definite chair collectors and have a few that need updates. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Jen
      January 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Christy! I’m a little obsessed with that fabric- I’ve used it on two different chairs now. 🙂

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  21. Amy
    January 25, 2016 at 11:41 pm (1 year ago)

    Love the new look, that fabric is awesome!

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    • Jen
      January 29, 2016 at 7:18 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much, Amy!

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  22. Mary
    April 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm (1 year ago)

    I love your chair! I have been looking for that exact fabric since I saw it on another chair last fall. I regret that I did not ask then where the fabric was from. Can you tell me what company makes it and it’s name? Thank you. Love your site!

    Reply

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