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:
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…
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.
For the Shades of White theme I painted the chair in Old White Chalk Paint®.
And here is the final look….
I did some distressing for fun, and to keep the original vintage style…
This may be a winter theme but this chair sure has me longing for spring!
Here’s a before/after of my vintage chair makeover:
Next, visit my talented friends below! xo
[email protected] says
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.
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
Nothing like a coat of white paint to make all things new. I love it! That upholstery was the perfect match, Jen!
[email protected] says
I have a thing for chairs! And now ….I really have a thing for chairs! Love this finish with the bird fabric. Total score!
Lindsay Eidahl says
What a transformation!!! Doesn’t look like the same chair! Love it!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
I Love this chair and the fabric you choose. I would have passed it up, not realizing how pretty it could look! Great job:)
Jeanie @ create&babble says
I love how your chair turned out Jen! That fabric is perfect!
Amy @ Highstyle Restyle says
The white was a perfect choice for this chair! And the bird fabric….YES!!!!
I just love old chairs like this. Love what you did and the fabric sings of spring.
Great little makeover! Love the white and the fabric is so pretty!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
Oh I love that fabric, Jen – your chair makeover is beautiful! Glad to see your blog is up and running again 🙂
[email protected] of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Perfect makeover for this sweet chair, Jen! Love the fabric you chose. 🙂
Karen Marie Kedzuch says
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.
Karin Chudy (ART IS BEAUTY) says
Jen, what an awesome chair now. It looks like a totally different piece and that fabric is awesome!
Jen, you hit it outta the park again this month. That fabric is fab!
Anika @ littlefreemonkeys.com says
The chair looks amazing! Love the fabric you chose. It makes me think of spring peeking out of winter 🙂
Thank you Anika! I cannot wait for spring. 🙂
Shanna Gilbert says
Such a pretty makeover Jen! I love the fabric that you choose!
[email protected] says
I love the shabby white look and the bird print is such fun! Another winner!
Lucy @ Patina Paradise says
You breathed new life into a tired chair! The fabric you chose is so pretty and looks amazing with the white paint finish!
Denise Hardy says
The chair makeover is beautiful – just love that bird fabric 🙂
Amy | Canary Street Crafts says
So pretty! Love the new fabric.
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Sweet “new” chair Jen!! LOVE the fabric with the white…and that little touch of blue. Perfect!
Meg K says
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 🙂
Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod says
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!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
Amazing what a little paint will do! Love the fabric!!!
Thanks Christy! I’m a little obsessed with that fabric- I’ve used it on two different chairs now. 🙂
Love the new look, that fabric is awesome!
Thank you so much, Amy!
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!
Mary, thank you! I actually used this fabric on another chair a couple years ago. 🙂 I got it from Hobby Lobby – here’s a link to it: http://www.hobbylobby.com/Fabric-Sewing/Canvas-Duck-Cloth/Natural-Turquoise-Lansing-Breeze-Duck-Cloth-Fabric/p/139438-PE0096 Enjoy!