I hope by now you’ve all seen the post on my craft room. I promised at the end of that post to tell you about my awesome $5 chair find. I saw this little beauty hiding behind a bunch of chairs that were probably all from the same office.
Isn’t she beautiful? This was the biggest of all the chairs, so I figured it was probably for the boss or maybe the Queen of the office! My husband looked at me kinda funny when I said I wanted it. I told him I could transform this chair into a work of art. He shrugged his shoulders and got a cart. He’s so agreeable. Then came the task of finding just the right fabric. I knew what I wanted, but I couldn’t find it. I wanted orange fabric with white paisley on it, just like the inside of my cabinet. I couldn’t find anything. I thought about using the stencil and painting some fabric. Then I found this…
I got this at Hobby Lobby. I LOVE all the bright colors. I started taking the chair apart and found a tag – it was a LAZY BOY chair! Score.
Once I got the back and seat off, I started sanding. I didn’t sand it all down since I was going to paint it. I just scuffed it up and took the shine off. I primed and painted it and it was starting to look really nice. I used the same paint as I did on the cabinets. It’s called Popcorn by Behr from the Home Depot.
The back turned out to be the hardest part. I had to put the back on with decorative tacks, but they proved to be very difficult. The wood was so hard that they would bend. I tried drilling holes through the fabric into the wood, but then I couldn’t find the hole. I finally decided to google for a template for this application. There must be someone out there who had figured this out. I finally found Beth and Nick at Sawdust & Embryos blog. They made their own template to install decorative tacks. Brilliant. If you have not been over to their site, please go check them out.
See how NOT straight those tacks are? I dread taking them out, but now I have a solution for making them straight.
I love the look of tacks and have always wanted to make something with them. I think I will have to do more in the not too distant future. Well, here is the finished chair.
What do you think? Do you love it? I know I do. It is as comfortable as it is beautiful.