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. 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.
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.
Until next time…