I have to admit I was a little worried when my friend, D, asked if we could makeover the chairs she found at a yard-sale. Let’s be honest… we were all worried!
Everyone who saw the pic of these had a knee-jerk reaction! They looked terrible!! And they smelled horrific!
But D had vision!
I seriously can’t tell you how bad they smelled! Like old people and smoke and cats! I was nauseous for an entire day after we began stripping off that nasty yellow fabric!
D picked out some fabric and padding, we borrowed her dad’s finicky nail gun and went to town reconstructing the cushions. Here are some pics through of the transformation theough the project.
We split up the sewing projects and D created the cushions while I made some piping cord.
And finally, after 3 months, the blue chairs are done!!
The fun part: Total cost of the project was about $140, and it took us about 17 total hours of working together. I’ve done pricing on these chairs new, and they run anywhere from $600-$800 each!
This project made me look at upholstered furniture differently, and I don’t think I’ll be doing another anytime soon… but I loved getting to giggle, theorize and commiserate with D while we worked on this transformation!
What do you think?