Sunday, July 15, 2012

Updated Accent Chair

I purchased an accent chair on Craiglist for $15.00. The woman said it was her great grandmother's chair, and I was excited to redo the chair. Here is how the chair looked before:

I painted it with leftover gray paint and found some remnant fabric at Joann's to use for the cushion. I ended up not having the time or patience to redo the upholstery myself. It needed an expert for that, so I was about to send to an antique shop nearby, and the gentlemen got it back to me in four days. Here is the finished product:

I am excited with the way it turned out, and I plan on using it with the desk I redid a few months back.  Thank you for stopping by! 


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    1. And thanks for sharing this at the All Star Block Party!


  2. so sweet! love the color combo- it's beachy and soft and pretty.

  3. You are pulling my leg- that is not the same chair! ;) That new chair is looking HOT! WOW! I really am loving it! And yes...great choice in fabric and love the blue pop of color! Looking very pretty!

  4. That looks great, Megan! Love the fabric you used for the cushion!

  5. Love it! The new cushion looks so much more sleek. Upholstery can be hard to attempt (I never have), sometimes it's best to get professionals involved...except when it involved sewing :). Regardless, that is a beautiful chair. I hope it helps inspired you as you sit at your desk.

  6. This is so cute! I hope you will link these up starting Wednesday night over at The cSI Project. The challenge of the week is refashions. Come on over and see tutorials all week and then the competition starts. Our guest judge just might pick you!
    See you there!

  7. Great transformation! I like the make-over version waaaay better. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

  8. The chair looks great, love the fabric. I love the remnant bin! Found you on the Alderberry Hill link party.

  9. I love how the chair turned out! I am now following you :)


  10. It turned out beautiful!! Love your makeover. I'm now following you!
    Saw you at Adventures of a DIY Mom party.
    Debbie :)

  11. Hi there! I'm visiting from All Star Block Party. This is AMAZING!! This fabric is fabulous!! I'm a little bit of a fabric nut and am totally green with envy!! :) I am now a new follower and would be honored if you would visit and follow me back at Thanks!

  12. Beautiful job. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  13. So beautiful! I love the fabric you picked out. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

  14. That sure looks so soft and sweet now!
    Block Party

  15. Pretty! Love the fabric choice!

    Thanks for sharing on The All Star Block Party!

  16. Great work. I love the fabric you chose. (It would match my dream house.) I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

  17. Awesome work! I love the fabric! Don't you love it when you can make an old piece of furniture look new! :) We'd love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will love this recipe! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

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  19. Totally LOVING this chair!! The grey and that amazing fabric looks GREAT!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  20. I love the after. The fabric is great. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It! Hope to see you again.

  21. It turned out beautifuly!! I love the fabric you chose. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.


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