Before and After – Easy as 1, 2, 3

You know what time it is?? (aside from cocktail hour?) Well, it’s Drab to Fab Friday and today I’m gonna share a few of my easy-peezy chair re-dos! This makeover is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Shop for chairs with great character and a sturdy build.

2. Pick out fabric to livin’ up the seating party.

3. Recover that sucka!

All you need is a little creative thinking, 30 minutes of your time, a staple gun, and maybe a hot glue gun (if you want to get real fancy with it and add some bling like nailhead trim or upholstery trim).

I actually haven’t gotten into the upholstery trim yet, but I’ve got a few ideas brewing in the brain already! Here are a few (quick and easy!) updates I’ve made on some chairs around our house. I love how a little fabric and paint can bring new life to an ol’ thing…

The only place frogs should be is in a pond…

So fresh and so clean, clean! I’m thinking about painting them? But I kind of like the contrast…what do you think?

This lil guy was NOT a comfy cush for my tush…

So I added some padding and fabric left over from the next chair project…
(excuse the mess in the back, this was our ‘catch all’ room in the old house) : )

This was my Granny’s rocking chair, beautiful sturdy oak makes for a cozy rock. Look at that corduroy-lookin’ glistening gold, screaming to be recovered!

I love this turquoise damask print! I didn’t want to cover up the pretty oak, so to give it a little more updating I added a brass nail head trim all around the bottom of the fabric.

This cutie was found at an estate sale a while back. I didn’t take a before pic (pre-blogging days) but the picture below gives a pretty good depiction of its previous state. 
yechk … I can smell the moldy dust from here.

Prime, paint, recover and voila! 

and there you have it folks! Just a few of my simple and easy 1, 2, 3 chair makeovers!  I hope they inspired you to recover, redo, or cross off a few creative projects of your own : )

Lemons to Love,
Lindsay
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