DIY | Chair Makeover

I have been wanting to reupholster a couch for some time now. I've never done so, so I'm not sure why I've got this urge to do it so badly! I'm not even sure if I would be able to figure it out! Last week I saw an old dirty chair by the dumpster & I thought it would be a great way for me to practice. Little did I know, it would turn out beautifully! I love it & I'm so proud of myself! I think the next time I find a cheap couch on Craig's List that I like I'm going to buy it & give it a face lift! Now, to keep or sell the chair? That is the question! :)

{Please excuse the background of the photos! When I originally took the photo I did not want to take that dirty thing in my house so I took the photo on my back porch! When I finished, I wanted the backgrounds to be the same... & there ya have it.}

Edit - May 13, 2010
Just entered a little contest over at Somewhat Simple! She's going to choose her favorite "creation" out of the submissions! Could be a makeover, a project, artwork, a great recipe, etc! I submitted this Chair Makeover! I'm still so proud of it! :) This is the first contest I've entered in the blogging world so, let's hope I have beginners luck!


With love,


  1. I love that!!! It looks so beautiful compared to what it was!! you should do more of this :) love the black & white. you could seriously make some money doing this. i'll keep an eye out at my apt complex for dumpster treasures for you, people put stuff out all the time.

  2. WOW! That looks great! What a did a wonderful job.

  3. When you can take something that was free and work magic like that....well, it's a gift. Awesome job! (Feels great too, doesn't it?) ;)

  4. I have always wanted to redo a chair like this. I see them all the time and I think that they are so great. But I get so nervous. After seeing this I think that I will finally do it. Great job!

  5. Thanks everyone! It was lots of fun! & don't be afraid to try it on your own! This whole project cost me $8, so if it didn't work out I wasn't losing much! :)