1) Desk Chair
This chair was free find.
Originally, it was a lighter natural wood that I didn't like.
I forgot to take pictures before I started this chair,
but here it is after it's first coat of paint.
That is the original seat, which was a beat-up fake leather.
I took the seat off the chair, left the fake leather on,
& simply covered it using the leg of a pair of stretchy khaki pants
that I had ripped in the knee (I'm sort of clumsy, haha).
I stretched the khaki over the seat & secured it underneath with a staple gun.
Then, I finished the coats of paint & reattached the seat.
I want to sew a pillow out of the other piece of khaki & will post pictures when I do.
UPDATE: I sewed the pillow in an envelope style using the other piece of the khaki pant legs for the front & two pieces of floral fabric that is the same tone as the red in the room.
There was also a homemade afghan that on of my husband's
Great Aunts made that went along with the look of the chair.
A large view of the corner of the living room. I love the vintage telephone,
& you may recognize the line painting on the wall from an earlier post,
2) Entryway Stool
While I had the burgundy paint out, I decided to refinish a stool that I found while digging for buried treasure! It was used outside & left by the previous owners of our house behind a shed under our deck.
After a lot of scrubbing, a few coats of paint, & a cushion I had
(because it's ties fell off), it's now a nice seat where guests
can remove their shoes in our entryway
(for the time-being because I have a new piece
I'm working on now to put in this space).
3) Plant Stand
Again, silly me, I forgot to take a before picture of this one.
It had been another free find, once an old plain wood finish with lots of holes.
I think it used to be a high-chair because of where the holes were
& it's also very narrow & tall. I used wood filler & white paint
to turn it into a plant stand.
I am planning on decoupaging this chair with some leaves or floral art or fabric. I'll be sure to post pictures after I do.
"It was more than discovering something that I loved to do -
It was discovering someone I had always been."
~ Natalie ;-*