Hi Friends! Up for a little furniture redo today? How about this pretty little cane club chair I picked up recently at the thrift store?
I spied it at the Salvation Army on a Thursday for $44, and I really liked it so I asked the gal if they were having any sales any time soon. She told me that all furniture would be 50% off on Saturday. Luckily it was still there! It ended up being only $22! Woo hoo.
Now you might think you already know what fabric I used, right? Not this time. 🙂
I was tempted to use my favorite French-inspired fabric since this chair also has the same lines as the dresser I recently redid using that fabric.
But I had this left over and thought it would be pretty. It started out as a curtain panel from Homegoods!
This is what I purchased it for initially:
Remember that set? It sold quickly!
I took pictures as I went just in case anyone out there has a similar chair they’d like to reupholster.
- Clean well. I wiped mine down with Lysol wipes.
- Remove the seat cushion that should be screwed in place from the underside.
- Remove the inside back panel of fabric first.
- Remove the foam and outside back fabric panel.
- Spray prime the cane portion, then follow with spray paint. I used Rustoleum’s Heirloom White.
- Paint the rest of the chair. I used my go-to DIY Chalk Paint in Behr’s Cottage White.
- Cover the seat using a staple gun. (I did not remove the old upholstery since it was in perfect condition.) Make double welting (tutorial here) for around the inside back panel. Make piping (tutorial here) for seat portion.
- Use the old upholstery panels as a pattern for the new fabric. Attach the outside back fabric using a staple gun.
- Attach the foam , also using a staple gun. I reused the original foam.
- Attach the inside back panel using a staple gun. Attach double welting to hide staples, using hot glue.
- Attach piping to underside of chair using hot glue.
- Reattach seat and voila!
Hopefully you get the general idea. This was not hard at all, and don’t be frightened by words like double welting. If you can sew a straight line and you have a Walmart nearby, you can totally make that.
I would have liked to have something contrasting in the back panel, but I had a hard time matching up this fabric. The back is still pretty though:
And the front again…
That picture makes it look really wide ha ha. The piping is a small detail that is really easy to add:
I folded the corners this time around since that’s how they were before…
Our theme this month for our Get Your DIY On party is Fabric DIYs so I thought this would be perfect!
My super crafty cohosts also busted out some fabric for this month’s theme:
Vintage Cane Club Chair Makeover by Christy at Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer (Me!)
Super Simple DIY Cafe Curtains by Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog
How to Sew a DIY Pouf Ottoman by Krista at The Happy Housie
Envelope Throw Pillows by Mandy at The Hankful House
Tea Towel Throw Pillows by April at House by Hoff
The party fun starts this Sunday, August 2nd, at 7:00pm EST.
Bloggers, come share your FABRIC DIYS, so we can inspire our readers!
Here is one more super easy thrifty project I did using this fabric:
I got a lot of mileage out of that one set of curtain panels. I’m using the last of it on a chair for my neighbor.
Have a fantastic weekend!!
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The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Between Naps on the Porch Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista