Saturday, December 10, 2011

Extra Holiday Seating on the Cheap

I picked up this corner chair on a curb after I saw a "curb alert" on Craigs List.
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The rush seat was in rough shape, so I called up my fearless father-in-law and asked him to cut a new seat from wood so I could upholster it. He dropped it off the next day. I seriously heart him...I'm rarely in a hurry for the items I ask for help with, but he's always super quick!

I was all set to paint this chair turquoise with a fun fabric when I totally changed my mind. I used my sample from Valspar (remember the free paint samples they gave away last year?) in Fabulous Red and glazed it. Then I used some ticking stripe fabric that I found at the thrift shop for $1.59. And now I have this...extra holiday seating that can be used year round!

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Did a dog get to this first? No problem...I was going for the aged look anyway!
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Is it my best redo? Probably not...but for $1.59 total, it works!

~Allison

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23 comments:

Tammy @ Type A said...

i would say you showed that chair who's boss! it's adorable!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

gotta love those free finds! i love that color on it! i love red on chairs- it really gives them life!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Great job, love the red.

Jackie said...

It's adorable!

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

What a sweet project! Just darling. Please consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/12/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-4.html

Christmas blessings!

Layn @ reignalayn.blogspot.com said...

Great job! Awesome FIL! Love the red.

High Street Cottage said...

This is such a charming chair! I love having a couple extra little seats for company on any occasion, love the red it's my favorite color, wonderful job!

Deanne said...

Great transformation, you wouldn't know it was the same chair!

G Inspires said...

Really neat redo! And that chair is pretty cool too! Visiting from Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop

G Inspires said...

Really neat redo! And that chair is pretty cool too! Visiting from Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

What a great trash to treasure! The pillow is the perfect compliment for the corner chair.

Sharon

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

at that price and in that color, it's lookin' like the corner seat is the HOT spot!!

love it!

Miss Char said...

I love the shape of the chair and your redo looks great and so festive for this time of year. Thanks for sharing.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The red is very festive. It really pops. Nice.

WhyCuzICan said...

Oh I love it and it's a great shape. I've needed a true corner chair for a long time, I want one of THESE!

Smiles from Miss Mustard Seed's linky party,
Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Great job!!
... looks lovely and christmasy :)

Greetings from Australia♥

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Oh I do love a little red chair. Great job.

Weavin' Wicker Woman said...

Love the transformation from the drab wood to the red that pops! If you had wanted to get the rush seat restored though, you could check with the chair caning experts on my National Furniture Repair Directory to find someone near you to repair it! Keep this in mind for future free finds, flea market or Goodwill projects.

The Wicker Woman--Cathryn Peters
http://www.WickerWoman.com/furniture-repair-directory/seatweaving-experts

thistlewoodfarm said...

Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed. My favorite thing about your post was the "free" sign on the chair (oh....and that adorable pillow)!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

$1.59 well spent! If you ever decide to redo the chair again, wood putty is really easy to work with .... you can fill in the spot on the arm with little effort. Love the red and the fabric too!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

$1.59 well spent! If you ever decide to redo the chair again, wood putty is really easy to work with .... you can fill in the spot on the arm with little effort. Love the red and the fabric too!

A Lived in Home said...

Can't beat a free chair! Love it!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This looks great! I have a chair that is almost identical in shape that I just refreshed as well. Love that yours was free to begin with.