My sister and I each had an old piece of furniture from Grammy Gardner. I had the bench, and my sister had the chair.
Not fine pieces of furniture, but solid and meaningful. Somehow I ended up with the chair as well, and it moved with us five times. It has done time in attics, basements and external garages for 15 years.
I finally rescued it from our current attic and upcycled it to work beautifully in my daughter’s room. Who knew knew some black paint and cow fabric could make such a beautiful upcycled chair.
The first step was finding out what condition the chair was in. Triage! It definitely needed sanding, and seat was…well…gross. Great excuse to pull out my Ryobi and cut a new seat!
After some sanding, painting (spray black lacquer paint), and recovering the seat with new padding and fabric…
We were ready to put this chair to use!
I sure hope Grammy and my sister approve.
p.s. – stay tuned – I did 2 more upcycling projects from the same moo fabric!
Susan, I have 4 of these chairs (also passed down) and I spotted your makeover on pinterest, thought it brilliant, but didn’t realize it was yours until I clicked through. Great job — you’ve inspired me to paint mine!
Namaste love – pieces are wonderful and happy fun times are with the dog. lol
Shirley Johns says
upcycling holds such an important aspect in our life. Old things which are close to us in any way can be converted into useful things. Thanks for sharing this article its amazing to see the change in the chair from waste to useful product!!