Friday, August 19, 2011

Chair Renovation

So while Pete has been upstairs making the kitchen look lovely, I've been working on a project that will hopefully improve our dark den.
Here is one of two IKEA chairs that I bought off craiglist for $20 total. They were in pretty bad shape (as you can see in the blue chair picture). They are only about $79 each new but I would rather save the $160, select the fabric I want and see how I would do in redoing a chair.
So the fabric I found on (and got 15% off and 2% cash back from ebates) for about $25. I have enough for both chairs (I've only sewn one chair cover so far) and two throw pillows.
I spend a lot of time in our den (which is also homeschool room, student training room, staff meeting room, workout space, computer lab and game room (well, a shelf full of board games and a foosball table) - as well as a bedroom when my family visits and ironing room for the extremely rare occassions I actually iron something. So I want to have a functional space, but I have longed for a pretty space too. These chairs are another step in that direction.
Next step, a coat of all natural paint for these walls! But that's a post for another day ;)
Love, Carra

1 comment:

April said...

Looks good! Love the fabric!