Thursday, June 19, 2014

Easy Chair Redo {on the cheap}

My sister picked up this cute little seat (is it a chair or a bench?) at an estate sale recently.  She really liked the lines but wasn't crazy about the fabric it was covered in.

Not being much into diy, she asked for my help recovering it.  Of course I said, "Yes!"  Just give me a reason to pull out my staple and glue guns, and I'm all over it.  So anyway, her style is a little global, Pier 1/World Market-ish.  For some reason rag rugs popped into my head and the next thing I knew Michelle was at Wally World picking up one of these beauties for under $5.00!

I stopped by her house with my supplies between running kids to summer activities, and in around 30 minutes she had this refreshed little accent piece.

We were both pretty happy with the way it turned out.  The rug seat will be super durable and the colors and texture lend itself well to her global aesthetic.

Now I'm seriously thinking of what else I can recover in a rag rug.



  1. HI Sarah,
    I love to repurpose found objects and, like you, try to keep it simple. That's why I loved your idea to use a rag rug from Walmart to upholster the bench. It adds the perfect color and texture. A great makeover...thanks for sharing!

  2. Very cute! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  3. Beautiful! Love it!

    TQM hopping by and following/blogging Chopped Vegetable Salad Recipe

  4. That's a great seat. I'm looking for something like that at the moment but we don't have anything like that were I live in Australia :( Off now to search eBay.....

  5. Very unique chair and very unique makeover! I love the rag rug idea, it'll be durable as well as pretty :)

  6. Love the fabric you chose here! So fun!

    We'd love to have you link up for Adventures in Pinterest this month!

  7. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)


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