Monday, November 14, 2011

My Master Bedroom - The Cute Little Chair

Today we are going to talk about the cute little chair in the corner there.

Isn't it cute.  I realize that it is not really as eye-catching as the headboard, but I still love it.

I almost didn't buy it because it was so yucky.   It had a back cushion, but it kinda looked like someone had come home every day from working in a mine and sat in this chair.  So I didn't even let the back cushion come home with me.

To give this chair a new life first I took it outside and ripped all the nasty off.   Then I spray painted it heirloom white.  I looked good, but once I was done spray painting I used my favorite Martha Stewart's Black Coffee glaze in the cracks and stuff.

To start recovering it I first put some quilt batting on top of the seat area where the springs were, stapled that down and then covered that with my fabric.
Then I made the ruffle.  I started with a strip of fabric about 6 inches by 88 inches.  I folded that in half length wise and ironed that down.  Then I just free hand (meaning I didn't take the time to measure it) ironed down the pleats.  Then I just staple gunned that bad boy on.  The pleated ruffle it great for covering the staples from covering the seat with batting and fabric.  Now to cover the staples for the ruffle, I hot glued a little strip of white knit I had laying around from making some pillows and the bedding.

Now all you need it a seat.  Basically just lay the old foam on some new foam and cut it out the same size.  Then lay the foam on your fabric and cut it out the same shape only a little bigger.  Then I just made a pillow case and used a pillow for the back cushion.  It is really comfy.  Like surprisingly comfy.  Prefect for curling up with a good book.

Don't you LOVE that fabric.  I got it at Lily Bella.  It is SO nice and soft and silky.  I also made the throw.  It has white striped minky on the back and some Garden Gate cotton on the front.

I just laid them down on top of each other, wrong sides together, and surged around the outside.  Super easy just make sure you pin it a lot.  I usually don't pin stuff a lot, but working with minky you are going to want to pin it.


  1. REALLY pretty! I lovve the fabric you used and the paint treatment looks beautiful! Great work!

  2. Ijust showed this adorable redo to my teenage daughter. She said, "Oh, that is so cute and it looks comfortable." lol It does look comfy. :)

  3. I love your newly covered little chair! The fabric is darling. Nice bedroom too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. You're right, I DO love the fabric. Such a fresh green/grey combo. Really great!

  5. Really pretty! Silly question- I have looked for foam everywhere for our rocking chair. Where did you get yours? Can you find it at like Joanns or Walmart or where?

  6. This looks just gorgeous, I love all your fabric choices.

  7. I love it. I love your whole room. I need to come see it in person. You are amazing! Glad to know ya ;)



  8. You did an absolutely gorgeous job reviving that chair!!! Well done!

    I hope you'll link this up at Knick of Time Tuesday - the party is going on now!

    Feel free to also enter to win a gorgeous dress from Shabby Apple I'm giving away now.

    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

  9. I love how you are transforming this bedroom one piece at a time! It is so important for a couple to have a relaxing retreat to unwind and connect with each other away from the world and the children; a place to recharge your batteries and mind so that you can carry on and face life again.