Over two years ago I wrote about a pair of wicker fan back chairs I found at the Goodwill. I paid $29.00 a piece for them and sold one of them when I had my booth space at the Carmel Antique Mall for a heck of alot more then $29.00! After the first chair sold I decided to keep the second chair for myself. I knew if I sold it I would kick myself!
Recently I decided to do a little makeover on my chair to get it ready for the front porch. This project was super easy.
Here’s what the chair looked like before…
All I did was get out some black flat paint and trim the chair out with a small paintbrush.
After I painted the chair I decided to make a drop in cushion for the chair. I don’t sew so it’s easier for me to upholster a seat. So get this I’m shopping at Home Depot and spot this laminated piece of round pine that is 1″ x 17.75″. I didn’t have the measurements of the chair but I thought what the heck I’ll buy it and if it doesn’t fit I’ll just take it back or find some other use for it. I don’t remember the exact price but I’m pretty sure it was less than $5.00.
This doesn’t happen in my life very often but the freakin’ piece of wood actually fit in the chair!! Once that was established I bought a piece of high density foam and cut it to the size of the piece of wood. After that I just got out the power stapler and fabric and the project was done!
The fabric is an end of the bolt piece from Joann’s that was on sale for 80% off. It’s called Buttons in Onyx.
The pillow is from Nate Berkus’s Target line, it’s the monterrey pillow. It’s unfortunately not available anymore.
Next up on the porch plan is planting some boxwoods! I hope the weather stays nice!