Now if you don't remember the before,
here it is with the after. I also spray painted the legs black to keep with my pink and black theme. I did 2 coats of latex and fabric medium and then 2 coats of acrylic and fabric medium, just like Kristy did on her first chair (see tutorial above). It is a little stiffer than the original fabric, but I steamed it with an iron and also used some sand paper and blow drier and I think it feels fine. The arms are a little shinier than the rest of the fabric, but I think that is because they had more wear to begin with. I would definitely recommend trying this on one of your own ugly chairs or buy one on craigslist and give it a try. I have wanted a pink chair in my room forever, but you can't find pink slipcovers anywhere. I love the way it turned out. The little foot stool was made from a 19.99 target table with foam and fabric to cover the top and then 4 $2.97 legs from Home Depot painted black. I did add a piece of MDF to the bottom because the pre-drilled holes were a little stripped from the original legs it had on it.
Well, tell me what you think.
|Here is Kristy's Chair|