Chair Makeover

 You remember these beauties

They were a major MAJOR find at a Salvation Army near my Uncle's house. For $7.50. For both. Yep, you heard me. For BOTH. I was so excited I couldn't even stand it. So, before long, they were stripped of their 70's orange floral down to this

That would be the original red leather seats. Why would you cover these up, right?! The red would have been so glorious. Sadly, I have no clue as to how to fix them up and restore them correctly, so I kept the red leather (simply cleaned it up with a little bit of cleaner) and then went back to my original plan. I loved the original wood, so I wanted to keep it... so I sanded it down a bit, oiled it up, and recovered those sad red seats. And voila! Here you have them.

I may go back and strip down the wood and stain it darker, but I love the gray velvet. Simple and easy, right? The best part? The fabric was also found second hand. For $.75. The total cost of this makeover (including buying a hand staple-gun and staples) was roughly $20. 

They are now happily residing at my dining table. More shots of my new place to come! 


drollgirl said...

omg! they are GLORIOUS!!!!! I LOVE THE SHAPE! and the price?!?!? gah! major major major score!!!!