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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Upcycled Kitchen Chair

upcycled kitchen chair

I finally sat down and got to work on a kitchen chair project that had begun to collect dust.   This baby was one of the garbage grabs I told you about in this post. I know it's been a long time coming, but I went back and forth so many times on how I wanted it to look. Would the chair be a bright color with a contrasting fabric to go with my future home or keep with the farm-house look of my current kitchen.  I finally had to just jump in and get started.

After much deliberation, I kept with the feel of the current kitchen.  We'll only be here for 10 more months or so which is pretty hard to believe but such is the life we lead.


All it really needed was a few touch ups.  I did need to throw together a few extra nails and some wood glue to strengthen the frame but all in all it was in decent shape for being left out in the trash.


A coat of black spray paint, a French grain sack and some poly-fil stuffing I already had on hand allowed me to complete this project for under $30.


I haven't decided yet whether to go back and distress a bit.  You can see from the back that the fate of living in a family of boys has already taken it's toll. Not to mention the fact that in the time I finished the chair and the two days it took for enough sun to come out for decent pictures, they managed to spill chocolate cereal milk on the burlap.


 I sure wish I knew the secret to boy proofing furniture.  Go any ideas?  I guess that's why they make those t-shirts that say, "I'm the reason we can't have nice things".  Personally, I refuse to give up.

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7 comments:

  1. I love the black with the burlap, fab!

    xoxo, Tanya

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  2. I love this and was wondering if you would like to share this on my blog next week. It is burlap week and I am looking for a good tutorial. My blog is a craft competition blog.
    Come by and look around.
    I would love to feature you.

    www.thecsiproject.com
    email me if you are interested.
    dee@thecsiproject.com

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  3. recycle of product for decor is good idea...
    I love to do diy decor... share of ideas.

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  4. I'm dreaming of do to this kind of work!! Such a beautiful idea and work ~

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  5. I have been contemplating recovering my black metal bar stools with burlap but wondered about their roughness. Do you find the chair uncomfortable/itchy at all? Or is there a way to soften burlap?

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