Posted in DIY, pillow, Scraps, tagged covers, fabric, ikea, recover, slip, slip cover, thrifting on April 4, 2011 |
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I found this chair on craigslist about 2 months ago for TEN DOLLARS!! Yes, $10 smacks … that’s cheaper than 2 kids’ meals at Chick Fil A!
Originally, I thought I’d paint the frame plus adding a new slip cover to the bottom cushion. As the baby’s nursery kept evolving; however, I ended up with a crib the same color as the bamboo of the chair…so, lucky me – I didn’t have to paint. All I had to do was make a slip cover for the bottom cushion, purchase a large pillow form for the back, and make a pillow case for that. done.
I am SOOOO happy with this chair…I almost can’t wait to spend a couple of sleepless nights in it. almost.
My husband was very curious why I thought this chair was worth $10. I, of course, can't believe I got it for ONLY $10!
drum roll please….
Ta - Dah!
I added yellow pleats along the top and bottom edges of the seat cushion, and along the sides of the back pillow. (shhh, I used straighgrain strip instead of bias strips, and it worked just fine!!!)
I know I'm biased, but I just LOVE this chair!!! If you could see how perfectly it fits in the baby's room, I think you'd love it too... but I'm biased for sure! I started creating a tutorial for How to Slip Cover a Cusion..but I stopped at the zipper and forgot to take pictures of the assembly! sorry about that!
Let’s talk total $$$:
Fabric: 2 yards of 60″ wide fabric from Ikea – $15, the ruffle fabric was scrap fabric, so free.
Pillow form: $20
Total cost of Chair: $45….or Priceless, if you ask me!
I’m working on a post about all the things handmade in Rosamund’s room…and I’ll work on the Slip Cover Tutorial if any of you out there need one.. just let me know!!
Until then… happy sewing!
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