Every girl deserves her own throne, don't you think? It's kind of hard to tell from the pictures, but the chair is quite a bit larger than your average chair, that's why I call it my throne. I found the chair at an estate sale that I helped my mom with last Summer. In exchange for my help with the sale, I scored this chair and a few other items. The fabric and padding on the chair were pretty gross, so they both came off before I even left the sale.
I started by giving it a quick sand, then two coats of spray primer followed by a few coats of Rust-Oleum white spray paint. I bought some new foam padding at Jo-Ann's Fabric and used a 40% off coupon. It took me a couple of different trips to Jo-Ann's to find the fabric, were kind of limited on fabric choices here in Missoula, MT. I wanted something fun and bright and I knew this fabric was perfect, once I finally found it. I traced an outline of the seat on the foam padding and then cut it out and used a little glue to attach the foam to the seat. Then came the fun part, I used my staple gun to secure the fabric to the seat. I lined up the fabric where I wanted it, then stapled each side, pulling it tight and finished with the corners. I did my best to make the corners look nice and neat, but it wasn't that big of a deal because they were covered up with the posts of the chair. And lastly, I screwed in the seat to the chair to complete the project. It's currently hanging out in our guest room, but will normally be in our sitting room. I moved it temporarily while our Christmas decorations are out.
I love the lines of the chair and the fun fabric. Our furniture is pretty neutral, so its fun to add a little something out of my comfort zone into the mix. And its something that can be changed easily and inexpensively if I get tired of it.
|Staple Gun Fun|
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