The Evolution of a Chair

Today I’m guest posting over at Amanda’s blog, Serenity Now.
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I’m a girl who likes change. Anyone close to me will tell you that I change the décor in my home every six months… or at least so it seems. That’s why I love transforming furniture. I quick coat of paint or some fabric and you’ve completely transformed a piece.

So here’s my evolution of a chair.

I first purchased this old beauty from St. Vincent DePaul back in June of 2011 for $10.

I planned on putting this in my Great Room. A quick coat of black spray paint and some new fabric went a long way!  I was lovin’ the new look of the Traditional Chair.

It worked in that space for awhile, but then I found some amazing red damask fabric from Hancock Fabrics on clearance. Yep, the traditional looking chair was going to get a Mod Makeover.

I seriously drooled over this fabric on a daily basis, but had no place to put the chair when I gave my Great Room a mini-makeover. So, now it’s found a new home in my newly renovated Master Bedroom…

I found this fun and funky fabric from Hancock Fabrics when I was working on my Master Bedroom Makeover. I’ve actually had my eye on this pattern for quite some time but never had a place to use it… until now.

I’m quite happy with this chair for now. It’s come a long way since I first purchased it for $10 about a year ago! Maybe someday I’ll paint the frame white, but for now I’m diggin’ the new fabric.

So, do you have a piece of furniture that you keep revamping?


  1. says

    Lol, glad I’m not the only one who does stuff like this! That damask really was a beautiful fabric but I also really like the one you have now too. A nice, quick and fairly cheap change, that’s my kind of project! I’m loving the chair in your beautiful new bedroom. :)

  2. says

    That chair is awesome, Erin. I really like the damask and the new funky floral fabric, both soo pretty. I’m on the look out for a cheap chair like this for a corner in our bedroom. Since it won’t really get used and just be a piece more for looks, I don’t won’t to spend a lot on it. It’s finally starting to warm up here and I’m hoping to find a great chair at a yard sale. =)

    ~ Catie

  3. says

    I’m just about to start work on a set of dining room chairs FIance purchased back in the “I’m a poor just out of college” bachelor days. They’re falling apart, the shiny black paint is chipping off, and the “white” seat fabric is… well it’s not white anymore I’ll tell you that. I’m really pumped to see them come around with a little liquid nail, cherry spray paint and new faux burlap upholstery – you’ve got me itching to break out the sand paper.

  4. says

    This chair looks fantastic! I am searching for a chair for a desk I recently acquired and I’m definitely using this for inspiration. Megan

  5. says

    I love the various incarnations of your $10 chair! The black makes it look fresh and sophisticated and works so well with each of the fabrics you used.

    I found you via your Facebook Link up over at the SITS Girls Link Party. I’ll be following along for sure.

    Have a good night.

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