I reupholstered a chair yesterday. With a drop cloth.
Yes, YOU heard me. A $10 drop cloth from Home Depot!
I originally found this cute little chair at Goodwill for $7 and the ottoman at a garage sale for $2. I painted them both ivory last year, but before I reupholstered them yesterday, I removed all of their clothing so you could see somewhat of a 'before' picture. Here are these poor lil' guys in the nude.
The ottoman was an awesome (NO.) blue recliner-ish fabric and this picture was snapped right after I tore its toupee off. I ended up gutting it down to the bones and restuffing it with some pillow innards.
If you want a full tutorial on how to upholster an old chair or stool, you can see that in my previous tutorial HERE, and you can see other chairs I've done HERE, HERE, and HERE.
Yes, I totally have a thing for finding old chairs and redoing them.
I admit it.
So, without further adieu, here is what I created with that $10 drop cloth! Oh, and by the way, a drop cloth is essentially heavy duty cotton canvas. Not only are tons of chairs upholstered in that nowadays, but it's super durable!
Pretty nifty, huh? The even better news is that I had half of my drop cloth left over, so I did something even cooler with the other half! I'll be back to share that with ya soon!
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