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How To Recover Thrift Store Chairs With New Fabric

I had two beautiful chairs that I bought at an antique store last year to go in my old purple bedroom.  They are painted in Annie Sloan Paris Grey & I love them.

However, the fabric was lavender & as my color scheme in the new house has changed, they didn’t go with anything.

I went to Joanne Fabrics & bought a yard of fabric in the same pattern as my new rug from Target, but in a nice shade of blue. With a yard of fabric I was able to cover both chairs & make a lampshade also.

How To Recover Thrift Store Chairs With New Fabric





I used a Sharpie Paint Pen in royal to paint the nail heads.  I love the pop of color this gives the room.  My couch was just delivered Friday & I am so thankful we can finally enjoy the living room.
The couch is very traditional with rolled arms & nail head trim. This style is very different from my old space, but with the dark wood floors it just felt like traditional was the way to go.



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Kimberly Lewis

Monday 24th of November 2014

So pretty! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

Trish Martin

Sunday 23rd of November 2014

Michelle,These turned out beautifully. I love the color and the pattern. That pattern matches your rug. I will be featuring them at the next Southern Special. Thanks for sharing them.

Rachel Beach

Thursday 20th of November 2014

Beautiful! They look so sophisticated and you did a great job. I love your coffee table too. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

Zan Turner

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

I think they look really well - and the flooring and couch works very well!! Love the transformation! Thanks for linking up with us at Home Matters linky party!

Michelle James

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

Thanks Zan! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Have a great week.

Cathy Carroll

Tuesday 18th of November 2014

What a great transformation. Love the fabric and the fact that you painted the nailheads was ingenious. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

Michelle James

Wednesday 19th of November 2014

Thanks Cathy! I was so happy when I saw that fabric! Have a great week.