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Black Onyx Strikes Again~

February 4, 2010


I wasn't called into work today so I decided to recover a chair we have had for a while. 

Actually I was procrastinating doing other projects such as putting the final touches on the laundry room re-do project.

I bought the chair as a young and penniless newlywed.The chair was a steal for $10 at an antique shop and it has served us well. It has been painted a few colours over the years and I painted it's current black colour several years ago. The seat was covered with a floral linen and I decided to update it with the Waverly paddock shawl onyx fabric (try saying that 10 times really fast) that I have used in other projects such as my DIY memo board and throw pillows.

What was needed:

screwdriver 
staple gun
fabric
cup of strong coffee 

I removed the seat from the frame using a screwdriver. Then I removed all the staples from the fabric. Next I laid and cut the new fabric to cover the seat, adding 2 inches all around. Using the staple gun I stapled the fabric to the underside of the seat making sure to pull the fabric tightly and evenly around. Finally I screwed the seat back to the chair and.....


Voila!

~before~

12 comments:

  1. OOH that fabric is gorgeous!! It looks great!

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  2. Great project! Amazing how a fabric change transformed the chair! What was the strong coffee for- personal fortification? LOL!

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  3. Your chair looks great! I love that you've had it for a while and keep transforming it!

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  4. lovely little office space and the chair looks fabulous

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  5. What a great chair! I love when you can completely transform things you already have!

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  6. Oooo I love that fabric! 'Course I love that faded floral linen too :)

    I need to recover 4 chairs. Won't be doing it soon, though. Too many other projects need my attention. It never ends......

    Thanks for linking up to Mi4M once again. Always great projects!

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  7. Looking fantastic!
    Of course the fabric is wonderful, but I'm loving the shape and style of the chair. Great find for $10!!
    Victoria

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  8. Great job it looks fantastic and I love the fabric.

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  9. looks so good and such a quick change!

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  10. Beautiful and I love the your fabric choice!

    Kat :)

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  11. The chair looks great and I love that new fresh fabric.
    ~Nancy

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