Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thrifty Thursday....Chair redo

Want a cheap way to recover a chair? Use a sweater! I’ve always wanted an excuse to felt a wool sweater so this was the perfect project to try it out. This is a super cheap way to repurpose. With summer on the way, the thrift store had all their sweaters on clearance & I was able to pick this sweater up for just 99 cents! And the chair….$1.

First to felt the sweater, I placed it in a pillow case & washed it in hot water. Then I hung it to dry. Next I painted the chair black to match the rest of our dinning set. I then removed the wood base from the chair & stapled some left over batting to it.

Then stretching the sweater over the batting I began to staple it on top of the batting.
Once secured, I then cut away the extra fabric.
Next I screwed the seat back on to the chair frame & done!


I needed some extra chairs for my daughters upcoming birthday party & this works perfect! If I don’t need it any more I can always donate it back….looking better then when it left the store the first time :)




14 comments:

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

absolutely perfect!!!! Love love love the sweater over the chair...I'm doin' this next fall...love it!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Very cute! I love the look of the sweater on the chair. I just recovered our breakfast room chairs, but I just used fabric from the fabric store:)

texwisgirl said...

allergic to wool. scratchin my bottom now...

Paula said...

You have such great ideas for repurposing stuff. Love this one too.

Marissa ♥ said...

The 'new' chair looks great!
Great idea :)

teekaroo said...

.99 for a sweater? I would have gone crazy.

Lisa said...

That is such an original awesome idea.

x

Allison said...

I love it. The cabled seat is adorable! I once had a beautiful wool sweater I bought in GENEVA (isn't there an outlet there?) and then when it when out of style I gave it away... I've been kicking myself for that ever since. Think...felted purses! Felted chairs! It annoys me every time. Thanks for this idea!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

You're my craft hero! What a great idea. That turned out so well.

Nancy said...

Looks great! Love your crafty ideas. :)

Michelle said...

What a superb idea!!!

Inger-M said...

Great looking chair!

Judy said...

That turned out so cute! I would have never thought to use a sweater, but I LOVE the pattern and how it turned out. :)

sapphireblue said...

You are too good!