Over a year ago, I picked this wonderful chair up off the side of the road in my friend’s neighborhood:
She called to tell me it was “big furniture” trash pick up day for her town and that lots of people in her neighborhood had great furniture sitting out.
My goal: get there before the trash people!!
I grabbed Brian’s truck and headed down as fast as I could.
The nice chair that someone left in the neighborhood was BEING LOADED onto someone else’s truck the very minute I pulled up. Seriously??
So, I rode around to see what else might be good pickin’s.
This chair was actually laid on the side. One of the legs was tilted sideways and it wouldn’t even sit straight up. And the duct tape.
I have no idea why there is duct tape?!?!?! Seriously. No purpose. None.
I brought it home. Brian laughed at me, then fixed the sideways leg. I dropped a pretty pillow on top and it has moved around various places – duct tape and all.
I knew I wanted to recover this beauty, but I couldn’t settle on what fabric. I’m not patient enough to do real recovering. And I really had FUR in mind.
But there has been no cheap fur. Anywhere.
I moved it to my bedroom, by my desk. And it has been covered with blankets for months now.
I thought about trying to actually cover the chair in a blanket. But, couldn’t find exactly the right texture I wanted.
As I browsed ROSS last week, I came across 2 area rugs that are EXACTLY the type of texture I wanted. I knew they would be forgiving and I could just hot glue the mess out of them without anyone knowing!!
They are both a greyish/taupe color and one is smaller than the other – both $20. Here are the tags with sizes:
I would have totally bought two rugs alike, but they didn’t have 2 of the same. So, I dared to buy them both and see what it would be like to mix them together!
First, I just started laying them on the chair.
The larger rug was a near perfect fit for the top and the back. So, that’s where it went.
I’m not even joking when I tell you I just laid that rug on there and started stuffing and gluing.
And WHO knew it would fit EXACTLY to the bottom of the back???
I’m a chair recovering GENIUS.
All I did was fold over, cut slats in the sides and glue away.
Next, I started fitting the other rug for the bottom.
It had to be more fitted and it had these nice seams where I started cutting. Some of the grey pieces broke away and I made a pile. NEVER throw away spare parts!!
By the time I finished cutting and gluing, this is the only part left where I didn’t have enough material (because, HELLO, I don’t measure anything!!!).
Oh, yes I did.
I started hot gluing the spare parts to cover my bare spot.
GENIUS, I say!!
Loook at this beautiful plush beauty of a chair, friends!
Oh, yeah. There is still those marks from the duct tape. I’ll paint that. One day.
Who cares??? Look at that gorgeous chair!!!
Where am I putting the chair you may ask?
Back in my room, of course!
I don’t mind the difference in the patterns one bit. It makes it totally unique!
Don’t ever be afraid to pick something up off the side of the road – or just call me to come get it 🙂
Happy #makeovermonday to you!
Encouragement for the Day
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