Don't Judge a Chair By Its Cover

I am a huge resale junkie!  Scouring yard sales, resale shops, and even dumpsters gives me great joy!  Finding diamonds in the rough and turning them into unique and stylish pieces gives me a real sense of accomplishment.  Here are just a few chairs I have found and recovered over the years.   Use them as inspiration to create your own diamond!

 This chair was $10 at a resale shop.  I got it thinking it would be a great chair for when my older girls start to get their own apartments.  I covered the cushion with a woven blanket we had and never used.  Get creative with what you use to recover your chair!  I'm still debating spray painting the frame...I'll keep you posted.

This chair was $10 at a resale shop.  I got it thinking it would be a great chair for when my older girls start to get their own apartments.  I covered the cushion with a woven blanket we had and never used.  Get creative with what you use to recover your chair!  I'm still debating spray painting the frame...I'll keep you posted.

 This mid century gem I found on ebay for next to nothing!  I used an African tapestry cloth I'd also found on ebay to recover the chair.  It's one of my favorite pieces!

This mid century gem I found on ebay for next to nothing!  I used an African tapestry cloth I'd also found on ebay to recover the chair.  It's one of my favorite pieces!

 Coffee sacks are another favorite go-to material.  This mid century chair gets a fun makeover with the use of different burlap coffee sacks.

Coffee sacks are another favorite go-to material.  This mid century chair gets a fun makeover with the use of different burlap coffee sacks.

 This chair is an example of using a variety of materials to cover a chair.  I used a remnant of a fabric for the seat, a coffee sack for the back, and another remnant for the back.  I didn't have a big enough piece of fabric to cover the back, so I used a zipper to connect two smaller pieces and that enabled me to cover the back.  It also adds an interesting element to the chair!

This chair is an example of using a variety of materials to cover a chair.  I used a remnant of a fabric for the seat, a coffee sack for the back, and another remnant for the back.  I didn't have a big enough piece of fabric to cover the back, so I used a zipper to connect two smaller pieces and that enabled me to cover the back.  It also adds an interesting element to the chair!

 I had 2 Pottery Barn pillows that we no longer used.  I cut the pillows apart and used the fronts for two of the dining chairs and the backs for the other two chairs.  It doesn't have to be fabric you buy by the yard!

I had 2 Pottery Barn pillows that we no longer used.  I cut the pillows apart and used the fronts for two of the dining chairs and the backs for the other two chairs.  It doesn't have to be fabric you buy by the yard!