Cute Desk Chair – $5 + $2.99 for materials = $7.99 total!
We’re on a very tight budget, but I’m determined to (re)furnish several rooms in our home including my daughter’s bedroom. She has never had a “theme” and now that she’s 10 we’ve pinned down her style as shabby chic. She’s an old soul and would have loved to have been born during the times of horse-drawn carriages and chivalry. So when she said she loves roses, antiques, and lace I knew that the popular shabby chic style would fit her well.
I’m a part of a community Facebook group started by local moms who buy and sell from each other, it’s an invite only group so it keeps the Craigslist flakes at bay. Yesterday a sweet lady posted the adorable chair pictured above for just $5 and I knew I had to have it! I picked it up today and stopped by Goodwill with Haley in search for some material to recover the seat.
We found a fabric shower curtain for $2.99 – it’s the perfect material, sturdy and thick! This was my first time reupholstering anything and I can’t believe how easy it was. It literally took me less than 15 minutes which plays into my appreciation for a simple DIY tasks. Let’s just say that patience for long term projects isn’t one of my strong suits.
Here’s how you reupholster a chair in 6 easy steps…
- Turn the chair upside down
- Remove 4 screws
- Remove lots of staples holding down the current fabric
- Roughly cut the new fabric using the old as a template
- Pull the fabric back over the seat cushion and staple it down
- Screw it back to the chair frame and you’re done!
If you hadn’t read in our previous posts, we’re very excited to be in the process of buying our very first home! We have moved a great deal in the 12 years (and 4 kids) of marriage and we are very eager to settle into our “forever” home. Moving to Bend has been such a blessing in so many ways for our family, and buying a home is just icing on the cake – something we could have never done in CA.
Being frugal is great, but I’m still a woman who wants to decorate and furnish her first home! So on that note, I’ll be sharing a few posts this summer about frugal ways to repurpose, redecorate, or refurnish your home on a budget. So stay tuned for more Frugal DIY posts!