A couple months back I went to an AMAZING rummage sale at a local church and picked up this super cool retro folding chair. I thought it would be perfect for the craft cave before it was lightweight, sturdy, and I could fold it up and put it behind the door. I loved the gold frame of the chair but the fabric on the seat was very blah. But for $3 I figured I could find a fabric I liked better and recover it.
I took the chair apart a couple days after I got it but hadn’t gotten around to recovering it. Today I decided that I was going to finish that project so I headed out in search of some fabric. Luckily I found a “fat quarter” in the quilting section that I fell in love with that was big enough and only $2.50. I know some people (my mother included) are probably thinking “Seriously? You like that fabric?!” Yes, Yes I do. I love the retro colors and the slightly obnoxious pattern. I just feel like it will be fun to pull out when someone comes over to get crafty.
Since the vinyl on the seat was in perfect condition I decided to leave it on the chair and cover right over it. It made the project easier and it made the seat a bit sturdier.
Recovering it was fairly simple. I laid the fabric on my craft table and then centered the seat bottom making sure that the fabric would go over each of the sides and have some clearance. Once that was figured out I took out the hot glue gun and went to work. The biggest thing was making sure that the fabric was pulled super tight as I glued down each of the edges. After all of the edges were glued I trimmed off some of the excess fabric since I had to put the base back on the seat and wanted to make sure it fit back together.
Once I got the seat bottom put back together all I had to do was reattach the seat to the chair. Ta-da!
I love how simple and cheap this project was. Plus the chair folds up nicely and fits behind the door. This chair is for my craft cave but could definitely be pulled out if I needed another chair somewhere else in the house. It is amazing was a scrap of fabric and a glue gun can do!