Upcycling is good for you

Some time ago, I got my hands on a really old wing back chair that had been sitting in storage for a long time. It was ugly, with green granny fabric and was pretty dirty looking.  I stashed it in the garage thinking that I would use it for when I moved out but wasn’t sure how I would go about reupholstering it.

I remembered seeing a blog on Yvestown about how a using a slipcover can give dingy furniture a new face. So, I searched around and bought two facelifts for my chair! ;64

Spent some time on my day off shampooing the whole thing, and it still looks pretty dingy.

Received my slip covers last night and decided to try one on for size!

It’s a bit big because the measurements really maxed out so it can fit small chairs and large chairs.  I also need to iron it, since this was a shot taken right out of the package. Still, the chair looks new again.  ;121 I’m going to have Richard sand down the legs and refinish them because they are sorely scraped up. Other than that, I’m pretty darn pleased with the way it looks.