Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Farmhouse Chair Makeover!

I spotted it from across the shop. 
(The thrift shop.

Another lady was walking around it, thoughtfully considering. She sat down on it. She even put a pillow on it and stood back to look. I pretended not to notice. 

She walked away, and now I was the one circling it. Contemplating… It would need paint and a new chair pad cover. It was $12.99... and it was calling my name. 

I decided to paint the then brown vintage chair white and distress it a little. For the chair pad cover, I used a vintage feed sack that I'd purchased at an antique store in Spokane over the summer. 

(What's not to love about a feed sack with advertising about "The Corn The Farmer Likes?!") I used off-white trim to finish off the seat and hide the upholstery staples.

I had one more of these feed sacks to use for a pillow. And a willing Mother to sew it. (Thanks Mom!)

The Before

The After

Are you working on any projects or daydreaming of making over a piece? I'd love to hear.

Thanks for stopping by!

ps - I'm linking to The Shabby Nest and A Handful of Everything!


  1. Oh how I love the chair makeover! Great job! =)

  2. That is such a cute chair. It has such an interesting shape. I love the feedsack added to it.

  3. This is gorgeous! That chair looks so much happier wearing white, and I'm jealous of those feed sacks you found!! -Amy

  4. What a unique looking chair-love what you did with it! I wouldn't have thought to use a grain sack as a seat cover-looks great!


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