Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Good Will Chair Re-Do

A few months ago I came across 4 of these chairs at my local Good Will.

I had never reupholstered anything other than a basic chair seat, but I was up for the challenge.

Especially since I have been wanting chairs like this for our livingroom for months:
southern living

or this..

southern living
or this..
Better Homes and Gardens
too bad I don't have $200+ to spend on each chair... but this is no excuse not to have the same look for less :)
To me, the Good Will chairs looked to be from a waiting room or conference room but I knew they could be used for more.

I took the seat off the frame and was sad to see it was one piece not two.
So I started folding, cutting and stapling the fabric I purchased from Hobby Lobby until the dingy old brown fabric was out of sight.

For the frame of the chair I simply used Howard's restore -a- finish in walnut.
Here is how it turned out:

Again here is the Before:                                                                And After:

I have since refnished a second one to match and put them in our livingroom.You can read about that here.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great pictures! I'm loving your blog, I was just thinking I needed to make oneM

  2. Adorable! I love the fabric, and I really love how you restored the wood on the chair. No need to paint it when it can look so good naturally. Great job Kim!