The fabric was blue and had a very office-y feel to to. I was in love with the chrome frame and curved back. I knew with the right fabric it would be a gem! So I set to work tearing the fabric off and stapling the new.
The bottom went on like a dream, I was ready to keep this chair for myself! I was envision modern glam all over the place.
But the back... well that did not go so well. The arch was such a pain! I could not get the fabric to lay straight no matter how hard I tried, how many different strategies I worked through, or how many times I redid it.
(The picture I sent my mom while half crying over it)
In the end this is how it turned out:
I've debated for a long time whether to try and sell it or not. I don't know if anyone would want a chair with the fabric crinkled like that. Just today I brought it over just to see how it would do. Time shall tell!
Another little makeover I completed was this little lockbox I bought for $2:
I liked it because it had handles and hinges that gave it some character. But sorry Asia; your fancy artwork had to go. I sanded everything down and gave it a new coat of white paint. Then added a set wheels I bought for $1, cut a new top for it and upholstered it with some leftover fabric from my dining chairs.
Terrible IPhone Picture but nonetheless-- Voila!! Upholstered Storage Ottoman! I also ended up sanding the paint down some more to show the character of the wood. I think it turned out cute!
Have you ever had a project go awry? Do you sometimes think your simplest projects are some of your best?