24 Jun

Round 3 {Repurposed Fabric Project}

Well, here we are at the third and final project of the Rehash Your Trash Blogger Showdown. The first two projects took a tad longer than I’d hoped/expected but this last one was a breeze! I had a small, black IKEA dining chair hanging out in the basement.

Free Ikea Chair

After separating the chair back from the bottom I sanded down and stained the painted wood to give the piece a rustic-chic feel.

Disassembled Chair

At a thrift shop here in town I picked up some pretty dragonfly fabric. You know those euro sham cases that always accompany comforter sets? I see them all the time at thrifts because most people don’t have big, square pillows on their beds. They are perfect for small upcycled projects like this one.

Dragonfly Fabric

I ripped the seams between the front and back pieces of fabric and wrapped it around a piece of foam I’d cut to size. A few shots of spray adhesive kept everything in place while stapling the fabric to the wooden seat.

Fabric & Batting Wrap

I added some pillow stuffing to plump out the sides. It took a bit of patience to make sure all the lines stayed straight. When the upholstering was done, I put the seat back onto the base and secured it with screws.

Padded Seat

Pairing the stool with it’s modified chairback creates a unique yet functional hall tree for a small entry space. This would also make a nice addition to a bathroom, office or kid’s bedroom ~ just play with paint colors and fabrics to suit your own space.

DIY Hall Tree

What do you think? Is this something you’d use in your own home?

Now it’s time to head over to check out what Evey whipped up for the challenge. Remember to leave a comment to vote for your favorite project!

Round 1 – Unexpected Upcycle
Round 2 – Creative Storage/Organization

~dee

13 thoughts on “Round 3 {Repurposed Fabric Project}

  1. As cute as Evie's creation is, yours wins…hands down!

    Once again, great creativity, and great thinking outside the box! Well done!

  2. Hey, the pillow sham idea is great! I might use that to recover my two chairs with the curved arms (the ones I'm not going to let you have!). :) Thanks for giving us a peek at your creative ideas!!!

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