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


  1. Beverly July 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    So sweet and I love love love the fabric you used. What a great way to reuse the chair. Hugs, Beverly

  2. Miranda @ Someday Cr July 12, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    What a cool idea!! We'll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow πŸ™‚

  3. Cathy Compeau July 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Love it! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Hugs, Cathy

  4. wRitErsbLock July 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    wow, you're so crafty. This seems beyond my skill set

  5. Bethany the ngnrdgrl July 5, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I love how it turned out! I pinned it.

  6. Evey June 28, 2013 at 6:05 am

    You rock girlfriend! ::bows down::



  7. Tess Carlson June 26, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Love it Dee!

  8. Stephanie Durdan June 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    You're the winner!! Love your rehash!! πŸ™‚

  9. Betsy June 25, 2013 at 5:58 am

    well done D!

  10. Lisa June 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm

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

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

  11. apleasanthouse June 24, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Now that's what I'm takin' bout! Nicely done my dear. Nicely done- so creative!

  12. Katie June 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    So creative! The other is very nice but I like yours better. πŸ™‚

  13. Ann Hemken June 24, 2013 at 8:51 am

    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!). πŸ™‚ Thanks for giving us a peek at your creative ideas!!!

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