I am so excited to share my first project and first Craigslist find with you! I always read about these awesome things people find but it always seemed too good to be true. I am in awe when they take what appears to be junk and transform it into an amazing custom piece for far less than they could ever buy it for. Well, I think this is one of those pieces and I am lucky enough to have snatched it up!
Introducing my $10 Craigslist chair!!
It did not exactly look like junk prior to coming to Lilac Drive but it was begging to meet it's full potential! I started by using a flat head screwdriver and pliers to remove the ridiculous amount of staples in the fabric covering the bottom.
Next, I removed the four screws holding the seat to the frame with the help of a drill.
By now, I was feeling pretty accomplished. See that little orange tag? Well, that told me that my chair was sold in 1984 by Century Chair in Hickory, North Carolina. I love that this chair has a story. After some more staple removal (I am quite a pro now!), I had the fabric off the cushion. It had been reupholstered once but I decided to leave the light gold fabric on the cushion since you couldn't see it through the new upholstery. I placed the old fabric on the new fabric (yes, it's chevron!!!) and cut around it to get the same size and shape.
I will iron the new fabric and staple gun it back to the cushion for the finished seat!
Stay tuned for the reveal.
I think Miss Gabriella likes the new fabric as much as I do.
See the finished product here!