Creative Project: Reupholster a chair

So, my mom and I found this love seat for $40 in a yard sale. It was a pretty comfy chair, but it had definitely seen better days. It was a camel colored brown, and did not match anything I own. It was a good chair and quite a steal – so we got it. We were not even sure it would fit in my new room.

We lucked out, and it fit perfectly – physically. However, the color scheme was quite a clash and it was starting to be an eye sore in the room. So I went to Hobby Lobby and looked around at fabric. I have never upholstered a chair. As a matter of fact, creative projects like that are way out of my realm for experience.

I did find a color scheme I really liked, that matched the current colors of my room. So I went for it!


I bought 9 yards of grey fabric, 9 yards of striped fabric, a heavy duty stapler, fabric scissors, and a hot glue gun (yeah, a hot glue gun… I am just trying to make a temporary uplift, not a professional upholstery job. LOL). I had a lot of fabric left over, but I did not want to have to go to the store again.

I spent the day working on it here and there – I would say total, I had the chair done in about an hour. I am very happy with the result:


About ashleekarin

Every Sunday I tried to post updates since I succeed in camping the doorstep of the world during a 110 day road trip around the USA; The Roadside Bears blog was then brought head first into the internet world (changed to Included are the details of our adventures and how we are doing, as well as tips on how we made a road trip around the USA happen. It’s important to pursue your dreams to the end, even if you end up with nothing. After all, you only have one life to live; go big or go home. Join me vicariously through this blog – – and experience the adventure of my life. Viewer discretion is advised, as you will most likely witness a very hungry person freezing as they sleep in their car. I will always be planning the next great adventure – so don’t miss out, subscribe to the blog today! XoxO (big kiss little hug little kiss big hug ), Ashlee Karin

Posted on December 20, 2015, in Home Front. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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