I love to see the projects that you have completed. It brings joy to my heart and instantly puts a smile on my face. I’ve been asking you to Submit a Project {you can too!} on the Diva of DIY Facebook page and have received quite a few. This week I’m featuring Amanda C. and the fabulous antique chair that she gave some love!

Refurbished Antique Chair

Amanda I am still in awe of this chair. You did an amazing job sista. Keep up the work because you do beautiful work!

Here’s what Amanda had to say about how she refurbished this antique chair:

Oh, I’m so honored that you like my project.  I love all of yours.  I have a repurposed chandelier in my backyard.  I love it!

My daughter earned straight A’s all year in school so as her reward she and I redecorated her room.  This chair was part of the project.  I found it on a Facebook garage sale page.  I purchased it for $25.  A steal for this old chair.
I watched a few youtube videos and felt ready to tackle this chair.  I took it completely apart, all the way down to the wood frame.  I painted it in Annie Sloan Old White, then lightly distressed it.  It was sealed and dark waxed in all the detail to make them pop.  I learned how to reattach the springs and this was the first time.  I did it.  I made sure I had all the proper tools before I started.  From previous projects, I learned how important this is to make a project go smoothly.

I went to a local upholstery grade fabric store, Loomcraft.  I wanted the chair to be fun and fit my teenage daughter.  She is a writer, so the script fabric was the first fabric I had to have.  I needed it to be the primary fabric for the chair.  It also needed to be black, off white and burgundy, her current favorite color combination.  The store clerk helped me pick out a bunch of fabric that would coordinate with the script fabric.  I narrowed down to my favorite pieces and figured where I wanted each one.  I left the cushion at the store to sew it.  I can sew but I don’t enjoy it.  And I wanted it perfect.  I brought home the rest of my supplies and put it all together.
I am a furniture flipper, although this piece I kept.  I rent space in a store in Kenosha and I also sell off my business Facebook page, Reloved Home Designs.

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