Guest Room: Chair Makeover (& the Winners!)

We changed out the last bit of citrus-y floral fabric in our guest room this week.  The only snippet of that fun print left in the room was the piece I’d used to reupholster my grandma’s old sewing chair back in ’09.

Chair Before

I was honestly a bit torn over whether I should find a new chair for my desk in the guest/ craft room or if I should recover this one, but in the end I knew that this was the chair I wanted to sit in when I sewed.

Removing Seat

I followed the same process as the last time I recovered this chair, except this time around there was no need to add new foam or batting.

Seat Removed

I decided to leave the floral fabric on the seat underneath the new fabric since it wouldn’t show through and I could always revert back to it by removing the new fabric down the line.  You know, if I change my mind again! 😉

Cutting Fabric

This time around I tried to use fewer staples.  Since I used so many the last time I covered this cushion, it was hard to find a spot to put a staple where it would actually go into the wood and not hit a previous one.

Starting to Staple

Corners always look messy when you’re doing a job like this, but the goal is to make them look nice and smooth from the top and sides of the seat, not from underneath (thank goodness)!

Corner Upholstering

Once I finished up (and made sure I didn’t cover any screw holes with fabric), it was as simple as reattaching the seat and admiring the results.

Seat Done

Ready for the new look?  Grandma’s Sewing Chair: Before and After (again)!

Chair Before gma's chair

What do you think of the new fabric?  It’s the same print I used to make the curtains for this room, so it’s nice to have another shot of the pattern on the opposite side of the room now.

Close up Chair

I’m excited to finish up in that closet and pull back the drapes to start enjoying that little sewing and crafting nook!  I love how the chair looks right at home next to our painted drop cloth drapes and peacock feather art.

Chair in Guest Room

Speaking of those peacock feathers, it’s time for our giveaway!  First off, I want to thank each and every one of you who entered this giveaway.  It’s our very small way of saying thank you for all the support and wonderful comments you leave us every week here at Heardmont.  I wish you could all have won, but just know that we’re sending virtual hugs your way!

Three Feathers

Without further ado, the winners are:

Congratulations, ladies!  Keep an eye out for an email from me.

Last up, I wanted to share a link to a great graphic our reader Sara shared with me yesterday.  For those of you working on peacock-themed rooms of your own or who just love vintage drawings, check out this free printable from The Graphics Fairy!

Isn’t that peacock gorgeous?  Sara also shared a link from The Graphics Fairy on how to get the best quality frame-able prints at home here.

Thanks so much for sharing, Sara, and have a great weekend everybody!  If I owe you an email or reply to a question from this week, keep an eye out for a response sometime before Monday!  Ya’ll are giving me lots of catching up to do. 😉

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13 Responses to Guest Room: Chair Makeover (& the Winners!)

  1. Morgan says:

    That fabric looks great on that chair! And I love the pic of the chair in front of your newly detailed curtains! =)

  2. Autumn says:

    Yay! I’m so excited! Thank you so much Meredith! And the chair looks great!

  3. Samantha says:

    The fabric is a great match to the room!

  4. It turned out great! I love it with the peacock feather art. 🙂

  5. The chair turned out cute! I follow You, Me and a Weiner and she has some peacock stuff for sale and I thought of you! They are super cute and one is only $6!
    check it out here:


  6. This looks really cute! I can’t believe the difference in just a piece of fabric.

  7. Ches says:

    Beautiful as usual, dont you want to come help me pull my rooms together. Im so excited that I won a set of the feathers, cant wait to use them somewhere in our home.

  8. Still loving that fabric – the whole room is really coming together! And thanks for sharing that peacock download, so awesome!

  9. CAS says:

    The chair turned out really cute and looks great in the new fabric.
    🙂 CAS

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