Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer is hosting a backwards "Works-for-Me-Wednesday" this week, and I am so glad because I need a little help! I have two wingback chairs that I inherited from my grandmother. I LOVE the shape and style, but HATE the fabric. You can see what I mean in the photo below. Hello 1970s!
So here's where I need help. I would like to reupholster these chairs, but it is $400-$500 per chair and Ouch! Can't do it. Has anyone reupholstered a piece of furniture by themselves? Feel like giving a tutorial? My husband is ridiculously handy and I think, together, we could do it if we had the right instructions. I welcome any help you have to offer!
Well, I can't ask for help without offering something in return! So I give you this little before and after project. I just found this little bookshelf at an estate sale. Did I mention that I got it for $3? (I really hope that my sharing the prices doesn't bother anyone. I always like to hear about the bargains that other people get, because it inspires me that my next bargain could be right around the corner! That's why I give you all the lowdown...hope you don't mind!)
Anyway, back to the bookshelf. We sanded it down and painted it a soft white. I found a little lamp (thrift store!) and added some little picture frames and little silver accessories, along with some of Nina's books.
Didn't it turn out cute? I put it in Nina's room, next to the little armchair that she got for her birthday. My little girl looks adorable when she sits in her corner and "reads." We cuddle there every night together to read a bedtime book. It feels good to be encouraging her love of reading, even at this early age!