Refinished 1970's Chairs

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I found these chairs at the thrift store for $20 each and knew they would be perfect by my fireplace. However, when I took my husband to help me pick them up, he was not easily convinced. After a coat of paint and some new fabric, they turned out perfect and one of them is even a rocker!

Here they are at the thrift store. I hate recovering furniture, but because these have wood frames, they only needed the cushions sewn and some spray paint. It was a super easy weekend project.


I took apart the cushions and used them as a pattern for the new ones. I didn't want piping in the middle of the bottom cushion, so I made my pattern one big panel of fabric instead of 2.

Then I just laid out the old cushion fabric on top of my new fabric, cut out the pattern, sewed it up, reused the original zippers, and voila! I did buy some batting and wrapped it around the cushions for added comfort.

267th Penny Pinching Party

What's for Dinner? 3rd Week of December 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014


This is a menu party that will be open all week. Post your favorite recipes and what you are making this week.





Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe



Baked Potatoes with  Beef Stroganoff



Crockpot Minestrone Soup

267th Penny Pinching Party