I was inspired by a chair that Sam’s mum bought to pick up a couple of old chairs from the recycling shop at the rubbish tip and give them the shabby chic treatment!

I forgot to take a photo of what they looked like before, but they had rush woven seats which I cut off as they were very damp and dirty. Sanding them all down was the most time consuming bit!

shabby chic chair
I cut pieces of recycled board and filed them down to make them fit perfectly in the seat gap.

vintage chair renovation
Here’s the first layer of paint going on.

shabby chic chair
I didn’t take any other photos of the process, so here they are finished! I upholstered them with spotty blue fabric.

vintage chair

shabby chic chair renovation

reupholstered chair
I sanded down some areas with fine sandpaper to give that shabby chic look.

reupholstered rush chair

chair revamp

shabby chic vintage chair

shabby chic chair

These chairs are for sale, collection only (or nearby delivery for a small charge), £30 each. So, if you like them and you live anywhere near Torquay, Devon, get in touch!

I’m sharing this post at the following link up parties: Handmade Harbour, Craft-o-Maniac, Between Naps on the Porch, Poppy LovesThe Purple Pumpkin and Sumo’s Sweet Stuff.


How cool – love the spotty fabric too 🙂 I’ve got a couple here that I’ve ‘hoarded’ for 2 years … would you fancy doing them for me ???? hee hee LoL

IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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