Reupholstering My Vanity Chair

Here is the story of how I reupholstered my vanity chair.

I got my beautiful antique vanity for $150 including the chair with what I believe is the original fabric. (Obviously the picture is when I first got it since it is completely covered in make up now.)
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Antique vanity and chair

I have a beautiful bedspread and sheets and pillows.

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Bedspread from Macy’s Hotel Collection Woven Duvet. And a million pillows.

Then I found a beautiful antique dresser (can you see a theme?).

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From the 1940’s I believe. And in the left corner you can see my antique side table.

If everything else was perfect I might as well have my chair match my duvet and have it be a little more comfortable.

It cost me under $10 to reupholster. I already had the staple gun and staples otherwise it would have been about $20.

I went to JoAnn Fabrics in search of the perfect fabric…

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L to R: 1. Too Geometric, 2. Beautiful but color and country, 3. Too much black, 4. Too plain.

And even more fabric.

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L to R: 5. Too yellow, 6. Expensive but highly considered, 7. Too shiny and plain, 8. Embossed and looked too country and like a quilt.

 

I finally settled on one not pictured. Then I went to Hobby Lobby and got quilt batting and I was ready.

I wanted to leave the old fabric on since it may be original just in case I ever wanted to revert back.

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I cut the batting to size, sewed the fabric edges and stapled the fabric top-bottom-side-side so it didn’t stretch weird.

This is the fabric I chose:

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And…The finished product!

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I think it turned out well. I feel like it looks much cleaner.

Thanks for reading!

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