Saturday, December 15, 2012

Shabby Chair redo with burlap grain sack

Hello friends!

I have finally finished my first chair redo.
I'm pretty happy with the results overall but this was very time consuming! I don't know how you bloggers that do this for a living do it all! It took me forever to strip it all the way down to the springs and the wood.

Here is an "after" of the top of the chair.
I added some "thingys" I don't even know what they are called. I painted the wood I was leaving exposed with ASCP in Old White.
I used canvas material in cream and an old grain sack I had.

Here is a "before" of the chair.
Sorry for the photo, I was a bad blogger and didn't take any before photos so this is the one from my phone taken in the back of my vehicle to show my sister my goodies I had found.

I love how it turned out. Pinterest definitely helped me decide what I wanted to do.

The back with the grain sack.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my chair! 

I'm off to make another cushion for it, I like the layered look better I have decided :)


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Remembering all of the victims in Connecticut today, my heart just aches for all of those families and their losses at this time of the year.


  1. Adore your chair.. Great Job! Thanks for sharing.

  2. It looks amazing Shanon!!! You did a beautiful job!!!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  3. I LOVE that chair. Beautiful work.

  4. Shanon,
    OMG!!!! That chair is adorable. You did a great job. I love it.

  5. shanon!! i LOVE this fabulous, adorable re-do! i just got a wing back much like this,and was going to try to slipcover it, but, i love this so much more! now, i just need you to come do it for me!-haha:)


  6. Good on you for giving it a go. I think it looks fantastic and has a lot of character! take care, Maryann

  7. Your chair makeover looks fabulous. You did a great job and I give you lots of credit because I've deconstructed a couple chairs before so I know it takes forever!!!


  8. Your chair is stunning. you did an amazing job also with the painting and I love the combination of grain sack and white fabric.
    sooooo shabby chic!

  9. You have me kicking mysef for getting rid of a very ugly chair that could have turned out maybe as pretty as yours. Looks great. You are so talented.

  10. Girl, that chair is beyond fabulous! She is beautiful and you did a great job!

    Your living area is beautiful as well.

  11. Oh I love your fabulous chair! You did such a GREAT job!!! Love it girl!!! I need to start doing some stuff over here! lol Wishing you a wonderful holiday my friend!!!


  12. I seriously WANT that chair!!! Wow-it turned out fantastic! I'm impressed...I wouldn't even try to tackle something like that!

  13. Pretty impressive, love how you added the wood to the arms.

  14. Wow that looks gorgeous! I haven't been brave enough to try that entailed of a project yet! You have inspired me! Happy Holidays! Traci

  15. What a gorgeous chair! Would love to have that in my home. :)

  16. Shannon,
    I LOVE your chair!!!! Awesome!
    Gorgeous photos!
    I have two chairs like this that in my basement collecting dust. I bought them at the flea market two years ago. You have inspired me to get BUSY and get them re-done. I plan on making white ruffled shabby chic slipcovers.
    I wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    See you in the new year!

  17. I love the layered, casual look. You did a great job, Shanon. Merry Christmas!

  18. Hi Shanon,
    Your chair turned out fabulous, GREAT JOB!! My January project (hopefully) is to reupholster a settee so this gives me hope, inspiration!!! Thanks for the lovley share!!
    Merry Christmas!

  19. Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous chair makeover....WOW! I wish I was patient enough to sew.

  20. Shannon...fabulous job! I love the way you incorporated the two types of fabric!
    Thanks for dropping by & leaving your sweet comment!
    Have a wonderful beginning to this new year!
    Keep up the great work!

  21. So cute! Love your Christmas tree too! :)

  22. So cute! I am digging around for deconstructed pieces and came across your chair. I like the burlap contrast and I particularly like the fluffy foofy trim you put on the edge of the white - very fun!


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