Monday Made It: My Recovered Guided Reading Chair

I'm so excited about my new chair! I've seen so many pins floating around on how to give a computer chair a little facelift! So, I dragged hubby to the thrift store, bought a chair for 20 bucks, and got to work! 



and AFTER!!!

Here's how I did it! {Apology in advance for not taking pictures as I did this- I wasn't really sure it was gonna work, ya know?...}

You'll need:
-Fabric (I used one yard for the seat, and four feet for the back of the chair)
-A screwdriver
-A staple gun
Here's what I used: 

Take the chair apart- the seat and back. You'll need the screwdriver and some muscles for this ;-)  

Here's the back of the chair. (And please ignore the awful stained hardwood floor....that's my next project...)

I started with the seat (it was easier than the back). I just wrapped the fabric around it and staple gunned (is that a verb!?!) underneath. 

And here's the back. I basically wrapped it like a present and used spray adhesive on the sides. It's not perfect, but hey, it was made with love, right!?

I hid the staples underneath the back because I figured they would be the least visible there. 


And, like I said, I used spray adhesive to just seal up the sides. It actually seemed to work (I was surprised!)!!!  

I'm sad this is our last summer Monday Made It with Tara- I feel like I'm just getting started ;) (Don't worry- she'll still be hosting the monthly MM over at her fabulous blog!) 


  1. Your chair came out so pretty Sandy! I love the colors of the fabric! :)

    Fashion Craze Learning Days

  2. Your chair looks great! I'm *hoping* to get mine covered tomorrow :)

  3. Wow! That looks great. Love the fabric you chose!

    Team V's Second Grade Fun

  4. I am seriously impressed! Your chair looks awesome!


  5. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Really great work! I have recovered some things and it's a LOT of work. Way to go. You have something you can feel proud of every time you see it.
    Debbie K.
    Always Primary

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