Today was spent helping a friend reupholster her dumpster chair. She actually bought the chair and a matching sofa for $5 at the local dumpster’s salvage yard. Seeing the potential but too afraid to start the project, she had this chair stashed in the basement for about a year. We discuss it often, debating how we would finish it, fabric to use, etc. We finally decided that today would be the day.
I packed the car with my staple gun, paint, brushes, (and son). With a total of 4 kids all jumping in the chair, sitting in it, climbing on or over it, or fighting to get into it, its a miracle we got it finished. We learned a lot but took our time to get it done right. I must say I am really proud of this project. I feel ready to tackle the sofa soon. We are thinking of solid white. I can’t wait!
Total items found inside the lovely vintage chair:
- Handful of change
- Mary Kay Lipgloss
- paint brush
- lego wheels
To see the story of the matching Junkyard Couch, see it in 4 parts here.
Check out my DIY slipcover shortcuts here: