For the $100 Room Challenge, I made this DIY Recovered Chair with a Fur Blanket.
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I am so excited to be participating in the $100 Room Challenge again. This is my 6th time participating and I am making over a bedroom at our lake house. The $100 Room Challenge is a bi-annual challenge where a group of bloggers makeover a room in 4 weeks. We cannot spend more than $100. To accomplish this you must do many DIY projects yourself.
In my opinion, recovering furniture is difficult for me. I think it takes a professional upholsterer to do a perfect job. This project was very simple only because of the shape of the chair. Using faux fur also helped because I did not have to worry about sewing the material. It was very easy to staple the fur to the chair.
You will need a good stapler. I have a handheld stapler and an electric stapler. Both staplers will work for this project. Personally, I love the electric stapler. An electric stapler had been a very useful tool in my home.
You need an old chair, a fur blanket, and a stapler. I had both of these items at the lake house. The chair was worn and had spots on it. I had the blanket for years and was going to donate it. You may also want to glue some places on the chair. This is my favorite fabric glue. It is extremely durable.
The great thing about recovering a chair with fur is that the seams and the staples do not show.
Fur covered chairs are very popular to use especially in bedrooms. The fur adds great texture to a room.
I cut the fur from the lining of the blanket. This is so that the material only be one layer.
I measured and cut 3 rectangles from the fur blanket. I started with one side of the chair.
Staple the edge of the fur material to the wood inside the seat.
Staple the material under the chair. Make sure that your staples are going into the wood frame. Trim off excess material.
Staple the opposite side the same way.
Trim off the excess. Staple fur to the back of the chair.
Cut two pieces of the fur material for the front of the arms.
You can also use fabric glue along with the staples.
Staple the fur to the wood frame. I found that I had to use a little fabric glue to hold some spots.
The DIY recovered chair with a fur blanket turned out great! I am so pleased with this chair. The best part about my new chair is that it did not cost me anything.