Stop Pinning Chair Update

My mama was here visiting and just headed home.  She helped light a crafting fire under me.  I made amazing progress on our office + guest room…. as in, I might actually be able to share the final reveal SOON!  See how I updated this old chair and transformed it into my “Stop Pinning Start Making Chair“.

Stop Pinning Start Making Chair, Delineateyourdwelling.com
I searched high and low and sadly, I did not take a good before picture of this chair.  See below for the best picture I could find.  I inherited from my Grandma Gloria and although the sentimental value is high, the actual chair was really lacking.
The first thing I did was remove the slip on canvas back and then give that chair some bright and cheerful white spray paint love!
Stop Pinning Chair Update, Delineate Your Dwelling #tote #upcycle
I got this awesome stop pinning start making canvas tote bag and thought it would be the PERFECT back to my chair.
Stop Pinning Chair Update, Delineate Your Dwelling #tote #upcycle
It just so happened that the bag was the perfect size to cut down and apply to my chair back!  My chair’s original canvas was sagging, so after doing a little internal repair, it was good to go.
I made a paper template of the inside portion of the chair pack.  And then used that to cut the tote bag down to size.
Since I was applying the tote to the back of the chair, I decided to just use hot.glue to adhere the two pieces together.
Stop Pinning Chair Update, Delineate Your Dwelling #tote #upcycle
I also added this fun white felt ribbon to the perimeter.  It helped hide the cut edge.
Stop Pinning Chair Update, Delineate Your Dwelling #tote #upcycle
And my final touch was adding a paper flower from the Spring Oh Joy party line at Target.  I could cover my house top to bottom in these paper flower and still want more.  I major heart them.  I cut out a little leaf from some spare ribbon I had sitting around.
Stop Pinning Chair Update, Delineate Your Dwelling #tote #upcycle
Stop Pinning Chair Update, Delineate Your Dwelling #tote #upcycle
I loved taking that fun tote and turning it into something even better.  Have you done something like that before?

And even though this post is called Stop Pinning Chair Update, please feel free to pin, pin, pin!

11 thoughts on “Stop Pinning Chair Update

  1. SUCH a cute makeover Amy! Totally brilliant to use that tote and the the wording couldn’t be more perfect or inspirational for your office! Totally crushing on that little paper flower too … looks like a Target trip is in my future 😉

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

shares