Chair for My Craft Room Desk

Updated: May 3


I am still working on revamping my craft room. Today I finished the last two projects—the chair for the MCM desk, and a matching stool just for extra seating in the basement. I bought the chair at a local consignment shop and the stool at an estate auction earlier this summer.

These are so similar, I thought they would both work well in the craft room.


I began the project by removing the padded cushions for each piece. The seat of the stool came off easily. The chair proved a little more difficult. To access the screws for the seat on the chair, I had to remove the legs because the swivel mechanism obstructed the screws for the padded seat. Then I had to pry the seat off the base. It has adhered to the painted surface over time.

Victory!



I have never seen so many tacks on one layer of fabric.



That is going to take a while to remove!


I cleaned both pieces and gave it a light overall sanding. Then I painted both pieces with Folk Art Black Chalk paint. It covers really well and most of the time you can get by with one coat. I did two coats on both pieces. After the paint dried, I gave both a coat of polyurethane in a satin finish.


Then I started tackling the upholstery.

There were two layers of fabric on both seats. I usually remove all the tacks and staples. It took over an hour to remove the tacks and staples on these two seats.



I was digging through my stash of remnants and found this one. I have used this fabric on two projects in the past—a MCM beautician chair and a MCM stool. I bought it JoAnn Fabric. It is still available on their web site. I had enough to cover these two projects! (And I just ordered more because it was 50% off on the web site.)



I added new padding and batting to both stools—old padding is usually disgusting so it has to go!



I stapled the new fabric in place.

Both look great!


I reattached the seats and loaded them into the craft room.

This seat is perfect for the desk. I love the fact it swivels.

I didn't really need another seat in the craft room but the stool went so well with the chair I put them both in there. I can always use extra seating in the basement when my family comes to visit.





These are the last two projects in the craft room makeover. I will be loading in all the rest of the crafting "stuff" tomorrow and then it will be complete.

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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.