Freaky to Fabulous Farmhouse

Updated: Mar 4, 2019


I looked at this chair several times while it was sitting there at a garage sale. For some reason it was speaking to me—perhaps because it is tall and skinny—something I aspire to. I have several projects already stacked up a home, but this chair just drawing me back. So I bought it and dragged it home.



First thing that had to go was the faux red fur.



As nice as it was, it is gone now.


After a good cleaning, I painted it a cream color with Waverly Chalk Paint in the Cashew color. Then I distressed it and sealed with a coat of Rustoleum Matte Topcoat.

I debated whether to just paint a design on the seat or reupholster. I still had some of the rooster fabric so I decided to reupholster.


The seat did not come off of the base so it made the reupholstering a little more difficult than usual.


The fabric worked well on this chair. A few spot needed upholstery tacks due to the location of where the fabric stopped.


This little nook at the back of the chair made the the upholstery a challenge but these cute flower tack created a finished look.


I added a thin layer of padding to the back of the chair and used the same flower tack to secure the fabric in place.


The finished chair turned out well. It is a good example of why you should give those ugly duckling chairs a second or third look.

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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.