Project…$5.00 Armchairs!!

I bought two of these chairs a while back for $5.00 each to go in Mics slot car room (the man den!) and had planned on recovering them for him with a ticking in navy and white. But, as we have had to change our rooms around for the sale of our home I have had to use these in the Family Room as one of the sofas from here is now in the Living Room (more on that soon). So, I did have to recover them as this brown tweed fabric was horrible and I had to make it look the part to match the sofa…
I recovered them!
(you can still see the $5 price label on the arm. It is gone now)

In this lovely white waffle weave fabric which was an unused quilt/duvet cover that never sat properly on any bed. It is such a soft fabric I thought it would work well to cover the chairs. I re used the zippers from the original covers.
They needed cushions to go on them and I had this lovely stripe fabric that my Mum picked up at an op shop for $2.00 for about 6 meters and I have been wondering how I would use it for a while now. I covered some buttons in white linen to match the waffle weave fabric and filled them with poly fill.
So, all up it cost me $10.00 for the chairs, and about .50 cents each for the cushions.
Not bad for about 2 hours work I think =0) I have just made a new canvas for above our sofa to go with these chairs. I will show you it all soon.
Hope you are having a great weekend – I am!
Ness xx



Comments (24)

  • You are incredible and very talented. I’m very VERY impressed. Looking forward to reading more about your clever ideas and transformations. Felicity

  • Ness, I love that you repurposed a bed spread. The waffle weave looks great. What a bargain for $10!…..of course you sewing skills add a lot more to that. Great job on these!

  • Wow, what a transformation, and so cost effective to, they look great!!!

  • Ness, your chairs look fabulous! I LOVE your striped cushions! Now about this ‘Man Den’…please don’t ever mention it to my hubby as I know what he will want to add when we extend our home – lol!! So happy to hear you are having a wonderful weekend sweet girl. Hugs to you ~ Tina xx

  • Such a fabulous job, and I love the price.

  • Ness, you are one clever and resourceful lady! The chairs are fabulous and if you ever decide to sell these cushions please let me know 🙂
    Cheers from Perth

  • Not bad at all! I think you did an awesome job recovering those! I usually think that’s a time consuming job at which I cuss and cry until I finally get it done!
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  • Hi Ness! Wow what a wonderful transformation. You are so talented and resourceful. That cushion fabric is lovely… there is just something about stripes, isn’t there? Thank you for sharing these

  • Ness:
    What a fabulous makeover for the two chairs. I really like the pillow covers you made, too! Well done!

  • Great job on the chair recover and a great find! I love those $5 finds!

  • The chair transformation is fabulous and you cant beat that price!!

  • Oh how I love it when you post about your projects! They are
    always amazing! These chairs
    look fantastic! Thank you for
    sharing with us!

    Flora Doora

  • The waffle weave was a genius move; the chairs look wonderful now and nobody would know how wonderfully frugal they truly are. Great job!

  • WOW – look what you did! I am inspired to find something to re-finish that doesn’t require an expensive purchase.

  • Hi Ness!
    I love seeing things like this!!!!I think it is so much more fun making something out of nothing!!!!Those chairs had good bones…Well done!

  • Great job, you are very resourceful and talented!

  • Hi Ness,
    You are amazing! I would have passed up those chairs and would not have the vision that you did.
    They turned out wonderful! Great job!


  • Ness what a fabulous makeover. The ugly ducklings turned into beautiful swans.

  • Gosh, they look fabulous!

  • Great job. I love that stripe and the waffle weave. You are clever to put it all together. It looks great.

  • Oh Ness…just have Aced it once again 😉 x

  • The ugly ducklings turned into beautiful swans.
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  • What a bargain & a great job!

  • Love these chairs, Ness. $5? Amazing!



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