Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chair Makeover with Beadboard Wallpaper

Way back in June, I purchased this chair at the thrift store for $2.50(1/2 off sale).  It sat in my garage until recently, because I was really unsure what to do with it.  I knew I would paint it and change out the fabric on the seat, but I wanted to do something of interest to the back rest.

To freshen up the chair, I started by removing the seat from the chair frame.  It was held in place with 4 screws, which were easy to remove.

Removing all of the nails and staples that were there to hold the fabric in place, not so easy!  While I was in the garage removing all those staples and nails, I noticed a leftover roll of beadboard wallpaper that I used in my kitchen and bathroom.  I decided it would be perfect to cover the backrest of the chair with.

I decided to put the chair in my daughter's room, for extra seating when her friends come over.

I painted the chair with leftover paint and the houndstooth fabric was purchased at Hobby Lobby.





As much as I'd love to think that my daughter is just going to use the chair for extra seating, I'm quite certain it will be used for anything but!

*A huge thanks to Allison @ House of Hepworth's and Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence for featuring my chair makeover on their blogs!

45 comments:

  1. Brandi, you are killing me with your creativity!!!! That chair turned out amazing!

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  2. That looks great! I love that you used the bead board wallpaper for the back of the chair, genius! That houndstooth fabric is super cute too!

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  3. You can work miracles! That is so amazing and so so cute! :D

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  4. Wow! How neat..in every sense of the word! I love it!

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  5. Brandi, I tell ya, you continue to amaze me! I love love love that fabric and that was such a good idea for that chair. Rock on honey:)

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  6. Just that bit of pretty fabric and paint on you were off to the races for this darling $2.50 chair. Nice job :)

    Thanks so much for sharing with all of us today :D

    Visiting from Wow US Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style,
    ~Smiles, Suzanne in NW IL

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  7. Love the beadboard paper idea! So clever and CUTE....and fancy frugal!
    Lina

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  8. That is fabulous Brandi, love that fabric.That was a stroke of genius to add the bead board wallpaper to the back. That's a pretty cute purse too!

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  9. Very cute Brandi! I love the creativity of the wallpaper on it.

    Well done.
    Pam

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  10. You really need your own show. This chair is too darling.

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  11. What a clever and inexpensive idea! Will be combing the stores for wallpaper! Thanks for posting.

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  12. That looks terrific Brandi! You are one clever kid :)

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  13. Super SAUCY! I know she loves it. You are so creative Brandi. I need some input for some kitchen chairs that I got a yard sale :)

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  14. The chair turned out so cute!! :)

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  15. Oh my gosh that is the cutest chair! Brandi you always come up with the best things, I love it!!
    xoxo

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  16. Very cool blog and I love what you did with that chair! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for leaving me your encouragement. You made a difference in my life today and I'm grateful.

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  17. that was definitely a WOW factor. you are so talented Brandi!

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  18. Brandi, you're killing me with all of this creativity :) Very chic and cute chair...can hardly wait to see what you post tomorrow (no pressure)

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  19. love that fun houndstooth! i'm sure your daughter does, too.

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  20. Your chair is adorable. Lucky daughter. Happy to be a new follower from Wow us Wednesdays.
    Laura
    http://imsovintage.blogspot.com/

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  21. Your work is just amazing. I would love to go thrifting with you because you have such a good eye.

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  22. Love the new look of the chair... very nice!

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  23. Wow-it came out so gorgeous. GOOD JOB!! Love the color and pattern.

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  24. That is GREAT! So cute. Good work~as always!

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  25. Hi Brandi... you are a master of Trash to Treasure... what a lovely transformation, looks so fresh and lively... beautiful job...I was on vacation because of my brother's wedding so missed many of your creative posts...
    From
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Hope you would like to visit me
    With love
    Farah

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  26. Brandi, this is great...would have never thought to use beadboard for back rest.

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  27. stunning, stunning! love the color contrasts too! xx

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  28. oh well done! I love that! I'm looking for guest writers on my Captive Creativity blog for DIY stuff, I'd love if you'd consider it. It can be older posts you've already done!

    here's the link!

    www.captivecreativity.blogspot.com

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  29. Now that's thinking outside of the box Brandi! Adorable and geat fabric choice!

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  30. Cuteness!!! Love the wallpaper idea!

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  31. I love the pink houndstooth and the wallpaper was a great addition! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Hi, the chair turned out darling. I love the houndstooth fabric!

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  33. Wow that chair is totally transformed! love the houndstooth fabric you chose:)

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  34. Just darling Brandi! It doesn't even look like the same chair! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday.

    Heather

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  35. What a super idea! Absolutely lovely how it turned out and I love the charm it exudes!

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  36. Such a fun chair, Brandi! LOVE the houndstooth you chose!

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  37. Brandi, that chair looks awesome!!! The houndstooth fabric is so fun. I love that you added the wallpaper to the back. You are a rock star, my friend.

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  38. What a great project! Thanks for sharing at my party!

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  39. Fantastic makeover Brandi. Congrats on your feature.

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  40. Very cute re-do! Consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/02/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-11.html !

    Happy Valentine's Day,

    Kathy

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