Wednesday 2 April 2014

How to disguise and makeover an ugly armchair (in 5 mins)

Now I love my armchair. It's comfy, cosy and sits snugly in my little nook under the stairs. 
But while I love the shape of the chair, I detest the fabric. It may have had its plus points back in its day but today it's dark and a bit too shabby (not the chic variety.)

So until I can afford to upholster it - which I will learn to do (anyone care to teach me? skill for a skill?)
I need to find a way to live with it. I've tried all sorts, from disguising it with cushions to covering the whole thing in a big blanket. That didn't work - it just looked like an obese ghost.
Then I tried this: a simple tablecloth, pinned in place ... and it works perfectly! it brightens the whole room, took all of 5 minutes and required no effort whatsoever. Perfect : )



All you need:

Large tablecloth or fabric
Small fabric for cushion
Sewing pins

All I did was:

1. Take the cushion off. 
2. Lay the tablecloth over the chair and tuck it into the sides 
3. Pin it around the back to keep it in place.
4. Lay your second fabric over your cushion and tuck in underneath.

JM x

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  1. A lovely makeover!

    Have a lovely rest of a week

    Vanessa x

    1. Ah thank you Vanessa :-) glad you like it! Have a lovely week yourself x