Boho Chic Furniture Makeover
The boho chic vanity chair makeover wasn’t as difficult as the “Paris” stool makeover. There wasn’t any wood cutting or anything like that. This is a project anyone can do. No special tools required.
Boho Chic Fabric
I love bohemian or hippie style designs, clothing, fabrics, etc. If the clothing style fit my body type I would be in Heaven. Sadly, it doesn’t.
The vintage vanity stool has been in the workshop forever. I kept pushing it to the back because this is how I bought it….no foam or fabric and the wood seat unattached to the base.
First thing I did after cleaning the wood was to spray paint the stool with my new favorite spray paint, Rustoleum Bright Coat Copper Metallic. As you can see in the photo there are variations or shading of the copper color on the wood. The wood veneer was missing from the chair back and the wood took up the paint differently. I like it this way. The stool was in rough shape anyway with a lot of nicks and damage to the wood legs. I’m playing up the imperfections because fixing them would be a big, big job.
Moving on to the wood seat minus foam and fabric. When the JTS had bypass surgery they sent us home with a big fabric covered foam wedge for sleeping until he was healed. Well, I saved the foam, no waste around here. Foam is too expensive. The JTS cut a piece from the foam wedge to fit the stool seat.
For extra sturdiness I covered the foam and wood seat with a double layer of off-white fabric. The fabric is actually a pillowcase I recycled. We got a ton of linens in a chest of drawers we purchased at an auction.
The fabric is a skirt I spotted at Goodwill. I was shopping in the housewares dept. of the store when I spotted the skirt from across the aisle. The colors, design, and sparkle were calling to me. It’s hard to see in this photo but there are gold colored sequins on the skirt. Pretty. I paid almost $5 for it……. but when you’re in love. Since the skirt was a size small I knew I couldn’t wear it but I could use it for various projects.
I cut the fabric to fit the newly padded and covered seat. You guys have read my how to recover a chair seat tutorials so I won’t go into all of that.
Stapling the fabric to the seat takes maybe 10 minutes. Working the fabric at the edges to keep out the wrinkles is the most difficult part.
The JTS found four screws for me and I attached the seat to the stool.
Ta-Dah! I can’t help loving the glitz with the metallic copper and the gold sequins.
Here is a close up of the fabric so you can see the sequins. I also love the turquoise and brown colors together.
That’s it. You guys can do this at home. Trust me. Covering a chair seat is not difficult at all and what a dramatic change. Fabric makes such a difference even if you don’t paint the chair, bench, whatever. Have you done this? Let me know how it went.Boho Chic Furniture Makeover
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For Those of You Who Have Asked About My Favorite DIY Tools and Paints:
Beyond Paint for Furniture
Ryobi Drill (cordless)
Mouse Sander (cordless)
FrogTape Painters Tape
Rustoleum Heirloom White Spray Paint
Rustoleum Metallic Copper Spray Paint
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