Upcycle When Possible

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I like to repurpose as many things as possible. I’m also cheap…. ok maybe frugal is a better work. Yes, I’m frugal.

Case in point. See this ugly chair?

chair before
chair before

I’ve had it a LONG time. I bought it at a yard sale MANY years ago for $4. It had casters on the legs until recently. It’s been in different rooms in the house for years on end. The last 10-12 it’s spent in the bathroom as a spot to sit to put on your shoes. It’s ugly. It’s probably mid-century modern and covered in a plasticy gold floral pattern. It’s had throws over it, curtains, and tablecloths draped over it over the years giving it a little bit different feel, and then it came full circle, back to it’s original gold ugliness. That is until recently.

I had my bathroom remodeled this past year and having had a chair in the bathroom all these years has made us want/need to keep a chair in there. But lordy… this gold monstrosity could not go back!

So, what does an industrious person do?

They recover it!

chair
chair

I searched the fabric stores (what’s left of them) for something sturdy with the colors of the bathroom in it. I wanted to pick up the red stone color of the stained concrete floor… and the yellow tinge of the countertop (I kept the original ‘cultured marble’ countertop.) Wouldn’t you know it? I found this fabric in my fabric stash! It had all the right colors!

upholstery fabric
upholstery fabric

Now personally, I would never have chosen a floral print but the colors were a perfect compliment to the newly remodeled bathroom.

I’m still looking for the perfect accessories and wall decor, but you have to admit, it looks good! My only purchase was a roll of batting (with which I used a coupon from Hobby Lobby!!!).

chair in bathroom
chair in bathroom