Check out this Upcycle project! I have been slowly, steadily redecorating my bedroom into a boho theme. It’s cheap, colorful, and FUN so it fits. Thanks to chalk paint, I have been having WAY too much fun in a seriously budget-friendly way!
Two parsons style chairs
Chalk paint, clear wax, and brushes
Fabric of your choice (4-5 yards total) and matching thread
Heavy Duty Staples and Staple Gun
Okay, I made this up as I went along so bear with me. I started with two chairs like this that I scored on clearance at Walmart for $27 each.
Using awesome chalk paint ($6.99 on sale at JoAnn), I painted the legs a cool teal color.
|See, painted versus not painted – big difference!|
After two coats and an overcoat of clear wax (also $6.99 on sale at JoAnn), I could flip them upright and add my foam (okay, this was a touch pricier but I had a 50% off coupon so my piece was approximately $30).
I had to trim the foam down just a bit – a serrated knife works GREAT! Just to improve stability, I covered the whole bottom with muslin, tacking it in place with a staple gun.
Then, it got REALLY fun! The kids helped me pick out fabrics – in 1/2 yard increments. I cut them into two different sizes to create patchwork!
|Awesome fabrics + Fun with the Kids|
Using my trusty staple gun, I covered the bottom of my bench with this awesome patchwork cover!
But, I wasn’t done. This didn’t complete the image I had in my head so I set out to make a VERY unique back for my bench…one that went along with my theme AND preferred decor.
|This is my final piece!|
The kids LOVE sitting on this now and it looks GREAT in my bedroom. If you have questions about this upcycle project, email at firstname.lastname@example.org!