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Monday, May 11, 2015

Repurposing a Wingback Chair

My daughter had a yard sale a couple of weeks ago,  and my grandson put two wingback chairs in it.   I thought they had good bones and might be a fun repurposing project.  so I bought them from him.  ($10 each).

The chairs had originally belonged to my daughter,  and she had given them to him a couple of years ago.  After being in his "frat" house for a while,  they were in pretty bad!

The first thing we did was rip all the fabric and padding off.   That was no easy!   I had no idea it would take so many staples......
It got a fresh coat of paint...notice I said"it"...we have only got one done so far.   Again...I is a lot of work to strip all the fabric off!

I stapled some pretty fabric to the back......sat a cute owl in a carpenter box,  and added some faux flowers  (for now).

The springs were pretty plain so I added another layer of springs......
The springs I added were a yard sale purchase.....   .50 cents

This is not her permanent home....can't wait to show you where she is going,.....


  1. Dear Penny, I am sure this "classic beauty" of a chair, is so happy it found a good home. xo Catherine

  2. Penny,
    Now I know what a wing back chair looks like without the fabric on it!! We;;, I'll be darned!! Love what you did with it!! So cute!! I have been working in the yard, planting annuals ( I broke down and bought them) and getting both the front porch and back patio ready for the season! It has been unseasonably hot here..... in the high 80's!! But it is supposed to cool off on the next few days but hopefully, not too cold so there is frost.....


  3. Love the wooden back on the chair, a great reveal! Penny you're sneaky, so I Can't wait to see where you put that naked (blush) chair!

  4. WOW, looks good Penny. Never knew what they looked like. Now where are you going to put this?
    Have a great week,

  5. Very creative idea to take the material and padding off that chair. I am amazed. It looks wonderful and fun now


  6. I saw online how someone made the seat be grass!

  7. I have never in my life seen how a wing back chair looks before it is all covered. Wow..that one was made so well.
    Okay, will be back to see where your creation ends up. :)

  8. Can't wait to see the finished projct!

  9. It looks so pretty! Great job,Penny as usual.

  10. What a fantastic re-purpose for that old chair!! I LOVE the springs! Can't wait to see where it's new home will be! Thank you so much for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!!

  11. Penny, what a fabulous idea repurposing those wing-backs as a display for your flowers and yard decor! Love it!

  12. You are so creative, I never would have thought of doing that, it looks fantastic!

  13. What a whimsical piece Penny. Love the added springs! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. This looks incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  15. I saw your chair over at Brenda's and had to stop by and say I LOVE THAT CHAIR!!! Very cute idea, Penny!


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