Wood Chair with Padded Seat

Amidst a big project, Faye from MacGIRLver needed a little “instant gratification” and decided to spruce up a chair she originally had no intention of keeping. Plain. Brown. Nothing to get too excited about.

chair makeover before

Faye coated it with the same gray chalk paint she’d whipped up for her previous desk makeover and then made the chair a soft place to land with a piece of foam she’d saved from packaging {love that!) and some patterned fabric. When it was all said and done, Faye realized the chair would be the perfect companion for her gray and white desk. Don’t you just love it when a project comes together?

chair makeover

Check out the entire transformation and see Faye’s desk and chair together at MacGIRLver.

Shirt Chair Slipcover

Jami from Freckled Laundry loves to make a beeline for the white clothing racks at thrift stores. She says, “I always find the prettiest fabrics (cotton, linen, voile) with awesome details (ruffles, lace, ruching) that can be repurposed for so many textile projects.”


I love how Jami turned this dollar blouse into a slipcover for a chair in her hallway. The DIY chair slip requires very minimal sewing, and you even get the pretty ruffle without the work!

shirt to chair slipcover

Check out Jami’s full tutorial at Freckled Laundry.