Sarah’s been wanting a spinny chair for her desk in her room for a long time, but neither of us have been willing to pay the price of a new one. We’ve been on the hunt for something used that we can spruce up a bit. We finally found it!
Thrift store, heavy-duty metal spinny chair in pea green, $9. PERFECT!
We bought fabric on clearance at JoAnn’s (paid $3.54 for one yard) and I walked Sarah through step-by-step…first I had to teach her how to iron. Since I don’t iron but about once a year, this isn’t something she’s just picked up on naturally. Thankfully, ironing a large piece of fabric flat is a pretty easy job.
Next we cut off a hunk of fabric and started staple-gunning the seat cushion in a re-upholstery-type fashion.
Then we had to figure out the top.
Found some screws that were holding the two pieces together, so we unscrewed them and found…
Orange leather!! Also a “People’s State Bank” sticker, so this must have been a bank chair in a previous life.
We covered both pieces of the top in the same fashion as the bottom seat cushion and………
…a super-cute-like-new-spinny-chair for $12.54 + tax! Way cuter than anything new in that price range, not to mention that I got to teach the girl a few crafty tricks!