Vintage Slipper Chair

My sister-in-law found this great chair at a local thrift store for $22.

I fell in love with the curves and vintage vogue style. The color, not so great.


I knew right away that it was going in here...

This was the first time I recovered a chair with a lot of curves so, I wanted to practice first. I used an old curtain panel that I had laying around. It works for now, one day I'll fall in love with a fabric and recover it without feeling guilty.

I used a staple gun to secure the fabric, a hot glue gun to attach the trim and a tack hammer to apply the nail heads. I had leftover trim paint that I used for the legs and back along with a coat of poly.

It didn't turn out perfect but it was a learning experience that only set me back $32 ($22 for the chair & $10 for the trim). The cost for a professional job would have been $300.

Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Stop by The shabby nest , Crazy Domestic and fingerprints on the fridge for Linky parties with a ton of inspiration. Another great place to visit, sawdust and paper scraps is having a "Build-Hers" party with great projects built by girls.

Also linked up to Funky Junk Interiors Chair Party.


  1. Oh my gosh! That chair is beautiful. I love slipper chairs. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

  2. NICE! The chair is beautiful. I love your fabric choice. I can't tell... did you do tufting?

  3. I was here earlier. I had to come back and check out your blog. I love it, I'm a new follower. Yea! Absolutely love the chair.

  4. I think it's gorgeous! Can't tell from the pictures that it's anything but perfect. So jealous of your find and of your work!

  5. That is quite amazing!!! I love how wiiide the chair is LOL and so stylish! Great find.

  6. I think it looks really amazing.

  7. Love the chair. You should leave the bank business and go into decorating. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. "Done is better than perfect!" I LOVE it!

  9. Oh my. This is so pretty! What a transformation and I love the lines of the chair.

  10. I am so glad I found your blog. I saw your Master Bedroom on HGTV back in 2009 and it was the inspiration for my bedroom.

    I love your blog and your home.

  11. I love this chair... that aqua is so pretty and "calm" on it.
    you did good.

  12. By the way... do you have an idea of were to hang stockings if you don't have a mantel?

  13. what a great job! you've inspired me to take on a project like this. I have some old drape fabric I've held onto, if only I could find the right chair. fingers crossed. thanks for sharing your beautiful bedroom chair

  14. I love what you did here! I have some questions for you. Did you remove the fabric/trim/nailheads before covering it? To what did you staple the new fabric? Did you fold the fabric back before stapling or did you sew a finished edge first?
    Thank you! So inspiring!!

  15. That is a beautiful chair. Love the colors you chose for reupholstering and painting.



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