Sunday was "start the reupholster" day on my recent find at the Habitat ReStore, a…
Well there technically is no chapter 1 for the chair, but I’m considering my finding it to be the start of this story. After paying only $6 for it at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, I immediately set out to figure out how to reupholster it.
First we tried a local furniture store, where I got my kitchen chairs in the scratch and dent section for $20 each. I looked around at the fabric anyway and at first was leaning towards the tan color scheme, which matches the living room, my planned destination for the chair. But then I though of maybe red or charcoal gray. I didn’t see anything that grabbed me so we moved on.
I heard the local Joann’s Fabric and Craft store was closing and thought it would be a good try for sale items. So off we went and it turns out I was right, all the interior fabric was 60% off.
I spotted this silvery blue roll as an option for mom’s living room curtains that I was planning on re-doing. It is about $10 a yard and has brown and off white flecks in it which would match our planned color palette.
While the chef was on the phone with his mom asking how many yards we’d need for my mom’s front window, I spotted it and knew instantly – here is my fabric! Deep red and textured to boot, I picked up the roll immediately. After we were advised to get about 8 yards (not knowing how many the chair would take) and that the chef’s mom would help with the reupholster (Yes!) I headed over to find out the price since it was missing a sticker.
As soon as the associate told me it was originally $19.99 a yard, I did the happy dance. It made her, the Chef and the guy behind me laugh. After 60% off that’s $8 a yard, how can you go wrong? So she cut us 10 yards (I held back from buying the whole roll) and off we went for much needed dinner.