Girly Flair for my Thrifty Chair

June 24th, 2017 in member junk     
PlentyPlace Kerry Messer, contributor
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Adding a chair skirt couldnt be simpler.
$4 Goodwill chair and hand-me-down bloomers
Simply staple new fabric over the existing seat.
Ready for embellishment!
Stitch-witchery to the rescue. 
Adding a chair skirt couldnt be simpler.

Adding a chair skirt couldn't be simpler.


I wanted to use these linen hand-me-down "pants" even though they looked horrible on me, so I put them on my chair!


  • 3/4 yard of fabric & a staple gun made recovering the seat a snap
  • I cut the pants off at the knees and used a stitch-ripper to open the seams 
  • The open pants fit the perimeter of the seat perfectly, so I just stapled them to the frame
  • The chair still looked plain, so I added a pleated "stripe" to the seat by using Heat-n-Bond
  • Voila! My thrift store chair got some girly flair in under an hour and cost less than $10 with all the supplies!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Girly Flair for my Thrifty Chair
posted in: member junk, vintage, cottage, furniture, whimsical, fabric, brown, office, blue, beige

Comments (7)

MakinItHappen writes: Very creative! Now the chair wears the pants in your family. Posted: 7:13 pm on January 25th
JunkArchitect writes: What an amazing makeover...!


Posted: 5:55 am on January 25th
NDJunkGirl writes: Thumbs up!

-Andrea Posted: 12:08 pm on January 24th
suewhitney writes: You're funny, PlentyPlace. Great use of pants that did not work on your bod. The chair is awesome!!

Be Well.
Sue Posted: 8:53 am on January 24th
PlentyPlace writes: It actually pained me to cut the pants apart, but ladies...I looked like a sad sack of potatoes in those darlings! They are much more becoming on the chair. ;-) Posted: 4:55 am on January 24th
CottageElements writes: Fabulous chair transformation. Fairly simple, too! Too bad the pants didn't work out for you, though. From what I can see of them, they looked pretty cute. Love the mannequin in the background, too!

Lani Posted: 4:46 pm on January 23rd
TinTinJunkFan writes: Excellent and clever transformation! So, the pants did turn out to be a great fit! Posted: 2:43 pm on January 23rd
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