Before & After: Natalie's New, Blue Chair Special

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Natalie's been rockin' this chair for about a year — she picked it up at a yard sale for only 10 bucks. But when the already-worn seat fabric began to develop huge tears, she knew it was time for a revamp.

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She ditched the old, ripped fabric in favor of two different ikat prints. She stripped and sanded the wood frame and then stained it a warm, deep brown.

Natalie says, "I'm an upholstery newbie, so I hot glued some navy-colored gimp on for the trim instead of making piping. I've been lusting after bold-print chairs for awhile, so I'm pretty happy with how my DIY turned out."

So what did Natalie spend on this kicky makeover? Sandpaper, stain, and polyurethane came out to $22 (she already had some paint stripper from another project), fabric and gimp was around $20. We'd say that was money well spent.

Thank you, Natalie!

(Image credits: natalie; Natalie )

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