Girly Flair for my Thrifty Chair

June 24th, 2017 in member junk     
PlentyPlace Kerry Messer, contributor
5 users recommend

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 (8)

EdwardThirlwall writes: I love it when furnishings receive a personal glamour touch. It does not necessarily need to be something extravagant but just a small piece of fabric and some buttons would definitely do the trick. The key is to keep things minimal but visible and you will have your own personal unique furniture. Posted: 2:14 am on July 4th
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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