Minty Fresh Armchair Makeover

I was walking around the ReStore last week looking for a lamp for a future project idea, and I saw a rather sad looking chair that was desperately calling to me for help. I liked the shape and the cushion was comfy so I answered the call and took it home with me. They wanted $10. for it, but I bargained it down to $5 because it needed a lot of work.

I’ve redone a few chairs in my time, but this one had gouges in it here and there… especially on the legs, and all the arms and legs were a little shaky. It had a few screws loose (ha! my kind of chair), and a few missing. I wondered what the heck was done to it. Poor thing!

Here’s a peek at the after.


Here’s what it looked like when it came home with me.



I removed the fabric (bye, bye tired teddies) and gave all the gouged areas a good sanding, just enough to make it presentable. I filled whatever spots needed it with wood filler, let it dry, and then sanded again.


I tightened all the screws, replacing where needed. The foam was in really good shape so I was able to reuse it.



I primed it with Benjamin Moore Fresh Start Primer and gave it 2 coats of SICO Mint Cocktail.



I recovered the seat with some fabric that I had on hand. To see a tutorial of how to do this, please see my kitchen chairs makeover here.



And that’s it.



Here’s the before again.



And here’s my new minty fresh armchair.


How can you go wrong for $5? I just love the Re-Store! Don’t you?

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  1. Wow, your chair looks amazing! I love the color. Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. Always so happy to have you share. 🙂

  2. Great shade of green! I did a chair in this shade a few months ago and I love it! I love the fabric you chose too! I'm a new GFC follower!
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  3. This turned out so cute! I love it! The green is so fun, and the fabric. Maybe I will get up the nerve to do the two chairs I have, they need a makeover, and I have been putting them off.
    I am your newest follower!

    1. Thanks you so much Mindi! I know exactly what you mean. I have a desk that I've had primed for ages, but I just can't decide what to do with it. Someday soon I hope. Thanks so much for following. It's so great to have you along.

  4. This just made me happy. So fun. So I HAD to feature it tonight on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

    1. Thanks you so much for the feature! It's such a treat. I am a girl who loves colour, and I enjoy linking up to your party. Thanks so much for hosting.

  5. Wow-you've got great vision! This turned out great! I'm your newest follower, and hope you'll stop by and say hi 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Susan! It's so great to have you along. I really appreciate you following. I'll definitely be popping by for a visit!