Monday, July 11, 2016

Garbage to Gorgeous™ Episode 13: Whiskey Sippin' Chair ~ Rocking Chair Makeover ~ How To

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Are you ready for another Garbage to Gorgeous ®?  Today I am giving a rocking chair, that my sister garbage picked, a makeover.  It's going to be more of a manly makeover, from rocking chair to Whiskey Sippin' Chair!  Think gift for Dad or husband, man cave decor, etc.

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You will need:
-  An old chair, the one I had happened to be a rocking chair.
-  Stripper:
-  Black/ebony stain with poly: (this is not the one I used, but appears to be similar)
-  Whiskey fabric - Do a google search.  I also saw wine fabric and tequila fabric.  Pick whatever suits your tastes!  
-  Quilt batting:
-  Foam padding (go to fabric store, so you can see it and feel it)
-  Staple gun & staples:
-  Scraper:
-  Paint brushes:
-  Odorless mineral spirits:
-  Sandpaper  
-  If you have to staple the cushion from the top, be sure to pick up some coordinating trim to cover the staples.
-  Glue:

Here is the video tutorial:

1.  Strip the chair.  Use the stripper and scrape it all off.  This will take time, will possibly be a little frustrating, but totally worth it!
2.  Once stripped, wipe it down with odorless mineral spirits to remove any excess stripper.
3.  Do a light sand and wipe it down.
4.  Stain the wood whatever color you like.  I chose an ebony  because I wanted a deep, rich color.
5.  Remove the existing cushion.  Replace with new padding, batting and fabric.
6.  Staple it into place.
7.  If necessary, cover the staples with trim.  I used a combination of hot glue and Ultimate glue.

That's it!  Enjoy your new chair!  Have a drink on me!

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  1. This a great post! I enjoyed reading it.

    I think this article could complement your post.

    Good luck with your future piece :)

  2. Another fabulous make over Mona. Thanks for sharing!


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