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Monday, July 23, 2012

My Teacher Chair! Monday Made it #4

Here it is! Yay! I am so excited I have finally finished my teacher chair! It has been quite a project, but I am so in LOVE with the final product! (There is one more thing I want to do add a cute bow in the top corner, but I have not found the right color ribbon)

Here is what I started with:

My sister, fiancé and I then started ripping the fabric off, but we kept the fabric together:

My wonderful fiancé started to sand some parts of the chair that were rough:

Then prime it:

Then paint it the color of your choice! I was debating this for a while, but with the zebra fabric, I thought I was going to use, I thought black would look best:

This is when the project went on hold! Thank you Arizona monsoons! I love them, but they were not letting me finish this project!

Then, one day, my wonderful fiancé, he ended up helping me a TON with this, top coated the chair and while he was doing that I cute the fabric. I cut it bigger then the original because I wanted to fold the fabric under when I stapled it to the chair, hoping that fraying would be minimized!:

Then I used scotch guard to protect the cute fabric and began stapling away! Fold, staple, fold, staple...:

Then I stumbled upon the cutest trim for the chair to give it a pop! I got fabric glue and a lot of patience!:

I repeated again on all sides and TA-DA! Wonderful teacher chair completed (minus bow)!

Sorry for the mess I have been doing lots of teacher shopping! Oh and the lighter, I used this to burn the edges of the trim so that it would minimize fraying! Very important! 

Thanks for following along to this long reveal of my chair! I am so excited! There are a few imperfections, but it was the first time I ever did something like this and I didn't follow any tutorial so I am thrilled with how it turned out! Have a wonderful Monday and be sure to link up with 4th Grade Frolics and share your Monday Made it!

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  1. Oh my goodness! That is simply gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Teaching,
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

  2. Wow! So handy, I would never be able to do anything like that!


  3. First off I LOVE MONSOONS! :) Definitely miss that about living in AZ. Second, UMMMM COOLEST CHAIR EVER! Especially when you see the before and after. You did such an amazing job! I absolutely love how it turned out! Very lucky to have such a helpful fiance!

    Reaching for the TOP!

  4. That is su7ch a cute chair! I need a Teacher's Chair ASAP!

  5. Oh my gosh, your chair looks amazing!! I love it!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. So CUTE! That chair is fabulous.


  7. Your teacher chair looks great! I love the chevron fabric and the pop of pink in the trim!

    I have awarded you the Liebster award. Please drop by my blog to pick it up!

    Mrs. Lattin's Kindergarten

  8. Wow! That is beautiful!

    Stop by to enter my give away.


  9. Gorgeous chair! Now where can I find an old chair to pretty up....hmm going to have to corral my husband into going garage saleing with me lol!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In kindergarten

  10. It's gorgeous!!
    I'm a new follower!

    Strive to Sparkle

  11. Hi! I love your blog! I'm your newest follower and I've just awarded you a blogger award! Come on over to pick it up!!! :)

    Mrs. Hodge and Her Kindergarten Kids

  12. We love your creativity! We've given you some blog awards! Stop on my our blog to get them!

    Heather and Juli

  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this chair, and I want it!!! I have nominated you for an award, stop by and pick it up!!
    Mrs. Saunders' Lovelies

  14. Your chair is ADORABLE! Found you through the newbie blogger link up. I'm teaching 1st grade next year too! Can't wait to see what other fun ideas you have:)