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Frugal Furniture



We have a lot going on here, at Smockityville, so I forgot it was Friday.

And I forgot that on Fridays, I like to participate in Frugal Friday.

I also forgot my middle name for a few minutes today, but now I have come back to my senses. Hence, today's Frugal Friday post.


We have some chairs that were very badly in need of recovering. Trust me when I say the original upholstery was a sight you should be glad you do not have to behold. There were all manner of food and drink stains and mysterious filthy feet prints that, to this day, have not been claimed by a single member of our family.

So I took a staple gun and some fabric that I had purchased to coordinate with the wall paper in our dining room and set to work.

I didn't bother taking off the original upholstery. I just wrapped the seat like I would wrap a gift.


Then, I trimmed the excess.


Time to put it back on the chair frame.


Just in case any kids with dirty feet decide to stand on a chair...


Here is the chair in its place with the coordinating wall paper.


Here is a cornice board that was in our house when we bought it. At the time, it was covered with a nubby burnt orange and brown fabric. I recovered it and I like the way it turned out.


Here is a closer look. You can see where I pieced it together.


I was only out the cost of the fabric, staples, and a little thread, and I have a room that is bright and cheery!

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