Monday, March 10, 2014
Faux New Upholstery on Chair
There is a blogger who writes a blog called Nesting Place whose mantra is, "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful". Don't you love that? I do so much, because I don't want to try to live in a perfect world. I like to decorate with another person's junk, because I like to limit my carbon footprint, I like to use my money for things more important than stuff, and if something gets broken - who cares? But that doesn't mean the space around me has to look blah and boring.
A perfect example is this chair I picked up at a yard sale for $5. It is really sturdy, and just down-right cute! The only problem is the pretty fabric is actually vinyl, and it has some chunks completely missing. Can you see all the places that need a little TLC?
Since the last thing I need is another project, I decided to repair the holes and enjoy the chair in her shabby state until I have time to reupholster her the proper way. Using Acrylic Caulk in Antique White - I simply smeared a coating over each of the holes with my finger. That's it. It blends so perfectly, I don't think anyone even realizes it has holes.
Can you see the holes? I did not alter the pics in any way, except to up the contrast in hopes you could see the repairs a little better.......and I still don't think you can tell.
It really doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.
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