The Mudcloth Pair

I have another finished upholstery project to share!

Probably my most out-of-the-box job yet. Out of the box for me anyways!

I picked up these two sad, old little office chairs at a local auction.

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They are boring and very straight forward. Nothing left to the imagination.

There really wasn’t anything about them that would make you think, “Ohhh, I can see what these could be.” Even the frame of the chairs was from snoozeville. But I wanted a challenge and to see if I could take something that was so boring to the next level.

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Taking them apart was the first item on the makeover to-do list.

Removing the cushions from the frames so that the oak could be completely sanded down.

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Y’all might be sick of hearing this but I did decided to go with keeping the frames a raw wood.

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Boooo! Again?!

I know! I know!

Paint just hasn’t been speaking to me much lately but the raw wood look has.

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So they were sanded down and sealed with Minwax Polycrylic Water Base Protective Coat in Clear Matte.

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I let them dry while I worked on the seat cushions.

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Sooo… Who picked this fabric?? I wanna know! I want to know why they chose this fake-grass, green fabric.

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I’m sure people will look back at my fabric choices and say the same thing but… I very much doubt this look was ever in style.

So I removed all of the old stuff and needed to pick a new fabric for the finished look.

I had originally thought about using a faux cowhide but the one I ordered was too small and if I went much bigger in size it would have been to expensive to be worth it.

Because the frames are so simple I felt like the pair could easily carry a funky pattern and it not look overbearing.

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I found these newer mudcloths on Etsy and it was getting to a point where I just had to make a decision so I ordered them!

It is a very bold, African style pattern. I know its a little different from what y’all usually see from me and super eclectic but thats what I’m kinda going for this year!

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I attached all the fabric to the cushions and reattached the cushions to the frames.

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Another completed project ready for the Lucketts truck!

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8 Days till the Spring Market!

Check out the Lucketts Spring Market HERE

May 17th-19th

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