Spruce up old furniture

This desk, and the chair that goes with it, has been in my room since I was a baby. I don’t know the original color because my mom painted it light blue when I was really young, and after that it turned pink to go with everything else in my teen-room.

 

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The fabric of the chair ripped, just out of being old and worn, so not having any random (and color matching) fabric lying around I started going through my wardrobe in hunt for material to fix it with.

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I found this little knitted shoulder cape I bought when I was 18 or so. I bought it because I love capes and it was really pretty, but when I realized how uncomfortable a cape is to wear under a winter jacket – and that thick knit wear isn’t ideal in summertime either, I gave up on it and it’s been in my basement in a paper bag since them. I haven’t had the heart to throw it out, because it’s good wool and it’s hand made by the lady in the shop I bought it in.

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Luckily it caught my eye as I scanned my resources for something white to go with the living room. I just nailed it around the seat of my chair and – voila!