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Another Postal Chair Makeover

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Yeow! Another Craft Room Makeover project is finished. I made myself a ‘new’ chair to go with my ‘new’ desk.

I couldn’t really show her and do her justice at the same time if I showed you to her in the disaster area that my craft room is right now. So for the moment she is stealing the show in my bedroom.

Postal Chair 2


Another postal chair that was originally part of my parents’ dining set.  I used my own tutorial on how to reupholster a chair that I made when I did my first  postal chair. This time it went much faster. First I knew what I was doing and secondly I had found one of this special pliers in a tool box and that made taking out the nails so much easier. Really it took hours from the job. I’ll never try to remove nails and staples with a screwdriver again.

nail remover

The mail bags I used are a little less vintage than the other ones. In fact they are quite new. But I thought they would be perfect in my craft room. The material is a kind of plastic/ canvas mix and I am hoping that I can wash stains right of and I’m sure threads and floss will not stick to it.

When I measured the sack to see if I could make the pattern fit, I had a bit of an optimistic eye. Turned out the sack was not big enough to cover the whole seat, so I used two pieces and made the natural seam run straight through the middle. I like how that turned out. Lucky coincident.


Postal Chair 3


As always it is the finishing touches that makes a project come together. I choose a simple black lacy ribbon to cover the edges.


Postal Chair 1


Funny he, in the Netherlands TNT can call themselves a Royal company Glimlach


Postal Chair Before and After

And since this chair will stand in front of my desk, I made the back extra special. Quite the makeover isn’t it?!

Here’s to hoping she will look good as my office chair.


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  1. You did an amazing job! It’s gorgeous!

    • Marianne@Songbird says:

      Thank you! She turned out quite nice indeed. Always a good thing when a project comes to live as one imagined it.

  2. i am really digging the contrast of the black and tan- very nice!

  3. Love the detail on the back.

  4. This is just awesome, Marianne! The front is simple and stylish and the back just rocks! Lovely job!


    • Marianne@Songbird says:

      Yeah, I was so happy that I could use both the front and back of the sack. It really adds extra interest. Especially since the back will be visible the most.

  5. Love the black and tan and the print on both the front and back! Beautiful!

    • Marianne@Songbird says:

      Thank you! I am pleased with it myself. Can’t wait to finish the room around it, so I can actually start using it.

  6. Love it, Marianne!

  7. De stoel is mooi geworden!
    Prettig weekend!

  8. Great job! I like how the fabric looks with the black. I’ve been looking for inspiration for a similar chair I have waiting for my time, and this really fits the bill. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love your style. Simple, clean, vintage.
    ~ Dana

  10. LOVE this! The back is soooo cool. What a great space you’ve created! Craving to see the entire room in a shot… off to go snoop!


  11. How cute! I just found an antique chair on the side of the road I’m getting ready to redo. :)

  12. wow ziet er echt top uit !

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