Thank the HEAVENS I made it up to myself by finding this little treasure at the local Goodwill.
And it was marked down from its original price!
Of course, it was not without its "issues". It was cracking and peeling in a few places.
I spray-painted my new best friend with Rustoleum's Heirloom White. Gosh I love that color.
And it became gorgeous!
But it still had its damage. And the second the chair came home Annalise believed it was a special jungle gym made just for her, so I didn't want her to scrape herself on it. I didn't know what to do other than cover it up!
So I bought some foam. (Funny story: I bought the foam at Joann's. The checker went to charge me. I noticed she hadn't taken the coupon I had laid on the counter. "Oh, did I get my discount?" I asked her. "Whoopsie," she said, looking at the receipt she was about to hand me. "I was supposed to take 50% off. Instead I just charged you $.50. My mistake. Here you go!" YIPPEE!) I took the chair apart and traced the seat onto the foam.
I used my electric knife to cut a smooth edge along the lines.
Then I glued them together. Perfect fit!
Using my staple gun, I covered it with this gorgeous fabric from Joann's. I love the sweet vintage-y look of it.
I also love that it's pink and so feminine but not so bold as to be distracting in pictures.
Bear in mind that I had no idea what I was doing and made it up as I went along. But the important thing is: the little lady approves. :)