Makeover {Chair-no arms}


I found this brand new chair at Goodwill.  It still had plastic over the seat cushion.

No matter what I tried, I could not get the arms tighten.  I used glue and a lot of pressure to tighten the screws.  Nothing was working.

I removed the arms, filled the holes with wood putty.

I grabbed my Purdy paint brush and painted the chair with

Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint.

I distressed, waxed, polished.

She never looked better.

Sometimes you have to take-away to make something better!

Have you removed any arms?


My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, The Space Between



  1. says

    That fabric is fab.. I love it without the arms. I bet if who ever donated it could see it now they would want it back.. hugs, Cherry

  2. says

    Love this chair Debbie. I have the same fabric and have used it on a little rocker I have. No arm removing for me. I am pinning this pretty!

  3. says

    What a pretty chair! I love color & I love the fabric. I don’t think I would have even thought of removing the arms. Great idea!

    • says

      Hi, Debbie! Your chair turned out beautiful! I love it, the paint color, fabric, distressing and wax, I love it all!

  4. says

    I haven’t ever removed any arms :), but chair makeovers like that are so addicting; I want to pick up any old chair I see and give it some love. Great color and fabric on this one! Beautiful!

  5. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    You did a wonderul job on this makeover…love the fabric. No…I have never removed arms, but it looks like I can, if needed.


  6. Kate says

    Stumbled upon this chair picture on Pinterest. LOVE the fabric! What is the name of it? I have to find it. Thanks!

  7. Nancy says

    Hi Debbie
    What kind of fabric is this? It is gorgeous! Is it available at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics?
    Love removing the arms and the colors. I’ve heard about using wax to remove some of the paint. Awesome idea :)

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