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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. 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 🙂

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

  3. Debbie – so glad to see this beauty at our Color party! I’d love to she her rock out to “YMCA” but she has no arms!

  4. YAY!! You know I love this, thank you so much for linking up! I’m sharing on fb. 🙂

  5. Super cute chair! i love the bright colors in the fabric! Great job!

  6. Gorgeous! I love that fabric. Great solution to your problem too.

  7. You Rocked this chair! I would have never thought to remove arms.. In love! Love the color you choose AND the Print of the fabric! Super pretty!!

  8. I don’t think I’ve ever removed arms from a chair, but yours looks great! What fun fabric, too!

  9. You are so right, she never looked better!! Love the fabric and the arm removal. 🙂

  10. Linda@Coastal Charm

    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.


  11. 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!

  12. Looks awesome! How clever to take the arms off!

  13. Who needs arms anyway?! 🙂

    That duck egg blue chalk paint gets me every time!

  14. #1 daughter picked up a similar chair at sales last week. She loves hers!


  15. Very nice I love the color……….great pictures too.

  16. 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!

  17. I absolutely LOVE that fabric!!

  18. Gorgeous! I love it. That blue is to-die-for. I might have to pick up a quart!

  19. I always knew you had a sinister side – ripping the arms off that innocent chair!

    But she does look amazing in her all her blue glory!

    And what a great gift you sent Shannon – you are a rockstar!

  20. 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!

  21. Debbie, I love the fabric and the blue!!!! Who knew there were arms?!!

  22. 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

  23. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the paint and the fabric choice…just perfect!

  24. Nice job Debbie 🙂 I love the colour and the faric is gorgeous! Jo x

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