Thursday, February 21, 2013

Anthropologie Astrid Chair inspired makeover!

[Update: How did I do it? See the process of altering a chair frame here!]

In my previous post, I mentioned how you can find a typical cane chair in nearly every thrift store and DIY blogger's home.

That being said, I wanted to make my own cane chair very unique.
I also wanted to show more possibilities with a very common item. 

It all started with this picture that I came across while browsing 

It's so cute!! 

Upon further searching, I found out that Anthropologie sells a matching chair!

It. was. perfect.

Funky, whimsical, crazy, adorable.

That is when the light-bulb lit up. 

The idea was brought to the next level after I stumbled upon the perfect fabric at my local thrift store.
It is the exact color of the Astrid settee that originally stole my heart (cheesy, I know...).

At the low price of $3, I couldn't pass the fabric up. 

I then took inspiration from the Astrid collection, and created my own masterpiece.




My Favorite part:
The tufting 

(My cat approved... and felt like posing for a picture)

Individual Costs:
$8-Original Chair
$0-Everything else!
Total Cost:

$- 21

Compared to:


"The frame of your chair should never limit your creativity"

(Sorry for all the cheese)

Please hop on over to East Coast Creative and click on my project in the linksy!

Thanks for viewing! Comments are always appreciated! 


  1. That's beautiful! How did you change the shape of the chair? It looks so different.

    1. Thank you so much! I'm finishing up a post on how I changed the frame. It will be posted tonight or tomorrow, so be sure to check back!! :)

  2. Wow. That's really impressive. I did not expect you to start with the "same 'ole barrel chair" that you see all the time. I'm one of those baby bloggers too. I found you through Creating with the stars. I'm your newest follower! Good luck!

    1. I actually tufted this chair using the method you used on a headboard! It probably wouldn't have turned out if I hadn't seen your post! Thanks so much for the comment (and the post)!


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