Remember the makeover in this room?
You can see the entire space here.
Do you notice anything that sticks out in this room?
If I go all Sesame Street and point out that one of these things doesn’t belong, can you see it?
THAT CHAIR LEG.
You might not have noticed it at first, but once I did doesn’t that chair leg get on your last nerves? It’s like it doesn’t belong in the space at ALL. Everything is so light and airy and girly and then there’s this dark, ominous out of place chair leg that showed up at the party.
That chair leg needed to GO.
Here’s how we fixed it (and it’s probably not what you think). It was so simple that I can’t believe it took me so long to change it.
Here’s our simple budget decorating tip for an outdated armchair.
Here’s a better picture of the chair so you can see the entire project.
This chair came with us from the farmhouse living room. We’ve had it for years and it ended up in Westleigh’s room and she likes the size of it and the comfortableness of it and it’s perfect for watching movies or reading books or listening to 10th-grade gossip.
I’ll let you discern what it’s used for most.
(total aside: insert eye wink)
Here’s a close-up of the leg so you can get an idea of how dark it is against the lightness of the gray rug.
When we were working on the bedroom makeover, we looked at buying a new chair.
And in the middle of all the chair shopping, I found the most amazing chair that I can’t find the link to now. It looked kind of like this chair. It was khaki with nailhead trim and a tufted back.
But there were two major differences.
It had clear, see-through acrylic legs.
And it was $850.
I don’t think I’ve ever paid that for a piece of furniture and I wasn’t about to start now. But the chair? It got me thinking. What if we just replaced the legs? What if I could find clear acrylic legs? Was such a thing even a thing?
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
I found four of these clear, lucite chair legs on Amazon.
You can see them here.
They were so easy to install.
We just unscrewed the other legs and attached the new legs.
Here’s a picture of the first leg after we attached it to the chair.
Our front legs attached easily.
In the back, the holes were slightly bigger and so we used this attachment that came with the kit to attach the back two legs.
We just drilled a slightly larger hole and attached this piece for the legs to attach to.
Here’s the chair after.
DOESN’T IT LOOK LIKE A BRAND NEW CHAIR?
Here’s a close-up of the leg.
See how it just blends seamlessly now into the decor?
The chair looks like it belongs in the room.
Here’s the before.
Here’s the after.
I love a simple, easy change that looks like you spent $850.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful space.
That’s why my favorite decorating ideas?
They all start with “budget.”
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