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Easiest Chair Makeover Ever!

Meet the Sahara Chair.  I bought it in 2011 when the Sahara Hotel & Casino closed in Las Vegas.  I really wanted a piece of The Sahara and this chair was it.  

I absolutely LOVE this chair - yes, as I told you in the previous post, I never met a chair I didn't like, but this one is special.  I love the shape and it's from The Sahara!  
Unfortunately, the seat was badly stained, and I never got around to cleaning it - until now.  The goal was to keep the chair original and not have to recover it.  So, the seat was removed ( 8 screws), many staples pulled, and the fabric was removed.  The cushion and webbing were in great shape, so the only challenge was getting the stains out of the fabric.

I filled a basin with warm, soapy water and let it soak.  Let me just say the water was disgusting!  Then I soaked it again with a little bleach added.  The fabric was allowed to drip dry and then went through a washing machine cycle.  
Here's the result:
Stains gone!


Happily,  The Sahara Chair stays all original and now it's clean!  

Don't you wish all makeovers were this easy?

Comments

  1. Great idea and I love your Sahara chair. It's beautiful . Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It's great having you.

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa. It is a special chair to me.
      Always a pleasure to join your party!
      Ann

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  2. What a classic piece of history!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

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    1. I think it's special - maybe someday I'll take it to Antiques Roadshow and they'll be thrilled that it's "all original"!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Ann

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  3. Your chair looks great and it is so nice that the seat came so clean. It is nice to have a project work out so quickly,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you, Bev. If only they all were this easy!
      So glad you stopped by.
      Ann

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  4. Looks great! Definitely a good idea!

    Would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica - happy to join your party!

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  5. Great job! Thank you for sharing at Party in Your PJs!

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you like it!

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  6. Easy makeovers are my favourite! This chair sure looks unique and interesting!!

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    1. It certainly is unique - that's why I had to have it.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Ann

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