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Recovered Mid Century Burke Chair

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 by in Blog, Design, DIY | 18 comments

Recovered Mid Century Burke Chair

A while back, Joel and I came across a twin National Parks blanket with the classic stripe design at a flea market. It wasn’t in horrible shape, but it did have a few wear and tears in the material. On one side of the blanket, there were even a couple small holes. That never bothered us, but we wanted to use it for a fun project one day – and we finally did! 

Recovered Mid Century Burke Chair

We knew our Mid Century Burke chair would look amazing recovered with the National Parks blanket! We originally recovered it with a white vinyl material, which was nice and simple. But now it really pops and I have to say, it looks so good! 

Recovered Mid Century Burke Chair

Directions

1. Grab a thrifted chair that you can recover and material (like a National Parks blanket!) 2. Remove the cushion(s) and upholstery 3. Cut a section of your material that you are going to use to recover (save the remaining material for another project if you have enough!) 4. Lay your cushion according to how you would like your design to be displayed 5. Cut the fabric far enough away that you can wrap the material around your cushion 6. Wrap your fabric around the cushion and securely hold while stapling it to the back of the cushion. Continue until the material is completely covering the cushion 7. Place your cushions back on your chair 8. Enjoy!!

Recovered Mid Century Burke Chair

Recovered Mid Century Burke Chair

Loving the lines and pops of color! This chair will look so good in the boys new space! I’m currently working on their room design for the new house and searching for a fun Campaign Desk like this one to go alongside the Burke chair. I think the combination of the two will look amazing – or so I’m hoping anyway! If I can’t find one before we move, no problem! This would also make a great DIY too!  

Recovered Mid Century Burke Chair

For now, I have a small collection of thrifted and flea market finds to go with our new and improved chair! Like the vintage Pelican Oar and paint by numbers print as shown. Not to mention a handful of great U.S. and Canadian national parks pennants! Can’t wait to show you the room reveal! 

Recovered Mid Century Burke Chair

Well, friends! What do you think of this recovered Mid Century Burke Chair?!

XOXO, Lidy

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  • http://www.thebigrevealblog.com Grace

    Oh, Lidy, I love it! How fun and fresh. (And, it now solidifies my overwhelming love of all things mid century modern:)

    • HelloLidy

      Oh yay! Thanks so much Grace :)

      XOXO

  • Tan

    Ahhh this totally brightens it up! I just love the stripes

    • HelloLidy

      It’s amazing what a bit of color can do to furniture :) Thanks Tan!

      XOXO

  • http://thecraftedlife.com Rachel Mae Smith

    This looks absolutely amazing! Such a great fabric choice :)

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Rachel – it’s super soft now too ;)

      XO

  • Rita Green

    wow you are talented.

    • HelloLidy

      That so nice, thanks Rita!

      XOXO

  • http://thestorychanges.wordpress.com Rae Mosher

    Love it! I have a similarly shaped chair that is currently covered in nubby 70′s orange. I am now inspired!

    • HelloLidy

      So glad!! Thanks Rae :)

      XOXO

  • Poppytalk

    That looks pretty darn amazing!

    • HelloLidy

      Thank you so much Jan! Such a huge compliment coming from you :)

      XOXO

  • Rachel@Fiftytwoweekendsofdiy

    I was JUST at the Pendelton outlet in Nebraska City this weekend, so many beautiful blankets, I wanted to buy them all! I love this chair, what a great way to re-use a beautiful blanket that was used and abused. :)

    • HelloLidy

      No way!! That would have been a HUGE temptation for me to buy everything in sight ;) Thank you so much for stopping by Rachel!

      XO

  • http://www.jadeandfern.com/ Marlene || Jade and Fern

    Fan.Tas.Tic.

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks friend :)

      XO

  • http://www.peppermintandpaisley.com/ Lady ID

    How cute. I want to try re-covering my loveseat but it would require a full reupholstery job

    • HelloLidy

      Thank you! That does sound like a big job, but depending on how much work, it might be worth it in the end. Let me know how it goes or what you decide!! Sounds like a fun challenge ;)

      XO

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