Yard sales and 2nd hand shops are a great place to find a deal on just about everything. You only need a little know how to fix up some of the items you find. I’m going to show you how to fix a child’s folding chair seat. It doesn’t take any special tools and is ready in under 10 minutes.
I am a pretty big yard sale/2nd hand shop buyer. If I can find something that just needs a little love for a great price I’m all over it! My favorite 2nd hand shop is close to our home and is run by a local church. They have the best deals around! Most of their items are a quarter, a QUARTER! It’s awesome! If it is a larger item it will be a little more. Like this cute children’s folding chair, I found at our last visit for a $1.
My daughter fell in love with the moment she saw it, and wanted it even though it had a small rip in the seat. I think her words were, “but you can fix that easy, mom!”. I do love that they have the confidence in me that I can fix anything, but every now and then it gets me in to trouble. 😉
But really it is easy to fix, all you need is some scissors, permanent vinyl, and about 10 minutes.
Take your permanent vinyl and cut out the shape you want. We eyeballed some hearts, but you could use any shape you want. Of course you could use a cutting machine but honestly it would have taken me longer to get my machine out than it did to just cut them by hand.
Cut out all the shapes you need, we used three because I wanted to layer at least two over the rip. Make sure you wipe down your seat and let it dry before you start adding your vinyl.
Peel of the backing of the vinyl carefully. Sometimes with shapes like hearts it can be easy to rip the middle if you are pulling too fast/hard. But if you peel slowly and carefully you shouldn’t have any problems.
Start with your biggest heart/shape and layer the other shapes on top. I made sure to get at least two layers over the rip, because it was kind of big and growing.
Because this is permanent vinyl you wont be able to move the vinyl once you place it on your chair. Make sure you put it where you want it the first time.
You can’t even see the rip anymore! And I really like the fun colors on the seat.
You can wash the chair like usual, just wipe it down with a wet cloth. The permanent vinyl will stay where it is.