What is that mess on the floor?
Well, you might remember these bargain chairs
(two of them) we bought for $11 each.
This is a pic before it was completely
ripped apart to begin the transformation.
He has recovered simple chairs before
but this was a bit more difficult.
We are a Do-It-Yourself" couple.
Saves $$$ and we must admit -
we just like a project.
But, as we tore each part of the upholstery
off the wooden frame, we made a picture
so we could remember how to put it back together.
Pink and Green
I still like this color combination - but
for a little girl's room - and not on these chairs.
Excuse me, I forgot to rotate this one,
but you can see the back of the chair in its
Although the wood wasn't too bad, it did
have several scratches and areas
where the finish was worn.
At one time in this chair's life,
it had been covered with burgandy.
(Had that at color in my house once, too.)
Details of the pretty leg after
hubby got hold of it with the sander.
It took lots of sanding.
His paint stripper doesn't work when it's cold.
And, cold it is and getting colder.
A trip in search of just the right fabric
and I found these options.
I really like the wide stripe fabric with
but the small stripe was heavier and
Sweet friends helped me decide.
Yeah for friends and advice!!!
upholstery shop" sewing room.
What a mess!
My sweet husband did all the refinishing,
fitting, stapling and gluing to get
to this state.
I did the cutting out -
using the old pieces as patterns,
which we marked as we took them off the chair.
And, I made the cushion -
which was a bit more challenging than I anticipated.
I wanted the contrast and fell in love
with this chenille-feeling floral to go with the stripe.
Here she is all spiffy and sittin' pretty.
(My sweet daughter told me to redo the chairs in a
natural linen. I looked and couldn't find the right neutral, and you know what - that just
seemed boring to me.) She's got a wonderful eye for decorating and I might be sorry I didn't follow her advise. (Sorry sweet daughter.)
Her reasoning was that I
could use these chairs anywhere in my house.
I have reds and golds throughout and I
don't see myself changing my color theme
anytime soon - unless we win the lottery or
the Reader's Digest guy shows up at my door
with a big check for me. And, if that happens,
I will just be like some of you fellow bloggers
and give these chairs away.
Now, I've cleaned the "
sewing room and we've (he has)
stripped the other chair - it sits
naked in the garage waiting for
and finishing coats.
Then, they will both have a new home in
my home somewhere - now, I've just gotta
decide exactly where that is going to be.
I'm linking to A La Carte: Junkin Finds
Southern in My Heart Inspiration Friday
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