I started with this mauve armchair that I got from the “free” section of Craigslist…
I decided I wanted to use several different black and white fabrics to make a slip cover of sorts, but I pulled the sewn slipcover taught and stapled the fabric underneath for a more tailored look.
I made the back tufted cushion reversible between the houndstooth or the denim:
The chair originally had a rocker/swivel mechanism on the bottom that was broken and made the chair sit cockeyed, so that came off and was replace by some modern looking wooden legs ($6 for all four at the Habitat Re-Store) which I painted black.
I’m happily taking an upholstery and sewing hiatus, and returning to the familiar world of painting/glazing/distressing, where the only fabric to be seen is stapled with my trusty staple gun and the strait pins are safely away in their cushion. And BOY do I have some exciting pieces to move onto next!! I picked up this great chair ($3) and end table ($4) at the GW this past Saturday, and can’t wait to jump into them!!
Let’s take another look at that “upholstery.” (GROSS!! What IS that?!?!)
‘Till next time,
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found you on the blog hop! great potential in those last two--can 't wait to see what you come up with! ann @ housefinallyReplyDelete
wow. it looks great! i don't have the courage to tackle a project like that. all your hard work paid off!! it's beautiful!ReplyDelete
looking forward to the "afters" on the chair and end table.
i love the job you did here _wish i had the skills to do that, melxxxReplyDelete
you did an amazing job, & I love the fabrics!ReplyDelete
Nice job recovering - and nice choice of fabrics. Dropping by from BNOTP.ReplyDelete
You did an amazing job! I love the fabric and I think it looks professionally done. I could NEVER do something like this. Kudos to you!ReplyDelete
Happy Met Monday! :-)
I love how the chair turned out. I really like the fabrics you used and I love the reversable cushion! Good luck with your next project I am looking forward to seeing the results! xxReplyDelete
Beautiful! And I know what you mean about that upholstery...I refinish furniture as well, and you run into some crazy things, right? -shaunna :)ReplyDelete
For real??? Unbelievable Ann Marie. You rock the reupholstery! Great job...love the damask. My chairs have a twin now ;-)ReplyDelete
Very nice! you da girl. And you gotta love the 70's wood (acne speckled blotchy stuff). Hurry and paint over that, will ya?ReplyDelete
Really great chair!ReplyDelete
I love this chair! I'm a damask freak!!! hahaha!ReplyDelete
Love it! Great job. I am hosting a party this week-My Favorite DIY. Come join if you like.ReplyDelete
Wow, great job. I admire the fact that you tackled the project.ReplyDelete
That looks great! I love the different fabrics you used. I can understand going back to painting furniture projects; I imagine the upholstery job took some time to do. It always seems to be more of instant gratification from painting something. Visiting from Make It Yours Day.ReplyDelete
What a transformation! Awesome!ReplyDelete
Wow...awesome chair, it came out beautifully! You are so talented! I hope you'll link it up to Frugalicious Friday!ReplyDelete
HI, I don't think I've been by here before. So glad you joined my party last week & wow, that's a cute chair now. I love to see furniture renovations. Great to meet you!ReplyDelete
You are so talented!!! I wish I could cover a chair like that!! It looks amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up at my Tuesday Talent Show!
Come on over again tonight for another party :)
That's so funny! That's almost the EXACT mauve fabric of my chair :) And you did a damask!ReplyDelete