Wednesday, July 21, 2010

No Honey, it's just for looks!

I have a thing for these chairs!
They call my name as I pass by.
I use restraint and turn my head the other way!
It was the color that got me on this one.
I will be putting a fresh new fun fabric on it,
so it tricked me!
This lovely lady is pretty from behind too!

This is my first chair that I bought.
I was terrified to reupholster it, but I did it!
My arm was tired from all the staple pulling, but other than that, it was surprisingly easy.

I didn't spent a lot of money on fabric, just in case it ended up in the dumpster!

It is amazing what flaws can be hidden with some trim,
and the trim gave it a more finished look.

The funniest thing about this chair . . .
My daughter Erin asking if it is safe to sit in, as she tentatively lowers herself onto it.
No honey, it's just for looks!

- both chairs are available for purchase - SOLD
The Csi project is having a furniture makeover challenge, so check it out here


bestyjeczka said...

I love the fabric! Great job.

Megan said...

I love this! What a great job, and I love the fabric you chose! What is the name of that fabric?

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

I am curious about the fabric, too. It's gorgeous.

What a great job you did on that chair!!!

oops! said...
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oops! said...

O.K. the fabric is from Jo-Annes!
It was in the home decor department and was $9.99. With my 40% off coupon it was $6.00! I can't find it on-line, sorry!

Erin said...

You know I love it...I want this one too!!

Anonymous said...

I can tell that you'll now have the reupholster bug!:) You have given the chairs such a fresh look. Very charming!

Jessica said...

Great job! I just bought an identical chair to your second one posted. I am deathly afraid to re-do it but you have restored my confidence.

P.S. Great blog, I am your newest follower.

Jessica @

Megan said...

I can't believe that's from Jo-Annes! It looks so high end and designer! Thanks, can't wait to get my hands on some! I can't get over how cute that chair turned out!

Megan said...

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