Sunday, May 22, 2011

Old Fashioned to Modern

I found this beauty on Craigslist and snatched it up.  I was needing a chair for one of the corners of our bedroom.  I have had a table chair there for a long time waiting for just the right chair.  It looks kinda cute but close up it is really dirty and a bit out dated.

                                              



I took off the tack strip but didn't need to take off the fabric, yeahhh!  I added some batting because there were two low spots on it and I also wanted to give it a crisper look.  I already had the fabric and the batting so this project was fun and cheap from the start.  I started out using an electric staple gun and it was a, "piece of crap", (my husbands words) and I agreed.  So I switched over to my great staple gun and the compressor, so, so, much better.




I got some trim at JoAnn's and glued it in place.  It matched the material so well.  I am very pleased at how it turned out, and the best part is that it was such a fast project.  I did want to add a finishing touch with a pillow.  It was also fast.  I just wrapped the pillow form with the fabric that I had left from the bed skirt.  I finished it off with a trim that I already had and then made a flower for it. I left the finish on the wood, (even though I was tempted to paint it), because it goes with my bedroom furniture.  It looks so beautifl in my bedroom.

     
                                        

13 comments:

  1. That chair has such great classic lines. Excellent Craig's list score for sure and then you dialed up the fabulousness. Thanks for sharing it on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  2. That is a nice transformation - looks really nice! I had to check this out as I love furniture makeovers!
    Stacey from Embracing Change

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  3. Hi Sandi! Oh, your chair looks wonderful. You chose some lovely fabric and that pillow! Oh, my! It's great!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. This is great! I would love if you linked this up to my Make it for less party! It goes on every Monday at www.Simplycadence.blogspot.com

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  5. Love it..I have two chairs I want to tackle but feel a little intimidated but after looking at this I think I will try it..I am your newest follower..

    http://splendiferousgirlsclub.blogspot.com

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  6. HUGE Difference! Wow what a change just some time & fabric cam make.

    This is my first Show Off Your Cottage Monday & I hope to join in again soon! Charlene

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  7. What a nice warm color you picked for the fabric. Great job!!!

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  8. Love your chair! Just stumbled over to your blog from Primitive and Proper!

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  9. looks lovely! i love the pop of color the pllow adds!

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  10. Wow, it looks amazing. I'd be tempted to paint it as well but if it matched my other furniture, I'd leave it too, you can always paint it in the future if you change the decor or place it in a different room. :)

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