Monday, June 20, 2011

Beautiful Settee

Two weeks ago my hubby and I went yard saling, and I spotted this little jewel.  My hubby looked at me with the, "are you sure you can help this one", look.  I hit the jack pot that day at most of the yard sales we went to.  I got two plastic adirondack chairs that I knew with a little spray paint they would sit beautifully next to this little couch.  I have to admitt though, it took a lot longer then what I had thought it would, but now that they are done I'm feeling like it was time well spent.


So I started taking her apart.  The bottom came out easy but the top was another issue.  I had to pull, twist, get pilars out and use some leverage to get the back off.  I fiinally just started sanding her down with the back fabric still on because I knew I wasn't going to use the fabric again.  It sanded so easy, the whole thing only took about a half hour.



Yip I finally got her off (the back that is),  and started painting it.  I wanted to paint it white and not distress or age it, because I wanted it to look fresh and bright.



Remember the adirondack chairs I got at the yard sale, well I am priming one here so that it will be ready for some Rustoleum Green Apple spray paint about the same time I'm done with the couch.  The primer I used on the chair specifically said it was primer for plastic.  I'm still a little nervous about how well it will work, I'll let you know later after we've used it for awhile. 

                                             



Isn't the fabric pretty?  The original couch had buttons on the back and I  liked the look so I wanted to keep it.  The problem is, as you can see, some of the heads pop off the buttons.  No matter how careful or how hard I hit the little do-hicky that joins the back to the front of the botton, some always come apart.  Does anyone have any advice here, or a good brand of buttons that don't come apart?



And here she is, didn't she turn out pretty.  I love that fabric, I got it at JoAnn's.  It's kind of spendy but I used a 50% off coupon and that helped a lot.  I put trim around the back and slid the bottom back in.  Now lets see her with her good friend, the adirondack chair.


A perfect match, can't wait to get the other adirondack chair spray painted and on the other side of her.  I really love the color of this green, it matchs my material perfect.



I lent out my sewing machine or there would be some throw pillows on them already, can't wait to do them.





39 comments:

  1. I'm so glad I saw your post at DIY Showoff because I have a chair that is similar to this. It is a beast full of staples and other stuff so I put it on the "back burner" But I love how yours turned out and it is such an inspiration! I'm ready to tackle this chair again! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. I want it! I want it! You did a really terrific job :) Make sure to bring her to all the parties!

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  3. Sandi, you did such a great job with your yard furniture. They look amazing! Keep up the good work and thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum.

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  4. We need a link added to the party or you will not be eligible for a giveaway prize if chosen.

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  5. What a great transformation! Thank you for linking up at the Weekend Warrior. :)

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  6. I love the colors in the fabric. It's unique and summery.

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  7. Love the fabric you chose! Great work!

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  8. Way to spot a diamond in the rough! You made it beautiful. Well done.

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  9. such a great bench! i absolutely love it!

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  10. oh my GOODNESS!!! i absolutely love it! the colors are awesome, and it's just freakin awesome all over!

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  11. What a transformation! Love the fabric and the colors you chose to use.

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  12. Love, love, love! What a great redo! Love the fabric, love the colors, fantastic work! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  13. What a beautiful renovation! Thank you for linking to Handy Man, Crafty Woman Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  14. Fantastic! I keep looking for a bench to put in our master bedroom. This would have been perfect. I need to start scouring harder!

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  15. LOVE this bench! You definitely scored at that sale! And the fabric is fantastic! I'm going to feature this on my blog tomorrow. Please stop by and grab a button!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  16. Hey Jennifer, thank you for featuring me tomorrow at Scissors and Spatula's. I already your button because I love your work. Thanks Again.
    Sandi

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  17. super cute! love the colors. this post would be so great at my weekly blog party. I'd love it if you joined me!

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  18. That bench looks just perfect!The color fabric you chose is awesome.

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  19. Looks so much better! Love it!
    http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com

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  20. This is inspiring, I can't believe it, I have that same blue wicker style in a single chair. Looks like the same set, it is in the garage and would come inside if I could make it look beautiful like yours.


    I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
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  21. Oh my, this is gorgeous!!!! Looks so inviting.
    Nice work!

    cami

    www.fourjokersandaqueen.com

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  22. Absolutely beautiful! Love your fabric choice.
    I have had a similar experience with those buttons...can't really fix it, but I find a healthy dose of hot glue helps!

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  23. Wow! That's a talent! You can work wonders.

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  24. Really great job on that bench! I love it with the Adirondack chair too, looks so pretty and inviting.

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  25. Gorgeous! What a fantastic re-do! You and I should totally go to garage sales together.

    Oh...wait...

    Maybe not...cuz we would fight over the same stuff, possibly.

    This is a jewel of a make-over!

    Thanks for sharing it.

    A+

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  26. What a sweet find and beautiful re-do. Visiting you from TT&J.

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  27. Stunning. I will be featuring your delightful duo this week on Motivated Monday. So glad you shared. :)
    Pam

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  28. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful inspirations and pictures. I’m your newest follower and look forward to your next ideas!

    Have a nice day!
    Tine

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  29. One of my favorite redos. I'll be featuring you on my blog on Friday. Hope you will share a project at our link party every Sunday at decoratinginsanity.com.

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  30. great job I love the final look such a cute combo with beautiful simple colors come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  31. i luv luv this redo and the colours you have chosen so happy...
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  32. Beautiful makeover! FYI...In my experience, plastic primer has worked wonderfully. Love the stuff. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday! xo Jami

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