Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Down Memory Lane---Chair Makeover---


Several years ago, I found this chair at a garage sale for two dollars. As you can see, It was in really bad condition. Originally, the chair had wheels,(which were all moldy and blueish), the vinal cover was ripped, and probably it was in the garage or outside for a long time it had lots of dust and spider webs!!

The structure was good, and the pillow was still in good shape, it was firm. I couldn't pass it up, because I saw the potential. I must remind you that it was only two dollars. I thought this would be a perfect practice piece.

When I got home I excitedly asked my husband, "Guess how much I paid for this?!". He paused and said, "75 cent? I wouldn't pay more then that." Ha! He wasn't being mean, he knows that when I say," Guess how much..." usually, I paid a very low price. So, he always low balls his guess. That comment made me more ambitious to give the chair a new look.

After lots of hours and elbow greese, I came up with this;


I already had paint, so, for the materials, I spent close to thirty dollars. The foot stool is something I found at Target for Seven bucks and I upholstered it to match the chair. After the makeover I was at a gift shop, and saw an almost identical chair... My curiosity got the better of me and I couldn't help but flip the tag over to see the price. It was around Six hundred dollars! Yeah! I gave myself a high five and left the store.

The chair is one of my favorite pieces of furniture that I own.

57 comments:

  1. what an amazing transformation! And you did a great job with the recover... love the material & colors you chose.

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  2. I love the fabric that you chose and your rocked that redo!

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  3. you are so talented! i am sad that yard saleing season is almost over. what are you working on now?

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  4. Fab, it wouldnt go amiss in a Laura Ashley shop, well done.
    Karen

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  5. Very inspiring! It is fabulous!

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  6. Gorgeous!! It turned out wonderful. Love the white and the fabric is really pretty.

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  7. Fantastic! We love how you added to the legs, it makes it more stylish and a little higher. Great idea! You really deserve that high 5!!!!!

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  8. is that even the same chair?! incredible transformation!

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  9. Popped over from Kimba's DIY day. That chair transformation is fabulous. I LOVE Toile! It's beautiful and timeless in any color.

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  10. Wow...amazing! You did a beautiful job!

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  11. Looks beautiful! I'm redo-ing some chairs that were given to me and was working on the piping for my cushion covers when my sewing machine went kapooey on me. So, I totally admire your finished product!

    Stopped by from ASPTL..

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  12. That looks so awesome! I am working on a chair that looks similar and I am completely lost. They sewing machine and I are not friends. Your successful transformation gives me hope! I would LOVE to see a tutorial!

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  13. Good spotting! You actually found a foot rest so matching! Love what you've done! I bet the prior owner of this chair will be devastated at your achievement!

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  14. It's one of my favorites in your home too! You go lady of magic!!!

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  15. Wow, this is beautiful! Definitely worth the effort! Great job :)

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  16. What an amazing makeover! I'm in awe of your talent for reupholstering. Love it.

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  17. It's gorgeous! I LOOOOVE that fabric!

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  18. Great make over! Love the red toile fabric!
    ;0) Helene

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  19. WOW! I've been looking for a chair to make a little reading corner in our living room...but have passed up all of these UGLY craigslist chairs! You give me hope :)

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  20. OMG that is fabulous..what an amazing choice of fabric. I am having a Roadkill Rescue party on Monday. I would love to have you.

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  21. Will you go shoppping with me? :) What a beautiful chair!

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  22. That turned out just gorgeous!! Love how you did the footstool to match. Just perfect!

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  23. I can hardly even believe that is the same chair! Love the paint finish and fabric you chose. It is a fabulous chair. What a great transformation!

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  24. Love the finish and the toile both!!!!! What a great find!

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  25. Absolutely stunning! The best makeover I have ever seen! What and eye you have!

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  26. It's gorgeous! You did such an amazing job!

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  27. WHOOT i've always loved that chair!

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  28. GO GIRL! That chair is seriously fabulous. Was the piping trim hard to do? I've never tried it before but would love to learn how. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. So cuuuuuuuute!!! For the first time in my life over the last 2 weeks I have literally *plucked two chairs off the sidewalk* in my neighborhood, where they were piled with the trash. I never thought I'd do it, but these chairs were so forlorn looking, and not in bad shape, that I simply couldn't resist. And it is mostly due to the makeovers JUST LIKE THIS ONE that I keep seeing around blogdom that I even thought of helping the poor things. I still have to prove to the hubby that they are worth the trouble, though!

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  30. Every one who left a comment... Thank you so much! I am so excited and overwhelmed by your responses.

    Mandi-- About the piping trim. it wasn't hard to do, it was definately more work though. I used lots of pins and the zipper foot, when I sewed it. Good luck!

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  31. It's gorgeous!!! I love everything about it!

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  32. "WOW" I love that way those pieces turned out, they look great, awesome choice on fabric!

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  33. wow, just wow. Fabulous job!

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  34. You are an amazing transformer of trash. WOW. I cant' stop looking at that beautiful chair! I love it!

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  35. yea - amazing...did I miss the tutorial? Off to browse...

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  36. Wow, that's just amazing! Do you mind if I feature this one over at my blog? It's a collection of all my favorite before & after projects I've found online. C'mon over and let me know what you think! :)

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  37. That's awesome. I'd love to feature it on my blog sometime, c'mon over and let me know what you think!

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  38. Hmmm.... sorry if I commented twice... my computer is having issues today :)

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  39. Hardly recognizable! Love the print!
    Janell

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  40. The fabric print is to die for!

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  41. Fabulous makeover! I have a chair of similar style with a footstool and seeing this has given me some ideas!

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  42. Hello Sachiko - oh my, you did a fabulous job on the chair make-over! I absolutely love that fabric. So pretty. Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  43. That is an AWESOME redo!! You just gave me the best idea for my own chair!!

    Thanks!!

    Sallie
    http://www.mikeandsallie.com/sallie

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  44. Very impressive! Cool chair.

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  45. I actually had to scroll back up to see if the chair really was the same! LOL! It's amazing! Great transformation! So glad I stopped by! Check in sometime ...

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  46. From ugly duckling to a beautiful swan! I love your choice of fabric. You did an amazing job.

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