Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chair Makeover (Updated)

  I know, I know I'm supposed to be finishing up my bedroom so I can post pictures of my room.  But along the way I got side-tracked.  I purchased this chair from the thrift store back in August.  After bringing it home I gave it a couple of coats of spray paint and tore off the 3 wood pieces that were attached to the back of the chair with staples.  Lots of staples!


  I made a cushion for the seat and called it quits.  I had enough!  Who was I kidding?  I am not an upholsterer!  Then I read this post on Miss Mustard Seed's blog and I was INSPIRED.  "Keep Trying".  It's as if she was speaking directly to me!  So I gave it another try. 


  I gave it a couple more of coats of spray paint and distressed it a bit with sandpaper.  I used cardboard, a snow blanket, leftover fabric and trim to cover the chair with.




  I was really pleased with how the chair turned out, especially since this was my first time attempting to make a seat cover.

  But the chair was still looking a little bare.  I found a neat skirt suit at the thrift store and used the skirt to make a pillow for the chair!



  Much better now!  Thank-you so much Miss Mustard Seed for inspiring me to carry on with my project!


Track back: Before and After Lovelies


39 comments:

  1. You did a great job! I love the color and the little ruffle at the bottom is darling!

    I wish I could sew. :(

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  2. Hey there Brandi!

    It's sew cute! The ruffle is darling. I can't believe that was your first attempt. Looks amazing!

    Hope your day is good, friend!
    ~Michelle
    xo

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  3. Hi Brandi, this is fab! I love the ruffle! also I love your new blog design!

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  4. Oh Brandi, what a great job! The ruffle is fantastic and I love the little old horse - so wonderful.

    At the last you work so hard - don't forget the little breaks!!!

    Love hugs

    Tine

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  5. Brandi you did an amazing job!I could tell from the sneak peek that it was great.

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  6. Oh my, Brandi!! I'm so glad you didn't give up because the transformation is fabulous!! So lovely and the pillow is the perfect added touch! You've inspired me to tweak of a few of my unfinished projects as well (:

    {{HUGS}}
    Michele

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  7. I think it looks great!!!!!!!! I've worked on a lot of furniture. It's not easy. I do working on old furniture the best.

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  8. Very cute chair. I love the new paint and it's little skirt!

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  9. Brandi, I can easily say there would be no way I would have shared your vision when seeing that chair first off, in fact I would have walked the other way. But now it looks sooooo CUTE! Love your work!
    Megs :)

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  10. Brandi you did an amazing job for your first attempt! I am so glad that you did not give up, this chair is just gorgeous and the little pillow is perfect!! I will be asking you questions later this year as I attempt to do something similar!! :)

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  11. Brandi, that is such a cute chair with its little slips. You are just like me getting distracted from one project to work on another one. Thanks for linking.

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  12. Congrats to you for continuing with your project. I love your slipcover, especially because I love ruffled trim!

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  13. I'm working on a quilted chair project myself over at Mel's Cabin. Visit me and offer suggestions for http://cabinfever228.blogspot.com/2011/01/burlap-coffee-sacks.htmlchair re-do at

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  14. That was the wrong html....this is....
    http://cabinfever228.blogspot.com/2011/01/quilting-chair.html

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  15. looks great, i would love for you to link at my party today.

    http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/01/anything-goes-party-1-and-few.html

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  16. Pretty! I love how it turned out! The little ruffle is so cute!

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  17. Very pretty! I love that you didn't give up!

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  18. Great job! Visiting from Boring to Better!

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  19. Love it ~ and the lamp! Very pretty:)

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  20. it looks so cute with its new outfit! thanks for sharing!

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  21. I think I am a new around these parts. But I heard the worth thrift and couldn't resist. You did an excellent job. I have quite a few pieces that I have bough and have yet to tackle.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  22. It goes to show if at first you don't succeed, try, try, and try again! Or never, never, never, never, ever give up!
    Excellent makeover Brandi and congrats for being featured on Not Just A Housewife.

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  23. impressive! and so cute!!! I featured you on my blog "before and after lovelies" go check it out!

    http://beforeandafterlovelies.blogspot.com/2011/01/another-dandy-chair-re-do.html

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  24. Congratulations Brandi,
    I am happy to pass the Stylish Blog Award to you.Your blog is great and I enjoy coming here. You can come to my blog and pick up the award.
    Best Wishes,
    Miz Helen

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  25. I love the way this turned out Brandi! Very inspiring post. The pillow added the perfect extra touch too.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  26. Brandi, I'm not surprised how lovely it turned out! You have that touch girl!!

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  27. I can't believe that you get distracted from one project by doing a bit of upholstery! When I get distracted, it's with a cup of tea and a magazine!!! No wonder you get so much gorgeousness done!

    This looks fantastic, Brandi. SO different from the chair you started with. Well done, you!

    Sarahx

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  28. Holy Cow, girl! I LOVE that you used a suit skirt to make over than chair! The finish, paint, SKIRT ... beautiful. This looks amazing.

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  29. I learn from Miss Mustard Seed everyday! You did a great job. And now you have encouraged me. I just bought a chair from the thrift and was sure I could do it. But I will try.
    Enjoy your day!
    I'm a new follower of yours!

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  30. Hi Brandi-
    The chair is fabulous!!
    SO glad you didn't give up my friend!
    Thanks for linking!
    XO

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  31. This turned out really cute Brandi! I'm glad you stuck with it!
    Kim:)

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  32. Hi Brandi! This turned out sooo cute!! I was over at Emerald Cove and Michelle told us all we MUST stop by and see this chair makeover! Great job! Your blog is the cutest :)
    Kelle
    xx

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  33. She is sooooo cute after her sweet looking makeover!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  34. I love the little skirt. It looks so cute and feminine!

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  35. Good job on your first attempt! You will get better and better each time. You should be really proud and you took that important first step.

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