Sunday, March 24, 2013

New Life for an Old Chair

I have several projects in process but I have managed to check a few off my long list. My project for last week was giving a makeover to an old chair. My sweet friend has asked me to help her prepare a nursery. She wanted an upholstered chair which rocks and swivels. We had been on the lookout for an affordable candidate. I happened to be in a thrift store one day when I spotted 4 possible candidates so I sent her a text to go there after work. She went and was able to purchase one at a very reasonable price. I gave her some fabric samples to show her the appropriate weight of fabric that she needed and she purchased a nice denim weight fabric for the chair. Because she chose stripes, it took a little more fabric than it would for a pattern that would not require a match in the upholstery.

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Let me show you what we started with. Step into my studio garage.

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Mauve upholstery velvet in all of her glory. A little worn but in very good shape. I won’t bore you with the details of the upholstery process but I did strip it down to the bare frame which was in excellent condition. My friend chose to leave off the tufting on the re-do.

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It turned out very well. Of course I forgot to take my camera when I delivered it to its new home. I hope to get pictures there since it coordinates with the room better than it does here in my den.

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It is my understanding that this chair has already been approved by grandmother as she spent a little time rocking and praying for her future grandchild! How precious is that! Thanks NP for letting me come alongside you on this journey!

I hope that you have a great week as we prepare for Easter!

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I’ll be sharing with Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and with Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.

 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMGosh! I have it's mate! Only in gold (dirty) velvet lol. Bought it at a garage sale a few years back for $5. It is the MOST comfortable chair ever! I would love to know how you recovered it.

sew sweet vintage said...

Nice makeover. Love your stripes:) New follow. Follow back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/03/vintage-popcorn-chenille.html