4.29.2011

The chair!

So, I have to amend yesterday's post a little. I claimed this is my first ever chair makeover...not exactly true. For starters there was this one for my craft room, and I can say there have been many more of this caliber.  I mean, who can't recover a seat cushion, right?  All you need is a heavy duty stapler...it's pretty much a no-brainer.

The one that I just finished would probably be a "no-brainer" to most, but it was the first time that I actually dismantled all the cushions and saved the pieces for a pattern.  Thankfully, I happened upon Brooke's blog and she had a wonderful tutorial.  Her chair was almost identical to mine and having pictures to follow made this process so much simpler!  THANKS Brooke!

The absolute worst part about this job was removing the 8353  2841 okay, so there was probably only 200 staples, but still...it took FOR-EV-ER to complete this process.  Once that was done, I gave the chair a quick sand and spray painted it using Valspar's Urban Beige. 

Like I stated previously, the plan was to make these chairs totally RETRO...bright colors, etc.  Sooooooo did not do that!  I stumbled upon this fabric before finding anything else that I liked so I decided to build a room around it...a guest bedroom.  The before and after pictures were taken in my entry way, because that "said" guest room is being occupied by my daughter Kelli, while she looks for a house to buy.

Anyhoo, to refresh your memory of how the chairs looked before (and let's not forget how much these cuties cost...2 for $21.00)



And after: (ignore the little things you see hanging from the bottom, I have not replaced the stuff on the bottom that covers my craftsmanship, lol)













In case you are wondering...I am doing the second chair differently and not keeping them as a pair.  Stay tuned for that makeover...

Cost breakdown:

Chair       $10.50
Paint          8.00
Fabric       22.00
Cording       6.00

Total       $46.50

Not too shabby, huh?!

Got lots of cookies to bake...have a great weekend!

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30 comments:

Just Jaime said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great redo! Can't wait to see it with the rest of the guest bedroom!

MG said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is fabulous!!! Great fabric and spray paint choices. I can't wait to see the total room redo : )

However, I would have liked to see some Royal cookies today, in honor of Wills and Kate ; )

ohbrooke said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks so great! Everyone's chairs turn out SO differently, I love it! So did you use the same piping too or buy new stuff? That seemed to be the trickiest part for me.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Terri,
What a great job on the chairs and the price what a bargain! Thanks for chairing or sharing :) Stop by for a blog visit.

Jen.Jensen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Where did you get the fab fabric? Chairs look awesome.

Unexpected Treasures said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great job on the chair...love, love, love the fabric. You have great taste. Where did you get the fabric?

Inspired by you said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks great! I love the fabric!

Bella said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That chair looks PHENOMENAL!! It inspires me to go out shopping for furniture to redo!! :-) Great job!!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats you've been featured at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

Feel free to stop by and grab a button. You've earned it!

Thanks!

Allison @ House of Hepworths

Korrie@RedHenHome said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE this! I've admired the bright-colored makeovers, but never thought I could live with them in my house. This one, on the other hand, I can totally covet! Love that the back is as pretty as the front.

Our really empty nest said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love it!! Love the fabric, great job!

Ellie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous! I want a pair for my living room! Well done.

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

FABULOUS makeover!! I love everything about it. Great work and great choice of fabric. LOVE it!
Lisa

Sharyn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love these!! Would like to know where you got the fabric from and what it is called? Thanks for sharing your gorgeous chairs

Chasing Whimsy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I Love the chair! and totally Jealous on the great buy. Can I ask you where you found your fabric I Really Love It!!!

Designs By Pinky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMGoodness, that chair is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you share where you got the fabric and what the paint color is? Thanks!!!! XO, Pinky

Brenda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow!!!! Love the chairs. The material is perfect. Would you mind sharing where you got it or the name of it????? I have a glider rocker that is in bad need of a makeover and this fabric would be perfect. Thanks!

Shannon@vintagerestyled said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fabulous! Just found you and now I am your newest follower!
Great blog!

Jenn Erickson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Terri, your chairs are beautiful! What a transformation! I love the color you chose and the fabric as well. So glad I saw your project featured over at "My Repurposed Life".

New follower,
Jenn/Rook No. 17

The Cranky Queen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am a new follower! I have chairs similar and had them recovered (even the sides) with monogram on the back HIS and HERS...The legs on my are little different and I paid someone to do them...aren't you just too crafty and smart. Love them! Came to you via Furniture Revival! You gotta visit me sometimes, Tiffany at The Cranky Queen

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hi terri, i gave out a few awards please stop by and accept yours..
lauren

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is awesome! It turned out so beautiful! I'll be featuring it on Tuesday. Can i ask where you found the fabric? I found some like that but it was $40 a yard :(
XO
Kristin

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is awesome! It turned out so beautiful! I'll be featuring it on Tuesday. Can i ask where you found the fabric? I found some like that but it was $40 a yard :(
XO
Kristin

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is awesome! It turned out so beautiful! I'll be featuring it on Tuesday. Can i ask where you found the fabric? I found some like that but it was $40 a yard :(
XO
Kristin

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i love the warm color of the paint on this one!

Lori @ www.mudpiestudio.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great makeover! I love the fabric you chose!

Miss Charming said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You did a wonderful job! It looks like something from a high end store. I love the fabric. It looks gorgeous on the back especially! What is the name of the fabric and where did you find it? (We all want to know!) Also, what is the paint color and brand?

Heather@The Black's Best said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am so glad you ended up choosing the fabric that you did. It totally makes the chair. You'd never know that this was the first time doing this kind of a makeover!

B.B. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This chair make over is amazing! I love the fabric you choose! Hobby Lobby has lamps with a similar shade too.

shimby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautifully done! I've got a lampshade from Ballard Designs in that fabric. I know they sell that Document Brown fabric by the yard at Ballard for $24...

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