8.24.2009

from shabby to hippie






welcome friends! i am joining metamorphosis monday at Between Naps on the Porch and today's thrifting treasures at Southern Hospitality. i am really excited to check every one's changes.









i bought this little chair at goodwill last summer for $10.00. i knew i was wanting to recover it but wasn't sure how or with what fabric. well, i visited a pottery barn and was inspired by this fabric on this chair.... Pottery Barn


i was able to find similar fabric at hobby lobby, and come out of the store with two yards, some button cover kits and some trim. got home, found the staple gun and hot glue and went to work. it is not a professional job...i didn't tear off the old fabric. i was afraid that if i did, i would have a bigger project that i wasn't sure i would be able to finish. i was able to cover the chair with one piece of fabric. i didn't sew pieces together like the original was. i even was able to figure out how to cover buttons and sew them on the back. the seat is still not done....so don't look to close to the pictures...






here is the close up...


this has become my favorite chair. it is where i sit to use my computer, read a book or just to sit and enjoy the quiet.

thanks for visiting!




10 comments:

Michelle said...

WOW...the new fabric makes a huge difference and I really like it too!

Great job!

Wendy said...

That looks great! I just love those chairs.

Shelia said...

You did a great job. The fabric is beautiful and I really like the shape of this chair. I know you'll be enjoying this for a long time.
Be a sweetie,

Shelia ;)

Cheri Peoples said...

Fabric and paint can make such a huge difference.

I hope you will come over and check out this weeks Knock off and I bet you have some things you could post to the KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT Party.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Jane said...

You did a great job on the chair. The fabric totally transformed the piece! I'm going to add my name to your list of followers. Please stop by my blog for a visit. I started my blog a little over a month ago. My husband now says I'm addicted to reading blogs. He might be right, there are just so many wonderful projects, ideas, etc. Good luck with your blogging.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, that looks so great! What a wonderful fabric for your cute chair. So glad you came by the party today!

Terry said...

I'm happy you enjoy sitting in it. I didn't really get it when I was younger. But these "old-timey" wing chairs are still around and are still being made because they are so solid, so comfortable, so cozy, and so beautiful.

Kelli said...

Great makeover!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

WoW girl! You did a great job on the chair. Stop by and you can do the one in my livingroom that really needs work. I'm very intimidated at the thought of getting started. Gotta take another look at yours and get my courage up~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

MissyM said...

That is really pretty. I have a couple of thrift store chairs I must re-do. I like your fabric.