Thursday, January 28, 2010

~ a chair makeover {under}~

I am sure you have seen this picture somewhere along the way in blogland.
When I saw it I thought, wow that is a great chair!
I must have one.
But wait, I am a cheapskate.
So I went on the lookout at my local thrift stores..... and came up with this!
It wasn't bad to start with, but shiny purple damask just
isn't my cup of tea.
She was $14.99 and I had a $3.00 off coupon!
She went straight into my shopping cart and then sat in my basement until yesterday!
I hauled her out along with many tools,
{I had to remove 5 gazillion upholstery tacks}
and some cream velvet fabric I had laying around.


I went out this morning to a fabric store and bought some trim for under $5, hot glued it on, and
voila!


What do you think?


~Total cost of this project was around $19.00 from start to finish~
I think I saved a ton!
It's not perfect, but neither am I, so we will do good together.
Happy almost Friday friends!
xoxo
p.s. I forgot to mention I also spray painted the frame cream......

45 comments:

Debbie said...

I think you done good!! real good!

Red Felted Heart said...

Beautiful transformation!

Dreamy Whites said...

I LOVE it. You are so creative. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
My sister is painting a chalk board wall in her kitchen, after seeing your space on rate my space on HGTV. I just love your house. One of my favorites is the room you painted with horizontal stripes. I am going to sign up so I can rate your space this weekend.
Take Care
Maria

KarenSue said...

You should be soooo proud! Don't ya just love it. Now I'm on the hunt.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful job!!

xoxo
Jane

Angie said...

It looks amazing!!

A Blissful Nest said...

Love it!

chair up said...

I'm guessing that wasn't the easiest chair to reupholster with all the carving and curves around the seat. Don't you just hate removing tacks, I spent all day yesterday doing the same thing. You have done well and the chair looks great. Good on you for having a go!
Angex

Fancy said...

Turned out great! Wish I could find a good thrift store around here...I am dying for garage sale season to start back up!

DustyLu Interiors said...

Love them, they kinda look like The Darcy..I have mine with a little skirt..love it! great find..great transformation! lulu

Jackie said...

Love it Love it Love it

Caroline said...

Wow! That's impressive! It looks beautiful!

Kathysue said...

Great job now it is perfect for you lovely white home!! You really transformed into your tase. Love it,Kathysue

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how I love this chair. I never see anything like this at the thrift stores around here. Your chair is just gorgeous and you did a fantastic job transforming it. Hugs, Marty

julie said...

stunning! great job! beautiful and inexpensive! my kinda redo!

Melanie said...

Where on earth do you find a chair for 14.99?

time-worn interiors said...

Great chair! I love frenchie chairs!
Theresa

Cottage Rose said...

It is gorgeous, you did an amazing job on it... hope I can find one....

Hugs;
Alaura

Kelly said...

Right on! You did a great job.

Fearless Nester said...

That is so cool that you actually found a chair so similar to what you set off to look for! I love the transformation. Do you think you will ever chip it up a bit eventually? I know you love chippy paint. -Lili

Renovating Our Nest said...

Great job, Mel! You are so talented.

By the way I picked up a gallon of Roadster White today and 5 gallons of Oatmeal. ;)

Mikal said...

I'm inspired to get my chair makeover started now!

Beautiful job!

Mikal

Robin said...

You did a wonderful job. It looks stunning!

Kacey said...

Fabulous! Really, truly!

Now you've got the wheels turning in my head...

FleaMarketTrixie said...

Very pretty, great job!

Trez said...

you did a great job! Please keep me in your prayers as I head out to the Dominican/haiti sunday!

Jess said...

Good grief! $19-- you are so thrifty- I did my own chairs too-- you can see a photo in my She Sells Seashells nursery post, but the chairs were $100 to start with, lots of elbow grease, paint and fabric-- I probably spent $200 total for 2 chairs-- still cheap, but not $19! Way to go!!

LuluD said...

Your chair looks great! I love the white on white. I have a new obsession with old chairs and recently bought a painted antique arm chair for my shop that looks Swedish or Italian and reupholstered it in muslin. But I may not be able to part with it! My favorite is the Louis style that you have. Very pretty!

Maxine said...

Your chair looks great! Keep up the goodwork!!

Tamra said...

FABULOUS!!!!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I LOVE what you did here! Great blog!!
Beth

Katie said...

Melaine~Only you would be able to find a look-alike chair to that ever so popular blogland photo! I love it! I wish my thrift store adventures were as lucky as yours! :)

Agoura Antique Mart said...

Great Chair! You did a fantastic job. Maria

Nicole Monique said...

I am beyond ecstatic I found your blog! I love your casual chic style and your do it yourself projects! You are such a talented mommy and I will continue to check for new posts daily ;-)

Fabulously french said...

It looks great, I am now off to find me a cheap chair on ebay.fr

Bon weekend,

Leeann x

Shyla said...

It is adorable! i love finding good deals and making them into treasures!
great job!

luciwallis said...

Love the transformation~
Happy friday!
Bristol

Dee said...

I've been looking for a chair like yours forever! I'm stalking my local Goodwill, and it's good to know that there may be one out there! Beautiful!!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Great job ... imperfections are good.

Amanda said...

Very cute! and it looks so much better after you got to it!

Kristin said...

Wow, that is gorgeous, the chair alone has wonderful lines! You did a great job transforming it! Thanks for sharing.

Philigry said...

i adore it!

Katy said...

Likin it a whole bunch! Would love to find a fun chair to paint or recover for my laundry room, just for the cuteness factor!

Ashley said...

simply beautiful!

overthetopstudios said...

I LOVE THIS CHAIR! I have been looking for one like it for awhile. Spill the beans girl, what thrift stores are you shopping at because the ones around me never have anything that good. Your so crafty!
Hugs,
Amada

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