Monday, October 15, 2012

Saving It For A Rainy Day

After

This particular metamorphose of an ugly chair began several weeks ago now on a rainy day.  It has been languishing around the house half naked ever since. 
Before
 
I picked this beauty ugly duckling up on Trademe with it's even more embattled twin for the princely sum of $50.00.  I think I may have had a rush of blood to the head when I thought that recovering these was a good idea.  Pulling the gazillion staples out alone was a laborious exercise and a job my husband did in front of the TV on yet another rainy day.
 
After much procrastinating, we finally got round to turning this ugly duckling into a swan befitting our living room.  A lot of blood sweat and tears went into the actual covering of these....okay maybe not so much the tears but certainly a lot of stretching of fabric, skinned knuckles on stubborn staples and even one or two swears when things were not going our way, but several hours later our efforts were rewarded.
 
 
I had seen some lovely mixed fabric chairs popping up in home decor magazines lately so I took a risk and used this gorgeous textured chenille in pink beige and red on the sides and back of the chair and a more family friendly red ribbed chenille on the areas likely to get the most wear.  My husband sanded and  re stained the legs, I stitched the covering and together we carefully reassembled it.  After completion, my daughter tried to claim it for her room.  I guess that is the ultimate compliment, but after all of that effort we are reluctant to let it go.
 

10 comments:

  1. You've done a great job they look wonderful.

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    1. Thank you. It may have been a lot of work but I now have something unique.

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    1. Thank you Debbie and thank you for commenting.

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  3. They turned out really lovely. I am off to Trademe to see what I can find. Jo

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  4. Well done on a terrific joint project between you and your husband! :)

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    1. Thank you. My brains and his muscle was a winning combination.

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  5. Gosh I love your transformation - you wouldn't even know it was the same chair! Fabulous job.

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    1. Thank you. I was aiming for that sort of result!

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