Monday, September 17, 2012

Holy Chair Makeover!

Earlier in the summer I went to a tag sale at a local Catholic school that was closing. You can read all about it here. One of my finds that day was a really cushy and comfy chair that had previously been part of the dining set at the rectory.
 
It had mid tone brown wood and red velvet fabric all of which was not really my style, or in great condition, but I loved the lines.  I'm so sorry I don't have a before picture of this project.  I always try to add one because it just adds to the impact of the makeover and shows how you can transform an old worn item into something modern and beautiful.  However, my oldest accidentally deleted my before shot. So frustrating.
 
Anyway, I painted the chair a light silver gray and gave it a good coat of wax to protect it.  I actually did not do any distressing, which is unusual for me, but I really just liked the look of the solid colored wood with the busy fabric. 
 

 
When I shop for fabric I typically gravitate towards Premier Fabric.  This project was no exception; I found this modern zig-zag cotton print in neutral white, gray and navy.  If you're interested it can be purchased here.  It has a really fun, nubby texture that is unlike anything I've used before.



The actual recovering process was quite simple.  I removed both upholstered pieces from the chair and took off the old velvet fabric.  The cushions were so nice and thick that I reused them.  That saved so much money and time!  All I did was staple on some batting and then my fabric.  Since the upper portion has fabric on both sides I just made sure my staples were on the edge so that they were hidden by the wood frame when I screwed the piece back into place.



I'm leaning towards putting the chair in our living room. There is one spot where I have tried out about five different chairs; never really able to settle on one.  However, this chair is super comfy, does not take up a lot of space and the colors play beautifully with both our living and dining rooms.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Angela

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32 comments:

  1. Super cool makeover. I love the fabric. I would love for you to come and link up to my party that opens each Tuesday evening at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

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  2. This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Very modern hip! Looks great! Traci

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  4. You did an amazing job and I love that fabric.

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  5. Awesome choice of fabric! Loving the chevrons! ;)

    Zorrie
    www.sugarandchic.com

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  6. that is awesome, angela! the fabric is so chic!

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  7. Visiting from Primitive and Proper and I am so glad I did! Love this chair makeover, the fabric is fabulous! I am a new follower.

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  8. Love the chair and the fabric is just great!! The color of the chair is perfect.

    Cynthia

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  9. Beautiful chair. I totally agree with you on the choice not to distress. The fabric carries the look! I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you'd follow me back at www.crazythriftycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  10. The fabric you chose really works with the lines of that chair!

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  11. Love the fabric you chose! I'm your newest follower!

    Danielle @ The Retail DIYet

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  12. Angela that is one beautiful chair makeover! The fabric is gorgeous and the chair color is perfect! I hope it lives in your living room!

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  13. Cute chair and the fabric you chose is really fun!

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  14. Great job on the chair. The fabric is so much fun!

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  15. oh my gosh, that fabric rocks, and so does this chair now. althought...um...not literally, right, since we're talking about a chair. lol.

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  16. Beautiful chair redo, Angela--I love the vivid fabric pattern against the grey--so pretty!

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  17. Simply beautiful. You did a fantastic job.

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  18. What a fantastic makeover. Love that paint color!

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  19. Wha a fun and pretty makeover on your thrifted chair! Love the Chevron fabric! Thank you for joinining TTF this week. have a fun weekend!

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  20. What a beautiful chair makeover. I love the fabric you chose!

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  21. Stinkin' cool chair! The fabric is fun and irrestible! Looks amazing!
    Thanks for sharing your excitement and ideas at the Creative Inspirations Linky! Please stop back next week for the Autumn Inspiration Linky Party to link up your fall ideas!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  22. Wow!! It's really got personality and style! Love The shape, color, and fabric.

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  23. That chair is beautiful! I love that cool fabric!

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  24. Great makeover and awesome fabric you chose. Thanks for sharing Angela with the party.

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  25. I am sure whichever room you choose to put this chair in it will be quite a conversation piece, especially when they know you've restored it - beautifully done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  26. Love this chair! Stop by House on the Way to see it Featured! Hope to see you again at Twirl & Take a Bow!
    Leslie
    houseontheway@gmail.com

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  27. It is lovely! Great job! I've featured you at Cap Creations today.

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  28. Love that fabric! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  29. Thanks for sharing at My Monday Muse from Carter's Cottage!

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  30. Looks beautiful!! new follower :) would love for you to follow me too

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