Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I love my new (actually old) chair!



I bought this old chair several months ago at a garage sale for $20. I had been looking for a small comfortable chair to put in front of my window in the living room. This one was just right because the back is low and doesn't cover up the view to the backyard too much. Of course, I knew I'd recover it someday or maybe make a slipcover for it. So, I had been looking at this ugly dated fabric for long enough and told my husband we were going to try to reupholster it ourselves. Well, actually I told him I was going to do it, but he knows by now that he will be very much involved in most projects I undertake. I saw two chairs on A Santamaker's Journey blog that she had redone and fell in love with the fabrics and knew I wanted to copy what she did. Those chairs are GORGEOUS! I told myself to go for it and not play it safe by doing the chair in some fabric that I didn't really love. You know how you think to yourself, "Am I going to like this in a year or two? Shouldn't I go neutral so I can use this in any room?". I said NO, I am going to redo this chair in fabrics that I love right now and not worry about the future. I want this chair to be CUTE CUTE CUTE! So, here is my recovered garage sale chair in all its glory. I love it! I have to say thank you and send big hugs and kisses to my wonderful husband who helped me. Well, he really did it and I helped him. I got me one awesome husband! I love my chair and am just giddy when I look at it every time I walk through the room. I am so happy when a project turns out the way you want it to! Happy Tuesday to you!




37 comments:

Betsy said...

Looks awesome! I have one of those hubbies too...never complains about helping me with a project.

Inspired Kara said...

really really really adorable

mishebe said...

That chair is so cute. love the fabric. I put u on the list. mishelle

Chris said...

Your chair is so pretty. Lucky you to have your husband help you with your projects.
Hugs,
Chris

Sandy Toes said...

That looks just wonderful!!! I love it!!!....roosters!!! Where do you get your fabric???
-Sandy Toes

Mrs. H said...

Your chair looks adorable!

I'd love to do that type of mixed fabric look to my chair. There are no upholsterers in my area and I am afraid to attempt it myself.

How did you learn?

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

I absolutely love what you've done with your chair...it looks amazing!

Mrs. Trixi said...

That chair is so incredible and I would love the how to.

Tricia Anne said...

Wow! Too cute! You really out did yourself Angie! :o) I love it!
Bear is up and going today! The puppy in him just wants to play and we have to be careful with him for a little longer (2 more days). He will be so glad to be able to run around when he gets to! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Picket said...

Ohhhhh I love it...that fabric....the rooster...I love it...what a great transformation!!! Did I mention I loved it!!! lol Great job on the chair!!!! It turned out beautiful...is it for sale...can I put it on layaway...$1 down and a $1 a week til Christmas!!!! lol lol have a great day friend!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

You did a fantastic job!! Wow!! I tagged you/gave you an aware over at my place, take a look!

Sue said...

It is BEAUTIFUL...and fits you perfectly....red & rooster! WOW! You & hubby make a great team.

Heather said...

I love the fabric! We are the same way, whenever I get an idea and say "I am going to..." I get the look from my husband because he so knows some how I'm going to drag in in to help!

AJ said...

I'm impressed:) There is no way I would be able to tackle a project like that. Mine would probably look worse than it was to begin with! How great that your husband is so helpful:) You're one lucky girl!

Shannon said...

WOW! You did a great job! It looks awesome!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I love what you've done with that chair! Fabulous!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

YOu my friend are amazing. Seriously.

So tell me, did you follow a pattern, or just redo the chair on your own.

I'm so excited about a project I'm working on.....thanks to you.

I LOVED the wall shutter that you shared a while ago......I'm busy working on mine. As soon as I'm done, I'll be sure to post about it...and share a photo with yoU!!!!

AndreaW123 said...

Your chairs are beautiful! Great project!!!! Lucky girl to have a husband so handy!!!

Erin said...

Oh my gosh..I love that chair! It is so cute and I love how you put the different fabrics on it. How clever! My husband and I love to do projects together too!

Wendy said...

Oh so cute! I love red checks and roosters!!!! Great job to you(and hubby too)

Jacie said...

I don't know how you do it! You top yourself all the time!

Screaming Meme said...

Teamwork! I love that...It makes it more special! Love it,girly!

Bella Casa said...

Oh man, where do you live, I have 2 chairs just waiting for you and your husband ;)

How sweet, I just love the fabrics you chose, too!!!

Thrifty Decor Chick sent me here, so glad to meet you!

Bella

Queen Bean said...

Angie, It turned out great! Deana

julie & joe said...

Your chair looks beautiful! I love the fabrics you used.

Nicole said...

Your chair is darling, I love it. I can't believe you and your husband recovered it, it looks incredible.

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

You did an amazing job! I saw Santamaker's chairs too, and I drooled over them!

Love your blog...you're now on my blogroll!

Darlene said...

WOW...you did an AMAZING job on the chair....it is GORGEOUS!!!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Yea for you...SUCH FUN!

Adam & Jessica said...

I love it!! You guys did a great job! What a wonderful hubby you have ;)

janapl said...

WOW,I admire you so much. It takes courage to try a project that big and it looks great!

Julie said...

oh wow that is a great chair! I love the colors and of course the rooster fabric is wonderful! I want one:) Great Job to you and hubby
Have a great day
julie

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Your chair turned out so pretty, can't wait to use my fabric. Jackie

momof3azkids said...

I love it!!! You did a great job :)!

Candy said...

You did an amazing job on that thrifty chair! Love the fabric.

Candy

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

oh I love love that fabric, so me ;) you did a great job, its so hard to do , Ive tried it and failed too many times! It looks so pretty there too!

Katie said...

Love it, where is the fabric from? We need to know how you did this?? Love it!