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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: We all know how I love chairs....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We all know how I love chairs....

It's been what, 2 days since we've looked at a chair makeover? It must be time to look at another one.  I finally finished this monstrosity. Well, almost finished. Enough to show you.

Remember this chair? It was so stinkin' long ago that I got it....I'm pretty sure it was the typical $6.99.

I started to take it apart...isn't it cool?!

Then this mess happened...

Then it sat. And sat. And sat. Then I finally sent a tweet about progress....And then I had to do the nailhead trim....Never again. Seriously. NEVER.

I measured out 1/2 inch for each nail. Painful.

And then I ran out of trim. And JoAnn's ran out of trim. And they didn't have it, and they still didn't have it....and I got a tad confused at JoAnn's about a product that they usually have in stock, but they wanted me to special order it...blah, blah, blah....so I went somewhere else and got the exact same stuff for fifty cents per yard cheaper.

And it's finished. Almost. Neveryoumind that I need 4 more nail heads and I forgot to paint the two back legs....just ignore that part....



Seriously. Same chair. Only different.

I don't normally "do" animal prints. But, in green, I just couldn't say no. I love it and it is so cozy! I had to redo the bottom, because it hung low, so I replaced all the jute on the bottom...


So NOT grody.

And did you see this months House Beautiful? Front Cover? (I got a year subscription for five bucks from Amazon at Christmas!)

What? What's that - animal print? I should work for them.

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Blogger anita said...

Wow! What a difference! Love the black gimp with the green and white fabric. You are going to have to explain how you padded the back. When you stripped it down it looks like it has little suspenders on!

April 15, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

holy, freaking, moly! I LOVE IT!

April 15, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...



April 15, 2010 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Sabrina said...

Love the green! Where the heck are you finding all of these great pieces??

April 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Jacquelyn said...

I love it!

April 15, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This chair is now fabulous! Makes me want to take an upholstery class!

April 15, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Kacey said...

I can't believe you did that by yourself! It's FABULOUS! Seriously, fabulous!

April 15, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Awesome! Great job. You're so brave. I wouldn't know where to start! someday, though, I'm going to do a big piece like that! I'm slowly getting courage through all of these wonderful blogs! Have a great day!

April 15, 2010 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger this blessed nest said...

you are something else, girlfriend!!!


April 15, 2010 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Jeanine said...

That looks great! You put a lot of hard work into this chair and it shows. It looks fabulous!

April 15, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

This is my favorite one. I think nail heads can come in trim so you don't have to measure each one. That would be so much easier huh? You did great. I love love love it. Are you keeping this one? I just saw that fabric at JoAnns last weekend. I am trying to decide on fabric for new outdoor pillows.

April 15, 2010 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Well done...love the green fabric, so unexpected!

Stop by Pandora's Box to enter a giveaway! ~patti~

April 15, 2010 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Jen @ Just for Rachel said...

Oh Kirsty, I couldn't be more jealous right now! I am on the lookout for a chair just like that! I can't find anything close, and the ones I've considered are at least $35! Where do you live, and why are things so cheap? The thrift stores by me would not have sold that for only $7! Great job re-doing it, it is super cute!!

April 15, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Kimberly Knoess said...

You are one gutsy chick! Wow - that looks terrific!

April 16, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Kirsty said...

Tracy - I am selling it. Although I think it is so fantastic, it doesn't really fit with our decor. If our house was more closed off and I had an office, I would totally keep it in my office.

Someone is supposed to come by today to look at it, but I haven't had much luck with Craigslist lately....so we'll see!

Glad you guys like it!

April 16, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Kolein said...

you totally amaze me....jaw hung open amazing!

April 16, 2010 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Wowee! This chair is amazing! I wish I could reupholster, I just don't have a lot of time to learn with all the projects around the house. I'm so impressed!

April 17, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it! I'm not usually into animal print either, but I think maybe it's because it's a green and white, it's not hitting me as an animal print. Great job and the lines on this chair are just wonderful.

April 17, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

It's fabulous! You did an awesome job. I don't think I'd be brave enough to tackle something like this. Great job!

April 18, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Lynn said...

This is STUNNING! Love the print colors and trim! Amazing job!

April 18, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Wow, amazing job. Love the zebra print, too.

April 18, 2010 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Andie said...

LOVE that chair!

April 18, 2010 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Rebekah Greiman said...

I love the heck out of your site. I do projects like this as well as remodel our homes and blog about it on www.potholesandpantyhose.com. (We have a couple of rentals, and are always remodeling something.)
You might enjoy this craft that I did with some broken mirrors:
And here's the link to our crazy home remodeling:

April 18, 2010 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger :-) said...

I've never left a comment before, so Hi! :)

That chair in House Beautiful was the first thing my eye found this month!!! hahaha LOVED the grey! Love the green too, that chair is AMAZING!!

April 21, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I am IN LOVE with this chair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not kidding!!! I want that fabric!! :)

May 13, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

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