Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Going Rouge OR Queen of Procrastination

So I have this To Do List of things I need/want to get finished before the baby gets here. I have about 2 1/2 weeks to go. So after looking at my list today... I went rouge and decided to recover an old chair. The chair was my husband's grandma's sewing chair. I've debated a few times about just getting rid of it, but I have a soft spot for old furniture.
The chair has been hiding in our Master Bedroom Closet for WAY too long taking up precious space. So I found it a new home in the hallway and decided it was too ugly to live there as is. So.... I recovered the cushion this morning. It took me a few minutes of wavering about the fabric. I love this Anna Maria Horner fabric and  have not been able to cut into it. Finally decided to just go for it. Now all it needs is a fresh coat of paint. I think black.
There are a ton of tutorials online on how to recover a chair like this, but I decided to just wing it with a little common sense and it was fine. Pretty straight forward and simple. My only advice is to make sure you center your fabric design and also to staple all the middles and then work towards the corners.
I'll have to post another picture once I get some paint on that chair... I'm debating whether to get back on track with my list or to run out and buy some paint.

UPDATE: 05/27/10  Here's the finished Chair...


CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

The Mack Pack said...

I'd definitely paint it black! What a cute chair it's turning into!

Mom2fur said...

Gorgeous! I like the wood both ways but the black is very elegant!
My mom used to reupholster our dining rooms chairs every few years. It was a project, but amazing what a difference a few yards of fabric could make!
PS--the style of your chair is awesome, too!

Eszter said...

This chair could very well be an expensive designer item, you did a great job, amazing!

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