Monday, March 18, 2013

Bringing New Life to an Old Chair


 When I saw her at the church rummage sale last summer, I thought she held some potential.  She had good "bones", but the color wasn't quite right and ...

that seat was a sorry sight.

She sat in the garage for a few months until one day a large drapery panel was found at the thrift shop.  By some wonderful coincidence that panel was an exact match to the existing window treatment in the dining room.

 Hmmm . . .
are you thinking what I'm thinking?

~ After some fun with the staple gun and a little spray painting session~
 
 Ah, yes. . . much better.




 

23 comments:

  1. That's the same chair? Wow! Amazing transformation...what a pretty yellow.

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  2. Amazing that you found that fabric, as well as a good chair to be made over! Beautiful job, Kim. xo

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  3. Kim, it's beautiful! A perfect match, and a really good job!

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  4. Perfection - and thrifty, too!

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  5. WOW what a great chair now. I love to purchase things and paint, fix or change the fabric. You did a wonderful job.
    Mary

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  6. What a great little chair re-do! :-) Yellow is such a sunny, happy color.

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  7. That is a beautiful transformation Kim. I love it!

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  8. Kim! It's beautiful! You chose the BEST color for the paint and a very lovely fabric! Well done!

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  9. Oh I really like the new old chair. Great job!!

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  10. How pretty! It's perfect for your home. I still think of you every time I see blue and yellow together:). Twyla

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  11. Your chair is adorable. It is just amazing what a little fabric and some spray paint can do. Do you realize how much a chair like that would cost you in a furniture shop?
    It is so rewarding to use your imagination, your hands and your talent to re-do a junk to treasure project.
    This chair is beuitful!
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  12. What a great transformation! And how serendipitous to have found the same fabric in the thrift store!

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  13. You did a beautiful job, Kim! Amazing...I wouldn't have guessed it was the same chair!

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  14. I am so proud of you! I love your consignment finds added to the huge dose of creativity you were given. The chair looks so good!

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  15. Perfect! You did just a fine job. I love it!

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  16. You did a great job! For a minute I thought you were going to take down your drapes though! lol Very nice match!

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  17. Beautiful!!! Yellow is one of my favorite colors....and mixed with blue, pure perfection!! Happy colors!

    Now I'm wanting to do some artistic....

    I love the Easter center piece with the marshmallow bunnies... my very favorite candy.... I can't eat just one.

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  18. Perfection! How great to find the drapery panel to play with - and I love the paint color on the chair Kim - you gave the old gal life again, for a long time!

    Hugs - Mary

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  19. A perfect match Kim, and what a wonderful transformation, thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your evening.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  20. Sooo pretty! Your chair is just so pretty with the toile (love)!

    Oh I had trouble for years growing zucchini. It's not that easy even though everyone makes it seem like it's the easiest veggie to grow!

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  21. It looks beautiful, Kim! I love the yellow/blue combination of yuour dining room.

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  22. This looks really pretty! I liked it very much.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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