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Friday, March 5, 2010

Shabby armchair make over...

I thought you might like to see what I've been up to lately.. still working on Lisa's room, it's taking a little longer than anticipated but I just finished her armchair today and thought I'd let you have a peek.
These are all the before shots..... I had already taken the swivel back off and thought 'oh yeah, better take some pics!'



Too many nails here so I decided to slice the fabric from the sides of the seat.

Iwas very happy to see burlap keeping it all together underneath

Before recovering it with the proper fabric I covered it with a sheet of wadding to make it all nice and clean and also to give me a light coloured base to work on.



We decided to use a dainty roses fabric by Rachel Ashwell .. (which is one of my fav's)
I'm also going to make a slip cover for it as I don't think it will stay white for long. It looks so pretty in Lisa's room but can't show you that yet!   All I have to do is cover her lamp and her room is done. ! So stay tuned.

 Also My Cottage Charm is having her very first 'Treasures & Trinkets Thursday' if you'd like to pop over and have a look and Cindy at My Romantic Home is having Show and Tell Friday!
Hope you all have a great week end ...take care, Maryann

21 comments:

Tanza said...

Hi Maryann,
LoVe the way this chair turned out !! I STILL just adore all my Rachell Ashwell fabrics around my home .. Soo sweet and feminine .. I BET your daughter is loving how her room is looking ..Can't wait to see it all done .. Happy re-doing to you both ~
hugs ~tea~xo

The Pink Poodle said...

Dear Maryann....

Chair looks beautiful...

wish i was clever enough to know how to re upholster!!
grr!!

ps...hurry up & show me your daughters finished room!!

xx andrea

Glenda/MidSouth said...

WoW! You did a great job! Your chair looks great. Thank for sharing with us.

Gee said...

You have done a great job. I love the make over. Thanks for sharing.

sewingseeds4U said...

Wow, what a transformation. The chair is just beautiful.

tina, theoldfrenchdoors... said...

hi maryann, It looks gorgeous. I cant wait to see the end result of your daughters room.

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks for posting your link on my blog and for linking it back to me. :)
I LOVE the chair! I have two that I'm going to blog about soon. They were OH so ugly when I found them, but they are dainty and lovely now. :)
I am honored that I am the first blog you've linked to! :-)
Have a happy Friday!
Oh and can't wait to see your daughters room!

A Cottage Muse said...

This is so cute! Your blog looks great...can't wait to catch up!

AshTreeCottage said...

What a darling chair. I'm anxious to see the whole room. Post soon!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Victoria said...

That looks so good! What a daunting task but the end result was worth it!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

great job! the chair looks fabulous.
gail

Treasia Stepp said...

What beautiful fabric you chose for that chair. It looks gorgeous now.

Sarah said...

That chair turned out beautifuly! That RA fabric is just gorgeous & looks right at home on that chair.
Have a great weekend.
Sarah

Susan said...

Your chair turned out beautifully!! I love the fabric you chose!

KATHY said...

Hi, your chair turned out just beautiful!! I'm working on one now.Hope it looks as nice as yours.....Kathy

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

oh wow that has come up beautifully. I love chairs with a makeover!
alicia

Siobhan said...

WOW, your chair turned out lovely! Its amazing what you can do if you just put your mind to it. LOVE LOVE LOVE your chandelier too!!!

Siobhan xo

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Hi, Maryann! Thanks for stopping by to see my home office video. Your chair make over is wonderful. You took your time and did it right! Sometimes I get impatient for the final look I try taking short cuts which NEVER work out! Good job!

Tracey said...

WOW! Awesome job!!! It turned out fabulous!

:) T

Rebecca said...

Oh Maryann...your words on my blog today made me smile. I'm truly TIRED of eBay selling and all the BINow stuff and bidding, etc. I know it is a gamble to start and maintain a personal site, but I honestly believe that once it is up and going the people who love one's work will come. At least I'm hoping they will.

Coming from someone as multitalented as you, your compliments mean more than I can say.

On another note...your note about your chandy was sooo fun t read...

Love to you~Rebecca

Antique Rose Designs said...

WOW the chair looks gorgeous you did a great job. Can't wait to see what Lisa's room looks like. Take care Carol

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