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Topic: From UCK & Yuck - to His and Hers  (Read 14318 times)
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« on: December 01, 2007 11:20:10 AM »

UGLY - define ugly please, I had so much trouble defining this word.  Because when I look at something I see what potential it has and how great it will look when I have finished playing with it, and then it doesn't look ugly to me Undecided   Oh Well onto the pics.  I spent $15- on my two items and rid myself of sooooo much fabric from my stash that I think I am hooked on this kind of makeover.  This was my  inspiration

From Yuck to Hers - ugly brown paint and horrible tapestry fabric, and hard as a rock but her bones where nice. A bit of sandpaper, a lick of paint and a new dress and lots of extra padding and I have a chair that is fitting for sitting on.

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Uck to  His - Firstly let me say that my hubby has not a crafty bone in his body and his general reaction to anything I make is usually - It's OK - but after seeing my chair he wanted to now where his one was.  Another trip to the op-shop to pick up this ucky dirty thing, lots more fabric cutting and a bit of paint and he was a very happy man with alot more to say Grin.    This chair was to big to fit in the sewing room so I had to make numerous trips to the garage in 35 degree heat.  My husband supports Collingwood Football Club and their colours are black and white so I was fortunate that most of the fabric in this chair came from the tip (where I work) because I didn't have alot of that in my stash. So much swearing (it's real heavy) and sweating later we had this.

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007 11:28:39 AM »

I really like yours, I would wonder where mine is too if I was your DH. Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007 11:29:12 AM »

What a transformation!  Love the fabric!  You did a super job!
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007 11:43:15 AM »

Wow, they are both fabulous!
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007 11:50:46 AM »

love it! the colors are so awsome! i also like the darker stain, it makes the fabric pop!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2007 12:04:09 PM »

Those are so great!
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2007 01:30:21 PM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007 01:56:00 PM »

Those are awesome!  What a great way to stash bust!
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2007 02:34:11 PM »

I like your patchwork skills there Farmgirljane and thanks for showing your inspiration...I love that couch.
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2007 02:37:14 PM »

Great job!  His looks like what every guy would want, but in a very cool way, but I COVET yours!
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2007 04:49:54 PM »

These are amazing - now I have inspiration for the Goodwill chair I've been planning on re-upholstering for the past *mumble mumble* years. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2007 06:40:45 PM »

his chair is cool. But I am in total love with yours! I want one now. Smiley Love the fabric you used, ir reminds me of my childhood.
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2007 07:59:48 AM »

It is a good thing you posted the BEFORE pics--hard to believe the dramatic change!  You sure have vision...your chair was a swan in hiding...you picked beautiful, bright, happy colors and now have something to enjoy for years!

Hubby's chair looks comfy--and I think that is all men really want...so the fact that it is also good-looking is a bonus!

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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2007 11:11:16 AM »

Both of those turned out fabulous!  I esp love the black paint on the red fabric chair... it gives the fabric that extra pop! 
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2007 04:47:22 PM »

These chairs came out super sweet!!! Especially the red one (red is my favorite color Wink)..Beautiful job!!!
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2007 07:59:31 PM »

WOW!!!  You inspire me.  That is great.
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2007 08:19:42 PM »

please tell me how you did this.  I want to make one.
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2008 04:30:59 PM »

The 'his' chair looks very modern and Asian. Smiley
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