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« on: June 01, 2008 09:27:37 AM »

This is my first challenge and I am so excited!

I found this chair at an indoor flea market about two months back. The fabric was a 60's yellow, orange, and split pea soup green that was absolutely hideous. Despite the fact that it basically looked like someone puked all over it, I loved the curves in the chair and the springs were in excellent shape. And best of all the little white price tag pinned to it said that it would be mine for the low, low price of $5.00. ......SOLD!

I took it home and put it in my bedroom out of site till I could find just the right fabric that would both make a statement and would celebrate my colorful personality.


After rummaging through my many boxes of material, I came across this fantastic pink furriness that had been given to me about 3 years ago. It had a really strange shape cut out of one end but I was pretty sure there would be enough. ( just barely!)

Now the fun begins! I removed all the upholstery tacks and took off all the old gross fabric. (The garbage can devoured it quickly!) The original padding was still usable but I add more batting to make it extra comfy. I also spray painted the wooden legs with silver.

With my trusty staple gun, scissors and the fabric in hand, I went to work. After much stretching and pulling, stapling and maybe a little cussing, This is what I came up with!
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(pic of back as per your request!)


(here it is with a blue fur rug)


(what is left of the material used)



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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 09:37:25 AM »

VERY pink, furry, and CUTE! And it goes nicely with the wall color, too. I like!
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 09:39:02 AM »

What a use of supplies, it looks like it goes great in that room.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008 09:39:10 AM »

That is fantastic!  Whenever I see that kind of fabric at the store I pet it and wonder what I could make, then I see the price and walk on.  So nice you were given it and found such a cute-shaped chair so cheap.  YEY!

Any chance we could get a 3/4 shot from the back?
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008 09:39:28 AM »

O M G ! That is fan-freaking-tastic! Well done Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008 09:52:15 AM »

That is fantastic!  Whenever I see that kind of fabric at the store I pet it and wonder what I could make, then I see the price and walk on.  So nice you were given it and found such a cute-shaped chair so cheap.  YEY!

Any chance we could get a 3/4 shot from the back?
I currently dont have any but will try to snap one off and add it.

Thanks so much for the great comments everyone!
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008 10:26:08 AM »

Wow that is cool!   Nice recon!  And nice estimate on materials needed, I'm very impressed!
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008 11:51:22 AM »

Super AWESOME! Grin That chair really needed a makeover Shocked I love it! This Rocks!
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008 12:20:24 PM »

I covet your chair!  It would go nice in my game room, the walls of which are just about the same color as the walls in your photos. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008 01:29:43 PM »

Very lovely. Looks like a lot of hard work!
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2008 01:58:48 PM »

That is fantastic!  Whenever I see that kind of fabric at the store I pet it and wonder what I could make, then I see the price and walk on.  So nice you were given it and found such a cute-shaped chair so cheap.  YEY!

Any chance we could get a 3/4 shot from the back?
I currently dont have any but will try to snap one off and add it.

Thanks so much for the great comments everyone!

Thanks!  It's a 360 degree beaut! 
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2008 03:04:44 PM »

That looks great! I especially love the combination of hot pink with the neon green of the walls -- one of my favorites. Ooh, how I would like that for my apartment next year... Grin
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2008 03:11:25 PM »

I am totally not a pink, furry kind of person but I love this! So cute!
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2008 04:41:41 PM »

I TOTALLY love this chair! What an AWESOME recon! Especially seeing what it looked like before! I love it!!
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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2008 07:17:55 PM »

This does rock!
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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2008 07:36:41 PM »

wow that looks amazing! especially with your lime green walls and blue carpet. I'm jealous! You have a yummy starburst room!
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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2008 08:29:58 PM »

Boutiques in Houston sell things like this for oodles of cash! Very cute.
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2008 12:41:40 AM »

Oh my, that is adorable!
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2008 07:24:23 AM »

 Shocked  i looooove this ! so Austin Powers Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2008 10:04:47 AM »

this is just awesome. and i love the color choices!
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« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2008 10:31:00 AM »

I want one!  This looks great!
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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2008 10:32:40 AM »


Thanks for showing us the  in-process pics...it's always so fun to see the progression of ugly into beauty.  I love the shape of the chair and I think you chose a perfect way to bring it back to life! 
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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2008 01:17:30 PM »

So cute!!
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« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2008 05:23:48 PM »

OMG!!! I bought that SAME material for the chair I am doing!!! Shocked I didn't finish mine though due to rain, then a stomach virus and then.... well.... life. LOL

Great job!
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« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2008 09:43:21 AM »

very cool & kid approved, my DD (3) loved it when she saw it and asked if she could get one for her room!
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« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2008 12:31:45 PM »

Oh wow -- this is fantastic!  Nice job.
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« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2008 07:34:49 PM »

I liked it.
so nice job!.
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« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2008 12:43:31 PM »

I think I already posted here but I'll post again!  I love this chair!
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« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2008 07:22:02 PM »

looks very pink and cozy Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2008 07:35:13 PM »

My girls would go CRAZY over that chair.

does it shed? 
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« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2008 05:09:29 PM »

My girls would go CRAZY over that chair.

does it shed? 
Thank you everyone for all of your sweet comments!
the chair does not shed. It seems to be holding up pretty well under the stress that a 2yr old can put on it. Every person so far that has been to my home and seen it has begged me to either sell it to them or will it to them or when that didnt work, threaten to steal it when I am sleeping so I would say it is a hit! Please dont forget to vote !
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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2008 03:48:19 AM »

Wow, this is impressive!
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