A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 296,380
Currently Running With Scissors:
494 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 3 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: from clunky to classy (and sparkles!!)  (Read 10889 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
sylverstarz17
« on: June 04, 2008 08:59:59 PM »

so, this is my first craftster challenge and actually my first time posting anything of mine... please feel free to comment either positive or negative.


this chair was donated to me from someone on freecycle for my sewing room. ironically, I had planned this project about a week before the challenge was posted so I guess that was just someone's way of telling me to stop being so shy with my work.


without further ado... here is the before.



it was a mess. absolutely foul smelling, the vinyl had this weird stickiness to it and it had definitely seen much better days.


(because no one could possibly notice that 'clear' tape holding it together!)

so, like any other good party gets started, someone had to get naked...


and after several pin stabs, broken nails, curse words, and serious bonding time with piping (we're friends now), here she is!

and the back

I also painted all the rusty metal after sanding it down a bit and gave her a brand new set of carpet friendly casters (since the originally were pretty much useless) You can't really tell from the pictures but the fabric is super soft, almost silky, and has sparkles all over it. I absolutely love it! and it's going to look great in my new craft room once I get it all together
THIS ROCKS   Logged
ElizabethsMom
Offline Offline

Posts: 430
Joined: 25-May-2008

Every window has a different view.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008 09:07:33 PM »

Her "makeover" makes her look like a totally different chair! Great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
mimirecon
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008 09:38:32 PM »

O la la! It's beautiful!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
narhloki
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008 12:35:54 AM »

ok that's one's gorgeous!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

patchworkarmy
Offline Offline

Posts: 280
Joined: 03-Jan-2005

Goin where the water tastes like wine...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008 01:52:36 AM »

I know that fabric. I have some in a b&w and yellow colorway. Super shimmery and shiny AND soft and silky. Not anything I would have considered doing a chair with but it's so striking and pretty! You did a great job of it.  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

faeriegirl
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008 02:22:45 AM »

this chair is just devine  i want one Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
sylverstarz17
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2008 04:13:48 AM »

thanks guys!

I know that fabric. I have some in a b&w and yellow colorway. Super shimmery and shiny AND soft and silky. Not anything I would have considered doing a chair with but it's so striking and pretty! You did a great job of it.  Grin

it is wonderful fabric to work with (atleast for this... I couldn't see myself actually making clothes out of it... too busy...). after over an hour of wandering around the home decor fabrics and not finding any inspiration, this was right by the door on my way out and I fell in love with it. and it worked out perfect for this chair, being easy to sew with my machine and also with just enough stretch to help smooth things out. I think it is going to hold up well too although I may use some scotchgard on it... we'll see
THIS ROCKS   Logged
selkie
Offline Offline

Posts: 1930
Joined: 07-Dec-2003

Duct tape and zipties will fix EVERYTHING!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2008 05:02:28 AM »

Looks great!
Selkie
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Power is strength and the ability to see yourself through your own eyes and not through the eyes of another. It is being able to place a circle of power at your own feet and not take power from someone else's circle.

Agnes Whistling Elk
pertelot
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2008 05:08:46 AM »

it looks very cute and cozy!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

D.I.Y.-ish
Offline Offline

Posts: 87
Joined: 04-Mar-2008

If it ain't broke...am I in the right house?


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2008 06:35:58 AM »

Ooh she's very classy now!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her." Agatha Christie
Doomkitty
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2008 06:50:36 AM »

Pretty !
THIS ROCKS   Logged
JOODITO
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2008 07:20:22 AM »




i envy you.

the sight of the original chair...  GAG.

you did amazing.   serious. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pickled_peppers
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2008 09:05:14 AM »

Very nice! Cheesy She'd look great in my craft room Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Open to personal swaps Cheesy

My Etsy ... www.nutsaboutcroche t13.etsy.com

Follow me on Tumblr for all of my crochet projects!
http://whenidreamidreaminyarn.tumblr.com
gannon
Those who say it can't be done shouldn't interrupt the person doing it.
Offline Offline

Posts: 520
Joined: 12-Jun-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2008 11:34:24 AM »

What a transformation!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

If you can read this, thank a teacher! 

Visit my blog :  http://clayplaycafe.blogspot.com
Michele105
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2008 11:59:27 AM »

I LOVE that fabric!  Great chair!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
AubreyM89
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2008 04:14:10 PM »

I bought two of that EXACT same chair just a few days ago!  I have been nervous about taking it apart but now it doesn't seem quite as daunting. Yours looks great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"During the Middle Ages, probably one of the biggest mistakes was not putting on your armor because you were 'just going down to the corner'."-Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts]
FarahAbood
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2008 06:32:36 PM »

I like the shine it's look like so nice.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sylverstarz17
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2008 07:31:39 AM »

I bought two of that EXACT same chair just a few days ago!  I have been nervous about taking it apart but now it doesn't seem quite as daunting. Yours looks great.

It really wasn't so bad. Just a few screws and a MILLION staples! The hardest part for me was the sewing, but I did that to myself because I was determined to have piping on the edges, just like the original, when I could have skipped that part. But it was good practice using piping and I think it actually helped out in making a bit easier to sew all the curves.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
njtomboy
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2008 02:20:22 PM »

oooooo so pretty!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
sblzmd
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2008 10:26:37 PM »

super classy! i love this chair!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
hchambers
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2008 11:24:10 PM »

oohh very classy, i love it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
KerriedAway
Offline Offline

Posts: 436
Joined: 05-Apr-2005

Goldenly Delicious


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2008 01:09:02 PM »

Ooo! Fabulous!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

the ravens and the seagulls push each other inward and outward
inward and outward
in this place that i call home
my brain's the cliff, and my heart's the bitter buffalo
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Face Paint a Galactic Alien
Margo Machida Profiles Asian American Activist Artists
Artist Wucius Wong Describes Chinese Calligraphy
Superhero Origins: Beast
The Dynamic History of Stencil Art
Latest Blog Articles
July 8, 2014 Featured Projects
How to Make Summer Treats
July is National Blueberry Month

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.