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Topic: Ugly Yellow Director's Chair into Pretty Primary Patchwork- chair  (Read 6751 times)
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« on: February 08, 2011 09:49:33 AM »

This is my second try at Craftster Challenges. I scoured every single thrift store in my area to find something that is ugly but would be something I'd use after pimping it. I found a pair of yellow director's chairs that didn't have the back fabric and the seat fabric was all sticky and manky.
The chairs were 4,50 each. Score! Then I yesterday I decided that using thrifted chair wasn't enough, I wanted thrifted fabric as well. I went to one thrift store I never been before and found turquoise woven fabric and a red floral curtain. From there I developed my pretty primaries- concept.

Most materials are thrifted. Only the polka dot and the batting were brand new, bought specifically for this project. I'm sorry about the picture quality. I took tons of pictures as I want to a tutorial for this but I just don't have the time to do it real soon.








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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011 02:26:17 PM »

Adorable!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011 08:26:18 PM »

Oooh, I love turquoise and red.  What a find!  I love how you kept the damaged yellow finish and how it contrasts well with the more feminine patchwork. 

Digging the red rickrack, too.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011 01:06:18 AM »

what a horrible saggy chair that was! And what a ray of sunshine it is now! I want it in my sewing room!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011 01:23:17 PM »

thats uber chic, i would enjoy that in my home Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011 11:06:30 AM »

I would love to have this in my house.  And the addition of thrifted fabric is great!

Did you just replace the yellow seat fabric or cover it with the patchwork?  Just wondering if the fabric alone would support my fat dupa. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2011 04:28:41 AM »

I would love to have this in my house.  And the addition of thrifted fabric is great!

Did you just replace the yellow seat fabric or cover it with the patchwork?  Just wondering if the fabric alone would support my fat dupa. Smiley

I replaced the yellow seat. My original plan was to cover it but some unfortunate measuring/cutting incident forced me to change it. I'm quite heavy myself and it feels strong enough.
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011 08:08:07 AM »

Super cute, love the patchwork and color combo!
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011 03:27:19 AM »

what a difference! great work Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011 04:14:20 AM »

Super cute, love the patchwork and color combo!
I'm quite pleased with the colour combo myself.
what a difference! great work Grin
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2011 06:22:01 PM »

Super cute!
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2011 06:27:23 AM »

Very nice job. Ever thought about painting the frame?
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2011 10:02:37 AM »

I love the patchwork!
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011 05:02:58 AM »

I love the patchwork!

Thanks! This is my first patchwork thingy like ever. I haven't started on the second chair yet and I'm trying to decide whether to make it identical or not.
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2011 12:41:48 PM »

You could make it matchy without being the same....just an idea.
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2011 05:32:55 AM »

You could make it matchy without being the same....just an idea.

A good idea I'd say. I think I'm going to go with matchy but not matching-theme...
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2011 07:49:52 PM »

That is an incredible transformation!
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