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Topic: from clunky to classy (and sparkles!!)  (Read 13571 times)
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« 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
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008 09:07:33 PM »

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

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

ok that's one's gorgeous!

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« 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

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

this chair is just devine  i want one Smiley
« 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
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2008 05:02:28 AM »

Looks great!

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2008 05:08:46 AM »

it looks very cute and cozy!

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

Ooh she's very classy now!!

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