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« on: July 02, 2011 10:59:53 PM »

This is what my chair looks like now!


And this is what it originally looked like.

At first, I was aiming to go to the bookstore, but took a wrong turn and ended up on the other side of the street.  Oops.  "Well," I thought to myself, "Got to turn around somewhere, so I guess I'll look in Goodwill while I'm there."  Smiley

And then I saw this chair at Goodwill.  Now, normally I'm a refashion-your-clothes or an I'm-super-short, hem-your-pants kind of person.  And sometimes make a bag or a dress.  So I love to go through the other Craftster boards, but had to do some searching to figure out where to put this post!  Smiley

And it cost $4.99, so I thought, "What the heck," and bought it.  (Well, after calling my sister--who's more stylish and more practical than I and debating it for awhile.  And then struggled to get it into the backseat of my station wagon--it BARELY fit.)

So then I started taking it apart.  (Above is an anti-climatic picture of me trying to pull the feet off the chair...)  And then left it in the middle of the living room in its not-so-pretty state (there was fluffy white padding everywhere) for a few weeks while I bought fabric at IKEA (which cost more than 8 times the cost of the chair, but whatever).

And stapled, and sewed, and sewed some more (mostly stapled, LOL...) and this is what I happened.  Smiley  It's definitely not perfect, but I learned a lot in the process.  And I know that I won't do it again for a long time!

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011 11:15:41 PM »

it looks fabulous, great job!

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011 11:41:52 PM »

That is a stunning transformation.  It may have been a lot of effort but the result really justifies it. 
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011 04:09:24 AM »

I love it!

« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011 05:28:10 AM »

Amazing job! I love your fabric choice.  Nobody...anywhere...can say they have a chair like that. One of a kind!

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011 07:25:33 AM »

FANTASTIC!! I can tell it was a ton of work to make this look so great but it was worth it!

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Wit beyond measure...

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2011 08:32:29 AM »

I almost did the same thing yesterday! but the chair I found at my goodwill had already been sold I'm glad to see it worked out for you!

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Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2011 12:50:36 PM »

I'm loving it!
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011 08:15:18 AM »

Wow, you did an amazing job!
I love that chair.
Perfect fabric choice and great reupholstering skills.

« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2011 12:38:03 PM »

Boy, that looks wonderful.  What a makeover.  That chair knows it never looked so good...

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