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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hello Lover

Where have you been all my life? 
Waiting for me by the curb? Oh no, that's so sad. I know it is lonely out there. I will take you in.

 You are looking a little rough. What can I do to make it all better?

How about some roofing nails I found at Home Depot to dress you up? Shh....no one will know they aren't upholstery tacks. It can be our little secret.

I'm thinking zebra print is just what you need. One sec..let me grab a piece of chalk to outline the stripes. 

I will use my fabric paint brush and dip it in Satin Black by Krylon to fill in the lines. I'm not going to bother adding any fabric medium, you won't notice the difference. It will be crunchy either way.

Feeling better yet, my love? No? You're tired? A little Espresso paint might wake you up.

You do look a little cold though. Let me find something to warm you up.

Are you warm now? I'm so sorry but the only fabric I could find was a fitted black sheet I had tucked away in my hall closet. It is very soft though. Attaching it with my staple gun will keep you nice and snug. 

How about some ribbon and a vintage button for your accessories? I will staple the ribbon under the fabric and sew the button on by hand. 

Still a little chilly? Here's the rest of my sheet to keep you warm. No sewing required. I just removed the existing cover and tucked the sheet in nice and tight. 

How's that? Feel Better? Good. Now let me take a look at you.


Turn around. Let me see the back. 

And the side. Don't be shy. 

Now stand up nice and tall with your shoulders back. 

Very Nice!

I am so happy I didn't pass you by on the street. You clean up rather nicely!

From Bum to Yum! LOL

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French Country Cottage
The Thrifty Grove
Common Ground
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Miss Mustard Seed
Naptime Crafters
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Craft O Maniac
House In Roses
Homemaker On A Dime
Dittle Dattle
Home Savy A to Z
The Girl Creative
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Nifty Thrifty Things
Under the Table and Dreaming
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The DIY Home Sweet Home Project
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Kelli said...

Wow! Quite the transformation.

Regina from The Queenly Abode said...

Absolutely love the chair....a few questions...How did you adhere the fitted sheet and did you add fabric medium to your paint?
have a great day,

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Beautifully and cleverly done, also well written! I just bought a chair this weekend with great fabric in a horrid pink. I think I will try this, thanks for the momentum.

Jeanna said...

I can't believe that you used paint! I love it!

jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

Brillant! Why didn't I think of that?

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

What a neat chair!! In featured you on my FB fan page!



Ellen said...

Wow you certainly know all the tricks. It came alive lovely.

Pamma said...

Wow! Once again...you all ROCKED IT!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a fantastic transformation! I have been thinking about painting some faded cushions so thanks for the push to get it done. Great job and thanks for linking to the Open House party.

Aspiring New Moms said...

This is fantastic. I am your newest follower via Someday Crafts! Love this!! Come on over and visit some time & follow back if you like :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how awesome is that chair??? wow! i love what you did to it- so chic now!

Coley said...

love that you used paint for this project! Looks sooo much better now!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your chair looks incredible. I love your no rules approach. I'm the same way. New follower!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Amazing! I love a good project where ya just wing it! Great job! Here from Thrifty Decorating. :)

Marie said...

AMAZING transformation! I'm kind of out of words right now! So awesome! So glad you linked up to Show & Share! I have a giveaway going on right now would love to have you join in that also! http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/09/mixed-bag-designs-giveaway-with-3.html


Regina from The Queenly Abode said...

Hi again, I have another question, did you paint the mocha on the chair before you painted the zebra stripes? I have just picked up a really nice chair my neighbor had set out on the curb and I would like to paint mine.
Thanks so much,

Hil'Lesha said...

That's very nice!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

Looks amazing! I'd love for you to link this up with my blog recreation party! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/09/recreate-into-something-new-6.html

Hope to see you at my place soon!
Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

Amy (naptimecrafters) said...

What a transformation- Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I love you guys! and the chair...amazing transformation.

Megan said...

Holy cow, that's amazing! Great job, so creative!!

Deborah March said...

QUIRKY...fun re-do!!!


(would be tickled pink if you could drop by my space sometime too...

Jacqueline said...


Dragonfly Treasure said...

I need to pick my jaw up from the floor! Amazing!

Laura said...

I Love this!! Curbside Fiesta!

:) Laura

Jennifer said...

I can't believe you painted that!! So Awesome!

Leslie said...

Awesome! I've never been brave enough to paint furniture. I love how bold the chair is!

Marie said...

Hey there! Just wanted to let you knwo I'm featuring you on my blog! Come grab a button! Thanks again for linking up! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!


Diann said...

Well, how cool is that! What a great save and redo!

Good Time Charlie said...

You are too freakin funny! I would have NEVER thought to do that to the chair. You surprise me every week, and I LOVE that! You need to pitch a book with your amazing totally off the hook makeovers with the hilarious stories. For real. Thanks for linking up!

Lolly Jane said...

You know we had to feature this at our next linky party.... can't wait to see what you creative gals have in store this week!


The DIY Show Off said...

Amazing what a little creativity and paint can do! Aweseome job!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

That was a cute story and a fun chair redo. You were brave and it paid off.

Patti said...

Cute post! Unique transformation, turned out fabulous!

Creating Sarah said...

Wow! This is fantastic! Good luck in American Crafter!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great idea! This was so creative! Looks like a new chair!! I am now following you via the creative blogger's party. I hope you will follow back! Blessings to you!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Are you kidding me??? This is crazy, crazy awesome!!! One of my fave change ups and I love the way you wrote the post.

Cindy said...

that chair is fantastic.....i would never have believed that you painted it....


Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Found you at Under the Table and Dreaming, and so glad I did! This chair redo is to die for ! Love it, your newest follower!


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