Wednesday, May 15, 2013

My Chair Lady...(see what I did there?)

So I had these chairs.  I might have paid a very small amount for them.  In fact, I may have paid $.50 a piece for them.  And why not?  They were in pretty rough shape....

So I did what I do...ripped those sucker APART!

Then I added a little DIY chalk paint, which was very arduously applied and then unceremoniously sanded off.

I decided to forego the old springs and just added strapping.

Then I hit a snag.  I didn't have quite enough of this fabric, which has been in my stash for years.  I looked on eBay and evidently Richloom Fragonard is hot right now, selling for about $40.00 to $65.00 per YARD.  Yeah, that's not going to happen.  So I had to get a little creative.  Suffice it to say, I have not one inch of this fabric left.

After some seam ripping and the ever present swear words.  They are done.

So much better!



  1. You are simply amazing! Wow. Your mind works in wondrous ways. :)

  2. They are amazing! Upholstery scares the crap out of me. I admire your bravery.

  3. Very pretty now. Do you sell all the furniture you redo? Or keep it all? I would find it hard to sell all that. You do really good work.

    1. Thanks Kris--I will probably sell them. I don't get too attached to things and I really enjoy fixing them up, so it all works for me!