Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chair Makeover

We got this little fellow at Salvation Army for $5.  Let's just say we weren't a big fan of that purplely pink fabric.


At least all of the kids were a fan of the chair or at least the ottoman..


And wanted to help.



Here is the result of my first attempt of upholstering a piece of furniture.


UPDATE:
I received a couple emails about where I got my curtains and pillow.
The curtains I made from fabric I bought at a local fabric store here in Dallas.
For the pillow aka the Frank Pillow.
Remember Frank the tank?  Well, one year I dressed like him for Halloween.
See that faux fur vest I'm wearing? Well... after it served it purpose of being my Halloween costume, it got turned into a fun little pillow. So there you have it, I made the curtains and the pillow. This is a DIY blog after all :)

Vote for us please?
 

Linking up here!

62 comments:

Carolyn McNee said...

Wonderful job!

Wani said...

Love the redo! Much better than the original!

En4tainment said...

wow its looks really good. Great job x

Mike Rose said...

Looks great, much better! :)

Mike Rose said...

Looks great, much better! :)

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Love the fabric! Whats a great new chair :)

Tammi Evette said...

You did a wonderful job! Love the fabric too!

cameronhomemade said...

Looks great! How come I can never find $5 chairs at the thrift store that have such cute bones :)

{K} said...

Looks great!!

MyChampagneTaste said...

Oh waw..I didnt even like the chair in the before picture...but it looks totaly different in the after picture ...great fabric choice and I was surprised that it was your FIRST upholstery job...man you are GOOODDDDD...one question I love your curtains, can you please tell me where did you get them from???

Pam said...

WOW!!! That's impressive. I love it.

MsXpat said...

Wow! That's amazing it looks lovely

ReMadeSimple Kristina said...

The chair looks great what a neat way to re-purpose something that would have been trash.

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

Nice job. Love the fabric!

melanzana said...

Super makeover!!!!!!

Deidre~ said...

I was admiring this chair this afternoon! I really do like your fabric choice it makes it somethin special:)Thanks,Deidre~http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Glad I came over from NJAH. Is this seriously your first reupholstery? It looks great!! I like re-using your costume fabric for a pillow, a gal after my own heart!
Janet
craftythriftydecoratingwifemom.wordpress.com

Kimberly Bonham said...

Looks great!! Nice job!

The Southern Product Queen said...

Love your ideas! I'm having a linky party as well on my blog. Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/27/the-linky-party-1227-1231/

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Wow your chair is awesome! I love your fabric choice!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for linking up! LOVE this!

Julie Bagamary said...

GREAT job on the chair!!

Kaitlin Saenz said...

I love this! Hope you will link it up to {Re}create Into Something New this week!

Kaitlin-The Not So SImple Housewife
http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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

Great job! You look like an old pro at upholstering. I love the fabric you chose and I'm still giggling at you dressed as your dog for Halloween!

Lori said...

I'm inspired. I have been wanting to tackle reupholstering but so far I have chickened out....Yours looks so great I have to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

ARod said...

great job love it

Jami said...

You did a great job with the chair! Love your fabric choice! So happy to have you link up to the Tuesday To Do Party at The Blackberry Vine!
Happy New Year!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Hibiscus House said...

Great Job!

Crafting Rebellion said...

Love the upholstery job! The pillow is awesome.
www.craftingrebellion.com

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

I love the pillow! Your chair is awesome too, everytime I've tried this, mine have always looked like a DIY project.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

What a great transformation! You did a wonderful job on your first project. I love your curtains also.

Claire said...

The chair looks great-I'm a new follower from Beneath My Heart-stop by for a visit!

Jen said...

Love this! I stumbled this post for the We Love Green Super Sunday Stumble Hop.

Jen @ craftincowgirl.blogspot.com said...

Awesome! Great job! I love how your pillow came to be :o) Cute.

Janel@hatingmartha said...

The chair is looking great! Nice job. Can't believe its your first shot!

Katie said...

Can't beat a chair for $5! and that is quite a makeover! Great job!

--Katie
Creatively Living

Tammy_Skipper said...

so cute, that chair is MUCH better after and I like the curtains too...very bright and cheerful space, stopping by from the Southern Institute

Kellie said...

awesome! i love the fabric you chose!!

Kaysi said...

Amazing!!!

Melissa said...

Great job! Love the fabric choice.

sazamom said...

O my God! You did a good job on that chair girl!
http://newyearsresolutionexercise.blogspot.com/

Julie Huston said...

I like how the char turned out, I would love it if you shared your chair makeover here:

http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2011/12/show-your-stuff-4.html

Sincerely, Kylee said...

Love the chair, and love Frank even more. :)

leah @ plainview - moxiethrift on etsy said...

i think that's what i want to do in the new year...recover something. you did a great job! i am totally intimidated by recovering anything.

Atticmag said...

Great job on the chair. The fabric choice seems perfect for the mid-century style. It looks very expensive. Hope you'll stop by and see our orange decor. Happy New Year!

Jane

Megan Wynn Volnoff said...

Great GREAT job!! I love the color selection. Hopping over from VWB's talent tuesday!

http://mrsvolnoff.blogspot.com/2012/01/decoupaged-desk.html

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

What an improvement! I'm a North Texas blogger too! It's always fun to find a local blogger!

Jessi said...

Like wow!! I cannot believe those are the same chair and ottoman. Awesome job!!

abeachcottage said...

Great transformation with the chair. Lovely pic of you as Frank :)

My Indulgences said...

Great job on the chair and ottoman! I just completed my first attempt at upholstery on my worn out living room sofa using drop cloths. Check it out on my blog if you get a chance!

Found your link on Thrifty Decor Chick.

Lora

Katie said...

You did an amazing job on this chair! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your chair on Sew Woodsy today!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

You sure did a wonderful job on upholstering you chair. Your first time I don't believe it. Great job!
Thanks for sharing your creative project over at Sunday's Best

Sara said...

LOVE this!! And hoping you can link it up at my turquoise lovin' party! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/01/turquoise-lovin-19.html

concretenprimroses said...

You did a fabulous job. Making the ottoman more sleek was a genius move! so much more suited to the style.
Kathy

adventuresindinner said...

Totally awesome project! Thank-you so much for sharing at our Pin'Inspiration Party last week. You are a feature tomorrow, would love if you popped by and grabbed a button :-)

Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

I love your chair!! Thanks for stopping by Blog Stalking Thursday, I have featured you! Don't forget to grab a featured button and wear it proudly, you deserve it! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/01/blog-stalking-thgursday-22.html

ToSewWith Love said...

such a fab chair! we truly love the make over! we are featuring it on the blof today, facebook, twitter and Pinterest, too!

Have a fab weekend!

Hugs,
Lelanie

Six Sisters said...

That is amazing! It looks great! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love you to come back next Saturday and share more ideas. -The Sisters

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

GREAT STUFF! You have been featured on COM! xo jen

Tonya said...

You did a fantastic job on that chair!! Beautiful!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

That chair came out awesome!! I would love it if you could come by today to enter my giveaway for a $50 Lowe's gift card and to link up to my very first party! http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/imagine-the-impossibilities-link-party-1/
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

MelissaJane said...

I love the curtain fabric - it's Suzani by Premier Prints, and you can find it on their web site (for anyone looking for it). The chair looks great! I'm totally intimidated by upholstering, but you did a wonderful job.