Sunday, March 15, 2009

Show and Tell ...
Today I thought I'd show a project I am working on. It's a little bit out of the box for me because I am a furniture painter, not recoverer but I thought I'd give it a try. Some of you may remember the photo of the chair in it's original state. I posted it a long time ago with all good intentions of working on it but it got put to the wayside. I have begun again and am gung ho to finish it. Here are the stages as I went along. Hopefully, it will be completed by next week's show and tell.

The legs were blue so I painted them white. I would have kept it in it's original state but the fabric was damaged beyond repair.

Linen floral fabric. I actually covered the whole thing in plain white first so the fabric wouldn't show through and to help it be a tad cleaner.

I want it to look fun and girly. I found a coordinating fabric to use as a ruffle.

I also want it to be a little bit funky so I did the back in the coordinating fabric.
Coming next is beautiful soft green velvet ribbon the cover the top of the ruffle. I haven't quite decided what to do with the back yet but I'm thinking maybe a bow.
We'll see ... it's kind of evolving on it's own.
Thanks for visiting ...


debi @ life in my studio said...

Sooooo pretty!!! I love it!!

Lisa said...


I love it! You are doing a great job. I can't wait to see it finished.


Joelle Dolce Bebe said...

I Love that fabric! So pretty. can't wait to see the rest!
Have fun!
Joelle XO

Anonymous said...

Good for you jumping out of that box. Your doing a fine job and we all will be eager to send your end result. Good job.

Marie said...

That is quite a transofrmation. Looking forward to the next installment.

gail said...

Hi Jennifer... I remember your chair!! I love what you did with it. Its cottage chic and funky girl. Love it! Great job.

Carolee Crafts said...

The chair is beautiful, thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

I think it is Beautiful & Oh so Girly!! I wouldn't hesitate to put it in my house!! Great Job!!

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Great job on your out of the box project!

Susan said... are doing well...have more guts than I...I have a friend who is going to take a class...but I am a walking disaster with tacks and hammers :0

Tedi said...

Wow, great job!!! How soon can you get over here to show me how to do this??? Pink Hugs, Tedi

Patricia said...

I don't think I'd have the courage to attempt reupholstering! It is coming out beautiful. That chair sure had a lot to say about what it wanted to look like. Can't wait to see how it finishes up.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Michelle (Shell) May said...

How cool is that!!! Jennifer you did a fantastic job! That won't last long. Love it!
bunny hugs,

Susie said...

Wow Jennifer! I admire your work! That was quite a project!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Secondhandrose said...

What a stunner! I have a chair you could work magic on! Come for a visit.

Stephenie said...

It looks so beautiful.. I just love that fabric..

jen said...

That turned out just lovely!!