Monday, April 13, 2009


Show and Tell Monday ... So this is the ongoing saga of the chair project. Some of you may remember me posting the original photo of this chair a long time ago. A few weeks ago I started working on it, posted a few photos and stopped. I finally got around to ordering the upholstery tacks and finished it up over the weekend. I wanted soft greenish turquoise tacks and the picture looked like the correct color but you never know. Well, I was thrilled when they came because the color was perfect. So to finish, I attached the main fabric with the tacks. I hand stitched the ruffle along the bottom and then hot glued the velvet ribbon all the way around. I am a novice at this so there are definitely imperfections but overall, I was happy with the result. Now, where to put it? I sure wish I had an organized, beautiful workroom to put it in!
Happy Monday ... Thanks for visiting...






21 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

That turned out so adorable and yummy. You have inspired me after this beautiful makeover...I've been wanting to slipcover a couple of things but really dreading the castastrophe I might create sewing slipcovers and your ideas are great!!! Tacks and hot glue, a girl after my own heart!!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely chair project.
♥ Teresa

Tedi said...

Jennifer, I don't suppose you want to sell it to person who is green with envy in Raleigh? What a fab. job you have done! Lock all your doors tonight girlfriend... Tedi www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

Craft Diva said...

that is just stunning, jennifer. i love the combo of fabrics. you did a great job!

carolyn
www.theoddsparrow.com

Sharon said...

Very pretty~ I love the tacks and the velvet ribbon!

Marie said...

Hi Jennifer.
You did a great job on the chair. It looks beautiful and comfortable too.
Marie

Lisa said...

Jennifer

I just love your chair! It's perfect.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com
www.palepinkandroses.typepad.com

gail said...

Jennifer... I love IT! You did a great job. It is the sweetest chair ever... Yay!
Happy Creating,,, gail

Mistymoon_light said...

Jennifer, that is soooooo pretty! I am so not a sewer so I am in awe of people who can do such things...

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Jennifer!

WOW! The chair looks amazing!! You picked the perfect fabric and colors. It looks so pretty. Love it! I need to do that with my dinning room chairs. They are so plain now,but once I move to a new home I will definitely redecorate and make them as pretty as you did with this chair.
Hope you have a fun week pinkie!
xxoo
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Jennifer!

WOW! The chair looks amazing!! You picked the perfect fabric and colors. It looks so pretty. Love it! I need to do that with my dinning room chairs. They are so plain now,but once I move to a new home I will definitely redecorate and make them as pretty as you did with this chair.
Hope you have a fun week pinkie!
xxoo
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I need to get brave and recover my husbands ugly leather green chair and ottoman. Truly I do. I think i'll just dive in and get it done. It looks lovely. I especially like the blue/floral fabric. gorgeous.

debi @ life in my studio said...

The chair turned out beautifully! Love the skirt! What a pretty chair.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Fabuuuuuulous!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my oh my did that turn out to be sooooo gorgeous!!! Can you tell I like it?? hee,hee,hee.
Great work Jennifer!
bunny hugs,
shell

Patricia said...

Novice, huh? Looks awfully well done to me! It came out just beautiful, I love the colors.
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
www.patriciarose-apotpourriof.blogspot.com

Stephenie said...

I JUST LOOOOOOVE your chair..You did an amazing job...The fabric is beautiful...Just love the colors...
Stephenie

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Jennifer,

Your blog and website is always an inspiration to me! I enjoy seeing all the furniture and pieces you bring new life to! I love your new chair so much, like I always say, you have an eye for colour and fabric choices!! Love it! Great job!

Pei Li

settoatea said...

Great job Jen!
Love the fabric choices!
Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

WOW! It's a great makeover!! Thanks for sharing. It's always fun to see what you're up to!

Susan
www.myvintagecharm.com
www.myvintagecharm.typepad.com

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Jennifer-that chair came out sooo beautiful! You really did an amazing job. Have a great week.

Marilyn said...

Wow, what a difference a little fabric makes!! Beautiful!!
Marilyn

SoCal Helene said...

Jennifer, the Chair looks adorable you did a great job! I love before and after pictures and between pics, too!! Have a wonderful and creative week...
Hugs, Helene