Monday, March 22, 2010

chair love...

this chair was picked up at GW...
a lady's chair with lots of potential.

she had a puffed up seat,
with funny, strawy innards,
and a gazillion tacks and a thousand nails.
her puffed-up seat was fascinating
with its coils and knotted string under upholstery tape.
oh yeah,
this lady's chair was a piece of work!
she needed to be turned
from an ugly duckling into a swan.

after giving her a new painted
and the empty places filled in with underlayment...
foamed and padded in the right places,
she was dressed from a matelasse pillow sham
(sh-h-h...from the GW!).
and because she is a lady's chair,
her owner decided she needed to be a
'girly-girly's chair.
she was trimmed with pom-poms and buttons...
and her front design had tiny holes in it.
so her mistress used upholstery tacks
saved from another dismantled chair project
to create a lovely design.
  here she is...
in her lovely new body
with her lovely new dress!


linking to Beyond the Picket Fence party



Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

OM goodness-this is a beautiful redo--would love it if you linked it up this Thursday (or Wednesday night).

Anonymous said...

Lin is sitting here and thought I should tell you the before pic looks like it is ready to pop it's aneurysm.=) said...


Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

wow! that is incredible:)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Incredible transformation! What a Cinderella story! Unfortunately, I can't get away with much "girly-girl" decorating around here.

She's the kind of project that would be perfect for my Time Travel party each week. Would love to have you link your gorgeous makeovers up weekly.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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