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So we are down to the wire here for the house sale, it goes on the market Wednesday. I have been primping and cleaning and it's as good as it'll get at this point. However all this excess energy had me looking for a project to do.

So this chair was my grandmother's which I had covered in a floral and loved the outcome....however the years and our cat had taken a toll on it. So I stripped the material back to the orginal blue velour. The wood was a creamy yellow color and decided, what the heck lets paint it. I have tons of paint on hand and wanted to use up.I made my own chalk paint and painted it white, distressed it a bit to get the details showing. I had a old drop cloth on hand from the outdoor curtains I had made, and figured lets go with it. All I needed was some trim, went to the fabric store and found this for 50 cents a yard, bought 6 yards, so for 3 bucks here's the before, middle and after of this chair. It's not perfect but for an accent chair in the corner of a bedroom it'll work.
Before floral:

 
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stripped of fabric:

 
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Much nicer:

 
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close up of trim:

 
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The years and our cat's do take a toll on everything!! Big Grin

It looks great!



 
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NICE save! Great clean up and getting the chair 'like new' again! Good project!
 
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not fair! wish you lived next door! i have 2 chairs crying for help!
 
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some of the coolest things that i have done have been created out of boredom! LOL!!

Looking great! My mom just sold her house in 3 days!! Good luck to you!


~~~becca~~~~


 
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You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.


Strings

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It looks great! Too bad you can't come and do mine cane chair I bought on CL. It's been sitting for four months now!!


Wanda
 
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Fabulous!
You did a wonderful job and the price was amazing!

TFS,
Candy
 
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Annie,

You gave that tired chair a whole new life. No more boring! Great job using the drop cloth for fabric.

Did you use glue to attach the trim to the chair?


~Like sands through the hourglass
~So are the days of our lives
 
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Thanks guys!
Beau's Rose, yes I used lots of hot glue and a staple gun. It wasn't the neatest job I've done, but again it's not going to be a chair that will be sat on a lot. It's a temporary fix.
I did see the cat eyeballing the chair....what is it with them!!
 
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Really pretty.
 
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I like it annie, you did a great job on it.

Is your house up for sale yet?? Nevermind I see it went up for sale on Wednesday. LOL
 
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