Saturday, March 21, 2009

Transformations...

I am in the middle of transorming some second hand (some possibly even third or forth hand) furniture into some new treasures for me and my family.

It started with this chair I bought several years ago for $10.


I removed the ruffely skirt, and it immediately transformed the look of the chair...


I whip stitched some cute coordinating striped fabric (very nice Robert Allen home dec cotton for only $4/yard) to one side of the cushions and then sewed it on with the machine.





I found this gorgeous pre-washed velvet fabric on line (regularly $36/yard - I got it for only $9/yard!) and ordered a swatch to see how it matched with my chair.


The match could not be more perfect. Here is the swatch pinned to the back of the cushion. I ordered a few yards and am going to put it on the back of each cushion the way I put the strip on the front. Now I will have 2 different looks (summer -stripe, winter - velvet) with the same chair.



The velvet fabric also goes great with the love seat I am also working on, and ties the whole room together.

Here is a sneak peak...

Original $29 love seat.


Removed the skirt.


Covered with a chocolate brown slipcover.

Will cover the gold back cushions withe the same velvet I showed you earlier.


Well, what do you think?

I have new cushion material ordered for both pieces and the velvet. Hope to finish these after spring break. Will post pictures of both when finished.

5 comments:

Lori McDonough said...

Wow! Awesome! I want more photos! I can't believe how that chair changed! Thats amazing. You are amazing!

Jenni Vorderman said...

YOU ARE SO TALENTED! HOLY COW! CAN YOU COME TO MY HOUSE.....

dee dee said...

Great job! Wonderful thrift finds and excellent re-dos!... Dee Dee

Linda said...

That chair re-do really rocks! Love how you removed the ruffle! Look...you have a new friend...ME!

Blessings,
Linda

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow, busy girl! Removing the skirts was the right thing to do. I love skirts, but not puffy, dated skirts. Anyway, your sewing machine must be on fire! I can't wait to see how it all comes together. The velvet looks lovely.