Tuesday, March 29, 2011

five dollars never looked so good!!!!

the chair started out in really good shape. it's a nice heavy cast iron.  not a bad paint job and the cushion was in great condition.  the paint job was a little beat up, but that's to be expected with it's age.  the original fabric for the seat cover under this tapestry was an olive green velvet.
 i posted about where it came from here.
the tapestry seat cover was pretty but a little old-fashioned looking.
the legs were gracefully curved and
the back had a pretty flower and vase detail.
but it was a little a lot dated and grandma-ish.
the gold detail is always the first clue that something is dated.
i felt that it needed a dose of fun and modern
so
i sprayed it a glossy white paint
and recovered the seat in a fun, modern and graphic fabric.
i love this print....
it feels younger and grown up all at the same time......and way more hip....
chair: craigslist $5.00
fabric: hobby lobby about $2.50
spray paint: home depot $3.50
total: $11.00

8 comments:

AM Dolce Vita said...

Indeed it never looked so good! Hard to believe it only cost $11 in total! You are a master at fixer-upper! I wish I could buy your furniture.

Kim said...

That fabric really sets it off....beautiful chair. I love the glossy white!!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love it and can't believe you got it for $5.00, it looks like a million bucks !

Rettabug said...

What an amazing difference your hard work made in this darling chair!!

"gold details" + "grandma-ish" = ME. LOL
I need to update!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Musings Of A Gem said...

Wish I lived near you so I can buy everything you make! lol.


Now spring has sprung hopefully I can find myself some 'junk' goodness!

Gemma x

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is awesome! i love the fresh white finish- it is very modern glam and i like it! :)

Galexi Cupcakes said...

Yr chair is absolutely beautiful.
Jackie

Ahmed Hamdy said...

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