Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Quick Redo for the New Year

First project of the new year! Hooray!! 


Do you remember this chair I rescued from the trash a few months ago?



It looks a lot better than when first I found it. I had redone it to sell on consignment in a store here in town. My other pieces have sold but not this chair. Wah Wah....

Is it because of the fabric? Is it because she is a lonely single lady with out a mate? It could be any number of things but I set about remedying the two reasons above. New year new look for this little lady.

Enter this Lonely Single Guy I found at the Salvation Army this weekend:


Hey! Looks pretty similar to Single Lady up above! I snatched it up for $6 and set to work. I've been dragging around this fabric remnant I found at Ikea for only $1 (Score!) months and months- time to finally use it.


After a little deconstruction and a new coat of crisp white paint for both chairs we now have this!





There was barely enough fabric to cover both chairs, I had to use a solid black fabric to cover the rear of the seat backs. I like how they turned out. I like the way the bold large print fabric looks on the small scale chairs. It's more my style; whereas before I was trying to use a fabric I thought would appeal the more people. I was probably wrong since no one bought the original chair in the first place.



Not bad for a total of ~$8 for both chairs (first one was free!). Now that they're a couple hopefully someone one will take them home and they will live happily ever after!

Sorry for the short post but I've been compiling ideas and images for Con-Man's room. I'm so excited and I can't wait to show you next week!!!

9 comments:

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

I really love that bold graphic on both of them! Someone has to want them now! :)

Mally said...

These look great. I love the black and white and bold graphics. Good job on the redo.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

That fabric is perfect. Love the chairs!

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

Those are adorable! I love the fabric that you chose. What a great transformation.

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

What a cute fun project! Love it!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

isn't it funny how trying to please everyone with a fabric (or paint) choice just doesn't cut it? i LOVE your BOLD fabric choice! way to go!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Can't imagine these will be around long -- love the fabric!

Alida - Radcrafter said...

Beautiful fabric and great transformation!

Thank you so much for sharing this last week on Thingamajig Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!

Alida
radcrafter.com

Theresa @junk2jewels-diy.blogspot.com said...

Turned out REALLY cute!!!