September 9, 2011

the longest chair redo ever



Yup, I think it's been well over a year now since I picked up a really ugly needlepoint chair (with potential!) for under $20. And finally, after a fabric hunt, and after I searched high and low for the trim I had in mind, and after just an hour and a half the other dayglue gunning that trim on (and a few burnt fingertips), the chair is done at long last.

Here's a little look at its progress over the past year and a half!


The awful before. Let's not even talk about what that stain on the seat could be. And removing those nailheads was torture.


Stripped down, painted, and ready for upholstery!


Pretty new fabric is on. Now the trim I want is sold out. Keep looking.


A closeup look at the trim. I did two rows of this narrow trim to mimic a double welt.


A last look. Yay! It feels so good to finish a long-overdue project like this and get it off my plate. Have you finished a little project lately you've been putting off forever? Well, maybe this weekend's the time to do it, and finally shorten that to-do list! I promise it won't be as painful as you think, and the peace of mind when you're done is well worth it!

20 comments:

Rene said...

Oh my! This is absolutely stunning! Worth the wait.

LindsB said...

It looks so pretty- what a fun project!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Your chair looks great. I did one just like it this past year and I thought I'd never get through it. Love your fabric choice!

Project Shannon said...

Looks great, definitely worth the wait! And I love the fabric you chose.

Anne B. said...

Looks amazing. Really elegant, yet fresh and modern. Two thumbs up! :)

Giulia Doyle said...

this is a great chair! Love the blue in the fabric, so fresh.

Robyn Scott said...

Gorgeous! Not that I would expect anything less from you...

Meg @ Nutmeg and Co. said...

Stunning! Beautiful! I love your budget friendly makeover and the fabric you chose! (that's a lot of exclaiming...)

The Vintique Object said...

The fabric you chose is so, so cool Casey! You make this seem like a fairly easy project. Ha, and just what I need. A kick in the butt to get my projects finished. I always like it when you say, "Go do this or that this weekend."

Hope you get the wine fridge you like!
Camille

Ashley said...

Casey, it looks fabulous! Your finger tips may be burnt, but you have one awesome chair as a result!

Happy weekend!

Holly said...

It's beautiful! I love the fabric that you chose. Well worth all of the efforts.

Comeca Jones said...

Well its gorgeous and worth the wait.

Pine Tree Home said...

The fabric is very pretty. Totally worth all your hard work.

Sarah said...

Yay!!! So glad you finally found your trim! Congrats on gettin' 'er done:) This chair is seriously beautiful and she's even cuter in person;)

Fran said...

Casey - so beautiful!! Great before and after - this should go on design sponge!!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Love it! Some things are worth the wait!

Hartwood Roses said...

very, very nice!! I love how this turned out.

Connie
(the Queen of long, drawn-out projects)

SHERRY HART said...

Some projects just drag on huh!!! It was worth it because it looks swell now!

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Well done.

The House and The Pea said...

I love love love this chair!
The fabric is absoultely gorgeous! Where did you get it?
So happy to have found your blog, you have so many gorgeous ideas.
Bek x

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