Monday, April 18, 2011

A Well-dressed chair

Well u ask, exactly what is a "Well dressed chair"? U guys know what a bargain hunter i am, im always seeking out the good deal, and this chair is one of my awesome finds. Its affectionately referred to as my "6 dollar chair", i used it for awhile in my old decore, however its been begging for a makeover for some time now.....



The greenish-yellow velvet is just screaming to be removed.... Ive heard the closet is the best place to look for inspiration......so...........i pulled out this June Cleeverish dress that i hadnt worn in quite awhile.......



And for those of u who are wondering , yes , its only a size 8 4, just so we're straight..........ok, back to the makeover, lol. Now most savvy bloggers know their way around a staple gun, so i wont bore u with all the re-upholstering details. Rip off the old, staple on the new , right?.........Almost, first i had to bust out the spray paint...




Im probably one of the minority that hates the gun attachment thingie. So i usually end up with this....................




Once the paint was dry, i went to work with my trusty staple gun. Lately that thing has really been gettin a workout. So now im in love with a chair aswell as a table .............lol







Isn't she gorgeous! So whatever designer it was that said "look to ur closet for inspiration" was a genius in my book. So ladies never throw out ur old dresses, donate them to a well-deserving chair. Polly Vue bloggies!

Joining Kristin for Tuesdays Treasures  .  Also joining Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  and Kim's Wow Us Wednesday and Faded Charm's White Wednesday .  See ya there.

18 comments:

Christie said...

I LOVE that! I have a chair similar to that and have been wondering what to do with it. Now I know! Look in my closet! :)
Visiting from Amaze me Monday!

Tynk said...

Your chair turned out AWESOME!!! Great job!!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love how you recovered the chair seat with the dress. I even like the seams. I wouldn't have thought I would like it but it looks good like you sewed it up that way intentionally. Great makeover!

Richard Cottrell said...

Very Clever,Try that with old fur coats sometime. I have pillow shams just like the ones on your bed with the cherub. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House.

Karen said...

OOOOO!! I love it. Your chair looks good in that dress LOL... well done girl.

Deanne said...

A fantastic job on your chair, great repurposing of the dress. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sara said...

One of the best-dressed chairs in the neighborhood, I'm sure. The dress was so small that I'm amazed you had enough material to accomplish the job. :)

Pattie said...

Bonnie, you have such great talent... You know what I'm waiting for... and it goes in the bedroom your going to blow people away when they see it...

~~Pattie~~
The Shabby Chick

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. You did a Beautiful job on your Chair sweet lady. I can not believe you did the cover with a old dress fantastic job !!!Bonnie
xxoo
Diane

Sharon Wengel said...

The chair looks great ! Now it has a new life !

Kristin said...

Wow your chair makeover looks great! Way to use what you have!!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I'm so excited about this chair! I have 2 very similar waiting for a face lift. I see that they have hope! I have blue velvet on mine :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Her makeover looks outstanding...thanks for sharing her at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party:)

Blessings,
Linda

lvroftiques said...

She is CA-UTE!! Great makeover!
Bonnie can I ask where you found the cherub pillow that you have on your bed? I LOVE it!! You know how I am about those cherubs! *winks* Vanna

Mariaelena said...

LOVE the chair...great job...I'm working on 2 chairs now...going back to check out the rest of your blog...come on over for a visit and follow along...I have lots planned.
Mariaelena

A Cottage Muse said...

OHMYGOSH!! I love the chair...classic in black and white ~ and timeless!

Tess Maxey said...

How did I miss this one. I came looking for any new postings and I'm never disappointed to find something I love. Furniture just looks better painted white doesn't it!!! I love the way you used the dress and the touches of black in your room are wonderful. Such talent!

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the chair you did a fantastic job and the pink chandelier is to die for.