Sunday, March 18, 2012

My new chair

A few weeks ago or so when I was on one of my many trips to Target on I stumbled upon this chair that at the time was an online only chair (they now sell this chair in the store) so it was on sale for $49! I didn't think twice and grabbed it!

While it's a very nice gray colored chair, it didn't really go with any of my rooms. I originally thought I would recover it for my master bedroom, but after thinking about it, in our family room if we have people over we seem to not have enough room for seating, so I decided to keep it on our first floor to move around as needed.

For this chair recover project, I used fabric I bought this past fall when I was in New York and went to Mood. So I sadly have no clue what it is called and have not seen it anywhere else (if you know what it's called let me know!!)

I don't have many during pictures because this was NOT as easy as I thought it would be. I pinned, pinned and re-pinned. The bottom cushion was not as hard, but the top was a bit more of a challenge. I found that pinning it in sections was the easiest.
I pinned and sewed the top in 4 different sessions.
I took out chunks of my fingers while sewing this from the pins! (My poor fingers still hurt!!!)

I was so happy when I thought I was done, only to realize that I ran out of thread on the bottom and it didn't sew the last part..... so I had to re-pin is AGAIN!!!!!
Here is another before shot! Once I had the slip cover sewn, I used my staple gun and my glue gun to attach it to the chair. (And I burnt a finger with my glue gun..... so my hands really hurt after this project!)
Here is my finished chair! AND I LOVE IT!!!!!
I purposely took the time to make sure my top seat cushion lined up with the bottom seat cushion. (It would have looked VERY VERY funny had I not!)



I love my new chair! And am so glad it's done! I thought it would take one nap or so to finish, but it took a lot longer than that!!!

17 comments:

  1. Love your fabric choice! Nice job!

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    1. Thanks Peg! I am happy its done!!! :) And I still have all of my fingers :)

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  2. I have two things... one, I'm so jealous you got to go to Mood..in NY.. I am a Project Runway avid fan and to me going to Mood would be like Disneyworld... so lucky ...
    two- you are a BRAVE woman... I would love to get a handle on making furniture covers but I know it's hard work. So I skim past it.. You did a FANTASTIC job... it looks awesome...
    Glad I found your blog through the hop... follower now..
    Come visit sometime...
    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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    1. I am also a Project Runway fan and going to Mood was on the top of my NY sights to see :) And it was so much fun buying fabric!! I felt bad for my family waiting for me while I shopped, but it was so much fun!!!! It was hard work but it really was not THAT bad!!! Thanks for the nice comment!!!

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  3. WOW -- that looks great! I would love for you to link up to our party http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-link-party-week-31.html

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    1. Thanks Liz! I will check out the party!

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  4. Fantastic!!! I have a chair that I have been wanting to recover for so long. This makes me think maybe I can do it. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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    1. YOU CAN DO IT!!!! I just took it slow and as I said in my post I made mistakes and just fixed them! Thanks for the nice comment!

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  5. THAT CAME OUT REALLY WELL!! LOOKS LIKE A MUCH HIGHER END CHAIR!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment! I am SOOO happy with it and you saying it looks like a much higher end chair is so awesome to hear :) thanks!!!

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  6. WOW! You did an awesome job!

    PS: Iam your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  7. What a super transformation! :) I love it and it was a fantastic deal . Megan

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  8. Wow - I love what you did with that chair! Super cute!!!

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  9. Wow! You did an amazing job!! I love the modern fabric! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  10. It turned out great! I am terrifed to do a slipcover, but have a couch that really needs one! We really appreciate you sharing this at our link party this week! We can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  11. I LOVE this chair! I love the fabric too. I've been wanting to try something like this, and now you have given me the courage--it turned out great!!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  12. Hi! I'm visiting from Design Dazzle. I love the finished product! I hope your fingers are on the mend. :) Thanks for sharing.

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