Wednesday, August 03, 2011


  I did it! I finished the chair. I am so happy that it is over. It took a lot of work and gave me plenty of headaches, but I think it looks much better and suits our style. 

  I learned many lessons from this project and feel more confident in my craft-abilities. It is by no means perfect, in fact there are multiple points I would redo if I could. Hopefully it will last a few years so that I won't have to recover it again, but when I do, I will be very well prepared! One of the best lessons I learned was to actually see the bones of an old chair. You really learn to appreciate handmade things when you see how much work and dedication goes into them. It has kind of encouraged me to go thrift shopping for furniture that has been previously loved so that I may make it my own.

I think this picture really exemplifies how much this chair has survived.
  I have to give a thanks to my husband who has put up with the mess that came with this project. And for being supportive and patient. It took longer than I wanted it to, but I am just proud that I was able to finish it. Now I can return to my cleaning schedule and start working on some other crafts, ones that I can finish in a day! 
  There are more before pictures of it here. Thanks for looking!



  1. I saw you at Your Whims Wednesday. I'm a new follower. Beautiful chair and cutie kitty!

    I hope you stop by.

  2. Oh, you did a wonderful job on recovery your chair. I love it and have two chairs that are very similar. I know this is hard on your little fingers. I've recovered one but just can't get myself to recover the other one. I see your little kitty cat loves it too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. fantastic! i have yet to recover any furniture-way too scared!-but i am totally impressed by those that do. love your furry assistant, too.

  4. Beautiful! Found you on Pokadots on Parade :-)

  5. You did a great job! Love the fabric you chose!

  6. Gorgeous! Great job! New follower from the blog hop. Please follow back.


  7. This turned out beautifully! I remember my first reupholstery piece. I noticed my flaws as well but heck someone paid me $125 for that chair! So they must have not been to bad ;P I think you did a fantastic job! I hope you will show this off at my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-22.html

  8. This looks great! I love your fabric choice. Where did you find it?

  9. Congrats!! That is A GREAT accomplishment. I've never tried this, but marvel at those who have the patience to give it a whirl. Visiting from Tatertots and Jello. You can see my entry here, www.curlywillowdiy.blogspot.com

  10. @Jenna@DelightingInTodayI got it at Hobby Lobby, and it is really affordable, too!

  11. This looks beautiful! Love the fabric and the detail is perfection!

  12. Beautiful THRIFTY makeover...thanks for sharing it.


    I’m having an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Giveaway…hop over and enter…ends at midnight 8/7.

  13. Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come grab a button :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/08/your-whims-wednesday-19-and-features.html

  14. I love this chair. I am just in awe, it is gorgeous!

    I would for you to come share at Blog Stalking Thursday!

  15. what a lovely makeover! thanks for sharing it with us. we love it so much we are featuring it today and you also qualify for August's finest Week 2. votation starts today, do grab the featured button if you fancy so. Have a lovely weekend!


  16. Hi, Kristin! It's voting time for our finest linked-up project for the month of august and you are one of our finalists. The votation round will run for a whole week and the winner will be announced next sunday.

    Feel free to share.


    Have a lovely sunday!



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