January 9, 2009

New To Me

Got a new chair. Well, maybe not new but you know what I mean. It's the best kind of chair it's one I can be creative with. This chair was given to me by my friend Joy. Joy is the best kind of friend too because she gives me her hand me downs. Kind of like having the sister that I never had. Thanks Joy.When she dropped it off she said, You aren't gonna paint it white are you? I believe she knew the answer to that before she voiced the thought.
So, I've been thinkin' and thinkin' about this chair. Finally Monday I decided to make a move. Went to the "Interior Alternative" fabric outlet. Walked in the door and right there in front was a big table with fabric remnants on it. This flowered fabric was the first piece I picked up and after browsing the whole store it was still the one I liked best. Found a cute little plaid to use for the cording. All this for about $30.00. I was thrilled at how well the green background of the fabric matched the green leaves in the carpet in the livingroom. Everything in this house from carpets to wallpaper is patterned so I thought Why not throw in another pattern! Can't help myself, I love roses.
Now is probably a good time to say, I have never covered a chair before. I'll take all the hints you can send my way. Thanks and cross your fingers for me. I'm hoping to take the chair apart this weekend. Oh Yes, and then I'll paint the chair white.

10 comments:

Joy said...

Hummm, I can't wait to see how this turns out!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful fabric. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Helen said...

Your choices for fabric are inspsired ... this will be a lovely chair when you have it finished. I wish I had real tips for you. I have covered chair seats many times but I haven't tackled an entire chair. Just take your time, go on-line for tips and take deep breaths.

wooly daisy said...

hi! lovely chair! i didn't know where to email you about the marmite. anyway-marmite is yeast extract from england. lots of B vitamins. i got it in spice isle of the grocery store. i read that other's used nutritional yeast(from the health food store) if they couldn't find marmite. i forgot to add that i omitted the fake meat strips too(they make my stomach hurt)good luck!!!

Tootsie said...

hello! thanks for the visit to my blog!!!!
I love yours and will be back again and again to see you. I am adding you to my blogs I follow..
I love the fabrics...and that chair...if you take the old fabric off and use it as a template...it will help loads....please make sure to post the finished product soon!

AliceAnderson said...

Hmm... tips..... don't let the paint run? Use coordinating thread? Oh... those probably aren't the tips you needed huh? Sorry hun. I've never redone a chair but I'm in awe of those who do!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I can't wait to see how the chair turns out. I have a couple that I'd like to refinish. I'll stay tuned for the transformation!

artis1111 said...

I have one a lot like yours. Can't wait to see yours done. Kathy

IsabellasCloset said...

Great chair, I'm crazy about the fabrics! I too love roses.
I hope you paint it white but if not it will still be lovely.
I re upholstered 2 wing chairs (awhile back)..for the frist time.. they were lot's of work but well worth it.
Good luck and have fun!
~Mary~ :-}

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I totally love the chair and the fabric. Please post your results when you have it done.

Judy