Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A pretty place to sit.

Before I go into a recent chair overhaul I wanted to update you on the dresser.  The dresser was delivered last Thursday and I spent the weekend sanding and cleaning it.  I was hoping to get it primed but with the end of the quarter quickly approaching grad school has kept me busy.  I plan on priming tomorrow night and hopefully painting, distressing and glazing this weekend! It really has turned out to be much more work than I thought, but I hope it's worth it.

On to the chair!

I was given a chair just like this that was my grandmother's so when I saw one almost an exact twin for $6.00 at a yard sale I had to snatch it up!

Funny story for you.  The chair was at a sale a couple streets from our house and the chair wouldn't fit in the trunk.  My dear, sweet, loving husband was kind enough to carry it home for me while I followed behind him in the car.
  That's love ain't it?

Here's the chair before. I had already removed the orange and brown velvet 1970's fabric seat. I just couldn't even bring myself to photograph it.
  Oh, it was BAD!

While I have almost an entire gallon of primer I opted for spray primer since the chair has so many rounded parts. 

She's got such pretty legs, doesn't she?

All painted and ready for a new dress!

As for her seat I found a gorgeous green and white fabric at Hobby Lobby for $1.00 a yard after all sales and coupons! I should have bought more, it would have made great pillows.
I hate having reverse shopping regrets.

In her "for now" place in the den.

With the addition of the dresser in the upstairs living room some things have to be rearranged and moved to the den.  So pretty chair's new home may be here instead of the vintage sewing rocker (it too was grandma's.)

Or here instead of the large chair (which is getting a new dress as well.  I love that white slip cover but it feels harsh in the room.)

So for $7.00 I have a new, bright, light, comfy, chair.  I don't think you can beat that.

What, you can? Well show me! I love to steal see your ideas! ;)

1 comment:

  1. I love the chair! She is pretty! Blogs are fun for ideas!