Sunday, April 17, 2011

Drab to Fab ♥

I hit the jackpot at Goodwill this past week! 
Here is a shot of all the treasures I found...

...all these (seemingly hideous) items will be transformed into beautiful things, and I want to take you along for the ride, one transformation at a time!

We're still buildin' stuff so I want to save the re-model pics for later, and show you these small projects that all play a part in the bigger picture (and to what seems now like a "new" house to us!)

Once Upon A Time...there was an ugly chair, from Goodwill, for only $7.99 folks!

...that was originally from Sibley's, made in 1969 (that's what that little piece of paper says anyway)

...the two awesome 5000 aunts were hard at work removing many layers of fabric and 14 thousand staples and some yucky foam (wow, these aunts know how to get down 'n dirty!)

...we then traced and glued 3 inch thick foam to the seat of the chair 
which was finally free of all debris...

 ...then came the awesome 5000 fabric (that i ♥) 
covering the foam and stapling on the bottom of the free from debris base...

 ...we used burlap to cover the exposed wood, to make it look nice 'n neat...

 TA-DA! a nice thick new chair covered and ready to rock some spray paint!

The End ♥...
(I love the end result...and especially love how well they fit with a newly painted black dining set...the spray paint I used is by Rustolem/ Metallic Antique Bronze, printed fabric & burlap were from Joann's)



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  1. What an awesome chair! I love the transformation! That fabric is so fun!

  2. I love what you did with the chair! You took it to a whole new level of style. That fabric is gorgeous. Great job.

  3. Wow! What a great job on the chair!! I love it the redo!
    I am hosting my first linky party today and would love for you to link up! :) {nifty thrifty sunday}

  4. The chairs turned out awesome. I have a pair of chairs that I have been thinking about painting black. Now I am convinced! :)

  5. J! That is the same family of fabrics I used for the bench I made! Great minds think alike :) ~*S*~

  6. That chair looks great now! Love your blog!! Thanks for the inspiration you share.

  7. Wow! I love these. You really did get a lot of great finds. I cannot wait to see how the others turn out.

  8. Wow what amazing transformations! I love the paint and fabric. Nice job.

  9. Man, you did have a good day at the Goodwill! Those are some great finds.

    I absolutely adore the fabric you used on the turned out gorgeous!! :)

  10. J, these look GREAT!! I want to know how you cut the thick foam? Well done! Can't wait to see what's in store for the wooden "harvest" sign...Nel ☺

  11. Following from bowl full of lemons linky party and an your newest follower...I am getting ready to move and want to re-do some furniture and you showed me how easy it can be "Thank you"...I Crazy love the chair!!!

    I would love for you to pop on over to "My Crazy Beautiful Life" and say "Hello"!!

  12. This is an awesome transformation. Love it!!! MJ

  13. Thank you so much again for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} and making my first party such a great success! I would love if you stopped by tomorrow and share more of your cute projects! :)
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  14. Hi! I'm diggin' on this transformation, so i included it in a post on my blog. thanks for the inspiration!

  15. I love that fabric! I usually am scared of trying to redo a cane back chair but you totally inspired me! I really want to find that fabric too. Well done!!

  16. Molly, the fabric was from Joann's!

  17. Your chair is one of the most delicious looking chairs I have ever seen. Your fabric and color palette are awesome. Great job.



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