Thursday, February 25, 2010

And it was finished... Almost

I am putting this post up to link to Jennifer Junipers party. And Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Friday!  Thanks for the invite Jennifer. This woman is 'uh-lare-ee-us as my 3 yr old says. I especially loved her Birds and the Bees saga- seriously I almost peed my pants. But enough- heres the deal. My chair, THe chair, the Abe Lincoln chair as a buddy called it, is ALMOST done. I have upholstered all but the piping on the arm rests. It will have to wait because I need to go to the grocery and do my car pull duties... Here she is in all her glory. Her 'I was made in 1926 by Thomasville, still had the original tags and fabirc' remade glory.


Do you think she feels better?
I must say once it was done (almost) I thought of white wood, and khaki upholstery, OR ticking stripe piping... OR cream wood, and a pattern... But seriously- this is fine for now. I made sure that while she is durable, the pipinbg will come off somewhat easily.

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Ah- that splash of color is so much better! Like Noodle the sheepadoodles bear?
(A side note- flooring s ordered!)

Here is the before in case you missed it...

I used a low melt glue gun, staple gun, and regular old machine and presser foot(yes, even for double piping!) I have never reupholstered anything beyond a dining chair cover- which does not count if you ask me! Okay- off to get some kids from school!

15 comments:

Mimi said...

I am kind of doubting that it was made in 1926. Could just be the style or production number. Wrong materials and style for the 1920's. More likely the 60's!

Jennifer Juniper said...

It's turned out lovely! I'm so glad I got to see it :)

Rachelle said...

That's a HUGE difference! That looks great! I think the white would look divine but it looks great as is now! :)

Thanks for linking up!

Rachelle

mrs. c said...

wow I am so impressed with your ability! I also do mot like beer but my new fav wine is 47 ound rooster cab.Try it your like it!

Linda said...

Looks outstanding...great makeover!

Blessings,
Linda

Nikki@kreativeknack.com said...

It turned out great! I wish I had such patience :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful piece of furniture!

I hope you will stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

looks great! I tend to second guess my decisions too... but there's always another chair somewhere!
have a great weekend
gail

Patti said...

What a uniquely shaped chair...came out great!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Great before and after! I like the neutral fabric you chose. I would love to be able to reupholster.

Infarrantly Creative said...

Oh my your have got skills! I love the shape of that chair. You must be so proud! It looks so much better.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a cool chair and you did a wonderful job upholstering it! It was pretty sad looking. You are a brave girl!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

What a big job with fabulous results. You should feel so proud.
Kristine

Sherry said...

Isn't Thomasville great furniture! My entire remodeled home was inspired by the 2 yr. ago Ernest Hemingway collection by Thomasville. Wish I could afford it. Maybe in a few years I'll find it used on Craig's List.LOL

Kacey said...

Such a transformation! I love how it turned out! It's hard when you start thinking of all the possibilities for different pieces, isn't it?