Monday, February 28, 2011

FREE chair transformation

I'm feeling a little bit obsessive posting twice in a day, but when I finish a big project I just can't resist sharing! And technically we're past midnight so really this is a fresh new start of my day... (hopefully someone buys that)

Remember this little sweetie pie I found for FREE off of KSL this last weekend?

Here she is now:

It's a good thing I really love my French Wingback chair, because this baby looks pretty dang good in our new Master Bedroom.  Hopefully she will look just as darling in a buyer's home soon.

Enough from me for one day... thank you for reading!


I'm linking my chair transformation up to these fabulous blogger's parties. Check them out!

Keeping It Simple

The DIY Show Off

Boogieboard Cottage


Domestically Speaking

Tute yourself tuesday red and white

Tute yourself tuesday red and white

Transformation Thursday
Furniture Feature Fridays

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special



  1. That looks SO amazing! You are too good at what you do! I've been waiting to see what you were going to do with this chair so I'm grateful you posted twice in one day :)

  2. This looks great! I am your newest follower :) I found you on tt&j's facebook page.



  3. Hey Jen...can't really remember where I found you. I think maybe on somebody's blog roll. Love all your transformations...especially your master bedroom. Well done! Can you share with me how you got your lampshades in your MB to look so professional? I always have trouble with the top/bottom and end up covering the inside raw edges with gimp or something. Nice to meet you and I'm following you now. Thanks and come visit my blog if you have time! ~Ann

  4. Beautiful! Saw you on Design Intervention Website and the Ivory Homes Contest. Do you by chance reupholster for others? I have a Victorian couch that has seen better days and need someone to reupholster it. (if you don't, do you by chance know anyone in the reupholstery biz in the Salt Lake/Provo area?)

  5. Thanks so much Kylee! I'm glad you were okay with the two posts in one day :)

    Restless Risa, so glad to have you!

    Ann, the lamp shades actually aren't completely finished to my liking. If you were able to see up close, the inside edges aren't perfect. What I do intend to do is add a line of the same ribbon on the inside of the shade to create a smooth and even finished line. You could also fold over your fabric with the spray adhesive before you glue it inside (Does that make sense?). I was planning on posting this tutorial next but my sweet little toddler dumped a water bottle on my laptop on Fri (destroyed it) and now I can't access any pics that are saved to my laptop... blast. Once I get my pics up, hopefully the tutorial will help. Good luck!

    Kris, thanks for coming by! I certainly don't claim to be a professional upholsterer by any chance but so far (through trial and error) I have been able to figure it out pretty well. If you want to email me pics of your couch to, I would love to take a look and see if it's something I think I can tackle. We can talk pricing from there. If you want to head straight to a "real" professional, I would recommend either Rocky Mountain Upholstery or Zions Upholstery. I haven't used either myself (too cheap) but I have friends who have and have been very pleased. Let me know! Either way I would LOVE to see the couch :)

  6. I say KEEP IT !!! I love it. I'm redoing a room and plan to use drop cloths for some revamping. LOVE the look of that chair. Great job!

  7. These chairs are night and day! amazing job and I love it...I just posted my first attempt at reupholstering chairs too with a drop cloth....What a labor intensive job!

    Take care,

  8. So pretty! I have yet to try reupholstering anything myself, but seeing how gorgeous the transformation of this chair went, I'm excited that my next project (a three-piece, cane-backed living room set) is being reupholstered in drop cloths. So glad I happened upon your blog!

    (visiting from Power of Paint Party)

  9. Wow - I love how the chair turned out! Just amazing! And I was just pondering picking up that same pillow at Target this week. Thanks for sharing! visiting from Savvy Southern Style.

  10. That chair is amazing. I love how the cushion is so big and full. I wish I knew how to do upholstery. Thanks for sharing this at WUW!

  11. The chair looks amazing and you should be very proud of yourself. I would want to shout to the roof tops if I finished a project like this too.

  12. Lisa, I really would love to keep it but I don't have a place for it right now and it sold quickly so I'm happy to take the cash. Please show me pics of the project you finish with your drop cloth! Can't wait to see.

    Lisa (SCD), I would love to see your project also! What is the title of your post and I'll check it out!

    Erin, you are sweet. Stay tuned for my tutorial and hopefully I can save you some of the heartache I had to go through on my projects till I learned how to do it correctly. Would love to see your 3 piece set. Isn't the caning so awesome? I love it!

    Liz- glad I reeled you in to follow :) I enjoy your comments and am so glad to have you here. The pillow is fantastic. I love that Target has wised up and created their pillows with zippers so you can actually wash the covers. hallelujah!

    Kim, thanks so much! I am confident that you could upholster- is there anything you CAN'T do???? Maybe my tutorial will inspire you...

    Thanks Alaina! Believe me, I was shouting :)

  13. Jen, the chair turned out fantastic! LOVE it!

  14. It's so gorgeous! An amazing transformation! Now I've gotta follow you!
    Kate @

  15. Amazing! What an inspiring post. I love the gray/blue!

  16. What a beautiful job you did...the chair looks amazing...just became a follower...please visit my new blog...happy weekend..

  17. You did an amazing job! I love everything about this chair...darling!!!!
    p.s. i am your newest follower...can't wait to read more!

  18. I love the look you did with your chair transformation! especially the grey space you paired it in!!

    :D Lynda

  19. I have to show this to my husband! We saw an almost identical (if not identical) chair at a nearby thrift store and I told him I could turn it into something beautiful, but he had little faith! Now maybe he will see that the chair he called "ugly" could be something beautiful!

    Thanks for posting it!


  20. @designme Thanks Jenny! Yes, it is often difficult for the men in our lives to "get" the vision until they are beautiful so perhaps this will convince your hubbs to trust you the next round :) thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment.

  21. amazing transformation! I love it!

  22. Love love it!

    Jeanna @

  23. I still can't believe you found that little beautiful chair for free. Then on top of that you make it even more beautiful.

    -Zane of ontario honey

  24. Love the fabric you chose for your new chair covers. Beautiful transformation.Fire Engine Kids Bed

  25. I have this exact same chair. I went a little funky with it, but I am going to redo it now. Beautiful work


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