Sunday, August 1, 2010

closing Pandora's box...

or should I simply say... 10 days later...
The chair is finished! Hooray!

I added this little piece of cording

But before I celebrate too much, I do still have the matching chair to rehab. For all that will involve see the "before" here and here. I started in on the 2nd one today with hubby's help. He's taking the staples out and he's going to sand it for me. Thank you! Then I get to do the 4 coats of paint and the re-upholstery.

It was all worth it... because I took an unused, dirty, old chair and turned it into a "Cinderella" chair. All new again and ready for GradGirl's condo. I am quite pleased!

And... as an added bonus! I found this adorable chair while at the Flea Market the other day and reupholstered the seat cushion to match. It had already been white washed and I love that!
I love that I didn't have to paint it too! ;-)

everything old is new again!

19 comments:

  1. I am impressed with the creativity and execution - truly. But I am most impressed with how this chair looks without inserting the back. I love that. I will be watching for an opportunity to mimic this concept. I'm speechless. That is too cool.

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  2. I just love it! I really like the color. You did a fabulous job....now I am inspired. Have a great day!
    DD

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  3. It's wonderful!! What a fun, happy piece of furniture for her to have!! xoxo

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  4. Great job! I have a chair just like your white one that I did in black.

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  5. I love the chairs, expecially the coral one. Great color. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Gorgoeus. I'm so jealous of those!!

    Following (late) from Friendly Friday! Hopefully you can stop by and follow me as well!

    http://theartsymom.tk

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  7. Will you please come to Ohio this winter and help me get my house in order?

    The chairs are incredible.

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  8. this turned out so unbelievably fabulous! i want it! ;)

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  9. WOW!! I. LOVE. THIS.!!! Turned out awesome! Love the colors! I am stopping by from The Girl Creative! Darling blog.

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  10. I love your chair. I plan on doing one like that in zebra print, just need to find the right chair.

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  11. If only someone could have closed the real Pandora's Box as swiftly. Marvelous job dahlin'!

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  12. Oh wow!! These are so presh!!! I love the colors and the look is just fabulous! I am so happy to be your newest follower as well! I hope you swing by FFD...I love having new friends!!
    All the best for a wonderful Wednesday!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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  13. I love the pink chair, that's a great colour! It would be so cute at a little white desk. Great job!

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  14. Great job! so colorful! I love the coral one!
    I'm a new follower!

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  15. Love that white chair... the detail on the back is lovely. Your fabric choice is so fun too.

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  16. I love this chair! A few months ago, I picked up this ratty chair that you can tell used to be really beautiful. It is missing the seat and it needs a lot of work, but you've given me hope! I featured this on my blog.

    http://thespeckleddog.blogspot.com/2010/08/weekly-faves.html

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  17. These turned out beautifully. You did a wonderful job.

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