I am so excited y'all! I finally finished the ugly chair and she turned out to be a real looker! I am thrilled with how she turned out, especially since this was my first time ever upholstering anything! She is not perfect by any stretch - there are some things about the paint finish I might go back and tweak, and the seat cushion is not as perfect as it could be, but all in all, I love her!
Remember how she used to look?
Well look at her now!
I ended up using the white gimp to trim out the chair and I love how it looks! Thanks for the inspiration Miss Mustard Seed
And don't you just love the monogram! I think it really makes the chair special. If you haven't made anything using a painters drop cloth, you really should give it a try. I love the texture and the color of it. I even had a little left over that I'm going to use to make a throw pillow.
I learned so much in recovering this chair. The first thing I learned is that I did not take nearly enough pictures of the before and the during. You might think you'll remember how things looked, but trust me, you won't. I'm pretty sure that I did not do the back of my chair how the original was done, but I will never know, because I didn't take a picture of it. The hardest part of the entire chair was the part you don't even see - the seat bottom under the cushion! Trying to work around the chair arms and legs was a real bear, but I worked it out and am pleased with the results.
Now on to the next project!
Ugly Chair #2
There isn't a single thing I like about this chair. The shape is blah, the fabric is dated, it doesn't go with anything in my house. In fact, I'm not even sure where we got this chair. I think The Hubs brought it home one day from who knows where! It sits in my sons room and is usually covered in laundry. He leaves for college in a couple of weeks, so I will wait until he is gone before I confiscate his chair. I might do something fun with it like covering it in Georgia Bulldog fabric! Hmmm.... we'll see.
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