Easy Breezy

Easy Breezy
Being creative every day and making it look Easy Breezy!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Ta-da! Ugly Chair No. 2 is Finished!

Just when I thought I was getting pretty good at this upholstering thing, I hit a snag with the second ugly chair.  My stapler started messing up on me and the staples were going in all wonky.  One side of the staple was in and the other was all bent up!  I was so frustrated I was about to take " Ugly Number 2" to the Goodwill and let someone else try their hand at making her pretty.  After much aggravation and staple removing, I finally got the fabric stapled on, only to realize I hadn't pulled the fabric taught in one spot on the back and there was a big pucker!  Somebody shoot me!  I had to remove half the staples from the front of the chair to get to the back so I could pull out those staples too!  I swear I never want to see another staple for the rest of my life! 

Then there was piping issues.  The cording I bought was a smidgen smaller than than what was originally on the chair and it left a gap between the cushion and the chair frame.  I went back to Hobby Lobby and the next size up was twice the size.  I bought it anyway.  I figured if that didn't work I'd just buy some black gimp (I used white on the first chair) and trim it out that way.  In the end I used both sizes of cording and I think it looks kind of cool!  And here she is!  What do you think?

I'll take some more pictures tomorrow during the daytime.  I had every light in the room on and had my son holding a shadeless lamp towards to chair just to get it this bright!
Here she is before her make over.

 And remember how Number 1 looked before the change?

Here she is today.


My two old ugly chairs aren't so ugly anymore!

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18 comments:

  1. You are so clever and creative! I love your chair make overs. Wished you lived closer so you could help me out!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's been fun (and frustrating) figuring it all out, but I'm happy with the results.

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  2. Gorgeous chairs! Just pinned the cream chair with the monogram to my design inspiration board on Pinterest. I'm looking forward to more inspiration as a new Linky follower.

    Sharon @ www.mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks for the pin and for following! I'm heading over your blog right now! :)

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  3. They look great.I am now following you on Linky Follower. I would love it if you followed me back.I always enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

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  4. Ugly chairs no more!! Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit www.laughterandgrace.com and follow back.

    Thanks!!

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  5. Excited to find you via the Linky Blog Hop! I'm a new follower! Hope you can come visit mine: http://www.eccentricleopard.com/ - Tera

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  6. Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have time to visit and perhaps follow me back.

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  7. Oh, wow, your chairs look fabulous! I especially love the wingback. Found you at the Linky party and am now following. Would love for you to come visit me. :)

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  8. Thanks everyone! I'm having a great time checking out your blogs and becoming a follower too!

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  9. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  10. Hi, I found you on the linky blog hop and I'm now a follower. I would love for you to follow back.

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  11. So glad I found your lovely blog. I'm following you with the new Linky tool, straight from the Linky blog hop. I look forward to getting to know you better, Lori

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  12. I love old chairs! You did a great job!

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  13. Lovely, lovely! Dropping by from Debbiedoos...congrats on the feature too!

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  14. Stopping by from Debbiedoos. Loved you on the feature. I am now following. Please come and follow me. Ginger

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  15. Saw your chair over at Debbie's -My goodness you are creative and very talented -if this is the first you have done this my golly girl you could set up shop and have quite a nice business :-)

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  16. Thanks y'all! I'm so excited about being featured over at Debbiedoo's! Best day ever!

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