Sunday, April 27, 2014

Project 4 ~ Wing Back Makeover

Project 4 is finally finished.  This was a project that has been waiting to be done for at least 4 years now.  I bought this wing back chair at a yard sale 4 - 5 years ago and it has sat in the garage and in the upstairs bedroom waiting patiently to get a new makeover.  Here is what it looked like when I bought it.
She is a very shapely lady with a down feather cushion and the most beautiful legs.
The chair lately has been sitting upstairs in my daughter's room/guest room, depending on whether she is living with me or not.  She's been out of the country in Peru since the beginning of the year and I wanted to surprise her and get it recovered before she came back so it would match her things.
 Here it is torn down to bare bones.  From all those holes in the wood, it looks like she's been recovered several times.
  I used a painter's drop cloth for my fabric. Here she is after the first couple pieces were put back on. 
I worked on the chair during cold or rainy weekends and in the yard on pretty days, so it took awhile to get her done.  And then my staple gun got jammed which caused another delay, but finally ~ here is her new outfit.
I refinished her legs and with this neutral fabric, she will match my daughter's decor or mine when the room is again used as a guest room.
Did I mention how much I love those legs?
 I picked the aqua color for the walls because as a guest room, I have a beach theme going on.  But when my daughter moved back home, she picked a fabric that coordinated with the walls and carpet so we wouldn't have to repaint.  Here is a little of the rest of her room. 
Here is a very old wardrobe she picked out of the trash on campus and brought home to refinish.  It is only partially finished, but it has so much character.
A family cross-stitch I did years ago and several items she collected at flea markets.
I think she'll be pleased when she comes back and it will finally match her room.  Without even seeing it, she's already asked me if she can have it.  I haven't made a decision on that since I am quite fond of this lovely chair myself.  We'll see.
 Here is what I spent for this project:
Chair ~ $35.00
1 drop cloth ~ $19.71
Staples ~ $6.62
Small cording for legs ~ $1.91
Total ~ $63.24
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My Cottage Diary said...

The chair is lovely! I am always so impressed with people who can reupholster furniture. What a wonderful talent to have. Your guest room/daughter's bedroom looks very pretty all the way around! I also love your beautiful banner. Blessings, Bess

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the chair, it is so pretty.

Eileen said...

What a wonderful job you did! And what a beautiful lady. I love to see wonderful old pieces given a new lease on life with a little TLC and creativity. Those legs are to die for, too. Lovely room all the way around.

Paulette Adams said...

Well done, my talented friend!
The chair is a truly a treasure and I love what you've done with the rest of the room too!
Thanks for sharing the fun.

My Garden Diaries said...

UM!!!! What don't you do friend!!!! Seriously!!!!! I am amazed by you! This chair is absolutely beautiful! Everything about it is perfect and yes the legs on this chair are out of this world! Hands down the prettiest refinished chair I have seen out here in blog land! Way to go! And your daughters rooms is stunning! I love the wall color and the bedding is awesome! As are her furniture pieces! I bet you are excited for her to come home! Wishing you an outstanding week Cindy! Nicole xoxo

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, Cindy your chair re-do looks AMAZING! You are soooo talented and your daughter will be so pleased.

What an adorable bedroom. It is such a happy looking place!

Well done, bravo!!

Lady of the Manor said...

Beautiful!!!! Your daughter will be so pleased and excited!! Great job!

Linda said...

Your daughter will be pleased with the reupholstered chair when she returns home. It must be very comfortable with that type of cushion and a welcome addition to a beautiful room. You're so talented!

Karin Brosnan said...

Wow the chair is AMAZING looking now!! Such a beautiful job!! The whole room is just all the beachy touches and the colors!! I would love to have you join us for Centerpiece Wednesday linky party where tons of bloggers share their creativity, recipes, DIY projects and more…come on over and see and share with us.

Julia said...

Que bonita butaca te ha quedado preciosa.Me ha encantado visitar tu bloc. Despues de las vacaciones de Semana Santa y la fiesta de Sant Jordi, continuaremos con las limpiezas ecológicas primaverales y esta semana le toca a la cocina espero que os guste y os sea de utilidad y por eso te invito a visitar mi blog. Si te ha gustado espero que si no eres seguidora te hagas ahora.

Kathleen said...

What a great job you did on that chair. It looks wonderful! Such beautiful lines! Keep it yourself, at least for awhile! :)

A New England Life said...

My biggest issue with the chair would be the piping. I've never quite figured that part out. I'll bet your daughter is amazed by how talented her mom is!

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