Can I just say that I am really excited to share my little project with you today?
You see, it seems as though everyone in blogland has recovered or reupholstered a chair at one time or another. As much as I have "oohed" and "aahed" at all these beautiful chairs, I never thought I'd be able to actually reupholster one myself. I just don't have that kind of skill.
My mom has had this old chair hanging around in her attic for who knows how long. Her plan was to reupholster it, but she never did. So, I stole it rescued it from her attic. I figured I couldn't possibly destroy it any more than it already has been.
It took me some time to decide what color I wanted to paint it. It also took me some time to find a fabric that I liked. We only have Joanns and Hobby Lobby around here, so my fabric options were limited. Also, I had no clue where I would put the chair should it actually turn out okay, so I thought it was best to go with a neutral palette.
I painted it Annie Sloan's Old White and decided on a Waverly fabric at Joanns.
It took a little time and I made a few little mistakes along the way that I had to redo, but here she is in all her glory:
I'm not sure who was more stunned by this...my Mom (who was floored when she saw it), my husband (who insisted I bit off more than I could chew) or me (who was pretty clueless about what I was doing)!
I found the perfect location for the chair in my dining room. I'm sure I will also like it in my bedroom once I change to my fall bedding.
I am so happy that I decided to take a risk and try something new. The risk paid off and I love my chair! Now I better keep an eye on it before my Mom steals it back! lol