Feb 21, 2010

She's Finished!

Rememeber this little chair I showed you last week?



Well guess what? She's finished!!!!! And I'm in LOVE!!!




I found the chair at the local thrift store, (Value Village for all you Canadians), where they were asking a mere $10! Using a gift certificate I got from my sister for Christmas ~Jana, you know me so well~, I was able to get the chair for FREE!

The fabric was given to me by my mom, again, for FREE! She was going to use it for some curtains in her kitchen cabinets but decided to go another way and I benefited greatly from her indecision. Thanks mom!!!

I needed a little more fabric than what she had so I did have to buy a bit more... at 50% OFF! Yaya again! Plus I had to buy the buttons to cover.



A side-by-side...


So total money spent...

$35!!!


I WIN!


I'm linking this post to the following parties. Go on over and check out many other great projects!!!

The DIY Show Off

TATERTOTS and JELLO


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special




The Persimmon Porch

MomsTheWord



Design-A-Holic

Making

DIY Day @ ASPTL



Decor Mamma's Frugalicious Friday

53 comments:

momstheword said...

Oh wow, this is awesome! I really love the color red, it is just so cheery. You did an awesome job!

Thank you for linking up today.

Leanne said...

The chair looks amazing. You did such a great job and I love the fabric. I'm leaving for Montreal area tomorrow and will be there a week. I hope I don't freeze.

Natasha said...

I love that red and white toile! No wonder you are so happy-that chair is just stunning!

Bets wishes,
Natasha.

Rhonda said...

Wow! Did you recover it yourself? It looks fabulous!

Jane said...

Great transformation!! You did a wonderful job recovering this chair and for a great price too.
Jane

Joyfull said...

The chair looks gorgeous! I would have looked at it and thought "it's beyond help", but you are surely blessed with a creative eye and hand! Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

wow! Karli, how did you know how to do that?

Christina said...

What a difference! Great job!

Allison Shops said...

Great job - looks amazing! Enjoy your new chair.

I hope you'll drop by AtticMag this week to tour my home.
Allison

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love toile and you did a great job on this chair!

Jessica said...

I've been waiting for this day to finally come. You did a fabulous job :) LOVE it!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! I love the contrasting fabric on the buttons and peaking out from under the skirt. So adorable!

Beth said...

karli- you are amazing how did I not know how amazing you are... how do you have the energy... ;)

walkinourshoes said...

Hey Karli,
I love all the improvements you guys have done to the place. I use to clean for Sister Dorsey, so I know the difference.
Love, Koe

Kenny & Samantha said...

It looks so awesome! You are so creative!

Victoria said...

Oh my gosh, you are so talented! The chair looks amazing, I'm drooling!!!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Great job, love the toile!

molly susan strong said...

The check takes it over the top great. I am a huge toile fan...especially right now with spring dreams. Come see my pink toile inspired this week!

yarnabees said...

I stumbled across your blog and I have to say the chair is Beautiful! What a great job!

Marissa said...

How in the world did you do that?! I CANNOT believe it. You are way too motivated. You put me to shame!

Mimi said...

What a stunning transformation...it came out beautifully...I ♥♥♥ that chair!

Meredith said...

I am so impressed! You did an awesome job on that chair - I wish I had that talent. Love your mudroom/ entryway redo too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and welcome back anytime :)

Alissa said...

wow! what a differance...i love the toile and gingham together. great job!

Tracey said...

That is beautiful - and at such a great price! I love red toile!

Lesa said...

Oh....wow! I love toile. So pretty, and the price..................yay! FANTABULOUS JOB!!!

The DIY Show Off said...

Oh I LOVE it! Beautiful! I'm so inspired!

Thanks so much for adding your creativity to the DIY Project Parade! :)

Roeshel

Teija said...

you are so talented!

The Persimmon Perch said...

You did win! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Christal said...

Oh my gosh that looks amamzing you are so talented!!!

ann marie said...

What a great job! Is it a slipcover or did you actually re-upholster it. Either way it's really pretty.

Style Sisters said...

Amazing job! I have made slipcovers before and they are sooo much work. I haven't ever tackled re-upholstering a whole chair but I might!
Stop by and check out my Easter Napkin Ring promotion and Tablescape ideas.

Karin

Meg said...

That is awesome. It looks so professional! I bow down to you....

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Holy cow, girl, you got some SERIOUS talent. Wow. Thanks for linking up!

Crystal said...

oh my...tutorial please! This is amazing!

koralee said...

Thank you for visiting me the other day...your blog is lovely..and that chair.. what a steal of a deal...it is beautiful. Enjoy it. Have a great rest of your week. xoxo

Kelli said...

Ummm...are you kidding me!?! That looks amazing! So professional! I have two chairs like that that I want to refinish, but I don't know where to start. How did you learn to do this? I really want to know because I hate those chairs!! Please, please tell me where you learned to reupholster. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your mud room!!! You always amaze me with your talent and incredible decorating skillz. I'm so mad at you for moving to Canada! I wish you still lived here so you could help me with my house :( I love you. Thanks for sharing your talents with me! I aspire to be like you :) Seriously.

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

What a great chair. Did I assume correctly that you recovered it yourself? This is my first visit to your blog but I hope you have a tutorial. I have two identical chairs I will be recovering as soon as I get up the courage.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Susan said...

Awesome job! That chair would fit right in at my home!!

Miss Obara said...

That is fabulous. I'm not a red person, but I just love it!! What a bargain!

jenjen said...

So beautiful! I love the red!!!

XOOX
Jen

Heather said...

Your chair is beautiful! I can only begin to imagine all the work you put into making it. You must be thrilled with your results, thanks for sharing.

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Such a great remodel! Love the fabric, and the end result!
-Tiff

barbara@hodge:podge said...

What a great job. I am glad I found another talented Canadian> I am adding you to my Canadian blog roll. Too funny - my sister-in-law lives in Vanderhoof too!

Kristen Andrews said...

very cool, I love the fabric!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Great job. I am doing a reupholstery week on my blog this week. I did redid an antique chair. That is a score for $35!

angie said...

Beautiful! Love the red print fabric. I hope you can link up with my Slipcover Show-off on Saturday.

robin said...

I am impressed you did such a professional job in one week. You should give lessons on slip covers or recovering as you did. The best was the different surprise fabric in the pleat. I have a chair and 6'sofa that need to be done, I just can't get up the courage to do it myself. Beautiful work!!!

Rosie said...

Please tell us how you did this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i have an old chair i want to re-upholster, and have no idea where to start.

The Thriftress said...

Your chair looks fab now!
Sarah

Cindy said...

Great job, Karli! You are one talented young lady. Congratulations on being featured on "Better After", too.
I lived in Vanderhoof from '68 to '79,I loved it then and would love to visit again, sometime. I am in Winnipeg now.
Hugs, Cindy S

Amy said...

This is totally amazing! You did such a wonderful job. Any tips or tricks you could share? I picked up two great chairs from a garage sale today, and they are in desperate need of new fabric.
Your blog is totally inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing

Karli said...

Amy - You're so kind! Thank you! As for tips, hmmmmm. This was my first time reupholstering anything so it was kind of hit and miss. I took the fabric off the old chair and labelled each piece, using that fabric as a pattern. I cut my fabric a few inches bigger than the old stuff so I could pull it tight and then I used a LOT of staples in an electric staple gun. I put everthing back on in the order I took it off and voila! Best of luck! It was a tough job but so worth it. I love the chair now.

Vicki said...

Karli, You did this? Amazing, stupendous, pat yourself on the back, (score!!!! on supplies) Lets see some more, its inspiring. xoxoxo Vicki

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