Saturday, July 9, 2011

Just Call Me McGyver

Double stick tape, hot glue gun and stitch witchery is all I needed to complete this chair. I'm using the word re-upholstery very loosely. I'm pleased with the results, in the fall I'm taking a six week course in reupholstery until then I'll keep winging it. I'm assuming everyone knows who McGyver is, if not it was a television show back in the 80's, this guy used whatever he could to solve a crime or to get out of a jam. I also used whatever I could to recover this chair!

Here is the before
the process


the after

Annie Sloan's chalk paint and a little distressing

 I moved the chair to foyer but I think it looks better in the corner


 Stuffing a chair with fiber-fil is a lot harder than I thought it's nothing like stuffing a bra :)
 Here she is in the living room but it's not a good spot she is destined to be in the corner
just so you know I happened to have these pillows, they came with a comforter set and finally I have a need for them, I like pillows but these two beauties knock them off the bed every chance they get; cute aren't they?
Back in the corner I think she looks good there
Revision I swapped the chairs I think the room looks better this way :)

until the next time...................
Vicky
UndertheTableandDreaming
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29 comments:

  1. Looking good McGyver! I have that same fabric! I'm going to use it on a cushion for my white wicker chair.

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  2. Beautiful! Love the fabric and the braid trim.

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  3. Hot dang!! That looks professional! Way.to.go Vicky!

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  4. great job, Vicky!! looks amazing, and i love the fabric you chose.

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  5. Nice job Vicky. Love your fabric choice. I'm a hot glue diva too.

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  6. Love it! What a great choice of fabric, too!

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  7. love that chair...you did a fabulous job!

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  8. Love it, MacGuyver! I looks great in your home--adore the fabric and all of your other decor.

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  9. LOVE the fabic! Beautiful!

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  10. Love it! Don't you hate removing those staples...AHHG! The fabric choice was excellent!

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  11. Are you sure you shouldn't be teaching those classes? ;-))

    The chair looks great.

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  12. I am impressed with your work. The chair looks fabulous but lost in the corner. Give it the star billing it deserves back in the foyer. I liked it there best...just a thought.

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  13. Vicky, love the way the chair came out...perfect fabric

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  14. Love your new chair! The fabric is gorgeous and you did a fabulous job on the paint!
    Thanks for linking!
    XO
    Kristin

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  15. Love the fabric! The chair looks great! When I get home, I have 2 chairs begging for a makeover,

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  16. gorgeous vicky! the paint and fabric are perfection on that chair.. this is my fave so far of all your projects! awesome work!

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  17. Your chair looks terrific! Great job-love the fabric choice!!

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  18. It took a lot of guts to rip out & replace all of those guts !! Great job, you are an inspiration!

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  19. Your chair looks beautiful, Vicky! I love the paint and fabric you chose and you did an amazing job on the upholstery! I know how hard that is. I started upholstering two chairs for my living room a while back and only got through one of them. I haven't had the energy to tackle the second one yet!

    xoxo
    Amanda

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  20. Super cute! I used that same fabric on pillows for my couch & on my ottoman.

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  21. You did such an amazing job on this chair. Congrats on your first big "upholstery" job! :)

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  22. she's beautiful! i've been looking for that fabric. where did you get it? great job.

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  23. Your chair turned amazing!! I like the fabric you choosed very pretty. The class sounds like so much fun, I've always wanted to take one of those classes!

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