Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Rescue Mission

Last week I discovered Centsational Girl.  I live in Northern CA, and so does Kate, the brains behind Centsational Girl, and I'm thinking Kate and I need to be friends.  She's got mad skills at rescuing old furniture.  I was so inspired by her work that before my long run this last Saturday I found a garage sale that I could run by that I thought for sure would have something for me.

And I found this waiting for me.

A lone chair for $7.

I set to work on it Sunday night and tonight I give you my finished product.

Ta da!!

I used this tutorial as my guide.

I bought this fabric in Korea, and I knew it needed to be on display in my house.  it makes me so happy.  I love warm colors, but the blues in this fabric is my new favorite color.  I'd love to share the name of this fabric, but I'm tucked in my bed, and there is no way I'm walking all the way to the laundry room to get a name!!  If you really need to know, please leave a comment.

I love my new chair, but once I finished it last night, I decided it still needed a little something.

So I made a little pillow to go with it.

Project completed!!


Annee said...

Wow! You did it!! That's all I have to say. You said you wanted to make yourself a chair, and just like that, it happened.

That is the perfect use for that fabric. It will make you happy every time you walk past. Where does the new little chair sit?

Is that felt on the little back pillow? Did you gather felt?? I can't imagine what that was like.

It's all so perfect. I love it!! Rather than the name of the fabric, you should post the name of the paint. In the furniture rescue world, isn't it all about what paint you used?!


Kevin and Kristina said...

so fun! good work. i especially love the change in paint color.

Sarah M. said...

I love Centsational girl. What a beautiful chair!! I love the color combo. That is such a great makeover. Aren't you so proud of it!!!!
I see more of those in your future!!

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