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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My New Chair

So I mentioned that I had done a bit of thrifting over the weekend.  Well, I scored this sturdy chair frame from the restore for $5.00!  Can you believe that?  I'm not sure what the wood is to be honest we will have to find someone who knows.
Needless to say I was thrilled, we have these two chairs that are in terrible shape, I keep thinking about re-upholstering them, but it seems like such a daunting project.  However, when I saw this beauty I knew that making cushions would be a snap.  I went to our local quilting store and got some of last years fabric on sale it's the summer house collection and I must admit I'd never seen it, but boy is it perfect!
A couple of cushions from Joannes, and some simple sewing and I had a new chair in an afternoon!  Did I mention I did this all for under $50!  I've made the cushion covers so that they are removable for easy washing (a must in this house) and who knows maybe I'll make a few more covers to change with the seasons...
This has been a busy week of projects around here, Molly and I have been busy with a lot of painting furniture and a bit of embroidery for her new room.
Here is just a little sneak peak into what is quickly becoming her "Pink Phase"...
More on these to come, but I figured we'd get everything finished first. 
What have you been working on?


  1. That is one awesome chair! I love the fabric that you chose for the cushions.

  2. Fantastic find and love the cushions that you "whipped" up-nice fabric :)

  3. What a great chair and you can't beat that price! I love the fabric, very fun!

  4. Hi Angie! Thanks for stopping by th blog! I love the fabrics on your chair

  5. good finds! love the lil pink desk and chairs with flowers!! xo

  6. That is a GREAT find Angie. I love that fabric. Not too many projects going on here- but I did start my quilt.


    Have a great weekend!


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