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Friday, September 5, 2014

Chair Makeover ~ Miss Velvet








This chair was in desperate need of a makeover.  The finish was worn off and the upholstery was wearing thin. 



The little details and those curvy legs were prime candidates for a paint job. 



To start, I removed the seat. 



 Then chose to use this super pretty cheetah print.  A stretch velvet fabric that will be amazing for the seat. 



 The stretch fabric was so easy to work with. (I'm going to keep this in mind for big overstuffing projects.)




Then I spray painted the entire chair.




When dried, I sanded some of the areas of the chair that I wanted to have the base color showing through.




Where I sanded off too much... 




 I stained. 




 After the stain dried, I added a coat of polyurethane to the entire chair. 




After the clear coat dried...




I replaced the soft velvety seat. 






And now looking so... lady like.  So exotic. Those legs and bead necklace like details...so sophisticatedly stylish in her own right.  So...  Miss Velvet shall be her name... 





with that lush seat, sleek lines and wandering curves. 




She is so fitting for a desk.




 Or in the boudoir sitting at a dressing table. 





It doesn't matter where she ends up because she sure is "purrr-ty!"  










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55 comments:

  1. Love the makeover and that leopard velvet fabric is fabulous. This turned out super special, love it.

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  2. Wow! Great job giving new life to this 1980's nightmare chair! I love refinishing furniture too. I love the tip to stain over parts that are sanded too much. Your chair has the right amount of distressing, coloring, and highlighting the beautiful details. Great job!

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  3. Oh My Goodness!!! I ADORE the upgrades you made to this chair! I keep telling myself that I am going to redo some of our furniture, but I haven't gotten around to it!


    Thank you so much for sharing on this week's #SHINEbloghop!

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  4. What a beautiful transformation - love how you decided to update her. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time... Cathy

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  5. What an amazing updo!

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  6. That looks really nice! Very pretty makeover

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  7. Wow! You did an amazing job... the finished look is remarkable!


    Thanks so much for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop)!


    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  8. Sarah | Ruffles and Rain BootsSeptember 8, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    You make it look so easy! I'm kind of intimidated by furniture refinishing so your tutorials are really helpful!


    Thank you for sharing at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday link party, Robin.

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  9. toally love this! It would so fit in with Rami's new bedroom too :) Thanks for sharing this great chair makeover diy tute!!

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  10. This looks amazing! You did such a great job! Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Roundup!

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  11. Melinda @Home.Made.Interest.September 9, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Stopping by from The Makers Link Party. Fabulous! Distressing the wood makes it! Pinning!

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  12. Michelle From Weekend CraftSeptember 10, 2014 at 7:39 AM

    What a great transformation! Thanks for linking up hope you link up again this week at Creative Spark Link Party http://bit.ly/1lVogBN

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  13. What an awesome transformation!

    Thanks again for linking up with the Caffeinated Crafters!!

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  14. Great post! I'm planning on reupholstering 2 of my kitchen charis that look a lot like this, so this was very helpful. What is the stretch fabric made of so I can know what to look for? About how much did you need to cover the seat? And I like your tip about staining where you sanded too much :) Visiting from Pin Worthy Wednesday and pinning this post :)

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  15. I hope you get some time to work on yours. Maybe just start with an easy painted one and take your time with it. Have fun :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  16. Pssst... the fabric is even more unusual. It's a recycled a designer blouse that I no longer wear.
    I'm thrilled you visited, Sarka! Thank you!

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  17. Thank you for your kind visit and for having me at the party!

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  18. I'm so glad the instructions help. I put the time into photos and short instructions with high hopes to help anyone who wants to work on their own projects. Most often they are quite easy. When there are tough spots, I will explain them. Thank you so much, Sarah!

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  19. I wish you lived closer, I'd love to give this to Rami! :)
    Thank you, Kristina!

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  20. Thanks, Britney! I'm so glad you visited!

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  21. Thank you for the Pin and visiting, Melinda! :)

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  22. Hi Dot! If I told you this was a designer top that I know longer wear, it could throw you off. But it was. A boat neck, 3/4 sleeve, pullover blouse. I wish I took photos of it for you before, but I was crunched for time last week with so many projects due by the 20th that I've limited pictures on all of them.


    Let me tell you though, the top was about 17" across the flat front and 20" from the neck to the waist hem. The seat of the chair is 17" across the back, 21" across the front by 18" deep. I was able to slip the seat into the blouse and pull the side seams under the seat and staple it in place.


    The velvet fabric has spandex in it. It's a mix of polyester, lycra and spandex. For your chairs, I'd get one yard of fabric to cover both. Just take your seat measurements with you when choosing the fabric, Add the sides to allow enough material to wrap under the seat.


    I hope that helps! I can't wait to see how you do!

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  23. Ha! When working on pieces you kind of develop a relationship with them while envisioning the outcome. This one was like a big sexy sister, getting all better looking and making me wish I looked so good. LOL!
    Thank you, Lauren! :)

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  24. I have a similar chair that I painted last fall: http://wp.me/p3IPNL-V. I have thought about changing the seat, but for now it's just painted and sitting on my front deck, holding a watering can and lantern. Your chair turned out well!

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  25. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!

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  26. Great job!!! Came over from the SITs Linky!

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  27. I love your choice of the upholstery fabric. I don't think I see many chairs like this with leopard material for that part. Thanks for sharing this creation with us at the Creative Style Linkup! :)

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  28. Love this! Miss Velvet is adorable. I just purchased a set of four old chairs that I want to re-do for my courtyard. I am thinking of turning them into a curved bench. But, I might keep them as individual chairs... we'll just have to see. :)

    Just stopped by from the Home Matters Linky Party.

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  29. Amazing job here!!! And great photos. I wish I had some of your inspirations:) Thanks for linking this with Home Matters Linky!

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  30. I love this makeover, Robin! The leopard print really looks awesome. It seems like we're always redoing tables, but I've never tackled a chair! :)

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  31. I love that cheetah fabric! Thanks so much for linking up at Submarine Sunday @ USS Crafty!

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  32. Gorgeous transformation. Thank you for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday.

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  33. I absolutely love the makeover! The chair turned out gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:)

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  34. Great transformation! It is amazing what some paint and a fresh fabric can do to bring new life to a piece of furniture. Love the cheetah print! Thanks for linking up to the Be. YOU. tiful link party!

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  35. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board. :-)

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  36. Great chair you have there, Val! It looks nice. Let me know if you do change it; I'd love to see it.

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  37. Thanks so much for stopping by Brittnei :)

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  38. Making a bench? How exciting! Let me know which way you decide. I want to see the outcome :)
    Thank you for visiting, Lorelai!

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  39. You're so kind! Thank you so much, Zan :)

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  40. Aw, thanks, Dee! Don't let the chair idea scare you. It is easier than it appears. Let me know if you do try it.

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  41. Me too and it was the first print I thought of when choosing the chair color to go with this style. It went so well together. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit :)

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  42. I'm so glad you like it! Thank you for taking the time to stop by for me, Adrian :)
    Have a great week!

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  43. It is! So worth putting the effort into. Thank you so much for you kindness and visit, Adrienne! :)

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  44. Thank you so much for pinning and visiting! :)

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  45. You did a beautiful job! I'm so sorry I'm pinning so late. We had a co-host that had to drop out, and I'm finally getting to her links! Pinning from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party!

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  46. Thank you for the pin! I'm sorry you had the extra load but very happy to see you, Tammy! I appreciate the time you took for the visit. :)

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  47. So pretty! thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  48. Thanks, Cindy! I'm so glad you stopped by :)

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