Sunday, March 22, 2009

Frannie Fringe: Before and After



Here is a sad little chair that rescued from the landfill............ I'm sure she was a beauty in "her day".




I brought her home and without any idea what I would do to her, I started playing with some fabric I had and after a day of stapling, gluing and swearing (not really), here is one version of her new look:




I actually didn't have enough of the yellow fabric, so I looked around my heaping closet of remnants and found this blue fabric, and thus the flip side looks like this:





Just love what a new outfit can do for an old gal, don't you?



Please join the lovely Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more metamorphosis.

57 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

Looks great! I am now inspired to cover two "old gals" that I have!:-) Thanks for sharing!

marty39 said...

Wow you are good. I love the chair and the combination of fabric is just wonderful. She looks like she's ready for a party. Seriously, it is just stunning. Great job. Hugs,Marty

janet said...

oh my gosh, you have done a lovely job, you have turned this chair into a absolutely pretty little gem, i wish i had a tad of this talent.
hugs
janet

The French Bear said...

Gorgeous! What a great job you did. I love the colors.
Cheers,
Margaret B

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

wow she has transformed! I love her in he new "do"

Susan

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Rose, You're amazing! The chair is gorgeous now. I love the fabrics and trim that you used. ♥

I've thought of attempting to reupholster a chair & bought books, which were intimidating. I have a couple of questions. Do you remove the old fabric and all of the stuffing material, then start over rebuilding the chair, or do you cover up the existing fabric and/or stuffing material??? ☺♥☺

Diane

Lynn said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful...
I wish my Couch were done... Haven't had time to work on it, but it is almost finished. I love doing furniture!!! I love yours, I always say you need at least 3 different fabrics!!! Beautiful choices.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love the new look to the old chair, especially the fringe! It is amazing what some new fabric and fringe can do to a chair. You did a great job!! Love & blessings from NC!

Amy said...

I love your chair. What a great use of fabrics. I love mixing and matching fabrics on furniture. Very well done! It would be my favorite place to sit.

Happy Monday,

amy@maisonbelle

mishebe said...

lOOKS ABSOLUTELY fANTASTIC. i JUST LOVE THE FRINGE. pLEASE COME VISIT AND REDO SOME CHAIRS FOR ME. LOL. gREAT WORK. mISHELLE

Susie Q said...

I LOVE the look and that fringe!!! My sofa and big chair have 5 or so different fabrics on it and I love it. Now, why can't our landfill/dump have a place for furniture? It does for chemicals and I've gotten all sorts of paint there......

ceekay said...

Love it! Beautiful change for a neat little chair!

prairiedog said...

Great job,I love that you rescued that chair and gave it a new life,it's beautiful,love the fringe.
cyndi

Tootsie said...

what a huge change! looks fantastic...love the fabrics you chose

Nancy W said...

Love, Love, Love what you did with this chair! Hugs from Conroe TX!

Joyce said...

From the Fringe to the Fabric what an awesome transformation!

Linda/"Mom" said...

ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE~~~ So fun & lighthearted!!! You are GOOOOD, my friend! Best, Linda

KathyB. said...

What a lovely makeover on a chair..and your landfill has some treasures. Chairs like this one usually end up in 2nd hand shops around here and in awful shape will go for a pretty penny!

I am enjoying the creativity in your blog!

~♥~ Monica S said...

NOW that my friend worked wonders for that chair! It completely changed character! :-)

Monica

Terry said...

The chair is fabulous! I love the fringe!

Lady Katherine said...

This is wonderful! I caught the bug! I love your chair! I have several needing a new look! After my Tea Party, I am going to start! I have been putting it off! Now I so excited! You did a wonderful, the chair is so beautiful.

Chandy said...

Great job! Very impressive! I love the color combination and that edging, too! I'll remember that trick!

Happy Monday!

Lady Katherine said...

I going to save a pic of your chair and put it on my desk top to remind me, I need to do several chair and sofa projects! Hope its ok with you. If not let me know! I needed inspiring! You have done it for me!

Lady Katherine said...

Did you keep the blue or yellow fabric for the seat? What is the fringe? I am in love! Hubby is not getting a hold on anymore of my chairs! He been throwing them out! I going to hide them. lol

Kelly B said...

I love it!! It looks like an expensive chair in a specialty store.Great job!! :)

A Hint of Home said...

I love a new outfit! Yours turned out so cute. You're so creative.

Cass said...

I love the new duds on this old gal. I've got an old gal that could use some new clothes, and I don't mean only myself!

I really am intrigued by how you were able to cover this chair --it looks re-upholstered -- yet you didn't have to strip it down and do a traditional makeover. Brilliant.

Cass

Cathy said...

This is just too cute, what a great colorful transformation. I especially love that amazing trim! I have a sad little chair that I believe is going to get real happy soon, thanks for great post!

Helen said...

This is utterly charming ....

Mrs. G said...

That is so darling. I liked the original chair just fine until seeing your amazing transformation. I love upholstery that incorporates several fabrics and textures. It is a tricky process but you accomplished perfection. Love, love, love it.
Hugs,
Sue

Lou Cinda said...

Okay, I Seriously LOVE this! I would give anything if I had that kind of talent, but you know my issues with a sewing machine! This is so gorgeous!!

Lou Cinda :)

Scribbler said...

This is so cool!!!

Once I did something similar to an old wing chair, and then when we downsized I gave a to a young bride of my acquaintance. She absolutely loved it, but I have wished in my secret heart-of-hearts that I had it back -- yes, not very charitable I know. But there you have it...

Scribbler

redsoxmom said...

Awesome and clever redo. Hope you enjoy relaxing in it for many years. Fabulous!

Bo said...

Haha Rose...that old gal looks really fine in her new outfit... I love the way you upholster with varied patterns & colors...I'd never be able to combine them & come up with the great looks you do...just mah'velus dah'ling...
;-) Bo

Picket said...

I love that with all the different fabrics....girl that is beautiful...if I tried to upholster something it would look like 20 pounds of taters in a burlap sack! lol This turned out beautiful and so one of a kind!

Susan said...

I love what you did! Any pictures of the process? Would love to know how you did it!

Charlene said...

What a difference a new "dress" makes! What a great job you did! I so love that trim you used.

Kathleen Grace said...

I absolutely adore what ytou did with this chair! The colors and patterns are wonderful, so glad the chair didnt end up buried in the landfill!

salmagundi said...

I always love seeing your chairs - you are so creative. Great fringe!!! Sally

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love this! You are sooo talented...wish I could do something like that! :-) I love the whimsy of this piece. :-) Beautiful Met Monday post! Susan

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

I remember this chair from "The Queen of Chairs" on RMS! I love it! I have got to learn how to upholster! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Daisy said...

You did an amazing job!

Chari said...

Hi Rose...

So happy to get a visit from you, my friend! I always love it when you come by!

Well darlin', you know how I love this grand old dame!!! I'll never forget the first time I seen her on RMS...ohhh, you should have heard all of my Ooohs and Aaaahs!!! What a fabulous transformation!!! You're such a creative and talented lady, Rose!!! Now...you need to give us upholstering classes! I'd love that!!!

Love ya, Sweetie!
Chari

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

When the old gal ends up looking like this, YES! I love what a new outfit can do. Can you do something to make this old gal look that great? You are just so talented, and I always love your chairs. I'd love to have your talent and your creativity. laurie

Linda said...

Oh gosh this is great! Love it love it, with that fringy trim, way cute!
Linda Q

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Rose, you constantly amaze me with what you can do!!!!!!!!!! that chair came out gorgeous. Kind of whimsical too!

Justine :o )

marty39 said...

I still am just in awe of that darling chair. I have a small chair almost like it and I havn't got the faintest idea of how to redo it, but I think I will take the old upholstery off and give it a try. Yours is so great. Mine has a tight seat so I don't think I can use the frings, but boy do I love all the different fabrics you used. Thanks for stopping by my Met. Mon post and such kind comments. The granite really did make a huge difference in the kit even if it was just on the island. Thanks again, Hugs, Marty

bj said...

It was love at first sight for me when I saw this chair for the very first time. I was just in awe. Oh, how I wish I could sew...I have 2 wonderful old chairs and an ottoman that I would dearly love to make PRETTY, like this one. I don't know the first thing about covering a chair, tho.
You are so good at what you do...
xo bj

kate said...

Great Frenchy look!!! Good for you,
Im stepping up and helping out
Barb from Grits and Glam
with Whats on your Wall Wed.
Its not to late to join!!
thanks again
kate

Kim Chalfant said...

Fabulous!!!! I love that you used a different fabric on the other side of the cushion. I love how you used all the different fabrics. I want a chair or sofa like this. I love it!!!!

Gossamer Creations said...

Your chair turned out beautiful. You are so talented. Have a wonderful day.
~Sue~

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

You are just too good at this girl ! What a fabulous job !

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

That is just the most gorgeous chair! I love what you did with it.

And I would have forgiven you for the swearing, lol.

Kady

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm old...I sure wish you could revamp me and make me looks as SMOKIN HOT as that chair!!!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Rose...I LOVE this chair and her friend...and the porch they are sitting on!!! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

tardevil said...

Great job! It turned out really nice.

Sue said...

Rose..Rose...Rose...genius!! I can't believe you covered the chair...it's fabulous...the combo of fabrics is terrific but the use of the brush fringe makes it a stand out....You did good girl!!