Monday, February 1, 2010

Dayum chair-1…me-0.

Ok…I am sooooo sorry I didn’t put the chair in the chair upholstering

place.

Yep….kinda like military school. Sounds just about perfect

now. The beast.

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Ripped off the cording. No prob. Massive amounts of glue. But no prob.

feeling strong

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Carefully sorta pulled off very resistant material. No kinda sorta prob.

Wrote on overly resistant pieces

letting them know who is boss…

ha!

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Down to the stuffin’

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My crew…pathetic as they are

but skilled and trainedready for battle. oh yeah!

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WTH?!

I’m feeling dizzy...

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C’mon…your kidding…right?

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Oh dear God…Mother of mercy…

The chair is winning...

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To be continued…..

arrrghhhhhhhhhh!

43 comments:

Julienne said...
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Julienne said...

Sorry about that. Comment should have read........Oooooh! you are soooo brave to take this on but I am backing you to win!!
This also proves that you should preview before asking to publish!!!!!

donna baker said...

You are brave, make sure and show us step by step.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Brave...sweet, but I am thinking maybe more like stupid!

I thought it would be easier...this one is a BEAR! My hands are killing me!

Thanks for the strength!!

Lavender and Lilies said...

Good luck. I am impressed I never would have attempted this.

simpledaisy said...

What talent you have!! I wish I could recover a chair like that!!
Can't wait to see the finished product:)

becky at abbeystyle said...

It feel your pain...I tried upholstering once. Got it done but not without having to glue upholstery braid over the edges instead of stitching in covered cording that matched the chair. It's not an easy job to do.
Thinking of you and cheering you on!
Still, despite your sore hands, it looks promising...

Melanie said...

I have been wanting to recover a small rocker that belonged to my husband's grandfather but I don't know how to do it:( Kinda scared to get started because I might just screwed it up.

PS I love the fabric.

Black Zebra said...

Go Linda! Looking good:-)

Melissa said...

It's looking great so far! Go, Linda, Go!

Love Where You Live said...

I'm so impressed. If you do this, perhaps I can get the courage to try someday. Good luck...think you're doing great, btw. Hang in there. -susan

vicki archer said...

I ams sure you are winning Linda....xv

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hey all who haven't tried it...but want to. Do it! It usually is much easier...best to start on maybe a dining chair. When you pull the pieces off, you can see how they go back on. Insides first then cover with the back.

Don't listen to my rants....I'm just being dramatic! Try it!!

kj said...

linda, are you kidding? you know you are going to win. it's clear you are going to win!

but i do have one suggestion for moments like this, if you don't mind:

WTH?! is best replaced with WTF?!

it's been my experience that WTF?! grabs the attention of the universe (and everyone else in the room) faster and more effectively.

:)

Vix said...

Ha ha -- YES you are being a drama queen, because while I don't doubt the project is a grueling PITA the CHAIR is not winning, madam!

In fact, it's looking unbelievably good. That fabric, seriously. As I said before, a match made in decorating heaven. Let me know when it's done so I can hire someone to come steal it.

Are you actually going to let any butts IN Big Butt? Don't know that I'd be able to let any derrieres do their thing in such a work of art!

Mango Gal said...

You must win!

I have this chair in the corner of my guest room that I have been procrastinating to reupholster since I bought it. I swear it gives me a look everyday saying, "you don't have the guts!". I think you just gave me the courage to take it apart and give it a try!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Holy smokes, what a beautiful chair. Keep us informed how it turned out.

And many thanks for your sweet words on my blog the other day.
Dagmar

Minnie said...

This is divine! What a great makeover. I'm in awe and holding my breath for the next part.

Anonymous said...

Linda!
The chair is looking GREAT! Don't despair!! You go girl! You can do it!!

Susan

Chris said...

Okay. You're making this look kind of easy. It's not, right?

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Oh no, clearly, YOU have the upper hand, she's just playin' hard to get! ;)

Brabourne Farm said...

How lovely - a project! Can't wait to see the finished chair. Leigh

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Onward, Linda...it's looking gawjus!

signed...Pat...who wouldn't/couldn't get past covering the cushion!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

LOVE your fabric choice! You are so brave:) It's gonna look gorgeous. I can just tell:)

Karen Deborah said...

you are awesome!!!

LindsB said...

I totally feel your pain, I felt the same way when I did my chair! I have a feeling you will win in the end though, the chair will go down!

Jenny said...

So glad your showing me the way. I want to find a chair for our living room and make it over. I love how it is looking so far.

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

You're doing a wonderful job Linda! It is fun to completely transform a piece like this one isn't it? You'll be so proud of yourself when it's complete! I like your crew, simple but trained and affective....the best kind! Funny post as usual! Have a great day!

Stephanie said...

I think you're winning this battle...I tackled a slip cover once but never upholstery.

oh no...I'm getting ideas!!

Splendid Willow said...

Oh, I am so impressed! I can't draw, I can't sew, I can'upholster chairs - I am pretty much useless! Way to go Linda - and the fabric looks great. What did you decide to do with your credenza? xx Mon

The Red Umbrella said...

I'm exhausted! I think I need to sit down.

The Style Mansion said...

Wow, you are talented! Don't worry it's going to look amazing.

Centsational Girl said...

I am rooting for you still. I know you will prevail. I cannot wait to see that chair refinished it that stunning fabric !

Viera said...

very impresive.
love the fabric
X
V

Cheryl said...

the fabric is beautiful! you can do it... I know you can!

Kristin Lea said...

I have re done couches, but never a chair, they are quite complex! I really admire you!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

You can do it! That fabric is awesome!

I can't wait to see!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

You may be struggling but from these pics, it looks fantastic! I need to do the same thing but haven't worked up the courage yet! I'm going to wait to see your end result first. :)

The Polished Pebble said...

Linda, I love love love the fabric you have chosen. I'm really liking orange these days. Looks very Katheryn Ireland inspired

smiles, kelley

Danielle said...

I love this post! Over the summer I purchased a chair and haven't even touched it. You make me want to go to it. Thanks

Rachel said...

You are my hero. I need to recover two chairs and have been scared to start! I'm soooo going to be waiting to see how it goes. (LOVE the fabric, by the way)

Christina @ greige said...

So funny! I hope it turns out great with all of that hard work!!

dec0r8or said...

Wow! I'm loving it too! You are my hero, Linda. I'm skeeeered of trying upholstery! I draw the line at slipcovers, I guess! I'm still in absolute LOVE with your fabric!

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