Monday, April 26, 2010

Another chair project…

::YAWN::
Hey......I heard that!



Maybe I have a little chair affliction


But


I found some more fabric


and a wayward chair, that happens to have been begging for a revamp


and little does the foyer know...but it is getting on the revamp train too! Shhh.


Meet Mini Butt


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Actually in our casa we call it the papa B chair.


It was one of the first things I ever dragged home from the salvation army maybe 20 years ago


My Dad carefully and meticulously


removed the layers of black and gray paint so hip so now


on the hand carved legs...and so they will stay.


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It has worn many “clothes” through the years.


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But for it’s new facelift…I found some sturdy cotton/linen


Similar to the big butt chair. It was a dream to work with!


I’ll use the leftover nailheads from the last chair project


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I have some fun suzani{ish} fabric to make a bolster pillow out of.


Ta-da


see you on the other side…


hopefully.

39 comments:

ashlina said...

ooooooh fantastic chair...looks like fun!!!! xo

Deborah said...

OOOooo scrumptious! I am likin' little butt. May we shorten him to
Lil'butt? **kisses** Deb

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

lil'butt it is Deb!! Altho more of a midi butt...ample. but not over ample.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Linda, you're so hilarious. Affliction? How about Addiction? I'm glad to see that Chair B has such great bones...this'll be a much simpler project than the BIG BUTT!

A Country Farmhouse said...

You are so inspiring me to get busy on a couple of my chairs. Yours is going to look just beautiful! X Trina

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Best of luck. This may be easier than big butt but it is still tougher than my recent chair makeover post. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Nikki said...

Love that chair and the fabric! You're brave. I always want to recover but don't have it in me. Maybe I'll take a class.

Mango Gal said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out, such a beautiful chair!

the polished pebble said...

I have chair envy! love the suzanni fabric Linda!

kelley

La Petite Gallery said...

You are amazing, I would never try that. It's hard to upholster.
I am sure it will make a big change.

I'll be coming back to see the finished product.. Good Luck..

yvonne

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful chair! I spent time at a huge fabric store in NC and I get so excited about all the beautiful fabric...especially the heavy fabric! I've never done a chair...but I may someday! ♥

Punctuation Mark said...

very cute!!! can't wait to see how it looks finishes... have a great week!

lakeviewer said...

I have never attempted anything like this. Do tell.

Karen Deborah said...

can't wait to see it! So where do you shop for fabrics?

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...
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Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Karen...Usually the fabrics seem to find me. Like, they have been in the linen closet for years just waiting for the perfect project. In this case I went searching for a hardy linen/cotton blend. Much like I used for the last chair. The Suzani just begged me and that was all she wrote. I have no doubt she wanted a bigger part...but she is relegated to a bolster pillow (or two or three...but don't tell the diva that!)

Both found at my local Calico Corners.

It REALLY is easier than it seems guys...I'll try to show you how easy. Starting tonight. I'll take pics. You'll see.

Renae said...

Well you know I like me some big butt chairs~ I have a 'hand-me-up' from one of my sons, chair and ottoman,,,,I want to tackle it but I'm sceered!
xx

Vix said...

Like there's any doubt this will be Triumph #2?!

Gorgeous fabric.

I have some cool fabric for my settee project, you know...the one that's been on the list for 6 years? I'm living vicariously at this point, so get going pls thx.

LiveLikeYou said...

I love that the chairs have names!!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Linda, I'm afflicted...uh....addicted to chairs too. How many is too many? That fabric is very cool, and I can't wait to the the Big butt all dressed up. What fun!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Oh, this looks very very interesting...I can't wait to see what you do. Beautiful chair! Janell

Splendid Willow said...

Linda, this I am not going to want to miss! (I will be hanging on your door step every morning...). Now, that Suzani fabric, did you get it recently from CC? LOOOVE it!

Cyber hug, Mon

Ivy Lane said...

can't wait to see the reveal! I love the fabrics you are using!

somepinkflowers said...

TA~DA!
i could actually hear you
say THAT
all the way
up here...

:-)

TA~DA!

'''i made a little treasure
to be cherished for all time'''


...and it IS!

TA~DA!

{{ if you stop loving it
please do let me know... }}


Melissa said...

Why, oh why, can't I ever find chairs like that at my salvation army??? The legs on that sucker are gorgeous. Can't wait to see more pictures!

SarahWhite said...

I'm jumping up and down clapping my hands (all the while squeeling!) cuz I LURVE it! Love that your Dad made the wood so purdy and love that you will put your latest spin on it. That fabric is awesomely YOU. Can't wait. :)

SarahWhite said...

OK...I went back and read again. I thought you were using the bolster fabric on the chair. I see you are using the linen.

I think you know how I feel about linen. :) ****

Renee Finberg said...

me likie!!!
it is going to be fabulous.
you have a terrific eye to have picked that up so long ago.
xxx

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I thought I liked the name Big Butt but I think I like Mini Butt even better! I'm dying to see how this one is going to turn out. It'll be fabulous, I'm sure!

Joyce said...

I think I see a calling in your near future- a chair designer! I love this chair!!xo

Karena said...

Linda, how fabulous, I love the suzani fabric!

Karena
Art by Karena

Marija said...

I think this will be terrific in suzani-ish fabric!

The Antiques Diva™ said...

ooh... delicious! love the chair... and I'm with you on the Chair Addiction. I'm similiarly afflicted!!
Toma

Lisa said...

What beautiful legs she has! With a pretty new bottom she will be a knock-out!
xo

red ticking said...

i am completely obsessed with chairs and i am loving your "unveilings"... keep em coming! looks lovely..xx

The Style Mansion said...

I chair redesigns are so lovely. I can't wait!

MB said...

I love the fabric! You are so brave doing all that reupholstering. If I tried to do that it would be tragic! Can't wait to see the finished product.

Farmgirl Paints said...

WHAT??? Girl you are just too good! Seriously impressed up here:)

The Red Umbrella said...

I love Little Butt already! Can't wait to see the new Butt!

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