Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Finally!!! Project Completed!!!

I posted about this slumber chair a while back...you can read about it here.

It has undergone quite the transformation...this was a "I am teaching myself something new" kind of project. I have upholstered over upholstery but I have never stripped a girl down to her springs before!!! Thank you google for letting me search and find out how to tie the springs back together and re-attach to the frame, attach new webbing, cover with burlap, foam, and dacron...then cover with the fabric...
The frame had come apart at ALL of the joints...this was just the beginning of the re-gluing and strapping..

And...here she is in her new dress!!! Very simple, kind of like a single strand of pearls, but classy at the same time.

I painted the frame in ASCP Old Ochre, sanded quite a bit and waxed with clear wax then came back and just highlighted with a little dark wax. 
 Then dressed her up in some oh so famous drop cloth that had been washed and dried and became really quite soft.
 The ottoman was done basically the same way.

The sweet little bird pillow is a Big Lots find...that place is definitely a hit and miss kind of store...It was a hit for the pillow and cute little bird under the cloche.

I have completed a few more projects...I will share those as I get good pics...still trying to figure out the photography/editing thing...that has been the hardest thing for me to understand so far!!



  1. What a great transformation, you did a beautiful job, I am not brave enough to tackel anything like this!

  2. A whole new life you gave her!Thanx for coming to the party Mandy! Hope your week is going well!

  3. what alot of work and creativity to redo a chair. came out beautifully.
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  4. That looks completely different-what a beautiful result! Well worth all the hard work.