8.15.2016

The Next Project Design


A new Project Design is coming THIS Friday.  It's going to be:
"Exceptionally Clever Chair Makeovers."  

Here are some of my past chair fixer-uppers.


When reupholstering you can change details.  For example, we changed the back and added tufting to Jackie's bedroom chair above.

Before: 
After
refurbishing an old chiar

Before

New seat cushion, here without tufting...and a pretty pillow added.

After
Here is the matching ottoman before...
After


Stay tuned to see what I did with a couple of our living room chairs that REALLY needed help--stained leather!  I tried everything to clean them... such an eyesore! 
Changing these chairs prompted giving other parts of the living room a little love...

Come see THIS FRIDAY :)  

Do you have a chair that needs updating?

Be inspired by these fine talented ladies...


23 comments:

  1. i do indeed have a couple of chairs that need a redo :) i look forward to friday's post. hope your leg is feeling better :)

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    1. This totally motivated me to fix up the leather chairs, Nancy. I can't wait to see what everyone else does.

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  2. Can't wait to see what you do!!

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  3. I can't wait to see your next unveil! I do have some chairs, many chairs, to redo. We bought an apartment to renovate, with all the antiques inside. I am so torn about which fabrics to choose, how to update the upholstery.

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  4. I have the tufted chair, it's called a Chanel back chair and I don't think I would ever change the tufting if I recovered it. Yours looks lovely!

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  5. Wow ! What a difference those changes make on those chairs ! they look just beautiful.... Looking forward to Friday - hope you are healing quickly !

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  6. I am looking forward to your upcoming post. I am preparing myself mentally to sew slipcovers for my sofas. Your chairs are beautiful.

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    1. That is so impressive, Maria...good luck!!!

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  7. This is one of my favorite series, I always learn so much and am inspired to make a few improvements around the house. I love the changes you've made in the chairs and ottoman you've shared.
    xo,
    Karen

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  8. Mary Ann, I'm actually keeping my eye open for a small chair that needs reupholstering during my garage sale and estate sale hunts...I snagged this gorgeous Greek key fabric at an estate sale months ago for $3.00. I didn't know what I was going to do with it at the time. It's a little too thick for pillows. Who doesn't need an extra chair?

    Great transformation with all of these "before and afters"! Looking forward to Friday's post. :)

    Hope you are feeling better!

    Linda in S.D.

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  9. I can't wait until Friday to see what you've done! Your blog is one of my favorites because you have such wonderful taste and style. Very inspiring!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa. This time it's a little embarrassing to show head stains on our leather chairs...they look better now though :)

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  10. There is no comparison in quality of mid-range priced furniture sold today to that of solid wood frame and design from yesteryear. KUDOS to you for seeing the value, beauty and having the talent and taste to give these ladies a new dress. You provide your followers and extended reach such valuable inspiration!

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    1. I always get excited when clients have pieces that have meaning to them...so that we can give them a "new dress." THANK YOU.

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  11. Hi Mary Ann. Your fabric selections are always so perfect and pretty. Looking forward to the reveal too.
    Thank you for including me in this great group of bloggers.

    xo kelley

    ps hope you are getting around a little better ; )))

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    1. Thanks, Kelley. I love everything you do! Looking forward to Friday!

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  12. I can't wait to see what you come up with...I will pretend to be surprised! You have done so many great transformations. What a great idea to showcase them all!!

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  13. Hi Mary Ann! Turning a chair from drab to fab is easy and sure is something that can make a big difference in a room. Love, love, love the new pillows on your sofa. Can't wait to see what's coming on Friday! Hope you're doing better and are able to get around a little.
    xoxo Gail

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  14. I always think chairs are like the jewelry of the room.....easy to makeover usually! Since I have started my own overhaul of redecorating I have a few chairs left and can't seem to part with them!

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