Chair Love

April 23, 2012 at 9:24 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Fell in love. Immediately. Swoon.

I can’t get over it. Love the curtains too. Hope it brightens your day like it does mine! 🙂

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Desk Chair Redo

October 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I was in an office chair conundrum at the new house.  The office is large enough to hold the futon, DVD rack, desk, book shelf, and even file cabinet.  But, its just not very comfortable.  I loved using the comfy and gorgeous blue wingback chair in my last home office, but in this office there just isn’t enough space for a nice layout with the chair.  So, the blue wingback moved to our bedroom.  More pictures of that to come.  Then there was no office chair.  What to do?

During a recent (and quick) trip down to the creepy basement to store a few boxes I noticed a computer chair with wheels! It was ugly.  No other way to put it.  But, it was sturdy and heavy duty, and in good shape other than the abused crudiness of it.

The before:

First step? Remove the ugly arms.  Then it was some paint and fabric…


Not too bad, eh?







So, what do you think?  I think for being a completely free project it turned out super cute and will work for us for a while, while we have zero money. Oh, and don’t worry about the BRIGHT red walls.  Come winter they will no longer be so obnoxious.  It is especially strong paired with a big red filing cabinet and on the other wall is a red futon and ottoman! lol.

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Another Project Finally Finished

March 20, 2009 at 9:50 am (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Remember that little stool with the opening lid I got from my grandma a few months ago? It has been on my to do list to redo the stool for a while now, and it is finally finished. See the before here:

I took the lid off, which actually made recovering and painting much easier, and ripped up the fabric. I tacked down new fabric and replaced the old black backing since it was still in good shape. Backing helps cover the ugly seems when they are on something like this, as the lid being lifted will constantly expose this back area. I then sanded and painted the wood bottom, put the top back on, and TaDa!



Much better, don’t you think!?

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