Friday, October 19, 2012

From Drab to Glam!




Early Spring I found this chair on CL, it had some kind of damage on the swivel leg, nothing that a couple of screws and wood glue couldn't fix, for $30 it was a good deal since is a PB chair ;)


After fixing the leg problem and taking away that drab slipcover, not that big change with or without it anyways,

the swivel leg color (which by the way I liked), got changed. It was sanded and stained in a clear tone to make it work better in my daughter's room.

With the leg work done, it was time to move onto making a new slipcover. Using the old slipcover as a guide, all the parts were traced onto the new fabric (a drop cloth), adding 1/2" for the seams.

This time I didn't want a plain, plain slip, NO! I wanted to create a pretty well fit and fun dress! Piping surely will make it stand.

When the dress was all put together, not without the usual putting in and taking it off for the hundredth time to check how well it fitted and to make adjustments, something else was still missing, the fun part!


So, more strips of fabric were cut and put together to create a fun little skirt.


Those ruffles were not that easy, but well, I managed to make them behave so, the little ruffled skirt was finally attached to the dress.

And here you have the sleek, tailored dress with the fun little skirt.



The back stayed plain for a while until my daughter asked me to add something else.


The Love Peace Music sign! She is into music, but I guess all teenagers love that sign. A purple Sharpie was used to draw it onto another piece of fabric and then sew it to the back of the slip.








As usual, the before and after:



All ready to be placed in her room,




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35 comments:

Ronda Batchelor said...

Nice. I just recovered a chair very similar but with arms for my office.

Brandi said...

You are awesome. That chair looks so good.

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

How lovely, doesn't even look like the same chair~so pretty and feminine now, I am sure your daughter loves it!

Laura D. C. said...

What a great change, I love it!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It looks fantastic, Cristina! I love the color you chose. :) Megan

It's All Connected said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a lucky daughter to have such a talented mom. ~ Maureen

Mel said...

Oh, it's adorable! Even my large butt would look fantastic on those frills :) Well done.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Christina, what a darling makeover! LOVE the personalized love, peace and music sign! You daughter must be thrilled!

Just Spiff It said...

WOW! I love what you did to that chair - the lilac piping is a showstopper!!

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

WOW! Fabulous!!

Beth said...

Amazing...your skills are very professional! Love it!

Guerrina said...

This is awesome! I love the contrasting piping, but even more the little ruffle. I think I need a new desk chair! ;)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Awesome transformation!

Mary said...

That is one beautiful makeover! I love the purple details. Love it!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love drop cloths used in the home, this is gorgeous !

Sandra said...

Cristina, this makeover is gorgeous! Amazing what you can do w/drop cloths! I am loving the purple too! I am currently changing everything in my home to lavenders/purples/plums family.

Liz said...

From drab to FAB! :)

You did a great job!

~Liz

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. What an unreal redo, I love it all. Such a fabulous chair now. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Erin Kaven said...

lovely. my daughter would love it so I know yours does. i'll be looking for office chair on craigs list.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fantastic transformation and love the project.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

chateau chic said...

Cristina, Your transformation of this swivel chair is fabulous! Love the little skirt and the added piping. So cute.
Mary Alice

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

Wow! How gorgeous is that! You are a very talented seamstress & I love the symbol and colors you chose. I would love for you to share at Totally Transformed Tuesday I know my readers would love to see. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com I'm a new follower. :-) Peggy

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That is a beautiful chair, great job, the piping really pops stopping by from transformation Thursday

nanasewn said...

Just wondring if you bleached the cloth first?

Cristina Garay said...

Thank you so much everyone! To Nanasewn, no it was not bleached, it was given a simple wash beforehand.

Art and Sand said...

The chair is wonderful. I haven't worked with drop cloths yet, but I have been doing projects with leftover scraps of canvas from my artist husband. The canvas comes in different weights and makes great pillows and is easy to paint on.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

You are so creative and clever, Christina! I love the piping and artwork that you added to the back, and the ruffles really make this chair unique and lovely! Well done.

MyJourneyBack said...

WOW great transformation. Thanks for sharing.

Ann Krucek said...

Nice!!! Your chair looks wonderful now!!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Christina,

You are such a talent! I just love how perfectly fitted and super flirty you chair turned out!

:)

Linda

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

This is so chic, I am blown away by your craftsmanship! That little skirt is the perfect touch...
♥Linsey

Amantisima said...

Un estupendo cambio Un abrazo

Susan D said...

You did such an amazing job! It fits perfectly and the purple piping adds the perfect touch.

Susan
sunflowerhugs.blogspot.com

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

I'm so impressed! What beautiful seams. :) Everything is nice and straight and snug fitting, as a slipcover should be. The chair looks 100x better. You are one talented lady!
Debbie

Mandy Hank said...

Adorable Cristina! Love the feminine touches. So cute!

Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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