Let me introduce you to my other purple lady, the one on the right. She has fantastic curves, tufted design, and itchy, scratchy, indoor/outdoor carpet-like upholstery. Wait….those things don’t go together, right?
Can I just say that this chair was so uncomfortable that not one of my 6 kids, my husband, or me, wanted to sit on either one of them with thin clothes or bare flesh touching that fabric…ouch! No wonder someone sold them. It was time for a chair makeover.
This pair had completely different lines and spoke to me in different vibes. The one on the left looked to be farmhouse girl, while the other just screamed, “Dress me up please!” You didn’t know furniture can speak did you? tsk.
I saved the best for last with this pair. The farmhouse girl got her feedsack makeover last week and caused quite a stir among some folks on Hometalk’s Facebook page where it was featured. Don’t get me wrong, the majority of people have rave reviews, but boy were there some haters. And I quote, “Oh no, no, no” or how about, “Oh good Lord.” Really?
I found that most of those naysayers were older women who must have not had anything to do but criticize. It was a fun time of banter though. As one Facebooker said, “I liken it to knowing you’ve reached the top when Weird Al Yankovic makes a song about you.” I have arrived.
That chair was even featured on Miss Mustard Seed’s blog…eeek!
Back to the curvy lady… ooh, it was such fun taking off that upholstery. I have to give credit to the last upholsterer because my hands looked like I had been in a fight with an angry wet cat. That upholstery was not going to shift! Not to mention my back was speaking volumes as well. (or could it be I’m getting older…nah)
Even my youngest boy had a blast yanking off that welting.
When he was done, he was huffing and puffing and declared, “I’m bigger now. I think I’m going to be as strong as Dada. I think I’m even going to be as strong as Dabio”. Hahahaha…ever watch Wild Kratts on PBS? Dabio is a make-fun character of Fabio. You have to see it. That kid cracks me up!
Once down to bear bones it was time to dress up this fancy lady.
I’ve always had a thing for linen. It’s such a soft, natural fiber fabric and all I could envision was linen for this piece. Mixing it up with a pretty rose fabric just gave it a little more feminine appeal, don’t you think?
Aside from the buttoned up back, my favorite part of this chair is the kidney shaped seat.
See the coordinating welting?
I seriously wanted this chair for my bedroom, but I already have one…sigh.
How about that carved leg design? I accented it by highlighting with a light beige color.
Now, every lady has to look good from the backside, so I dressed her up proper.
Don’t you just love this mix of fabrics? I am happy to say that this lovely beauty was up for sale in my shop and was purchased within an hour or so. A happy ending.
If you loved this makeover, I’d tickle me if you shared!
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