Thursday, September 17, 2009

Is that even the same chair?

Cue the broken record, I forgot to take, before, before pictures, but I did manage to snap a shot of this chair, wearing nothing but primer. Originally it was decked out in terrible black vinyl, including on the wood piece on top. It looked like it came from some seedy restaurant, serving terrible all-you-can-eat fish and chips.I'm always looking for cheap victims on which to turn my staple gun. The nasty vinyl made this chair cheap, but it was also a bear to strip. I don't think I've ever come across so many staples. Obviously, the whole situation brought on some kind of staple-induced derangement because I went a little crazy on this make over.
She's a little over-the-top, I know... but once I started, I just couldn't stop. I don't know what happened, I channeled "Project Runway" contestants or something. Trust me, just like on the show, there was glue involved, but unlike the show, I'm certain that if this chair decided to saunter down a runway, her dress isn't going anywhere.

Why not throw in a decoupaged detail, too?

I blame this fabric, which I picked up from a thrift store. It's so Rococo, I just had to make the rest of the chair match. Now, the tough job is to find this little number a home, because she's too fancy a lady for my house.


amanda said...

the more I see it, the more I love it. Wilson just asked if you made it for Grandma... and he said, "I like the chair, but I don't like the color." Do you think you could do the same thing in a Cars motif? No?

The DIY Show Off said...

haha - you crack me up. Project runway indeed - it's one of my favorite shows! She's beautiful! Great job!


Erin said...
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Erin said...

I love this one! It reminds me of a lovely lady lifting her ample skirts with her wrist clutch, preparing to waltz with her dashing suitor. Adorable.