Sunday, April 17, 2011

Whew, that took some doing...

So, I got this chair for free and it needed a lot of work as you can see.... but I thought it had beautiful lines, so it was worth the effort.

I'm not entirely happy with how it turned out. It will probably be redone again in the future, but it is definitely an improvement from where it came from... maybe when my sewing skills get a little better I'll redo it again.
I also decided to shop my basement for a "new" coffee table. I, of course, forgot to take a before picture, but just imagine a  plain black trunk. (which I was just using for storage.)
I decided to give it some flair by adding the Union Jack and added some travel inspired stickers to it. I also added casters, so it's easy to move ...and the greatest part is that it now holds Jack's hot wheel collection.

6 comments:

glimbit said...

That Union Jack Chest is made of awesome. Jolly good!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

I think it looks great! What a huge difference, and free come on!! The chest is adorable love that it is storage too! We have a lot of hot wheels around here too:)

amanda said...

Hot wheels storage + casters = pure genius! And it looks great too! Way better than I pictured in my head, is that ok to say out loud?

Also, I barely believe it is the same chair. I have one here that I need you to come do. Its in nearly as bad of shape as yours was... plus Georgia's real nice this time of year.

M&L Verwys said...

Super cute trunk! I love trunks and I like the idea of painting the top!

Do you have places where you find cheep trunks?

Tammy @ Type A said...

love the trunk and the chair, great job. i have a party going on right now, would love if you shared this. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-13.html

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the trunk looks awesome! and i love that chair!!! the shape was great, so i am so glad you saved it!