Tuesday, August 9, 2011

White Chair Makeover

It's White Wednesday again already, so here I am linking up with a chair makeover.  Recently I mentioned the plan to re-cover a pair of chairs in our living room.  New white fabric was put to good use in a monogrammed seat slipcover.  The top back got a simple nail head tacking to hold in place. 



I was inspired to make these slipcovers after admiring those found in the 'Romantic Prairie Style' book, from Lisa and Rich Adkins' home.  I like the ability to take them off for washing.  Here are the inspiration chairs:

That book offers hours of delighting in each detail.  Sigh..

My summer pillow fits comfortably:

Not having the budget to use a vintage monogrammed French sheet to cover the chairs, I personalized them with our children's initials:

Although the dark linen fabric I originally covered the chairs in was functional for 5 years, it was time for a change - don't  you think?
wrinkled, stained(?) and dark - gasp!
I'm also sharing this transformation with Michele's Primp Your Stuff, Jami's Textile Party, and Cindy's Show and Tell Friday
Hope to see you there!

25 comments:

Ozma of Odds said...

...gasp! is right!!
LOVE how your chair turned out with it's new ruffled skirt!!
and i wish to try a few embroidered projects too after seeing how very charming they look on yours:)

just lovely Susan!
xo, Rosemary

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Susan,
It turned out so beautifully!!
I love that you monogrammed it with your children's initials!
Hope you have a beautiful day!
Sincerely,
Melinda

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh I love how your chair came out. Great job!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Petite Michelle Louise said...

ok...without a DOUBT...you MUST open up an ETSY shop to sell your gorgeous creations! truly..you have an eye for beauty and detail and such talent in your fingertips! it's TIME mon amie! (maybe when the kids head back to school??) That chair is dreamy!

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a beautiful job, Susan! I think the nail tacks are the perfect touch! I love that book, too, and never tire of looking at it. I'm so happy you were inspired to make something so pretty!


XO,
Jane

Marilyn said...

Nice work!! I like the way the seat covers tie on and off with out a lot of fuss in order to keep them looking good. Around here there's fur and dog drool when Buster comes for a visit! ♥♫

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Your chair transformation is a delight for the eyes. I especially love how you embroidered it with your children's initials.

xo,

Abby

Sandi said...

I love this transformed chair! You have done a super splendid job on it.
Blessings~

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You gave that chair a beautiful new vibe.

lisaroyhandbags said...

I can't tell you how much I love your chair!! the nailed on trim is so charming, but my favourite part is your own french monogram on the seat - perfect! :)

Sweet Young Journey said...

Wow, it's beautiful! I just love your chair transformation!
hugs, Cheryl

Shelley said...

This is stunning! And, putting your children's initals on it is the sweetest touch ever :D

Shelley
www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

So pretty!! I love it!

A Cottage Muse said...

Stunning...absolutely stunning!!
Etsy....Etsy....Etsy!!!

Karen said...

Your chair is so pretty, I love the new look.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just beautiful! Great job! i love this corner vignette too!

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

I love the chair. I have two similar chairs my Mom left me, and haven't been able to decide what to do with them, Thanks for the inspiration.

Cathy

Cass @ That Old House said...

Great job! Love the nail studded back, and using a slipcover for the seat is so smart. Washable, and that is a Good Thing with white!
Lovely.
Cass

pamcakesandeggs.com said...

This chair is beautiful! I also love the look of your blog in general. Very clean.

mercedes scott said...

Your chair's "new" look is perfect! I especially like the little hint of red with the initials - so sweet and timeless!

ritajoy @harbourbreeze said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I recently did my first slipcover project...and the chairs are almost identical to yours! Yours, however, are painted white (Oh...I love the white!)...I really love your ruffled/ tied on solution...and the nailheads. Genius!

Jackie said...

Hi, Sorry to leave this message in comments, but for some reason I could not get into your profile and to get your email address. YOU WON A PRIZE! Please give me your snail mail address so I can send you a prize...Congrats!
Jackie
Bliss Farm Antiques
lantry4@gmail.com

Ido said...

Love the chair transformation!!! The new look is perfect for that little corner!
Have a great week!
XXX Ido

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow, it looks terrific! I love it! thank you for sharing!
Leticia

freckled laundry said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. I'll be featuring this tonight! Thanks for sharing with Air Your Laundry Friday!

{xo}
Jami

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