So I attended a huge garage sale last August. The kind where you have to find a parking spot somewhere along the road and then walk from house to house to house looking for forgotten treasures……… I thought this garage sale would be the daddy of all garage sales because it’s located in a huge, great, historic neighborhood.
It wasn’t as great as I thought it would be.
I really didn’t find anything worth redoing or saving.
In the car a few hours later on the way out of the neighborhood something PINK caught my eye.
A pink channel back chair in really good condition.
Where’s all the chairs that I hear people snagging for $5 – $10?
Anyway, I wanted the chair and the lady let me have it for $30.
Now, I love pink, and I like velvet, heck, I like pink velvet, but not so much this particular one. And to be completely honest, I don’t love the channels.
I thought this would be the perfect little project for me. My first chair redo. How hard could it be? Everyone’s doing it. Slipcovers out of drop cloth, recovering with burlap, distressing the wood.
NOT easy peasy.
This is as far as I got. Totally out of my league. Not the best first chair to try and tackle.
So she sat in the garage for almost 5 months.
My Sweet Savannah did a post on a chair that she had reupholstered by Angie from A & D Upholstery in Everett, WA. Her chair turned out gorgeous.
So, since hub and I thought the chair was worth saving, that is where we took her.
So glad we did.
I love how she turned out.
Not sure what the exact kind of material this is. My husband actually picked it out. Maybe some sort of twill? I really don’t know. We found it at Pacific Fabrics. It’s a light blue.
She added new foam to the seat and redid the webbing in the frame.
I love the double welting and buttons she added.
I painted the frame in ASCP Old White.
I have redone a few pieces in my house with this paint. Will hopefully show you soon.
See the glass cloche behind the chair? Can you guess what the light upright piece is? I know, it’s very hard to see.
I’ll show you in a post tomorrow, stay tuned……..
I’m so glad we stuck it out with this chair. What do you think? Better without the channels?♥