Monday, November 1, 2010

New member of the DIY Club!

Finally, I can say I am part of the "DIY Club".
Except, honestly I am part of the "DIYWMMH Club",
which translates into-Do It Yourself- With My Mom's Help Club.

A couple of months ago, I found this sad, lonely, ugly chair at a garage sale.
I thought she had potential, and I had a vision.

And remember, I am currently obsessed with the chevron pattern.
I scrubbed the chair clean with TSP, and sanded it.

Then I grabbed my black spray paint, did a little dance for good luck....

I could not wait to post this, so I did not include the pictures
of my Mom doing all of the sewing that she did.
She really did the hardest part.
I have to credit  my kick-butt Momma, for the beauty of this chair!

Without the fab job she did sewing the pad, and the cushion, and the lumbar pillow,
it would not look nearly as great!

We bought 5 inch foam for the bottom cushion, 
and used fiber-fill for the back pad.
My Dad helped too!  He replaced the seat with new plywood to make it more sturdy.
It truly was a family affair.

Of course, my kids are all over it, already...... little rascals.

Now, I just have to find a place to put it!

So, what do you think?  
Should I keep this up? 
Do you think I can convince my parents to help with a 
fabric covered headboard? 
That's next on my list.


Anonymous said...

That looks soooooo fabulous! You're a girl after my own heart - I have another blog I write just on my DIY projects! What a gorgeous accent chair! Keep it up!

watches, gemstones, and jewelry said...

yes, kids are everything for their parents.

nealy said...


Shelley said...

Gasp!!! I'm in love!!!

Alissa said...

Amazing! Many people would have probably passed over that chair at a garage sale...I know that I probably would have. You have great vision Suz. Next step - headboard!

Elizabeth Benfield said...

wow! you guys did a really great job!!!

Lisa said...

So you're wondering where to put that lovely chair? How about 50 Winnebago Circle? We'd provide a loving home, to be sure! It turned out great! Nice work! Cannot wait to see the headboard!

Gwen said...

Love it -- I've got one of those 'makeovers' in my lowere level -- imagine the endless possibilities we can have with a can of spray paint!!!!! Keep it up!


Your newly adopted chair turned out amazing. You found a lonely chair sitting all alone that needed some love. You adopted it just like you wanted to do with (Ponijao).
So you began to add layers of love, nuturing, feeding, and clothing this sad chair.I am sure Papa, Nana will also admire thier work as well. The new life you gave (Chevron) will live on in a great home.
I am sure Tatum and Turner will give Chevron lots of love and hugs. Enjoy your new addition to your home.

Tember said...

Seriously!!! That chair is Uh-May-Zing!! The fact that you saw the potential in the chair is sweet!

christine, just bella said...

This turned out so amazing - I love it!!

Summer said...

ahhh, you KNOW i love it!!! So wish I had the sewing talent...i could do so much.

bloominganne said...

It's beautiful! I'm hooked on black & white so I'm especially lovin' it. Nice job.

Two Sides of the Rainbow said...

I'm seeing chevron everywhere. Love the black and white!

Char@The Starter Home said...

It turned out great! Love the chevron. Your mama has got some serious skills.

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

This looks SO good!! I love the chevron!

SaraDee said...

Wow! I absolutely love this chair! Great job! (to your mom and dad too:)

The fabric is a great contrast! TFS!