Friday, September 27, 2013

From Ripped to Floral

Good Morning everyone, it's Friday and the end of the work week.  I normally blog on Thursday but it got away from me and the day was gone before I knew it, so here I am on Friday.  It's beautiful in Michigan today and it makes one ambitious to get things done.  Well here are some bar chairs that are kinda of modern but I loved the simply lines but the upholstery was a real mess.  Here is the before picture:

 They were really ripped up and I knew I had to do something with them.

 As you can see there wasn't much to save on them.  I had found some adorable vinyl made by Modea up at a landscaping store in the Clare area of Michigan.  They have such a wonderful selection of materials and craft items.  I just fell in love with this print and thought that it would really be fun on these stools.
I had started out by stripping the torn vinyl off and then had to try to figure out to finish them.  The bottom of the seat was not a problem, I stapled the vinyl and overlapped the edges and stapled to the underneath of the seat.  The back of the chair was another problem..  It had been stitched all the way around and I couldn't do that with my sewing machine.
 So I copied the pattern on the back of the seat and left a 1/4" edge to the cut out pattern.  I than sewed the right sides together and turn it rightside out so that I had a pocket sewn with the top edge not sewn.  I than slipped the back of the chair into the pocket.  Now I had to enclose and hide the top edge.  I decided to add tacks, silver ones to the top and it did the trick.  It also copied the metal legs and added a little bit of bling.

 So here are my chairs and I have 4 of them.  I am only showing 2 but I think they came out really fun and colorful.  They match my garden of hydrangeas.

Couldn't you see these chairs giving a kitchen or a game room or even a family room a pop of color?

 So, what do you think?  Better or worse?  Until next time, Dianne......................

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  1. Your chairs turned out very well. Good job! Love your hydrangeas too. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and have a great weekend. Blessings, Sandi

  2. Oh these are adorable and I love the fabric. What a great redo and such fun fabric. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. What a transformation! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow party at House on the Way. Have a great week!

  4. I love what you've done with these chairs, there's something so 60's yet modern about them. Love it!

  5. LOVE the transformation. The fabric is awesome! Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two.

  6. Awesome transformation! They look fantastic! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden thursday,

  7. What an awesome redo! WOW!!!!!! You have great vision. Love them!

    Laura from Sunday View