Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chair Redo-Wowzer Wednesday

This week I decided to take some initiative and change the things around my house that I hate! I have had these chairs since I got married, the first piece of furniture we bought as a new married couple. A table and chairs from Walmart (broke students). We have kept the set for years passing it around our house. Using it as a computer desk, a kitchen table, a patio table, and now my sewing table. It is old, ugly, and not very sturdy but it's all I've got so I need to make the best of it.

I decided to start with the chairs. Here is the before:

Grungy, stained, plain.

I started with a cushion recover. I found this swirl orange fabric on sale at Joann's and fell in love with the orange. My original plan was the recover the cushion and then maybe spray paint the chair. However, I couldn't decide on a color to spray paint so I went with something totally different. Mod podge. My best crafting friend. I cut some 1 inch strips of scrapbook paper that went with the cushion fabric. Then I mod podged the paper to the back of the rungs on the chair. I love how it turned out. Exactly what I wanted fun and funky. And now I have a theme for the rest of the room. Tune in to see the other makeover adjustments.



I'm linking up HERE

14 comments:

Heather said...

Awesome makeover! I love it!!!

very merry vintage style said...

It turned out really great--what a unique idea! Thanks for linking this post up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

The Quilt Ladies said...

Wonderful, I have some lawn furniture that doing to be my winter project and this would be perfect ! Thanks, great post
www.thequiltladies.com

The Stuff of Success said...

Good afternoon - just found your post at Sewmuchado and I think this Mod Podged chair is awesome. I am now a follower. Please consider adding your items to my new link party at www.thestuffofsuccess.com . Have a great day.

twilkerbug said...

I love it! It's so cheerful and fun! Great Job!

raising4princesses said...

so adorable. I'm in love with the orange material too! the modge podge really made the back so cute. Great job. I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. I also have an awesome digital scrapbooking giveaway going on. If you're interested it's http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

Love this. It was pretty before, but now it has so much more character.

Amy@Sassy Scarlett said...

Great idea! They look awesome!

WhyCuzICan said...

I'm on a mod-podge "kick" now myself! In the last couple of weeks I've linky parties up to a book case, and photo frames and more coming soon!

BUTTTT.... now I have an idea for a CHAIR! Thanks for the idea!

BIG HUGE SMILES,
Visiting from MMS Linky Party today,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

WOW! You did such a great job on your chair. Gotta love Mod Podge :)

Hey I wanted to let you know that I had to remove this link from my party since it is not "fashion" related. Id love for you to link up any apparel, shoes, accessories, hair, bags, etc. in it's place :)

Thanks for understanding :)

Kara
www.mineforthemaking.com

Melanie said...

Thank you for linking up to the party!

Smiles,
Melanie :)

Mandy said...

What a great idea - it turned out so cute!
www.projectqueen.org

AmieAnn said...

Gotta love the awesome power of Mod Podge and all of it's crafting abilities! Your chair makeover is fabulous! thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

Kim said...

Love this chair!! I found you on Stuff and Nonsense and I have a weakness for chairs so I had to visit! I did a mod podge set of toile tables with fabric. It works just as well with fabric!
Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com