Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bold Chair and Minted




November's Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest was sponsored by Minted   and the theme was  "taking a seat".   



When I went to the Minted site, it was like being in an adult candy store!  So many gorgeous things and fabrics. It really was hard for me to decide what to order since there were so many beautiful choices, but I finally  I ordered my fabric and it came very quickly. 

Petaled Echo and Chestnuts Fabric 
I have been slowly trying to re-do my office and I decided to go with any-colors-I-like look.  I had a chair I had picked up at the Flea Market that was comfy, but not very interesting to me.  
Before:
The first step in this transformation was to take off the old terry cloth fabric and remove the staples ( this is my least favorite part of upholstering!).  After removing about a million staples, I sanded the dark wood frame. 


I then sealed the wood with tung oil and let it dry overnight.  
To make the pattern for the chair I placed the old fabric on top of the new fabric and cut the same shape, but about 2-3 inches bigger. 




Once the Petaled Echo fabric was cut, I stapled it on to the chair.  I am definitely not a professional upholsterer, but I tried my best. 



I then cut the fabric very close to the staple line and attached the gimp with my hot-glue gun.  I was going to attempt double welting to hide the staples, but ran out of time.  

I am loving the bold green color and print! 

My new chair in my office

I love the natural wood 









I upholstered the back of the chair with the other fabric I received called Chestnut.  







Please check out all the entries for November and our Fabulous Hosts!  



Evey of Evey’s Creations (Co-Creator)
Stacy of Anastasia Vintage (Co-Creator)
Charlotte of Ciburbanity
Lynn of Fern Avenue
Carrie of Thirty Eighth Street
Colleen of 58 Water Street


The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest is open only to the entrants who have signed up through the group Facebook page. If you are an active, furniture flippin’ blogger, and you’d like to participate in future contests please contact the hosts at info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com to find out how!

*The fabric used creating this project was received free of charge from Minted, however all ideas, opinions and experiences are 100% my own.  Full policy can be read here.

Linking up with:
lessthanperfectlifeofbliss
coloursaturatedlife
thecuratorscollection
patinaparadise
frenchcountrycottage
shabbyfufu
thepainteddrawer

24 comments:

  1. Darrielle, this turned out so pretty! I love the color and the different pattern on the back!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I like the different pattern on the back too!

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  2. I just love the fabrics you chose and how they look with the natural wood! she's a beauty!

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    1. Thank you Lucy-I am loving the fabric too!

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    1. Thank you Vera-I love the bold colors of the fabric!

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  4. I have to admit, I'm a little shocked that you didn't paint the wood! Not that it doesn't look lovely unpainted, because it does. But you and me, we're painters. Maybe you needed a little wood in the room? Well, the fabric is lovely and it does look quite nice with the unpainted wood.

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    1. Thank you Linda-I do love to paint things, but I decided that the fabric was pretty colorful and bold and I wanted a neural and natural background for it so I went with the natural wood. I think it adds some warmth!

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  5. You did a wonderful job bringing the chair into the 21st century! ♥ the fabric you chose...you have such a great eye for color.
    Is that you fabric stash in that gorgeous cupboard?
    Have a great weekend, DD.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I do love the colors and yes that is my new cabinet with my fabrics in it===LOVE it!

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    1. Thank you Martina--I am loving the chair too!

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  7. Love the fabric and the co-ordinating fabric on the back Darrielle. I'm really liking the simplicity of the stripped back to the bare wood frame of this chair too. The chair looks fab with your gorgeous chippy cabinet!

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    1. Thank you Marie-I like that the back is different too!

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  8. Beautiful. Love the fabric pattern and color. So pretty.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-the fabric is wonderful and I am loving the bold colors!

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  9. I love your chair, DD! :) Understated and simple, yet stunning.

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    1. Thank you very much-love the fabric from Minted!

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  10. Hey you did a great job!!! I love the trim that hides the staples - ingenious!!

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    1. Thank you-I love how reupholstering a chair looks, but taking out the sales is SO not fun!

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  11. I love how the wood turned out. It is perfect with the fabric you chose.
    Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere

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  12. I love this transformation and the beautiful fabric you chose. SO much better now! Thanks for sharing your chair at VIParty.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-it is pretty now and very comfortable!

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