Monday, August 25, 2014

Smoochie the Chair Gets A Makeover


Have you ever wished that once, just once, you could open this blog
 and not have to wade through an hour's worth of yakking?  

Yeah, well, you are about to get your wish.  

What follows is a pictorial story of the pesky armchair
 that I finally finished recovering this morning. 

I've named her Smoochie... 
because she kept trying to pucker up on me.   

I finally got her all ironed out, though, so with no further ado, 

 Smoochie the Chair 








OK, this is the one point where I'll interject. I had originally intended to paint her but changed my mind. Since she didn't need a full refinish, I tried an oil and vinegar rub down instead. I'm very pleased with the result.


Mix, rub, buff, repeat....



And now...


Finished!  
And before the September 1st deadline to boot.

Total cost, including the chair: $25.00

And thanks to a very nice sister with a good heart and a decent sewing machine, 
the contrasting pillows on the prayer chairs are finished too. 


I don't know what shocks me more, that I'm almost finished with that room,
 or that I made it through this post without the incessant yakking.

Wooohooo for both!

27 comments:

Sharon said...

Amazing! Smoochie the Chair might deserve a big ol' smooch for how pretty she's turned out. And I can see that she's all puckered up. But, I'm saving my *mushy stuff* for the yakker that gave Smoochie a second chance!!

Beautiful, really!

(I would have been OK with incessant yakking, too - just sayin'!) :-)

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

You did an awesome job on that little number. She's good for a lot of years to come.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The chair turned out great! Can't beat $25-enjoy:@)

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

That is awesome.... Looks great

kitty said...

Debbie, your chair is too beautiful for words!!!!!! What a fabulous job you did on it. The pillows that your sister made for the prayer chairs look so pretty. Your room is going to be so wonderful.

Elizabeth Dianne said...

Love it(

I know you had the comments off but just had to tell you that recently I went through an old diary and kept seeing "Kenny this and Kenny that." I have NO recollection of ever dating a Kenny AND I was in college--

lol!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Well done- my word, it looks AWESOME! Congrats!! : - )

Mrs.Rabe said...

Great job on Smoochie! Also what a great fix on the feet of that chair! Going to have to remember that!

Can't wait to see it all done!

Deanna

Denise said...

The chair looks fabulous. You've got some real furniture refinishing talent little sister. The whole room is just lovely.

I missed the yakking. You have talent in that department, too.

Ann said...

Gorgeous! Wish we lived near each other so you could give me a hand with my two Army surplus chairs. Very comfy, but I don't know where to begin with reupholstering them!
Professionals want $400 per chair...using MY fabric. I only paid $10 per chair. I could buy nice..,and new for less!

Anyway, LOVE your fabric choices too!

Cheers!

elizabeth said...

Love your chair makeover! (And loved your last post SO MUCH as well!)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

First, Sundays post was so cute! How lucky you are to find your knight in shining armor!!

The chair...Well that was a hot mess when you started! how did you know how to fix springs?? and I have never heard of coconut oil, apple cider, and vinegar...That is one amazing chair, you did a fabulous Job!

Carol

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Well, I think you are a little Miracle Worker! What a wonderful job you did, love the colors too!

Katherine

P.S. - I love lots of yakking too!

Debbie said...

WOW!! Soo impressed! It just looks stunning. Great job!

Merlesworld said...

Good job, looks wonderful.
Merle.................

Christine said...

I like that you named the chair.
I name almost everything, that I use a lot.

Smoothie looks pretty smoooooth!

Christine said...

OK, I'm going senile...Smoochie not Smoothie. Now that another whole different story.

Scribbler said...

I am going to have to try that oil and vinegar thing. Never heard of it!

Your chair looks fabulous! I was worried when I saw that mess you uncovered, but I should have known you'd pull it out of the fire!

Laurie Ritchey said...

You never cease to impress me. This chair look amazing! You did a fabulous job of reupholstering it, and I love the fabric you used. Personally, I missed your delightful yakking, but the chair is so impressive, it was worth seeing the post. laurie

Deborah Montgomery said...

wow -- you did a fabulous job! It looks beautiful! and all for $25, can't beat that!

corners of my life said...

Whoa - I am very impressed. The chair is beautiful!

Chatty Crone said...

Sometimes pictures (gorgeous pictures) are worth a million words.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You did a fabulous job! Love the beautiful chair!

Creations By Cindy said...

She is beautiful! Love her to pieces! Thanks for the recipe for the rubdown! I love coconut for so many things. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

xinex said...

Wow! Beautiful turn out! And what a steal!...Christine

Sharlotte said...

Seriously, I'm impressed! Your chair looks great! I know my limits...

Sharlotte said...

BTW, I loved your diary post...so funny, sweet, and a good lesson too.

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