Vintage Slipper Chair


My sister-in-law found this great chair at a local thrift store for $22.



I fell in love with the curves and vintage vogue style. The color, not so great.


(Before)


I knew right away that it was going in here...




This was the first time I recovered a chair with a lot of curves so, I wanted to practice first. I used an old curtain panel that I had laying around. It works for now, one day I'll fall in love with a fabric and recover it without feeling guilty.









I used a staple gun to secure the fabric, a hot glue gun to attach the trim and a tack hammer to apply the nail heads. I had leftover trim paint that I used for the legs and back along with a coat of poly.


















It didn't turn out perfect but it was a learning experience that only set me back $32 ($22 for the chair & $10 for the trim). The cost for a professional job would have been $300.




Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Stop by The shabby nest , Crazy Domestic and fingerprints on the fridge for Linky parties with a ton of inspiration. Another great place to visit, sawdust and paper scraps is having a "Build-Hers" party with great projects built by girls.


Also linked up to Funky Junk Interiors Chair Party.

16 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! That chair is beautiful. I love slipper chairs. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. NICE! The chair is beautiful. I love your fabric choice. I can't tell... did you do tufting?

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  3. I was here earlier. I had to come back and check out your blog. I love it, I'm a new follower. Yea! Absolutely love the chair.
    Brooke

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  4. I think it's gorgeous! Can't tell from the pictures that it's anything but perfect. So jealous of your find and of your work!

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  5. That is quite amazing!!! I love how wiiide the chair is LOL and so stylish! Great find.

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  6. I think it looks really amazing.

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  7. Love the chair. You should leave the bank business and go into decorating. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Betty

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  8. Oh my. This is so pretty! What a transformation and I love the lines of the chair.

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  9. I am so glad I found your blog. I saw your Master Bedroom on HGTV back in 2009 and it was the inspiration for my bedroom.

    I love your blog and your home.

    http://culdesacchic.blogspot.com/2010/11/master-bedroom-part-2-maine-cottage.html

    http://culdesacchic.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-master-bedroom-before.html

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  10. I love this chair... that aqua is so pretty and "calm" on it.
    you did good.

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  11. By the way... do you have an idea of were to hang stockings if you don't have a mantel?

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  12. what a great job! you've inspired me to take on a project like this. I have some old drape fabric I've held onto, if only I could find the right chair. fingers crossed. thanks for sharing your beautiful bedroom chair

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  13. I love what you did here! I have some questions for you. Did you remove the fabric/trim/nailheads before covering it? To what did you staple the new fabric? Did you fold the fabric back before stapling or did you sew a finished edge first?
    Thank you! So inspiring!!

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  14. That is a beautiful chair. Love the colors you chose for reupholstering and painting.

    Sharon

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