Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Hooray! Upcycled chair

I saw this in a trailer outside someone's house seven years ago, they were cleaning out their sheds because they were moving house. "What are you doing with the directors chair?" I enquired, "Taking it to the tip, do you want it?" "Yes please!!!"

So this chair has been in bloke's shed for seven years, every time he has a shed clear out he says shall I get rid of that chair. "No!" I gasp, I just haven't got round to it yet.

So here is said chair...



It could do with a paint really but I'm back to that time issue problem again so I eased some life into it with some fabric.


Hooray! A new chair for the cabin. In reality it took 15 mins to cut the fabric and 20 mins to sew lines on it to make it fit. The fabric is from my friend, she gave it to me over 5 years ago, this fabric has earned it's place in my sewing basket I can tell you - it has been two shopping bags, a blind, a notice board, a desk tidy and now a directors chair cover. I still have a little bit left over. 

I love things for free all but a little effort, it just needed a seven year period to get it all done!!! Jo x


20 comments:

  1. Well done you! It looks amazing. I love the fabric. It was the worth the seven year wait that's for sure! xx

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  2. Isn't great when you can breath a new life into something. Think you're chair is great and will last for longer than 7 years no doubt.

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    1. Hoping it will last forever. x

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  3. I can identify with taking a while to make things - I have three of these chairs in the cellar.......
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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    1. You have the perfect fabric collection to make a great job of 3 chairs. x

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  4. it's always the things that take no time at all to do that take such a long time to get around to!

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  5. I love to see something being saved and appreciated again. Good job.

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  6. What a great job, the fabric is beautiful and even better for been used for so many different things.

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  7. Great job on the chair! That fabric sure has come in for a lot of uses by the sound of it, and it is so pretty. The chair will be a great addition to your cabin won't it! It isn't that you didn't do anything with it for 7 years, it is just that it has been waiting for its new home to be made for it!! xx

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  9. Great job, Jo! I love it. The fabric is really nice and it looks like a brand new chair now.

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  10. Stunning job and yet more treasure saved from the landfill x

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  11. Who cares how long it took, you turned something abandoned into something beautiful. Good job I say! x

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  12. A brilliant job Jo! Way to take a piece and make it a show stopper! That is one amazing transformation! All the best to you this week! Nicole xoxo

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  13. I love this fabric and you did a great job of this chair! What a difference a bit of tlc makes. :)

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  14. Lovely job Joe! What a cute little chair it's become. Pretty fabric too! xo

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  15. Cool find and a splendid revamp x

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  16. That is fantastic Jo! What a great find which you have spruced up beautifully.
    Marianne x

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  18. It will look great in the cabin or anywhere! Thanks for posting, Jo xx

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