Thursday, April 23, 2009

Frugal Friday

Since I have been working on this chair rescue anyway,... I decided it would be the perfect entry for today's linky party over at the Shabby Nest.

I bought my husband a new computer chair for Valentines day (romantic I know) because his old one was in a bit of disrepair. Actually that is an understatement.

Then of course my wheels started turning and I couldn't bring myself to throw the old one out when I just knew it could easily be turned into something just the right amount of tacky, clown-esq, and eccentric for my side of the office. After all,...it sure would be nice to get rid of that folding chair.

I spent $4.00 on clearance fabric at Walmart. I got really creative with batting and tape to reshape parts of the chair that were gone!!?? Then I covered it in that 'ragamuffin' style that has been floating around in the idea-o-sphere. I am quite pleased with the results. How nice to have a 'real' chair on my side of the office!!


22 comments:

Mandi said...

Fabulous!!! I've always loved that look, and to use it on an old chair was genius. You worked that and the bargain fabric so well together. I'm inspired to use the technique on something too!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Great idea! THanks for linking!

Stacia Howard said...

How fab!! I would have kicked the chair to the curb but you totally made it super cute!

Protege said...

Ah Holly, this is gorgeous! I can not believe you did all this by yourself. So when are you opening that store finally?;))
I would love to have a computer chair like that.;))

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness!!! That's just amazing!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Holy cow! I can't believe how you brought that chair back to life! KUDOS to you my friend!!!

~Misti

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love your fabric that you used!

Joanna said...

Oh, I'd take your "rag-a-muffin" chair over any new chair any day! What a GREAT IDEA!!!

Tiffany said...

Nice idea to bring it back to life, it looks great!!! Wow. I am impressed.

Kara said...

Dang that is one cute chair. I can't believe the amazing transformation. Love the fabric and the tattered edges!

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

That fabric was $4? What a catch! I like it far more than the standard old fabric there before.
We're in Germany, and our dining chairs have 70s fabric covers on them. Must recover! Thanks for the boost.
Katie

Stephanie said...

WOW, what a transformation!!

Crissie said...

I love the paisley print and how resourceful!!!! Great job!

xoxoxoxo

Meredith said...

OK, that is adorable!!!!! Brilliant, actually.

Jen said...

You're kidding! What an amazing craft!

Attic Gal Rachelle said...

Girl, I have to hand it to you. You've got vision! Anyone else would have tossed that chair. Terrific rescue, friend!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

I can never see past those pathetic office chairs......but you, my dear have opened my eyes! Thank you!

Lisa said...

I love what you did to the chair! Now I need to find a old chair, I'm sitting on an old ice cream parlor chair. :)LIsa

Jennifer said...

I like it! You are so creative!

Kristi said...

Incredible transformation and I just LOVE that fabric!

Kate Starr said...

This just kills me! First of all... I used that same fabric for pillows in my living room... and second, you have me in stitches with your "ragamuffin chair arms!" What a clever gal you are!

Debilou said...

i've seen the ragamuffin garlands and pillows,, but this is just too cute,, and I have a chair that needs to be recovered,, think i'll give it a try,, Thanks

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