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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Stages of DRESS... BARE, UNDERGARMENTS and BEJEWELLED!



I have been  super busy but never too busy to complete yet another PROJECT
in this case RE-UPHOLSTERING  these 2 estate sale chairs... 

WEllllll a couple of weeks ago I went to an estate sale..
and picked up these high back island chairs for a steal ( can I say that)?

I felt so bad for the low bid, I actually paid more for them, because I knew what they were
worth much more than they went for...

They started off quite BARE.... although lovely with their suede fabric
they seemed to plain for me...



.....Studio E has this great print 
and they are just plain delicious...I did up my whole kitchen .. 


Remember these... I made new window treatments in March....

I had just enough fabric left over......

I so love this decor...I have so many accent pieces that it is always looks
so fresh and clean...

I dresssed them off using Peppered Cotton on the diagonal
but it still needed something..

ARE you really surprised there is a RUFFLE?


WEllllll something was still missing...so I called my partner in fashion sense...
Cori said " it needs buttons"...and she was so right...
I still had just enough fabric for some self covered buttons...

NOW they are bejewelled, and I LOVE THEM....

both Chairs took me less than 2 hours to Complete!




I had enough time left over to add some EYELASHES to my pretty mug...


SECRETS to my FOCUS and Energy..it is all there! 
and here...



YOU matter.




27 comments:

  1. The chair has received a new life! stylish :)

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    1. Ohhh sweet lady ....nice to hear your cheer.

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  2. The chair looks perfect in it's new dress! Gorgeous work (as usual :))

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  3. Perfectly Peppered Gingham Upholstered Chairs with Buttons. Fabulous! High on Life July...

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    1. what a stapler and a bit of fabric can do...

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  4. Love what you did to the chair Samm, but those eyelashes just crack me up.

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  5. Love what you did to the chair Samm, but those eyelashes just crack me up!

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    1. well I had an extra eyelash around lol what can I say ..

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  6. Love your kitchen colorway; mine is very similar with a rooster here and there! I was in Cori's class and she definitely is a perfectionist. Adding the covered buttons was just the ticket for your reupholstery.

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  7. ahhhh that is what I need Janet some more roosters…. WE have so much black case goods as much as I would have loved a lighter colour…it did not work…and yes that Cori is something else…we work so well together….I edit she adds lol..
    always nice to see you sweet lady..

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  8. Chairs are very beautiful! And curtains is amazing. I like your kitchen))
    It's a good job.

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    1. thank you sweet lady....always nice to see you ...

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  9. You did such a great job on it and the buttons are the perfect finishing touch.

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    1. HI Mary...you love buttons too....learned from the best

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  10. The buttons are perfect! I just love your new stools, all dressed up. I bet they look amazing in your kitchen....pretty enough to accommodate all of your visitors, and you of course! Love your hat and scarf!...and those eyelashes...lol. That is just what she needed. x

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    1. see buttons it needed buttons..you were right...and the stools all dressed...are just as comfortable to sit on for all of our company lol...and eyelashes..just happened to have an extra one wink..

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  11. Very nice job on the chairs. It's been a while since I reupholstered anything. Might need to look for a project. Have never tried a ruffle...would be a new challenge. Not quite ready to tackle checks though. Pretty sure mine wouldn't be straight! :0

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    1. You would be surprised to see how easy they are to do....a staplers and some tugging here and there and voila....

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  12. Samm you have such a great eye for the potential of things....your chair is just beautiful but I would not have had the imagination to see what could be or the creativity to actually bring it to fruition. That's a wonderful gift to have! blessings, marlene

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    1. I really cannot explain it Marlene..I just see it in my head...it always looks perfect there ..then I make it...lol I always thought everyone did that...? Take for instance my hankies...I have come up with a great solution for some of them...wait and see lol

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  13. Great job on the chairs, and love the buttons, what a great cup llove the eye lashes .

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    1. ohhh thank you so much...and yes the eye lash is a great additoin

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  14. Your 're-do on the chairs is perfect for your room! I'm also working on a couple of chairs from an estate sale, but mine are not in as good condition as yours.
    Love the eyelashes on the cup! What a great way to start the day with a smile!

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    1. As I shared..these were most certainly a steal....I have no doubt you will makes yours into a maginificient piece

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