Thursday, February 4, 2010


Here are a couple of pictures of a little vanity chair that I found a couple of years ago at a garage sale.  She has been waiting patiently in my shed forever, being pushed aside, thinking I'll never get to be pretty again.  Well one day Lisa, at Tarnished & Tattered was over and we looked in my shed.  She saw this dirty little pink chair and loved it.  That made me think that I really needed to do something with this little lady.  The metal part of the chair is wonderful and the wooden part was still in good condition.  So I took some pictures and went to work.  I spent several hours taking off the old fabric.  It was so dirty and horrible.  I used the fabric to cut some paper patterns, then cut the material, getting it ready for the new transformation.  It took a couple of days to get the seat and back molded into the little pillow pockets.  But when it was finished I loved it, hope you do too.  I've got it completely ready to sell.
Well this is my little lady in all her glory.  Hope you like her.  I had such a good time dressing her up in all this new finery.  She had went from dull and dirty to a lovely lady waiting for someone to love her as much as I do.  Hope you have enjoyed my little trip today and now I will work some more on the antique wooden desk chair.  I am ready to start the embroidery on the Crazy Quilted chair cushion.  Come back soon and have a wonderful night sweet friends. 

Hugs, Pat


Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

That turned out just lovely! said...

LOL I have the same adorable little dirty chair:) And I have not done anything with it yet. Yours came out so beautiful!!!!! Was it heard to tuft it? You have inspired me to get going on doing mine:)
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Charlene said...

Good for you finishing your chair! Doesn't it feel good to finish something? I wish I could finish up with all this paperwork I am buried under. I am hoping that I will come up for air next week. You sounded so much better on the phone the other day. Glad you are feeling better. Reba had been doing GREAT for almost a week now but, today she had a super BAD day. ????? They changed her food & I think that threw her pancreais off wack again. HUGS! Charlene

BellaRosa said...

Pat amor, your lil chair came out sooo pretty, I have 3 or 4 of those in my shed, that I had bought with the intention of using them for my lil girl who is now taller than me, in her playhouse, well we never did and I was actually thinking of tossing them out, but now seeing your wonderful redo, makes me want to try my hand on ours, athough mine didn't have the tufting like that, I love how that looks...beautiful Redo! Besos, Rose


Nice work Pat!!! Thanks for sharing your pretty project.

I know you are looking forward to spring!

Blessings, Brook

Marlene said...

Oh what an adorable little chair
I just love those! the fabric choice was perfect! What a nice transformation!

The Feathered Nest said...

Pat!!!! it's just beautiful!!!! I love seeing transformations and love too that you turned her from an ugly duckling to a beauty queen!! Just gorgeous sweetie....hugs and love, Dawn

Rebecca said...

Pat...I have this EXACT vanity chair. It is stripped bare, painted cottage white (wood seat, back and all) and for sale in my space for $75. :)

I Love what you did to yours!


Patti's Artful Design said...

That chair turned out beautiful! I love girly! Someone is going to snap that up very quickly, Pat!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Pat! Thanks for coming over for a visit. You are right, I feel I did make a good friend in Charlene. The whole conversation felt comfortable , like I had known her for years.
Your chair makeover is wonderful. I am amazed at how great the tufting looks. I bet that little cutie sells fast!!!

Have a great weekend,
My Desert Cottage

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Wow Pat ~ You did good !!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Fantastic Job! She is absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job on the tufting.
Toni said...

You talented girl!! How did you accomplish the tufting so well? You are a master upholsterer! I may have to get together with you for a little private lesson. See ya Friday! Lisa

Barbara Jean said...

Love it Pat!!

Great choice of materials and great job!


barbara jean

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Wow great job! It can be SO fulfilling to finally complete a project you've been working on (both in your mind and physically) for months! Congratulations, Pat!

Mermaid Queen said...

These are just darling Pat. Thanks for joining my giveaway! Take care, Martha