2/9/10

The Mimi Rose chairs, reupholstered!

Done! My knuckles are bruised and battered. I never in a million years would have thought this to be so hard. Have you ever scoffed at how much it cost to recover a piece of furniture, trust me they earn every dime.

These two chairs belonged to my husband's grandmother. She purchased them with green stamps, how cool is that. If you don't remember green stamps, take a look at Carrie's post HERE , complete with retro catalog pictures, fun stuff.

I used this better then burlap looking fabric from Walmart (the b*stards), better because it doesn't feel like burlap. There is some really pretty things being done with burlap these days. Just check out Robelyn's, Red Neck Chic post HERE . She makes awesome purses with it added, purses I love.

Thread sketched some birds. Thanks to Clutterpunk's site here. Then made piping using twice as much material as cording. I gathered the fabric till it ruffled, fun huh? Don't they look like a pair of Debutants at their coming out party?










My camera is acting funny and I have trouble enough getting interior shots. You'll just have to believe me when I say they turned out nice.

It's bittersweet being finished, I've stalled as long as I can and need to get out and apply for a job. Since I live in a rural area, my options are walmart, walmart and oh yeah, walmart (the bastards). Don't get me wrong I'm grateful for the time I've been able to stay at home. I know there are people not as fortunate as myself and I'm not scared of hard work. I just wish I had more options available. You think those soul sucking, community killing, drone boxes care whether I'm creative.LOL I think not, make sure you hang those plastic shoes in a straight line. Like my outlook and cheery disposition? I'm sure they will too. I'll probably be hired as a door greeter right on the spot. The bastards.

9 comments:

Kirsty said...

You crack me up. If you are going to work at Walmart you really won't need those chairs. I mean, you'll have to work 18 hour days... you could just let me take care of them for you. I won't let my kids touch them, or my dogs. Or my husband for that matter.

vintage girl at heart said...

These are stunning!!! You did a fabulous job and the birds are so wonderful too. Bravo!

Queen "B" said...

Aloha,
The chairs are Fabulous, the carving in them is truly classic,your refinishing shows such detail!!
to bad you couldn't advertise for furniture remodels, you have definite talent, Craigslist is great for getting out the word! I know what you mean about Walmart!
Aloha wishes and hugs from across the sea

trash talk said...

Thread sketched...who are you...Wonder Woman? You need to advertise your talents, m'love. People pay a fortune for that kind of work. You could sell your slipcovers and everything else you do. Walmart will never appreciate you the way I do!
Debbie

Bugg's mama said...

Blessed me! Beautiful. Excellent job on those chairs.

Brocantess said...

You did an amazing job on the chairs. They are gorgeous! Such a lovely post....now I feel very guilty about the 2 wingbacks upstairs that have been waiting patiently for me to get up and do something with them :0) Great motivation!!!!!!!!

red.neck chic said...

*giggle* How do you REALLY feel about WalMart? LOLOLOLOL

May I just say.... THOSE ARE FANTABULOUS!!!!!!! Oh my gosh!!! Girl - LOVE the thread stitch - if I send you fabric will you work your magic? GOOD GRIEF!!!

And the chairs? If I send you chairs will you work your magic? Oh my gosh... I'm drooling!!! Excuse me for a minute - I have to wipe off my keyboard.


Okay, I'm back. Nope, I'm drooling again...
I'm wishing you job hunting luck - in the mean time - you really need to get yourself in a store with the thread art. Why yes you do.

Thank You for liking my bags! I'm on a feed sack frenzy and it itches upon occasion. LOLOL I'm going back to the photos to drool...

;-) robelyn

Claudia said...

You are making me laugh out loud! I feel the same way about Walmart, and it must be hard when they are the only deal in town!

You did such an incredible job on these. They are stunning! I need to pick my jaw up off the floor.

Wow!

xo
Claudia

Amanda Hervey said...

I had to hold in a whimper when I saw these chairs. Gorgeous!!!