Friday, May 18, 2012

Frenchy Chair Makeover

TGIF ya'll!

Usually, Friday nights after
Mr. Ruffles gets out of work,
we go out for dinner and spend
some much needed "us" time. 
But, this weekend he's gone working..


I've started to "plow" through my stash
of junk awesome finds in my garage,
no better time than the present!

I found 2 of these chairs in south Florida
a few months ago.  They've sat in my garage
for quite some time, getting pushed further
and further in the back corner, all because of
my fear of reapolstering.

I recovered chair seats before, but,
never "real" reapolstering..

Here is the before:

I ripped the cording off,
(man o man there were at least a billion staples!)
stripped the chair down,
and painted 3 layers of paint.
White, then grey, and then white again.
Shabbied and waxed her all up,
and began to change her appearance.

It took me all day yesterday
and most of the morning today..
but, she's finally finished!!!

Yeah, I said it,
you're not losing it... there are 2.
But, the other one is going
to sit for a bit longer... this baby
took forever and a day!!


I need a break.. LOL

From that...                             To this!


~ Sherri ~


  1. Ooh, I love how it turned out but I can just imagine the work that went into the transformation.

    Very pretty.


  2. Hi Sissie! I am now sporting a hello kitty bandaid on one of my fingers and a couple cute new blisters.. I dont thinkanyone will calling me anytime soon for a hand model job!! LOL

    Thanks for stopping over :-)

  3. I have the same chair to recover--wish me luck! Yours looks great!

  4. Wonderful,Sherri! I've just found your lovely blog, and I'm a new follower ~ So nice to meet you!


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