Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cane Chair Gone Wild

Zebra print isn't just for pimps anymore...


So remember this chair from here. Welp I finally got her done!

I started by tearing her apart, making sure to keep everything so I could use them as templates...*psst* and remember how she goes back together...lol

Here she is all naked and stuff...just waiting to be painted...missed this step of coarse... not my fault, my camera was on strike...lol I used Valspar Porcelain in satin finish. Can you say "perdie"


The first step to get her back together was to replace the back, I used this amazing cream and tan zebra print fabric...and stapled it all along the edge, not worrying too much about how neat I was...because this will be covered by the front-back...make sense? lol

Next was to work on the front-back. it was originally all tufted, and I really liked the look of it...So needless ot say this was my first time with this task...fun, but I think only because I used the old foam (in perfectly good condition) that had the holes already in it. ah ha ha cheater huh?
So I layed the foam on top of the fabric, and cut away...


Next I put in all the buttons. *Note* I recovered all the old ones, and have the blisters to prove it...it was such a pain in the @#% getting them apart... but totally worth it :)

I used a marker to mark all the spots, so I would know where to cut small slits to make it waaay easier to put the buttons through the fabric...

Heres what the back looks like before I opened up all the button backs.

here it is all tufted and stuff...lol

Now to put it together...

I layed the front-back on top of the back and staples super closely to the space where the trim goes...so you wouldn't see any of the staples... not as easy as it sounds...

All done with the trim...I chose brown to contrast...I really like it, next thing is to try and make a brown pillow to coordinate with it :)

And the finished shot of the back...

All done! She's Perdie huh!

Got more coming up soon...so ya'll come back now ya hear!

22 comments:

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

I love your chair. It is so pretty.

Denise said...

Love the zebra print and the chair is awesome. Love the caning.

Shaunna said...

Magnificent!! Coming from a newbie reupolsterer, kudos to you!

Leanne said...

Ok ... seriously ... HOW DO YOU DO THIS???? Amazing...absolutely amazing!!! (which translated means - I LOVE THIS CHAIR and WANT IT, TOO!)

chair up said...

Fantastic makeover! How do you do that tufting??? I would love to give that a go.
Hope your blisters are better soon:o)
Angex

Angie said...

WOW!!!!! LOVE it! Btw your right, "Zebra isn't just for pimps" ;)

Leah said...

Love it! You did an amazing job!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe you did that chair on your own! I looks amazing! And thanks for stopping by my blog. I am loving yours!

Val said...

Your chair looks beautiful!!!

*junkrestore* said...

Love the pimp chair... looks like a lot of work, girl... bravo!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

She is very perdie! You did a great job and it looks fantastic!

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

WOW! You did that?! I'm amazed - and jealous and stoked! That's so cool!!! I'm so scared of fabric that I won't touch it. Was it really hard? Or, kinda easy? Was it fun? Would'ya do it again?

It looks fabulous!!!!!!!! GREAT JOB!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

SO much better now. It looks up to date for sure.
Sarahh

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I just love it, your tufting looks fab.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Simply fabulous! I am lovin the zebra print. Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Nikki! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your chair today. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking up to The Sunday Showcase. ~ Stephanie Lynn

One Life Many Journeys said...

I wish you lived near by....you could teach me so much. I want to do a chair but I am skeered!

OSP said...

i have a chair similar to this that i would like to do the same to. i have some questions if you have a minute. how did you adhere the trim? for the tufting did you push the buttons through and let the fabric lay as it was or did you have to adjust it? what did you use to take it apart?

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is stunning! i love the caning and the fabric choice. it looks so modern chic!

Life in Rehab said...

I hope you don't mind, but I'm just running amok through your blog now. You're very talented!

One Life Many Journeys said...

Did you just dive in and teach yourself or did you have someone teach you this wonderful tallent?

Carrie Battuello-McGinnis said...

Thank you so much for this... I just found a matching pair of this exact chair on CL, and have grand plans. Now I know how to implement it!

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