Sunroom Chair transformed!

I found two precious chairs at GW.
There were two ladies standing over them talking about them.
I prayed them away from them.
Super Power’s of prayer activated.
Or, I got lucky.
They were talking about painting them black and throwing away the cushions.
I almost hyper-ventilated.
Black?
Really?
They needed blog intervention but I kept my mouth shut hoping they would talk themselves out of the chairs.
They did.
My BP was probably so high at that point it was a good thing.
If I ever go missing……

See if I’m stuck in a Goodwill unable to leave.

I get a little antsy in there.
Good-ness….grac-ious……
I can barely take it.
Anyways…….
One chair looked like this.
The other was the same but not falling apart.
Just worn out.
The upholstery and chairs were filthy.
I could just see it with drop cloth off-white fabric…navy or red piping…….
But fabrics like this at Pottery Barn…..

Fabric by the Yard - Andrea

And this at Pottery barn…….

Bungalow Floral Organic Shower Curtain

And this on Fabrics.com…….

Jay Yang Goa Linen Blend Floral White

Those “today” fabrics had me re-think getting rid of the old sturdy fabric.

They were really good cushions.

They were actually zippered slip covers over the old chair cushions.

I pulled them off…..

And  inhaled 40 years of “people dander”……

I grossed myself out.

I know, I am grossing you out.

But you can’t just get away with getting all the good here people.

People….. and dirt dust was flying everywhere.

Next time I’m wearing a mask.

For real.

But I took one for the team guys!

You owe me!

Want to see if it was worth it?

Before…..

And after…….

After again……

And again……

These cushions are so comfortable!

I spotted and washed the slipcovers and vacuumed and cleaned the old cushions.

The stuffing inside was spotless and like packed cotton.

They are sooooooooo heavy!

The covers are like new……

What do you think?

To flip these pieces….just saving the dollars from slipcovers helps.

I would use them like this.

But I love this style of fabric.

So, I am wondering if other people will.

I love when styles make their cycle.

Can you believe how close this fabric is to the others?

What are your thoughts?

I will show you how I did it tomorrow…..

Super dee dooper easy.

For real.

Love,

Me
UPDATE: Here is your tutorial! http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunroom-chair-tutorials.html
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Saturday:
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0 thoughts on “Sunroom Chair transformed!

  • August 21, 2011 at 11:36 pm
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    You are on a roll girl! I LOVE them & the fabric. FANTASTIC!

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  • August 22, 2011 at 12:14 am
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    Oh! Love the fabric! The chairs turned out so nice. Are they as heavy as they look? Really great looking, again!

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  • August 22, 2011 at 1:33 am
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    Wow, you do have an eye for good junk. That first pic made me say “what the H” out loud!! What a wonderful transformation. The cushions are fab! I can just see these chairs in a sunroom….lovely.

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  • August 22, 2011 at 3:04 am
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    Black!!?!  Are you kidding me?  I would have hyperventilated too!  I think you did an awesome job, I love them in white!  And the green pillows look wonderful with that fabric.  I bet coral accent pillows would be a great (and different) spring/summer look.

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  • August 22, 2011 at 3:32 am
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    You did an amazing job!

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  • August 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm
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    Oh my….just clicked over to read your “bell ringing” post…hysterical!!  Love the chairs! 🙂

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  • August 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm
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    They are soooo cute, I love them in white, I would have hyperventilated also if they were going to be turned black instead.

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  • August 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm
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    I absolutely love the chairs how you re did them !!! wonderful ! 

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  • August 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm
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    Your chairs are adorable!

    Danielle

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  • August 22, 2011 at 11:48 pm
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    OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!  These chairs ARE my favorite of all you’ve done!  ACK!  I love them!  So glad you kept the fabric that was on them….oh, girl.  Let’s talk about that TV program…..and not just for your talent, but for your sense of humor!  You da bom!!!!

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  • August 23, 2011 at 2:45 am
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    So glad you prayed those women away—black???  They are gorgeous and thanks for taking one for the team, seriously.  I wear a mask (asthma) to go through the file cabinet.  As for the fabric, I love it, too.  Never would have known it wasn’t new.  Laundry magician you are.  And you must have one good vacuum.
    Janet

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  • August 23, 2011 at 4:04 am
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    These turned out beautiful!

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  • August 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm
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    these are gorgeous!  The way you write it hilarious!  My stomach rolled when you talked about inhaling the people dander…..yes, go for the mask next time.  I’m very impressed.

    I’m having a link party on my blog today and I’d love for you to add this idea if you have the time.  Thanks for sharing, Mariahttp://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/

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  • August 23, 2011 at 9:42 pm
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    wow!  those are totally up to date with their new look!  awesome job!

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  • August 24, 2011 at 3:34 am
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    Wow!  Super duper adorable!  Such a great transformation!

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  • August 24, 2011 at 1:05 pm
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    SCORE! Beautiful redo.  Glad you beat out the other ladies! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  • August 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm
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    So very PB.  Great job. 

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  • August 25, 2011 at 12:16 am
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    Wow, you’ve got great vision!  And how wonderful the cushions were in great condition…replacing those are expensive.  Great job!
    Pam

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  • August 25, 2011 at 2:13 am
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    What a great transformation.  SO glad those ladies decided not to buy them!  This score so needs to be linked up over at Tuesday’s Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva.  I’d love to see you there! 

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  • August 25, 2011 at 10:02 pm
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    @google-3ed9b3acedc888e57cf138cac06a00ef:disqus  I just saw the movie “The Help” and the pattern of this fabric was all in the houses at that time. Loved seeing it “back in time”….on a fake set? : ) Love, Me

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  • August 25, 2011 at 10:02 pm
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    @google-34483d4d4e43dc7d9146e64748c03954:disqus  Thank you for stopping by and “seeing” the transformation as I did. Love, Me

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  • August 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm
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    @google-a38170356f8697b27d5381178d6183be:disqus  Thank you for stopping by and seeing them through “my eyes”! Love, Me

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  • August 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm
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    @google-28ff67dc4d78987ff16c402263602e4b:disqus  Not hysterical if you are the one waiting for me to finally leave a Good Will : ) Love, Me

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  • August 28, 2011 at 10:46 am
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    Oh yeah – what a great transformation.  I can hardly believe these are the same chairs.

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  • August 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm
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    You are so funny – I did shudder a bit at the people dander, but only because its happened to me before :D  I’m usually pretty good about seeing potential in furniture, but I’m pretty sure I would have walked on by not knowing what I was missing out on.  They turned out beautifully!!!! 

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  • August 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm
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    Great job :)  You made my top 3 most clicked list from Tutorial Tuesday this week – congrats!

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  • August 30, 2011 at 7:27 pm
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    Yeah they look better now, most definitely. Great job:)

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  • August 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm
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    These chairs are unbelievable!  I would have totally walked by them.  Good job!!!!  I have prayed people away from something too …funny how that works.  Ha!
    I’m your newest follower.  Saw your post on Hope Studios.

    Mandy
    http://www.projectqueen.org

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  • September 1, 2011 at 1:29 am
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    Love how this turned out. BRAVO!
    I wanted to let you know that I’ve got a great giveaway that ends Friday. It’s for $100 to wallquotes.com, and trust me they’ve got something I know you’ll love!
    Stop by and enter ASAP. I’d love to see what you would do with their products! See you soon!
    Artiehttp://niagaranovice.blogspot.com

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  • September 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm
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    I’m so impressed with the project and also how you “prayed” those ladies away.  🙂

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