BUGLY CHAIR to Red and White BEAUTIFUL!!

You know I love BUGLY stuff.

This was a sad little chair at the Salvation Army.

It needed me.

It is not standing on it’s tippy toes…..it’s broken.

So, I called in my assistant.

AKA, Daddy………

He loves busy work.

He has retired for the fourth time…..and he needs busy work.

We shall oblige.

Please note Romeo’s confused, baffled expression.

Please note he is also holding, one, single, solitary, nail.

He loves having my daddy around.

I love having my daddy around.

Daddy did this.

And this, in about five minutes.

For real.

Then, it was my turn.

I didn’t let him down.

Want to see?

Want to see why you HAVE to stop walking by these BUGLY chairs?

Before I show you….remind yourself.

Before.

And now……..

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You saw it correctly. Bet you didn’t notice how pretty those legs were before, did you? Distressing brings out the beauty of the “bones” of the wood.

Pretty cool isn’t it? I love POPS of red or navy with white!

POPS!

On a side note.

When I was little, we moved to the South. On my first week at my new school, I was standing with my friends by the “Pepsi” machine and said…..

“I love pop.”

They said, “What?”

I said, “I love pop.”

I was new to this school and the south.

Needless to say, I did not know that they did not have a clue what “pop” was.

They did not call, “Pepsi”, pop and acted like I had a horn sprouting from my northern nose.

These are the same new friends who were talking later that week, with horrified whispers, about a pregnant girl in our school. Also the same NEW friends and class  that I explained rather loudly to, that my mom would LOVE for me to have a baby, because she LOVED babies.

Needless to say, I did not know how babies were made.

They acted as if I had horns sprouting from my northern head.

That has nothing to do with why I love red. Nor why I think it POPS.

Or does it?

Anyways……

I want to keep it but I won’t.

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This may be my favorite.

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For real this time.

Talk to me people.

Ready to pick up your own BUGLY chair?

This was my left over trim from this pillow post, used as piping and drop cloth fabric slip covers and a little ASCP.

I’m thinking about offering my seamstress money to teach me how to make my slip-covers. She only charged $7.00 a piece but it adds up. I think she would do it. Then I would cut out that expense and could teach you guys.

Whatcha’ think? Sound good?

Turned out so crisp and pretty!

Pretty neat, huh?

Let me know your thoughts!

Love,

Me
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0 thoughts on “BUGLY CHAIR to Red and White BEAUTIFUL!!

  • September 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm
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    totally want to learn to make slipcovers . . .and LOVE the chair . . .wish I lived closer so I could buy it or atleast learn how to do this myself 🙂

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  • September 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm
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    Dang it, I am SO jealous!!  I can’t find a chair or couch like this for my LIFE for a good price.  I don’t think $300 is a good price for a couch and love seat that are from the 60-70s.  You did a fabulous job and I totally think you should learn to sew those slip covers!! 

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  • September 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm
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    This turned out wonderful!  I can not wait until we get our sun room built and I can start hunting for furniture for it.

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  • September 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm
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    Love this one!!!! 

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  • September 22, 2011 at 11:11 pm
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    What a wonderful metamorphosis love the chair a lot ?

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  • September 22, 2011 at 11:18 pm
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    As inexpensive as your seamstress is I say let her do the headache work of sewing and you do the part you love …painting and finding cool stuff.  You two make a good team.  Love the daddy and Romeo pics by the way. 

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  • September 22, 2011 at 11:22 pm
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    Holy cow!  I was shocked to say the least! It’s not BUGLY anymore! 🙂

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  • September 23, 2011 at 12:29 am
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    I can’t believe that it’s the same chair!! It’s beautiful now……love that your daddy helped too 🙂

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  • September 23, 2011 at 12:56 am
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    I know you must get tired of me saying I love it but I DO love it all! This may be my favorite that you have done…and I love your sweet Daddy!!! What a blessing that you can work together & Romeo can help…er observe…or supervise! I still love the chalk paint…I can’t help myself. It just looks DREAMY!

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  • September 23, 2011 at 1:11 am
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    I love it!! You little creative thing…you!!!  I love the pictures of Uncle Don too.  He is too cute.  

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  • September 23, 2011 at 2:13 am
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    Once again fabulous – somehow I don’t seem to get the same vision when I look at these chairs but the after proves you got it! 

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  • September 23, 2011 at 6:08 am
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    Woweeee!!!!  Gorgeousness once again!!!!  This is definitely one of my favorites now!!!!  I think the red and white are perfect!!!!  I solemnly swear to never pass by a truly ugly chair again without running it by my new internal You Are Talking Too Much Bugly Meter!!!! 🙂

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  • September 23, 2011 at 6:09 am
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    great job. very pretty love the colors

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  • September 23, 2011 at 10:31 am
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    Love it and love your Dad!

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  • September 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm
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    Rebecca, this is hands-down my favorite of all the wonderful chairs you have done! You have such an amazing gift for seeing potential….
    Hugs,
    Celia

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  • September 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm
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    OH. My. Delicious!!! I LOVE IT! I whole heartedly think that you should pass along something else in your magnificent house to make room for this beauty… love it!

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  • September 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm
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    What a transformation! Love that your daddy helped. As for my dad? Not a DIY bone in his body. He’s awesome anyway! Thank goodness my hubby is very handy!

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  • September 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm
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    Adorable…and yes, I would LOVE to be able to slipcover !!

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  • September 23, 2011 at 8:54 pm
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    It is beeeeeaauutifullll!

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  • September 24, 2011 at 2:23 am
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    Love it! Your Daddy is precious and I have lot’s of “busy work” for him if he needs more to do! LOL!

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  • September 24, 2011 at 3:43 am
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    Love!  Love!  Love!  Did you make the cushions, as well?  Wonderful!  (By the way, I’m a southerner living in the midwest and it took me AGES to get used to calling “Coke” – “Pop”. Now, when I visit home, I call it Pop and everyone laughs at me.  But that’s okay – Coke is for Coke and Pop is for well…  Pop!)  😉

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  • September 24, 2011 at 5:41 pm
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    It must be so nice to have your Daddy around to help out. He looks so nice.
    Your chair turned out great!

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  • September 28, 2011 at 1:01 am
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    I just wish I could find a bugly chair, because I see the light now!  Looks great!
    Debbie

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  • September 28, 2011 at 1:39 am
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    That’s really cool that you still have your daddy around to help you with these jobs. I think I’d let your seamstress do your sewing, too. But you are a master at painting. 

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  • September 28, 2011 at 2:39 am
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    I love it! Glad you could see past the ugliness and know that you could make that chair gorgeous!

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  • September 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm
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    Once again you have taken something most would have walked by and made it look great!
    I think you could learn to sew slipcovers no problem and even if you never make any, sewing is a great skill to have….so I would at least give it a try. It’s really not that hard. Hugs, VBg

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  • October 1, 2011 at 1:27 am
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    Are you from Michigan?

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