Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lucky

I am lucky on so many levels!!
Today, I am lucky to have in-laws whose holiday house is now built and ready for us to HOLIDAY in!!!
We have been madly purchasing furniture so that the house is ready for a Christmas-time visit.

And I was incredibly lucky to find a couple of fabulous chairs being discarded by the roadside a few months back. I knew EXACTLY how I wanted to recover them and where they will live in the new house.

I have only managed to transform one of the chairs so far but here is a shot to give you an idea of 'Before' and 'After' ...

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And the backs ....

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From this ...

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To this ...

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From "No thank you. I'd rather stand" ...

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To "Yes please. I'd love to sit and stay for a cup of tea" ...


The fabric I have used is Night Tree in Cilantro by Amy Butler.

I'm looking forward to showing you the chairs in situ at the new house. In fact, I'm looking forward to seeing it myself!!

Hope you've had a lucky day.

Andi xx


15 comments:

Kristy said...

WOW! That is SOME transformation!!! Gorgeous! Enjoy your fun holiday getaway! :)

Bellgirl said...

I love before-and-after shots! I've been inspired by your upholstry transformations and picked up a few roadside 'befores' recently too ;)

Love a Duck! ( Partito y Monito) said...

They look fantastic, Andi! I have a chair that is nearly the same...can you tell me how you re-did the arms???
Tanya X

Emma O said...

Hi Andi , can you send instructions on how to do this ? I have a roadside chair I need to do the same for ...

Cardygirl said...

Absolutely fabulous...definitely great to enjoy a cup of tea in!

Adele said...

OH...... MY....... LORD...... the 'after' chair looks flipping awesome!! love your work AH

Theresa said...

Get out of here.....that chair is magnificent. Great job. Can't wait to see the other sad little number made quite fabulous.

sophie said...

Brilliant Andi, just gorgeous!

Janet said...

Oh, I keep looking but I can't find chairs worth recycling. Your one looks fantastic and the fabric is gorgeous.

meli B said...

I've got a roadside drum which I am planning to make into a coffee table. Great find. You are very clever to get that sorry old chair looking so beautiful.

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Ooooh La La!
Your talents amaze me!
Enjoy some bottom planting in your groovy holiday chairs.

sewkatiedid said...

I'll be right over.

Kate said...

How exciting! I hope you guys have a wonderful summer holidays in the new house. And the chair is brilliant!

Amy Seven-Stitches said...

legendary recovering. Well done.

Cathy said...

Ooh yes, I'd love to see this gorgeous chair insitu!!! I just love that night tree print, thinking I might need more of that in my stash. Yes, I think I'll sit and have a cup of tea! xo