Friday, February 25, 2011

Weekend Project Time!

I feel like I have been working non-stop these day!!
Time to switch gears a bit!
Our old chair in the basement TV room has been looking a little sad these days but given its age, 18, what more can I expect?  It was an Ikea "as is" find for 50$ so really it has done well over the years. Various slipcovers have adorned its simple frame and even now it will not be going to the side of the road but rather up the stairs to my son's bedroom. He figures that he probably owns most of those stains so in some strange way it belongs to him. argument here!
And believe me, he is one happy camper....did not even flinch at the idea of having toile in his bedroom!
Doesn't know what toile is...just knows that he is getting a well-worn in piece of furniture.

So, still feeling the pinch of this past years renovation.....I need to be thrifty in my attempt to replace it.
And....I think I have found the solution.

I found this on Kijiji for $20!!!!  This is the photo from the site.  On my way to pick it up.

        Here is the plan....paint the wood in a creamy white and find some heavy cotton to re-upholster the cushions.
Well, hope I get lucky with the material. I will be back on Sunday with the results!'s all done, I think, click the photo below if you want to see...

A tantôt
Linking this project up:
Keeping It Simple

The DIY Show OffFurniture Feature Fridays



Transformation Thursday



  1. Nice score! I can't wait to see the finished project.

  2. Thank you ladies. I am saving that for Sunday. :) Hmmm...I hope!

  3. Lucky girl you, I've been searching forever it seems like and can't seem to find any chairs worth bringing home! I will be back to see what you do with such a great find!

  4. Well Sherryd, it is rare that I find a good chair at such a good price. I have missed some other hot items on kijiji so this time I jumped. Thanks for dropping by.

  5. Good luck can't wait to see the finish. New follower.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  6. All linked up at I heart nap time...hope you come back and join in with 'les suiveux' on my blog. hmmm...chocolate sundaes.
    Kristy, I really enjoyed your copy me challenge, fantastic job! A proud fellow Canadian! Thanks for joining.

  7. Can't wait till you finish it. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
    More The Merrier Monday.

  8. Hi Jamie, Welcome! Bienvenue! I posted the follow up to this post on your blog. Thanks for dropping by and for hosting the party.

  9. Looks like a fantastic project~ white will be beautiful!!! Just saw the finished chair too- WELL DONE!!! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  10. Awesome! I'm late so I have to check to see if there's a reveal now! :) Great find!



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