Saturday, February 26, 2011

It's a zebra settee!

IT IS FINISHED!!!!

OK well just one of them is finished, but lets not dwell on that.

Let me start of my saying I have NEVER recovered anything before! Not even a simple seat cushion.

Nada!

Nothing!

Zilch!

I would not recommend for your first recovering project to be a settee, I would definitely go easier.

But like I have said before...I am a gluten for punishment.

First thing is that I learned A LOT!

Now I love trim and it ability to cover a multitude of sins.

I would love to get a pneumatic stapler before I start the next chair. 

That would make things a little more easier.

I do hope that my grandmother and great grandmother and any other great and grand mother in my family that had this chair once aren't rolling over in their graves due to what I have done to our family heirloom. But in my defense it was falling apart, the wood was chipping and there were some medallions on it and they fell off years ago and don't forget the fabric...that had definitely seen better days.

So enough talking lets show you what we've got.

Let me first remind you about what the chair looked like before.


And now with out further ado...TADA!


I painted the wood with my all time favorite color SW Halycon Green.


Then I added black glaze to show the detail better.


And when rubbing the glaze off some of the paint came off too...I liked it!


Then after some real debate I finally decided on a fabric that was nothing that I had picked out at JoAnn's. I decided to go a little more bold since I thought everything else in the room is going to be pretty plain.







I would say that black and white stripes are pretty bold. Wouldn't you?

Then for the trim, I went as thick of trim as I could get yet not look too awkward.





The trim saved me. Some places I cut the fabric too short or my staple gun wouldn't staple all the way down and you would never know with the trim covering it up!

For you really observant people, you have already noticed that I painted the mirror.


My goal is to make this room brighter...I think I am accomplishing it!

Let's review, here is the before again.


And the after!


Yippee!

49 comments:

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Oh, I really like it!! Fantastic job! Reupholstery is tuff and you worked it out! You should paint your corner hutch that same color! It's gorgeous! I especially love it with the gold on the walls.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Beautiful! Great job, I can't believe this is your first time recovering a piece. It looks so professional. It must make you just grin when you enter that room!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Oh my goodness Katie it looks fabulous! No one would ever guess thats your first reupholstery job! Now get on over here and help me do some pieces...pretty please:)
XO,
Sarah

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a neat piece with a great new look! Love the fabric! I think you master reupholstery rather quickly!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Wow, girl! You don't waste any time. You've inspired me to get on my sofa redo...

This looks fabulous!

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Amazing and

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Yes I Blog said...

Wow! You did a fabulous job! :-)

Grams said...

I love it! You did a great job. I would never have tried something so complex as my first upholstery job. Bravo!

Katie said...

Gorgeous!!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

That's pretty amazing for your first try! And stripes, too! That must have made it even harder!

Cherie@DragonfliezCreationz said...

Love it! SOOO unique, and I love the mirror redo too

Gail said...

You did a fantastic job Katie! Well done! It's just beautiful.

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Lovely! I really like the outcome!
I did my first reupholster job about a month ago. Whoooo A LOT of work. I too wish I had an electric stapler. Would have made it so much easier!

Visiting from Girl creative.

http://prudentlypaintedvintage.blogspot.com

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Beautiful! I especially love the frame....very unique look.

the cape on the corner said...

whoa-great job! what a fun and funky piece!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

How fun! I love the details in the piece. Also like your blog name-too funny haha.

PS- I'm doing my first ever giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to come enter! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

Becolorful said...

Serious love here. You are a rockstar. I am coming to you via bnotp but I would be so flattered if you would share this on Motivated Monday at BeColorful too.
Pam

http://becolorful.typepad.com

Mrs.Abbott said...

Great Job! It looks great :)

The Adventures of Ordy and Joon said...

omg. this looks amazing. i must find one and do this!

Linda Q said...

Fun and funky, I like it!
Gives something antique a modern twist that is so in right now.
Great job!
Linda

Chrissie said...

Unreal! I cannot believe this was your first upholstery project. You did an awesome job and i love the color and bold fabric!

Mary Ellen said...

Love the detailing on the wood part of the settee. Such a pretty piece of furniture- they just don't make im like that anymore!

Suzie said...

Love the paint and fabric combo!

Ruth said...

You did a great job. It looks amazing. I have never recovered anything either but am on the look out for the right piece.

Ruth

Meg said...

Wow! It looks amazing! I love the stripes, they are perfect...bold for a delicate piece...a wonderful juxtaposition. Wow, that was a big word. Ha! Great job!

Tyra said...

That's gorgeous. I'm hoping to find something like that when I go "treasure" hunting this Saturday.

Christine @ craftygeordi.blogspot.com said...

you are so lucky to have had this passed down to you, it is beautiful! good job on the re-do

Ali Richardson said...

WOW!! It is SO beautiful, I really love it. GREAT JOB!! Just popping over from MMS link party.

Jen said...

AMAZING! My draw actually dropped when I saw the fantastic shape (particularly the back) of that setee. I am green with envy. I love the bold print with that fabulous gray. Wonderful job!

Little Miss Penny Wenny

slommler said...

So beautiful!! I love it!!
And the strips are wonderful...not too bold at all! Just right!
Just popped over from Miss Mustard Seed's blog!!
Glad to meet you
Hugs
SueAnn

A Southern Rose said...

Wow! It really makes a statement. Looks great!

Sommer said...

Katie this is INCREDIBLE! I'm over the moon! This is a real coversation piece and I love the boldness of the stripes!
I would be delighted if you would share this at my VIP party today as well.

Fabulous work!

http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/02/hows-it-hangin.html

Sommer

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

Oh wow! This is so cute!!! Here’s another party if you would like to link up… http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/03/project-party-weekend-5-ways-to-re.html

Tammy @ Type A said...

looks great, this is beautiful piece. I found you at My Romantic Home, I have a party on Wednesday and would love it you would participate. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

Thanks Tammy

Nicole@ Black Cab Designs said...

Wow! The stripes are fantastic, great job!

Terry said...

With some really cool pillows, this piece could like like a MacKenzie Childs piece. Great look!

Pamma said...

This just looks fabulous! Love the paint color and those BOLD black and white strips. Labor intensive but definitely worth it I would say!
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Megan said...

This looks terrific. The stripes had to be a challenge!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Alaina said...

2 words... crazy cool!!

http://lanis-hammertime.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

I love that paint color!! And I would have never thought to add such a fun and bold fabric to a piece like that....but it looks fabulous!! Very fresh looking!

Cindy @ LeChaiseParfait said...

How cute this turned out. I just love it.

Christine said...

Hey Kate!
This looks amazing! I love the bold stripe choice! The finishing details are perfect and I LOVE the paint color.
Christine
greatoakcircle.com

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

The chair turned out AWESOME. i just love the bold stripe. Its totally unexpected. LOVE IT.
Amy @SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

New follower here! I must say I absolutely love how the material modernized it. It is gorgeous.

Deb
http://dejarenew.blogspto.com

Jenna said...

Ack! Love love LOVE it! I would have never thought to paint it green with that black and white stripe, but I just love it! Great job!

2027

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!

*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

xoxokara

Nikki said...

I love those stripes. Fantastic job! I just finished my first reupholstering project and it was a settee too. They are such fancy little pieces of furniture.

Nikki

P.S. the pneumatic stapler is soooo worth it.

Ambitiousprocrastinator.blogspot.com

Wanting What I Have said...

This is SUCH a great looking piece!!! Great fabric choice! Beautiful paint and glaze colors. GORGEOUS!!!

meijo's JOY said...

So cute...can I cross over and steal the zebra's seat?