Tuesday, March 22, 2011

ReStore Workshop Chair

As some of you know… I volunteered to help teach a workshop

at my local Habitat ReStore.

If you follow my facebook page, then you already know

we had a great turn out and it all went well!

This particular workshop was centered around redesigning and repurposing

items for home d├ęcor and practical uses.

Someone had donated a wooden chair to the store

and I used it for my hands on example.

I didn’t snap a before picture on this because 

I didn’t know I would be blogging about it.

It had been painted several times over and against the grain.

The color was a tan or medium brown color.

However, because the main purpose was to show what a fresh coat of paint

and some creativity would do… I didn’t take the time to strip it down. 

Instead, I lightly sanded it and repainted it.

I am also on this ruffle kick right now… I love them!

So… I decided to ruffle the chair!

I also made a no sew shabby chic floral pillow for it.

Here is what it looks like now…

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Wouldn’t this be cute in a little girl’s room or even a nursery?

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I also sewed some tie backs on the pillow.

WELL… after the workshop,

the ops manager actually gave me the chair to thank me for volunteering.

Wow!  It’s mine!

So, now I plan to remove the ruffle…

yes… you heard me right…

and strip the chair down.

When I get all that accomplished, I will post about it along with a no sew pillow tutorial.

The fabric is cute but I plan to go with a neutral color fabric, instead.

I also want to say…

Thanks for all the encouragement here and on facebook for the workshop…

I was pretty nervous

I’m not a good speaker in front of a crowd and I’m kinda shy… really!

So… thank you for checking on me and asking about it!!

And as always…

Thanks For Stoppin’ By!

 

 

 

7 comments:

  1. Bet you had a blast. Great job, keep it up.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  2. That's a great chair and you made it look absolutely adorable! Congrats on a job well done at the workshop!

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  3. Oh you know I can't wait to see the new version!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you that the workshop went well! Wish we had the video!!!!!

    Are they booking you for another workshop?

    xo
    ~K

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  4. The chair looks awesome. I KNEW the workshop would go well. With all the talent you have, it couldn't go wrong.
    I am having a hissy fit to learn to make this pillow.:))

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  5. That's really pretty...and you wanna strip it down?
    Love the pretty pillow fabric, very feminine and yes it would look darling in a little girls room.

    I never would have suspected you were shy...you probably rocked the house!

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  6. What a beauty! Still trying to envision you removing the ruffle - hard to believe! I'll bet you'll soon be the star attraction at the workshops!

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  7. That sounds like sooo much fun. You shy? Really? You always make me smile. The chair is adorable. You are on a ruffle kick...lol. Can't wait to see what you do to it now that it is yours.

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