Monday, April 6, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday!

Happy Monday to all! I'm joining Susan for the first time today for Met Monday.Metamorphosis Mondays are all about before and after projects you do all around the house.You all know how much I love before and afters!
A few weeks ago our neighbors had a yard sale and everything they didn't sell,they let look over and grab what we wanted. My husband brought home a comfortable rocking chair,ugly, but very comfortable.After reading about how another blogger reupholstered (don't think I spelled that right) an old chair,we decided it couldn't be that hard and so we tackled the job ourselves!Here is the before.Sorry bout all the mess.We took it outside and gave it a good beating to get all the dust off.
and here's the after.My husband didn't really like the fabric but I loved it!I'm trying to add more black accents to my home.It was our first time doing this and it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be but I think it looks good for our first try.Tell me what you think!


14 comments:

susan said...

Can't believe that is your first attempt--look like a pro. Bet it won't be your last!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Monica! Great job and great chair. How fun and wonderful...Don't you love redoing something and it turns out great? This is just the start I can see it now!
Blessings,
Debbie

Martha said...

Wow -- what a great job on that chair -- you turned an ugly duckling into a swan!

Susie Q said...

Gorgeous...and yes, you spelled it right ;D

Scribbler said...

It's hard to believe this is the same chair -- great job! If Hubby doesn't like the fabric, just tell him to sit elsewhere, that it's your chair!

Scribbler

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

The chair looks fabulous! No longer looks old & dingy. It is new & fresh.

Mary said...

Great job! Bravo! :O) Mary from Boogieboard Cottage

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I agree that it doesn't even look like the same chair anymore. Looks like a professional job.

Joyce said...

Love the fabric. I have two headboards just calling me to redo them and I am terrified of starting but if you can do a chair I can tackle a simple headboard. You did a super job!
jOYCE

Monica said...

Thank you all for the sweet comments!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Good job. I'm glad you painted the wood black. At one time, I would have never done that, but now that I have been blogging, I see how much better a coat of paint can make something. Thanks for sharing.

Shelia said...

Your first time? You couldn't fooled me! Your chair looks terrific and I adore that fabric too! You painted the arms and legs black didn't you? It looks wonderful. congratulations.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

janet said...

wow i cant believe this is your first time, it looks professionally done. Awesome makeover!
hugs
janet

Carol Kennon said...

WOW! Looks beautiful. You never cease to amaze me with all your 'hidden' talents.