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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Chair Makeover and My Cat Ed

I rescued this chair from my aunt's storage building.  It had belonged to my grandparents, and she didn't want to get rid of it.  So she stuck it in storage.  I claimed it the minute  I laid eyes on it.  I love the shape and size of the chair, and the pattern on the back.  It's a vintage from Tell City.  It's made of Mahogany and so heavy.  I had forgotten just how heavy, until I attempted to take it to my deck for some outside photos. 

                                                                                
                                                                             
Other than the arms being worn out, it was in excellent shape.  I had purchased some fabric for a totally different project, but the more I looked at it I decided I would cover the chair with it.  I have read lots of tutorials on reupholstering, but I mostly just winged this one!!  :)  So this post is mostly a before and after.   It involved lots of staples, patience and the glue gun.  Here is the after! 


 The fabric is such a busy pattern, that it's hard to get a clear picture.   Below is a few close up pictures of the fabric. 


Here you can clearly see the difference between inside and outside photo shots.








I also added brown trim and gold nail heads around the arms.


To break up the fabric pattern, I decided to add the trim around the seat.  I love the cute little fringe  at the bottom.




 I did paint the legs and the arms of the chair with Martha Stewarts's Metallic Bronze.


I really wanted to add nail heads on the back, but this is where I ended up going with the glue gun and a few nail heads above the legs.







Now to share a funny little story with you, and introduce to our kitty, Mr. Ed.  Actually, we named him after Eddie from Christmas Vacation. If you are a fan of that movie (it's our yearly tradition) you know exactly who and what I'm talking about it.  LOL  This cat always keeps us entertained, and is always into something.   I finally learned my lesson, and stopped his midnight parties.  He would open the cabinet, tear open the bag of catfood, and happily share his food with the dog.  His food now stays in containers!!!

He laid claim to this chair the day I brought it home.  He loves to sleep in it.  So he was not very happy when I decided to redo it.  The two pictures below are blurry, because I grabbed my phone to take a picture.  He  seriously was attacking me, and not happy at all that I was touching his chair.
                                                                                          
                                                                                  
 He throws a mean right hook to protect his territory!!!  I still have the scars to prove it.  :)

                                              
Dear friends I will leave you with the king on his throne.  He approves of his new chair, and don't even think about trying to sit in it.  LOL


Thank you so much for stopping by.  You make my day with your visits!  :)


                                                                        Kathy
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189 comments:

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Kathy! Wow, girl, your chair looks outstanding! You did a fabulous job. What great fabric...love the trim, paint and wonderful workmanship. Ed is so handsome too~ Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great week :)
Shawn

Danavee said...

I'm in LOVE! It's beautiful! Outstanding work!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for joining me! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Have a great week. :)

Jaye @ Just Trying to Make Cents of it All! said...

OMG - you really did that???? I can't tell you how impressed I am! It's stunning, truly it is. I have three ottomans, an overstuffed chair and a divan wanting new upholstery but I am so intimidated at the thought of upholstering them. AND I took a class at JoAnn's to learn!!!

And I love Ed! We have a Mike that pretty much does as he pleases, too. They sure are bossy, aren't they?

Thanks for the inspiration. I am pinning this just to keep reminding me that I can probably do this.

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow, this is a professional reupholstering job! You are very talented. The trim looks wonderful with the fabric and the color of the arms/legs. You're welcome to come here anytime and help me do an antique sofa!

xo
Pat
P.S. I'm a new follower ~

Kris said...

Kathy,

You did a fantastic job on the chair. The fabric you selected is absolutely gorgeous and fits the chair beautifully. How on earth were you able to keep the pattern straight? I wouldn't have a clue on how to go about reupholstering a chair! The best I can do is a chair seat! HA

Beautifully done...Bravo!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks for your visit! Nice to meet you and your cat. LOVE the chair redo! What wonderful fabric! I tried to comment the regular way, but the way you have your googlw+ set up it won't let me, or to get to your blog thru your comment, so glad you had your URL in your sig!
Ruth

Rachel said...

Wow, that's so brave! I can't imagine tackling a reupholstery job, but it turned out great!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you! I'm amazed it turned out so well because I really learned as I went. LOL

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I have been having a pain with connecting the two. Thanks for letting me know. I will check it out again. Thank you for stopping by! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! Let me tell you...it took several days with a huge mess in my family room. I definitely learned as I went. I'm amazed at what a glue gun will do. LOL Thank you for stopping by. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Getting the fabric straight was a real pain! I'll be right over to help with your sofa!! :)

Thank you for stopping by, and following. I appreciate it so much. HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Oh,thank you so much! I promise you, I really had no idea what I was doing at first. Definitely learned a lot in the process. My glue gun is my new best friend. :) It helped knowing the chair couldn't look any worse. LOL Go for it!!! You can do it! Thanks for pinning it!

Yep, kitties are so bossy! We sure love them though don't we? Thank you so much for stopping by! HUGS

Can't wait to see your makeovers!!! :)

MyTwoCents said...

This turned out so beautifully! I love the brown details. Thanks for sharing!

Vere Perez said...

Wow just.. wow am super impressed, how I wish to be capable of doing such a lovely job, love how it turned out and btw that is an awesome fabric! Mr. Ed is a natural in front of the camera

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

I adore Mr. Ed's chair. The fabric you chose is great.
Thank you for your sweet comment earlier.

Cynthia said...

WOW! What a beautiful chair and the fabric is gorgeous. I love script anything. What a fabulous job.

Cynthia

Emma said...

Your chair looks so classy and I love your fabric choice! But I have to say my favorite is Ed :)

Cynthia said...

I so admire you for tackling that chair! I've dabbled in upholstery, but haven't taken on anything that hard yet. You did a great job, and that fabric is just lovely.

Anonymous said...

I am so jealous! I have an old chair of my grandmother's that has a similar fan-like back. How did you get the beautiful lines on the back to form the fan shape? I threw a slipcover over mine until I get brave enough to tackle it. The back has me stumped.

Oh...and my cats love that chair, too. Must be the curved back seems like a hug to them!

You did a beautiful job!

Judi said...

Hi Kathy
That chair is awesome Kathy!! You did a fabulous job on it and what a great choice for fabric. I love it! I can't even imagine being able to reupholster a chair using tutorials. I've thought about it before but I don't think it would be a good job. Love it.

I had to chuckle about your kitty. He still likes the chair after you've changed its appearance..and he's pretty adament about it too...cute. I hope he won't scratch it though....nooooo scratching kitty!

have a great week.
Judi

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Kathy,
Thanks for visiting me and leaving your kind comment. So glad that you did because I got to meet Mr. Ed! Your chair turned out great. I have never attempted to upholster anything other than a chair seat or a bench!

Cathy and Paul @One Creative Couple said...

Wow, what a great job you did on this chair. I am really impressed as I think reupholstering is very intimidating. Kudos!!

whatamberloves.com said...

Spectacularly done! Fabulous fabric selection, too!! ~Amber of WhatAmberLoves.com

Amanda said...

You did an amazing job on this chair! It turned out beautiful! :) Thank you so much for visiting my blog,I am so glad we found each other! I have a feeling I will be here for quite awhile this evening,catching up on all your awesome projects! :)

Meg said...

Oh my lord that is GORGEOUS!!! Wow!! The chair is pretty good too. hehe Just kidding. That chair made me gasp and I love the tabby cats. Mine have recently laid claim to 2 new chairs. They just want whatever one the other one is laying in at the time.

Thanks for sharing on The All Star Block Party!!

Tara said...

Beautiful Chair! I just bought an old chair to refinish. You did a great job for just winging it. LOL I am not sure if I want to tackle mine or have someone else do it. Love the kitty pics. ;) Thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse!

NeeCee said...

Beautiful chair, what a family treasure....you certainly have a showpiece to brag about!!! Your newest follower, NeeCee at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com Stop by for a visit.....;)

debra said...

You did an amazing job with that chair!

"WINGING" ??? Girl you can wing for sure! :)

Love the kitty!

Patricia said...

Awesome job Kathy! Your chair looks fabulous and so is your kitty.
Thanks for following this new newbie!

Full Circle Creations said...

Just beautiful. I love the fabric! Your chair turned out wonderful. Great job! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

Holly

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Kathy, this is fabulous! Don't know if I would ever have the patience to do all that stapling. Well done!!

Thanks for sharing this at the All Star Block Party!

Dewdrop Gardens said...

Now that is a transformations! Wow, it looks amazing!!

I too have an old wing chair that was my parents and is in bad shape. Like yours, it is mainly the fabric that is a mess. I have wanted to redo it for years, but am terrified! I'm sure I'd wreck it...you have given me inspiration to get going on this one! I will have to google tutorials on this because I have nooooo idea how to start!

Thanks for posting this before & after, I love what you've accomplished...wow, all the details!!

Thanks for dropping by my blog and following me! I am now following you too.
Debbie :)

Kimberly Sminkey said...

Kathy, I'm sitting here cracking up over Eddie the cat! I was going to ask if you would mind sending me that chair since it's so beautiful, but I see that Eddie would not appreciate that! You did such a wonderful job on it and I luv luv luv the new fabric! Thanks for linking up with us at T4 again this week as I always look forward to what you bring!
xoxo
Kim

Jess @ Colorful Ones said...

Wow - what a makeover! I love how the fabric looks on the chair, and how well it came out... you'd never guess that you 'winged it'! :) Thanks for sharing; p.s. I found you via the Tuesday Treasury Link Up party at Boerman Ramblings! :) Nice to meet you, and God Bless!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Wow, your chair is amazing! Are you sure you didn't know what you were doing- it looks like a pro job to me!!! I would love to take an upholstery class because there is no way I could figure this out on my own!

Di{CookTheTV} said...

Hi Kathy, this chair is absolutely awesome! Ed looks ready to pounce though...I dare anyone to try and sit in it!!
Thanks for the follow on my blog, I'm glad you enjoyed the recipes:) I have returned the favor and am following your blog by email and twitter. Great job on twitter, btw, I'm never quite sure what to tweet!

Jenny Lynn said...

I absolutely adore this chair make over. The fabric is wonderful. The cat is cute and brings added decorative touch to the chair. LOL... mine would possibly do the same thing.

Linda said...

Your chair turned out beautiful. It looks totally professional and the choice of fabric is fabulous.
What a beautiful addition to your home. Mr. Ed is precious. He looks very relaxed in his new found throne. I am your newest follower...stop by to say hello. Linda

Kathie said...

WOW! If I ever need a chair reupholstered, I 'm bringing it to you! I am in love with that fabric and your trim and paint on the legs, just blend perfectly! What makes your chair even more special is that you saved a family heirloom from sitting in storage! By the way, my Penelope rips into her food bag when she can reach it and it has to be stored in plastic containers too! She also drinks from the bathtub faucet. Cats are so quirky!

Create With Joy said...

Hi Kathy

I am SO delighted to meet you - thanks for stopping by! I am glad you like my Fried Corn Recipe - it has quickly become one of my summertime faves!

You did an amazing job of upholstering your chair! I would love for you to share this with us at Inpsire Me Monday, my week-long creative party!

I also got a kick out of your very territotial cat! If you drop by my Wordless Wednesday party, you will get to meet Legend, one of my two Maine Coon cats! Legend is also very territorial and has ripped my office chair to shreds (not intentionally though - he likes to jump from the floor to the top of the chair when I am sitting at my computer to hang out with me which causes me to jump and him to grab on with his very deep claws when the chair swivels!)

My other cat, Tsunami, likes to take over all of our chairs and pretends he doesn't hear us when we come to sit down - he refuses to make eye contact since he knows we want our seat - cats are SO funny!

Anyway, have a fabulous day and I look forward to getting to know you!

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Create With Joy said...

P.S. Following you on Linky Followers! :-)

Barbara F. said...

Great job with this chair, Kathy. I love the fabric, I have never seen anything like that in fabric before this. Thanks so much for stopping by, and the follow. I am following you right back. xo

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Wow! Is this your first upholstery attempt? Fabulous!! I have some projects I want to do. {deep breath} But, I haven't gotten the nerve yet. We have two tabby cats too. Love them. Your little Ed seems like a cute little stinker.
As a girl who used to live along the Big Lake, I'm totally curious where Lakeshore Drive is?
Blessings!

Doreen said...

The chair is fabulous! What a great job you did Kathy. I really like the fabric too. Very unique! And your kitty is precious! What a character he is!! Love the story about his food and the dog. Oh, how I miss my granddog :(.

Hubba said...

I love the pattern with all the words. I'm now following you from a blog hop, would love if you followed back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

I love the fabric. You did an absolutely amazing job! And the expression on your cat's face in the last picture is just priceless!

Angela

Pamela said...

Ohhhhh...it's amazing and even more special that it's a family heirloom. You did an awesome reupholster job. Made me want to try it myself.

Renonda said...

Love that fabric!

Renonda @ Snickety Things

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I'm thrilled to have it, and so glad it's done. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I was so happy to find the material on the half off table!! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you, and thank you for visiting. We do love our Ed. My son rescued him several years back. He was so tiny he couldn't even eat food yet. He's slightly spoiled. LOL

I actually live in Louisiana. I'm actually amazed to see just how many Lakeshores there are!

HUGS sweet friend!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I just returned the favor, and am happily following you! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you! He really is a spoiled little stinker! My son rescued him when he was so young he couldn't even eat food. Yep, he rules the roost. LOL Thank you so much for visiting. HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Looking forward to getting to know you! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

I forgot to tell you...you asked earlier about my FB page! I am working on it. It is a job to get it all together. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for stopping by, and following! I would love to share at your party. I just visited your page to look at your beautiful cats! I have always wanted a coon cat. We have lots of stories to share. LOL Can't wait to visit more. HUGS sweet friend!

Kathy Moody said...

Aww thank you! Can you believe I got that fabric on the half off table at Hancocks?? I was so excited, so I bought all they had left. :) Really glad I did. I attempted to put the cat food in a glass jar, and the little stinker knocked the lid off. LOL I can't believe yours drinks from the faucet!! That's amazing.

HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for visiting, and following. I am happily following you, and I loved your photos!! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! It's amazing what you can do with a glue gun. LOL Our cat is slightly spoiled. :)

HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I am still trying to get the hang of Twitter myself. I love the blogs that have the Twitter button ready for you. LOL Can't wait to see more of your great recipes.

HUGS

Patricia said...

Totally amazing job Kathy. You and what you did to the chair is absolutely fabulous! I even like the details with the trim and fringe. I hope one day to have the courage to reupholster something and do as grand of a job as you did. Thanks for following my new blog, I'm your newest follower. Check me out I have a new post!

TTYL.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! It took me a good 3 days to finish it, and I am amazed what you can do with a glue gun!! LOL

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! I am your newest follower. Look forward to getting to know you. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I promise he keeps us laughing. I could probably write a whole blog about his crazy self. LOL Can you believe I found that material on the half off table at Hancocks? I was so excited.

HUGS sweet friend!! :) XOXO

Kathy Moody said...

Aww thank you so much! It's amazing what you can do with a glue gun!! It did take about 3 days to finish. I can't wait to check out your new post. Thank you for following. HUGS sweet friend.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! You can do it! I will be happy to help you!! I actually didn't even attempt to pull the fabric off the back, I just covered it. That made it so much easier for my first time.

So happy to be following you! HUGS sweet friend.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I really surprised myself. LOL

Thanks for stopping by! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! I was so excited to get the fabric at half price!! I am your newest follower. Thank you so much for stopping by. :)

Lisa T. said...

Oh wow!!! Great job!!! I love the fabric especially since I play classical piano.

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

That is a beautiful transformation. I love that gorgeous fabric with the lovely calligraphy!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you sweet friend! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I'm a script fanatic these days! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I was so tired of looking at it covered with a blanket that I decided to go for it. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Well, I know this isn't your typical redo, but I actually used my glue gun deep in the lines and pushed the fabric in there with the side of a pair of scissors!! I had several burned fingers from the glue. LOL I'm amazed it is very secure deep in the back of the chair. I just did a small section at a time.

Your right...it must be the perfect curve for those cats. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I was so happy to find the fabric half off. That made it even better. We do keep the cat a scratching post, and so far he is pretty good about using that!! LOL

HUGS sweet friend.

Chase the Star said...

Gorgeous chair!!! Great job! New follower, stopping by from the Blackberry Vine linky!
Barbara @ Chase the Star

http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

WOW that looks amazing!

Cranberry Morning said...

That is a comfortable chair style, and I LOVE that fabric!! It would look so nice sitting next to my piano. :-)) Tell Kitty not to claw that fabric. And thanks for following Cranberry Morning! I'm following back.

Kristen said...

Thanks for visiting my celery logs! I like your chair! I am pretty sure our cats can be twins! Nice finding your blog! <3 Kristen

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! It would be perfect beside a piano!
Thank you for visiting and following. HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! We are both in trouble if Ed has a twin. LOL Can't wait to see pics of your cat. Thanks for visiting and following. HUGS sweet friend.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and following. Just visited your blog and I love your new look!!! Joined you by email, too. Don't want to miss a post. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I am now happily following you. I will see you tomorrow at your Show Off Friday! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I am your newest follower! Love your blog. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you for stopping by! This was my first attempt, and it definitely took a few days!! LOL HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much sweet girl!! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

LOL, that was a good one!! :) Thank you so much. Cats definitely have their favorite spots. Thank you for stopping, and the great party. HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Love your blog. Thanks for following, too! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you for stopping by, and hosting a great party! I say go for it on your chair!! LOL HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! So happy to be following you, and thanks for stopping by! HUG sweet friend!

Coley said...

Wow, what a great transfermation!! I'm loving the fabric!!!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Kathy, I loved the chair before. But your "after" is really gorgeous! That fabric is perfect for that style chair. And you did such a professional job! Love cats, and Ed seems like a peach!

ღ Jans Life According To Milo ღ said...

What a great job on the chair! I love the fabric, such a great choice. : ).. I'm following you as well, sorry it took me so long, I missed your comment on my post from last week! My email is a little wacky! Great job though!

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

What an amazing job you did with this! Fantastic! I can't believe that is your fist attempt!

Jessi Wohlwend said...

Wow, great job! I love that fabric with the names of composers on it! And we have two kitties who definitely "own" certain pieces of furniture in our house, so I totally understand :-) Thanks so much for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Did a great job on that chair! Funny how the cats always take over. Also, I am awarding you the Liebster Award! CONGRATS! Follow to my POST!
http://thebfarm.blogspot.com/2012/07/an-award.html

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, sweet friend!! You made my day. Have a wonderful weekend! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! Glad I found your blog. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I found that fabric on sale, which made it even better. :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Kathy -- first visit here and what a nice time I had! Your musical chair is gorgeous! I had a chair like that that sat around forever waiting for me to do something with it and finally I sent it away -- SO regretting that now. Enjoy -- looks like the cat is :)

Blessings!
Gail

Come visit and enter in to win my giveaway - some new release cookbooks and an apron set :)

http://faithfulnessfarm.blogspot.com/2012/07/low-carb-living-no-sugar-ketchup.html

Peggy Jean said...

Kathy, Thank you for such a sweet comment on my blog! I am also now following yours! I have to say this chair is awesome! I love the fabric you chose and am so jealous of your reupholstering skills!

-Peggy

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Just gorgeous!

Candace

I work for http://www.cool2craft.com/ so if you're interested in being featured on our Creative Community Blog, email me at candace@cool2craft.com

My personal blog: http://spiritclay.blogspot.com/

Hani@Craftionary said...

Fantastic makeover. I love the thumb tacks and the lace details along the sides.. Thanks for linking up. Have a nice weekend!

Shirley said...

Hi Kathy,

I love the fabric. It is perfect for the chair. And I don't blame ED for taking over. It looks like a great place to curl up. I am fighting with something that wont let me follow you. I keep trying but something is not right..Will try again after i re-boot..

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! I just visited your blog and your work is awesome. I'm your newest follower!! :).

I would love the opportunity!! Thank you so much. I will send you an email.

Kathy Moody said...

Aww thank you so much! I was so lucky to find the fabric half price. Thank you for following, too. Can't wait to see more of your blog. HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for kind words! I look back at things I have given away and now regret it, too!

Thank you so much for visiting! I just registered for your awesome giveaway!! It is great. You have some wonderful recipes! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much and I appreciate you following!! Have a great weekend. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! We do love the spoiled little rascal. Lol

Eva {Tales of the Scotts} said...

Wow, what a transformation! Looks fantastic and love that fabric you chose.

Little Miss Maggie said...

What an incredible makeover. I love that fabric and Mr. Ed is clearly king of his throne. Thanks for joining us at Hot Fun in the Summertime.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Very nice job Kathy! I love that fabric. I have a cat that thinks she owns the whole house!

Kimberly said...

This is a great makeover! I love the fabric.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! You are so right about those cats! :) Thank you for visiting.

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much!! I fell in love with that fabric. Thanks for visiting. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! He owns that chair. LOL Thank you for hosting! Hope you are having a great weekend. :)

Naptime Review said...

What a cute blog! Just found you from July's hop. Still going down the list looking for some good reads.

Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can! Also hosting Mom's Monday Mingle tonight and tomorrow. Love to have you link up! Last week we had close to 250 blogs. Hope to see you there!

www.thenaptimereview.com

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! It's just beautiful! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jennifer said...

Beautiful job! Its looks fabulous and I love the lines of this chair. Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you'll be back next week!

Angie said...

It looks stunning now - I'm so impressed! Thanks for sharing it at Knick of Time Tuesday - I'll be featuring you this week and there will be an "I Was Featured" button waiting there for you!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Kathy,
Your chair redo is awesome! Love that gorgeous fabric.
I can't believe you just "winged it"!!! This is a skillful
design. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at WIW. We loved having you, link up any time!
Hugs,
Patti

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much sweet friend!! I can't wait to get my button. Headed there now!! Thank you again!! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! I love your awesome parties. HUGS sweet friend! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Thanks for the wonderful party, too!! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much precious friend!! Thank you for hosting the great parties each week. HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I had to send an earlier message from my phone, but just wanted to make sure it went through!! I appreciate it so much. HUGS

Iva Grbesic said...

Thanks for the follow Kathy! I am following back. Love the chair. I just had a wingback re-upholstered. I'll be sharing pictures soon.

Iva
One Chic Mom

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Beautiful project! I just love how it turned out. And the fabric is fabulous. Be sure and grab a featured button when you link up this week to I Made It! Monday.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What an awesome makeover! I love the fabric and the trim!

~PJ said...

I absolutely adore this, and the fabric is amazing!!! I have a chair I want to rehab but I'm so scared of screwing it up... I'm your newest follower.

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much sweet friend! I am so excited, and can't wait to display my button. HUGS I am out of town for a few days, but I will be back next week with another project to link up!!! HUGS

Creative Raisins said...

I am in love with this chair, the fabric is fabulous

Stopping over from Two In Diapers Mom's Monday Mingle ~ Your Newest Follower

Lisa

http://creativeraisins.blogspot.com/

Reyna said...

I feel so lucky to have found you over from Elizabeth & Co.

Your work and ideas are amazing, unique and inspiring!

Thank you!

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Coming over from Knick of Time. Love the chair re-do
AND the cat story! I have to put blankets on top of my white sofa to keep it from getting dirty and full of cat hair! Gotta love them cats!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Kathy,
Wow, I really had to scroll today to leave you a super compliment on your chair redo. I just LOVE it!! You did a fantastic job on recovering it and love,love,love the fabric that you choose. This would go great in our music room. If you ever get tired of your new chair you know where to send it. Lol~Not that I expect you to tire of this beauty.

Sandi (Meme) said...

I love what you did with the chair. I would never be brave enough to attempt this though! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, and being my newest follower! I will be joining you too, and can't wait to see what you come up with next. You are quite adventurous - I don't believe I've ever see anyone be able to hook to so many meme's at once! Thanks again, please come back and visit again sometime! Sandi

Meg said...

I'm featuring your GORGEOUS chair on this weeks All Star Block Party:

http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/07/all-star-block-party-9.html

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much sweet friend!!! I appreciate it, and am thrilled to be featured! HUGS :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! Thanks for following, too. I appreciate so much. I do love to tackle new projects. LOL I will visit again very soon. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I love your zebra curtains!! They are adorable. Thank you for following, and I'm your newest follower. :)

Erika Marsh said...

I just wanted to stop by and say Thank you for linking up to "Home is Where the Heart is" Our link party is a great one because of you! We'd love to have you link up this week too! The party is open now! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-4/
PS.
You've been featured! :)

Home Decorating at the Craft Guild said...

Beautiful chair!
Thank you for linking it up at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com
Hope to see you again later today with something else fabulous!!
Rose

Anne said...

Kathy,
Great makeover! You have inspired me to give that style of chair a try.I have seen those lately and passed them by because I was not sure I could do it.But next time I spot one I am taking it home! Beautiful fabric too.
Your kitty is sweet.Looks like our tabby.I am now following along.
xx
Anne

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!!! You made my day!!! I have been on vacation this week, and our cabin has horrible Internet service. Lol. I will try my best to link up today. HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I have been on vacation this week, and our Internet has been horrible! Lol. Will do my best to link up.

Katherines Corner said...

Kathy it is gorgeous, just gorgeous! I love the fabric choice you made. truly love it! xo

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

Hi Kathy! What a beautiful job! I have a shell-back/channel-back chair that was my grandmother's and I had it reupholstered a few years ago. I never would have had the guts to have tried it myself. LOL The closest I've ever come to that, is a few dining room chair seats here and there. Stopping by from the block party hop and newly following you. Have a great rest of the week and an awesome weekend! ~Mary

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Kathy!
Just popped back in to let you know that we featured your chair makeover this week at Ivy and Elephants! Please stop by and grab a featured button. Don't forget to link up your new creations, too!
Hugs,
Patti

Sherry said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Manda said...

That's amazing! Well done :)
I must say though, my favorite part is...Ed. :)
We have a nearly identical cat named, Moneypenny.
Eat Cake

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I love your cat's name. How cute. So glad I found your blog! Your newest follower. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! So glad to be following. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! That back was definitely a pain. LOL Thank you for following, and I am your newest follower. Hope you have a great weekend, too! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I love the size of the chair, and you can do it!! :) I am your newest follower. Thank you for following along. HUGS

Garage Sales R Us said...

You did a great job on this! I am visiting from the sassy sites link party. I am you newest follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ I hope you will stop by and do the same. I also have an awesome giveaway going on with a Cricut Machine! It's only got a few hours left on it so hurry over and enter!

Robin

Katie @ Little Becky Homecky said...

Love this chair!! Featuring it on my Facebook page today as a Fantabulous Friday Feature!!

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much!! Yay! I am going to check it out now. I'm working on a new post for this week at the moment. LOL Thanks again. XOXOXO

One More Time said...

Your Chair looks great...would love it if you would share at Share it One More Time http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/08/features-and-share-it-one-more-time.html
I have a cat that looks just like yours...her name is Tink:)

Anonymous said...

Hi~ Love lurking at what you are doing next but this, I have to know more about.....I have a very old chair in my garage and would love to do this but don't even know where to start....any suggestions on how I can start out?
What type of materials do I need and so forth?
I have 2 cats that are just waiting for my old chair to come in the house for them! (hehe!)
Thanks so much for your site and info!
Tina
sartain22@verizon.net

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much!! I just linked up, and added my table, too. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I do follower your awesome blog. I have been on vacation this week, and I can't believe I missed the giveaway. Boo Thanks for following. I appreciate it so much. :)

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for sharing this post at my Say G'day Saturday Linky party Kathy. I've shared it on Google+, Pinterest, twitter and facebook! You did a brilliant job!

This week's party has started so please pop by and say G'Day if you have a minute!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

WELL! It is gorgeous. Totally gorgeous :) He has great taste!!

Lynda said...

I am impressed with your chair redo! Wow! And love your kitty. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much sweet friend! HUGS

Kathy Moody said...

Hi! Sorry I'm just now getting back to you! Still trying to catch up from vacation. To make things easier, (if there is an easy) LOL when you remove the old material cut out the new from that pattern. I did the bottom and the sides, and save the back for last. I stapled everything except the lines in the back of the chair. That's where I cheated and used my glue gun!! I used the side of a pair of scissors to push the material into the grooves. That made is so much easier. You can also do a search Youtube. They have some great videos to help get you started. :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much sweet friend!! You are awesome. So glad you always share your very valuable info! Learned so much from you!!!! XOXOXO

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by. :)

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Wow my I am impressed, for not having upholstered before you are pretty darn good at it. I have two chairs sitting waiting for me to redo for over a year, you have inspired me! I love the fabric you used on the chair! I do feel bad for you you won't be able to sit on it since the king has claimed it as his. He is adorable though. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

Kathy Moody said...

Awww, thank you so much! You can do it!! I found that material on the half price table so that really motivated me. LOL The only time we can get near it is when the king is outside. :)

Thank you so much for your kind words. Can't wait to see your chairs. XOXOXO

One More Time said...

Hi Kathy,
Just wanted to let you know you have been featured over at Share It One More Time.... Congratulations and don't forget to grab your I have been featured button...it's located on my side bar. Hope to see you again this Friday!
Tammy

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much!!! I am thrilled and honored. Can't wait to proudly display your button. :) HUGS

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this is fantastic, very impressive. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

Misti @ Living On Cypress Hill said...

This chair looks great! I have been wanting to try my hand at upholstering, but I just haven't had the chance yet. I love your fabric!! And I have a bossy cat, too! While reading blogs he wanted on my lap, I told him no, and he promptly went to the end table and knocked my fingernail polish off! He was gonna show me! lol!!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I'm going now! Thanks for stopping by, too! :)

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much! I was so excited to get my fabric on the half price table, which made it even better. :)

Oh, how I can relate to your cat stories. We were gone for vacation a few weeks ago. My parents and in-laws were feeding him and my dog. The day before we came home, my mother-in-law called to warn me.....I guess the cat was getting very upset and went crazy in my kitchen. LOL Every cabinet was open, and he broke my favorite small cake pedestal. I guess he was trying to teach us to not leave him alone again!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Pamela said...

Kathy what a beautiful chair makeover! I love love love that fabric!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by!

Have a great week. :)

Kathy from DoubleNickelsandBeyond said...

I've just found your blog and have been poking around! I love this chair. Sometimes it's really hard to find a good solid chair like this! And for me it's hard to find the courage to attempt a project like this! Your came out gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my place too!

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, thank you so much! I decided I didn't have anything to lose. LOL I am really enjoying it. Thank you for visiting.

HUGS

t clarke said...

Hey Kathy! I just found your blog!! You did an incredible job on your chair. I have 2 chairs that are very similar in style, that my grandma gave to me, and they need to be recovered. You have inspired me!!! Thanks!

Terri Burfield said...

You did a fabulous job on your chair, I love everything about it!!

Debbie Z said...

What a nice kitty mom you are to have redone the chair for Mr. Ed! ;o) It is beautiful!

Juliet O'Brien said...

Ha ha!Ed's a handsome tabby and that chair complements his coloring beautifully- good call!
Now you've got me obsessed with finding a similar chair- LOVE the back!

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