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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Vintage Rocker- ReUpholster with Toile



Well one down 14 or so to go. Here is my little Vintage Rocker I just re-upholstered (finally) after sitting in my family room for way to long. I choose Black-White Toile because i love it, & it is neutral. I think i actually did pretty good on the box cushion- that has always been my week spot when it comes to upholstery- but it came out pretty good- Now as far at the zipper -didn't even attempt it-especially as while doing the cushion i (sewed my middle left hand finger) YES sewed it- i was pushing the fabric through and the needle caught my finger-and for some reason my foot kept pressing the pedal- SO after that figured i would  leave the zipper attempt out and go with the ties again.
And well you can't tell when cushion is on seat. For the Seat cushion i used the toile and black and white check for bottom side-mixing up the piping . The seat cushion is down filled, so it is so cushy and comfy- One more piece that I'm debating keeping at home.


 

38 comments:

  1. Wow..you did a gorgeous job!!
    xojanis

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  2. I love it and you did a fantastic job. I wish I knew how to do that.

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  3. I would love that chair in my house! You are just so amazingly talented. I love toile! xo

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  4. Another amazing fantabulous job! You are somethin!!

    xo
    LeAnn

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  5. Oh my goodness gracious me oh my!!!!!! I loooove it!!! Wow, you did an amazing job!

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  6. OUCH! I hate doing the zipper too I have always done velcro I never thought of using ties!! Great job!

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  7. Love-LOVE-LOVE Toile! Great job!
    Sorry about your finger.. :(

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  8. Hi KarryAnn, thanks for stopping by this evening. I'm glad to have you and I appreciate your vote on what to do with Matilda. :-) I love what you've done with the toile chair. That looks fab.

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  9. The new look is amazing, great job! Have a great VTT!

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  10. What a beautiful job you did!

    Thank you so much for coming by my blog.
    I am so glad I found yours!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  11. It.looks.fabulous! I'm sorry about your finger but you did a great job.

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  12. That is a gorgeous chair! You can't go wrong with toile! Thanks for sharing

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  13. Wow, Karryann, You did a fabulous job! Ouch, I'm sorry you sewed your finger! That must have been very painful. The cushion looks totally perfect without the zipper. I can understand very well that you're tempted to keep this pretty rocker chair.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  14. What a difference a little time and work can do. You did an excellent job on this chair. Very nice,

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  15. Visiting from Womwn Who do it all......what a gorgeous chair!

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  16. Beautiful! and it looks so comfy too!

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  17. That is amazing! It is so pretty in the black & white toile. You did a beautiful job!

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  18. Love it! Super cute and looks oh so comfy! I'll have to make my to Folsom and show you how to sew a zipper in, it's not as hard (or painful!) as you think. But I do love the trick with the ties, I wouldn't have thought of that!
    ~nic

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  19. I love it!! I could hardly wait to post a comment!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  20. You are so TALENTED. I see pieces all the time that I know would be beautiful recovered but I've never tried it. It is beautiful.
    Ann

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  21. Glad to see others out there still loving toile! You did a terrific job. I have never tried to upholster more than a chair seat or bench. Looks great.

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  22. What a great redo! You can never go wrong with toile. Every time I bring a toile piece into the shop it sells.

    I must get back to check out some of your other great projects.

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  23. That chair is FABULOUS! I so love toile and always have. I want one.

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  24. That chair is beautiful. I am jealous of your upholstery skills! Thanks for stopping by yesterday. It is nice to meet you!

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  25. I once in my younger days, whilst sewing a western shirt either for my husband or my father, I forget which, I sewed through my thumbnail. I thought I would just pass out with pain, and had to back that needle back out of my thumbnail.How I caught that under the needle,I will never know, but I know how bad it hurt when you sewed through your finger. ooouuccchhhhh.But..., I love,love,love your gorgeous chair. You did such a good job.
    Happy VTT..

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  26. Thanks for stoppig by and leaving a sweet comment...yes, I too would love to paint the buffet a wonderful creamy white...but it is a third generation heirloom and the oak wood is gorgeous, I could not bring myself to do it. I am now following you too!!

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  27. Hi Karryann,
    Wow, what a great job! Just wonderful, I'd give anything to be able to do what you do. :-)

    Thanks so much for your visit, please come back often!

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  29. Very cute makeover -- that rocker looks just perfect for an afternoon snooze!

    I noticed on the side of your blog, you asked for ideas to deal with ugly ceiling tile. We had that in the kitchen of our last house -- we took down the tiles, and papered them in a thick paper that looks like tin ceiling tile. Then we painted them in a glossy white -- painted the bars between them in the same white -- and it looked (unless you look really closely) like an old tin ceiling.

    We have had real tin ceilings in apartments in NYC, so we knew the look we were going for. It's easy to find that wallpaper and it is much cheaper than the thermoplastic or thin metal pressed tin panels they sell at Home Depot and Lowe's.
    Good luck!
    Cass

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  30. GREAT job! I LOVE toile and black is my second favorite (red being first). I have a couple chairs that need some attention :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  31. Whew, this is beautiful! I don't know if I could ever get the nerve to try and upholster a chair or anything that requires more than staples!

    The toile fabric is so pretty and it just looks great.

    Thanks for coming over to my blog. I'm so glad you did because now I'm following you and will be back often.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  32. The old fabric is - well old but the chair looks wonderful now. Happy VTT.

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  33. Wow. That is beautiful, you are one talented lady! That looks like the most comfy chair I have ever seen. Really enjoyed visiting today and I look forward to following :) xx

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  34. The chair turned out amazing! I have one that is sort of shaped like that, and I would love to reupholster it, but it looks too hard and scary. I hope your finger is ok. I can't tell you how many times I've done that to myself!

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  35. Wow! That is amazing job. You are amazing.

    - The Tablescaper

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  36. WOW, AMAAZing transformation. Love It, love it, love it. Toile is a favorite of mine and I am definitely a chair addict. I have so many stashed in my garage, basement, storage unit that I've picked up at garage sales, auctions, etc. that I have visions for and may actually get around redoing "someday" LOL. This one turned out beautifully!

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  37. I'm having my 1st ever giveaway, I'd love for you to get in on the action, lol!

    Megan

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