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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Leather or Not

Came across the chair, a plush (So Comfy) Rocker, Original plan was to Upholster it for the Shoppe. But it is SO comfortable, that it is now going to be our family room chair.

I'm in the process of re-decorating our family/living room going away from Bright Yellows-Reds-Blues of the French Country Style
and going with
More Elegant,French Vintage but a bit more Class or Neutral ( I think)

So After a Trip to Restoration Hardware , I realized I wanted a Brown Leather Couch-Loving theirs but not loving the $3500 Price tag.
I set out to see if I could re-upholster our sofa in a (faux) leather
so I thought I would practice on this chair and see how goes.

Adding the metal tacks for a bit of rustic ,(not totally Finished)

This is a Polyester Fabric that I think looks a lot like Leather, it is
super soft and comfy to sit on (unlike leather actually)

Soon Ill share pictures of the Re-Decorating of the home, so far the walls went from Yellow to an Antique White, Curtains are being made in either Linen or a soft Blue/Tiffany color, If Only I could work as fast as my mind is going.


  1. Wow, that looks just like real, softly worn leather. Very pretty and a great job.


  2. Wow! It came out awesome. So cumfy too:) Happy New Year!
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  3. Looks like leather! You do such a great job on all of your pieces! Hope your Christmas was wonderful. xo

  4. Karyann its amazing what we can do when we put our minds to something.This rockers turned out just beautiful you have done a fantastic job with the upholstery. Much better than the big price tag for almost the same thing. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Sandy x

  5. Man you are good!!


  6. Wow! It looks amazing! You did a great job! I am painting all my walls a pale yellow...I love the whites, but I always have my red!

  7. This looks great, please relink it. You lniked to a blog hop for prayers for Edie. Sorry for the confusion!!

  8. That looks fabulous, Karyann! It sure does look like leather. You've done a great job on it. Happy New Year to you!

  9. Oooo! Love the 'leather' look furniture re-do. I like the tacks too ...
    and AMEN to working as fast as our minds!

  10. That's fabric? Really? It looks like that comfy, worn out, soft leather I love so much. Well done!

  11. Karryann, thank you for stopping by my blog and for signing on as a follower...and your kind comments! Please come back and visit again. You're always welcome.
    Hugs, Diane

  12. Oh my goodness the chair looks great.The before and after pictures are amazing!I am so glad that I found your blog because I used to shop in Folsom. Loved to go to Snook's.

  13. Bring your hammer, scissors and metal tacks over to my house! You do awesome work! Thanks for visiting my blog. I have signed up to follow your wonderful blog too!


  14. Hi Karryann! The chair turned out beautifully. I think it's really important to have a good chair you want to curl up in!
    I've strolled through and took a peek at your shop, it looks like just the kind of place I would love to shop in! Thanks for stopping by ATJV, I'll be back soon, have a Happy New Year!


  15. Just stumbled upon your blog via the little widget on the side of my blog....I love your blog. Are you in Folsom California? If so my daughter and grand babies live there..I am originally from Fair Oaks but now live in NC..My daughter and I always walk downtown folsom when I visit...always have to stop and get chocolate at the little candy store on the corner..I am now your newest follower.

  16. Oh my goodness,
    You did a fabulous job!!! It looks gorgeous!! I can't wait to see your living room re-do!
    I wish you have a very joyous and healthy New Year!

  17. Beautiful job! I think you did an awesome job with the polyester fabric!

  18. love your shop and your style! I live in EDH and will definitely be making a trip soon!

    (My only suggestion might be to take off the music from the page, or at least move it farther up. Nothing is a bigger pet peeve of mine then music on a blog, because I'm usually listening to something else, and then it's a mad dash to pause one of them as they drown each other out. No problem with the music selections though :)

    So glad you get to live your dream! I'd love to be able to do something like this one day. If you ever want someone to help out, I'd love the opportunity to learn about how you do everything! (for free of course, you'd be doing me a favor)

  19. Oh wow, that turned out really awesome! Looks like real leather!
    Thanks for stopping by our little ole blog! ;-) Your shop is gorgeous, love your style!!

  20. Nice job, Karryann! It looks like the perfect book-reading chair!!


  21. Wow! That looks so cozy and I love that it is a rocker. Great job!

  22. I always am so in awe of your projects!! Great job. I have you a little award on my blog today.
    Congratulations and thanks for inspiring me!!

  23. Oh my! What a wonderful fabric that looks just like vintage leather! Really really nice makover of the armchair! Love the job you have done with it.

    I´m happy that you left a sweet comment in my blog so I now foud yours as well. I´ll be back ;)

    Hugs, Carina