The Little Chair

Nov
08th
2008

Being that I’ve been in a super crafty (and nesty!) mood lately, I figured it was about time to give my little vanity chair a makeover.  I’ve never recovered anything, so I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to turn out…

Before:

Stains. Niiiiiiiiice.

After:

Ahh, much better.

Ahh, much better.

A little black spray paint and a major case of trigger finger later (staple guns are serious business, man), I have a much prettier place to sit and put on my makeup.

And umm, I just have to say how incredibly addicting that fabric is.  I went back to the fabric store and bought another yard — okay, two yards – of it and covered some cork board (which you can see on the table in the picture), and have been trying to figure out something else to do with the rest because it is just SO DARN CUTE.  That was the longest sentence ever.  Anyway… Ideas?  :)

28 Comments Thus Far

  1. Very cute! I have the same desk/vanity except I use it as a sewing table. :) No ideas on what to do with fabric at the moment.

  2. oh wow that turned out really great!

  3. I love it! I can totally see you sitting there in the mornings putting your makeup on! Hmmm…no ideas on the fabric, although I agree- it is VERY cute!

  4. You can make/recover pillows w/ it! Or mail me some so I can do that! ;-) VERY cute chair! I wish I had a vanity area…how shabby chic- girly-fun is a vanity area?!?

  5. You can frame some fabric in frame. Instant art! Very cute – I love damask patterns too.

  6. ahhhh…so very cute!

  7. Oh i love it!! It looks so cute, and it also looks really different from the orginal. Great work!

  8. WOW…impressed! That looks so good morgan :)

  9. I’ve been lurking and don’t think I have ever commented, I found you through Steph and other bloggers. I love that fabric, I have something similiar hanging up as drapes in my office/guest room and I have a pillow and I am trying not to go over board but I am really in love with that pattern. I love what you did with it, I have to agree with another comment that it is very shabby chic.

  10. omg, it’s ten thousand, one million times better than before. So awesome!!! it’s just perfect!

  11. I LOVE that fabric! I’ve been trying to find something just like that actually!

    I don’t know how the rest of the room is decorated, but could you possible make any pillows out of it?

    Great job with the chair! My boring computer chair is jealous.

  12. That looks fantastic! Great job!

  13. Where did you find that fabric? I have had a hard time finding cool fabric in the Fresno/Clovis area- a lot of patterns seem very “old lady” or not hip at all. Please advise!

  14. I love it! I’m so jealous! i cld never create something so lovely!!

  15. I love it Morgan! I’d definitely find some pillows to cover with more of the fabric – it’s waaaay cute!

  16. Pillows for sure!

  17. You’re so talented! There’s that gorgeous frame I’m still loving =)

  18. Fabulous job – I love love love it!!!

  19. Ummmm. That’s the cutest chair EVER! I love it! great job morgan!!!! I want to do the same — but my original chair isn’t as cute as yours. Where did you get yours?

  20. holeymoley!! that turned out SO CUTE!! you are a pro! and that damask print is absolutely adorable, may i place an order? i want TWO chairs please! :D

  21. dress for maddie ? :) hehe.

  22. Thank you all for the great ideas… I think I’m going to have to make a pillow or two now! :)

  23. Wow! That looks like something you would buy at a fancy boutique! Great job…the fabric is gorgeous!

  24. Oh I absolutely love that fabric. Look at you and your crafty little self.

  25. so lovely and chic!! I adore your vanity and all it’s accessories. It looks like something out of a magazine. Seriously, all this crafty, creative goodness is almost too much to take. It makes me want to go do a project right NOW.

  26. Morgan, I love this chair! I have a retro chair that definately needs a makeover…. you’ve inspired me… now we’ll see how long it takes me to get around to it. :)

  27. OMG… I love that!

  28. not sure what kind of fabric it is but you could make some throw pillows maybe cover a canvace with it and piant a picture frame white and use some small decals that would look pretty as a picture and put it all togeather as a new wall hanging to use as part of a new theme just some idas