An Amputee Chair Makeover

Craigslist strikes again!  You might remember some of these CL makeovers here and here. What can I say? I love Craigslist. I might be addicted. I might have a problem.

Anyway, I first showed you these chairs in this post. I couldn't wait to get home and work on them. I ended up only having enough time to get one done, but I love the way it turned out.


I call it an amputee because it has a twin. But the twin has arms. Lucky chair.



I took the seats off, made a few minor repairs and sanded them down.


I painted the frame in Martha Stewart's Heavy Cream and picked up this great coral fabric from Joann's. I'm hoping to have enough left to make a pillow.






I'm in love. I can't wait to finish his armed brother. (I'm not sure why these are boys, but they are.)

What do you think? Eh? Not half bad?


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Gina said...

Very nice! I love what a good coat of paint and some fabric can do! :) love the color choices!

Jacqueline said...

love the fabric choice.

Sherrie said...

Beautiful makeover! Are you going to make the other one to match, or something different?

Karen said...

It looks so beautiful. They are gorgeous chairs, and the paint just made all of the details pop.

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

These are pretty! I'm looking for 4 matching shield back chairs like this for my dining room!

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Kimm at Reinvented said...

Very nice, I loove that color, and the fabric is a perfect choice. I was excited to learn that you two are Ohio bloggers, me too! :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful!!! i love that fabric! and i am about to help you get closer to your first giveaway. then i think you will be 3 away. :)

Jill said...

Great transformation!I love the fabric you used! nice and cheerful!
I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Tynk said...

Ashleigh, you've done a beautiful job on painting these chairs! Wow!

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The Uncluttered Lifestyle said...

Great job. The fabric is so darling.

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Wow your chairs are really beautiful. Love the shape of the chairs, the fabric, and the pure whiteness :). Awesome job and great find!

By the way, thank you so much for leaving such a nice comment on my blog. Following you now. I can't wait to see more of your projects!


the cape on the corner said...

how funny, your title. and what great lookin' chairs!

Lisa Anderson said...

Cute Chair makeover!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your sweet chair~ It is darling all shabby and white! Stopping by from Savvy Southern Style today :)

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Love the paint color and fabric. Great update to the chair!


Visiting from Beyond the Picket Fence. Love the name of your post. Great job on the chair.

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Visiting from shabby chic.. love the chair. You did a great job refinishing.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I like these SO much better in white! Beautiful work.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Definitely not "half bad"! Love the fabric you chose and the white really brings out the detail in the back!

jandjhome said...

Beautiful fabric and what a difference the paint makes.

Screaming Meme said...

Nicely done! :) fresh! Come by & sign up for my continual giveaway...this week a $100 giveaway! And a few of my recent posts about furniture and bird cages...and a hilarious story about me! ;) Meme

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So fresh and hip now in white! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the new look. Thanks for sharing at WUW.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks great in white, Ashleigh! Much better look for "him"! : )

Shelia said...

Very pretty chair and your redo on it is wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)


Beautiful new look for your chair! Love the fresh white on it and she looks great even though she's an amputee. I like the material you chose for it, very pretty, indeed!

abeachcottage said...

Wonderful transformation. Love the new colour and the fabric looks great. Bet his brother is jealous now :)

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