Now, I love to go thrifting. I mean, looooooooove it! I absolutely thrive on getting really, really great deals! So when I saw this gold chair at one of the local Goodwill stores priced @ $4.99, I knew it was going home with me. "Old Goldie" had good bones, I could tell that right away. Only problem was it looked like it came from some sweet little grandma's house or something. LOL Ah, but I had a vision.....
At first I thought maybe I'd sew a slipcover. That idea was quickly scrapped after considering how much work it'd be (oh, and not to mention the thought of making a slipcover that will fit well and look nice intimidates me for some odd reason....never mind that I sewed my wedding dress and more than 400 people saw it! he he he)
I knew I couldn't just leave it the way it was. Nope. It was just too ugly. People actually sit in this chair - lots! It's soooo comfortable but I just couldn't get the whole "it-looks-like-Grandma-furniture" thing out of my head. LOL Then the sides of the arms started ripping from teenagers dangling their legs across the sides, accidentally spilling this & that on it - OK, THAT WAS IT...gotta fix "Old Goldie"!!!
I got brave and actually started cutting out pieces to make the silly slipcover! Yup, I was gonna bite the bullet, conquer my fears and just do it! Ooooh, but then I chickened right out :) Thought I'd save myself a whole lot of frustration (definitely a perfectionist seamstress here - not always a good thing!) so I busted out my trusty glue gun to work a little bit of magic.
I guess I'd have to say I prefer a rather eclectic mix 'n match of fabrics in decorating. Nothing extremely outlandish but keep in mind "Old Goldie" was only 5 bucks so I didn't think twice about hot-gluing a variety of fabrics & ribbons to it. Overall, I'm very happy with the end result. It makes me smile to see "Old Goldie" all dolled up! LOL