Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"Old Goldie"

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


  1. Welcome Kara ~ Thanks so much for coming by to visit and for the nice compliment! Be sure to come back again if you're interested in "trash to treasure" projects ~ there will be quite a few upcoming posts & pictures about them!

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Wow Michelle, the transformation is incredible!! You are so talented in so many areas! What would we do without our glue guns? lol

  3. "old goldie" turned out just gorgeous! I'm with you, covering furniture just majorly intimidates me!!! I live across the street from a lady who sews slipcovers for furniture for a living. I hope to get her to do my living room sofa one day. The blue and cream checks need to go since I've lightened up the room.
    Waiting to see more goodies!

  4. HI, Michelle, now I'm really amazed that you recovered that chair with a glue gun! You go girl. Loved your house tour, you've done some nice things & I can tell your home is full of love. Keep up the good work!


  5. $4.99? Now that's a deal! Old Goldie's transformation is amazing, you did a great job! I love the trim at the bottom!

  6. Thought I commented on here, but I must have forgot!
    I love what you done to this chair :)
    Love C

  7. Hi Michele! thanks for stopping by my blog today and introducing yourself...nice to meet you! I love what you did with this glue gun huh? I would never guess...I have always wanted to make slip covers but I was I may have to try that glue gun. Have a great weekend!

  8. I love it! You are very good. At $4.99, now that's some good shopping. I am enjoying your blog. Kathi


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