Monday, March 04, 2013

Greek Key Goodness: Before and After

We all love a good before and after right?  Well, do I have one for you!
Have a look.

Paint and upholstering this chair took more work then I expected, but I learned a few things along the way. All worth it in the end.  Especially so, when I'm really happy with the results.

Shall we see where it all started? I think so.

Pretty sad. Dingy, dated and ugly if you ask me.

But after painting it (3 different times, to get it just right.), upholstering it in $4.00/yard Greek Key fabric with double welt cording, it has a whole new look!

I also whipped up an envelope or pocket style pillow from a lime green and fuchsia fabric remnant I picked up free. There was a store closing sale where I purchased the Greek Key fabric and you were given a bag of scraps when you bought a few yards of material. That was a few years ago, and I'm happy to finally put it to good use!

I'd like to put together a post with some upholstering tips as soon as I can.  With the baby scheduled to arrive on Friday morning, it might some time before that happens. But, if you have any questions ahead of time that I can address when I do write it up, please leave them in the comments, I'd love to help you out. 

If you want to see how I painted this chair, you can read that post HERE. I also thought I would give you a breakdown of the costs that went into this project too.

Chair: Free (gifted to me from my mom, who spent $5.00 at a yard sale for it)
Fabric: 3 yards (approx.) @ $4.00/yard. $12.00 total
Paint: DIY homemade chalk paint $2.50 + $9.00 finishing wax. $11.50 total
Cording: $10.00 from Joanne Fabrics
Pillow: Free fabric and reused pillow form. (I often pick up clearance pillows even if I don't like the case if the forms are down filled. Most of them have only cost me $2-3.00 each!)

Grand Total: $33.50

Not bad for a fun little accent chair! Hope you like it as much as I do!
7 comments on "Greek Key Goodness: Before and After"
  1. It looks just beautiful. I hope everything goes smoothly for you on Friday!

  2. oooh wow!! i LOVE it! it looks so fabulous! and i love the pop of color in the fun pillow. best of luck! :)

  3. Love it!! Have a beautiful birthing day on Friday!

  4. Awesome job, looks GREAT! Great staging too:) Can't wait to meeting him/her!! Praying for you you guys!!

    1. I saw the chair before and this is marvelous!

  5. What a difference! It looks fabulous!


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