September 17, 2009

In the mooood...

I am joining in on the party at Kimbas@SoftPlacetoLand DIY day!

I want to show you all a tutorial on a chair re-upholstery I did for a client, but with trying to get ready for a garage sale, painting our house and moving in the next couple of will have to wait.

This chair was a lot of fun to do.  The client wanted something fun and funky to put into her son's room, but still have a sophisticated look if she needed to pull it out in her family room.  Her choice of animal print. 

The great thing about doing Interior Design is getting to work with so many different kinds of styles. Having the ability to envision design in my head before it is even done, I could see that it would look great on this contemporary chair.   We chose a cow print that had darker browns and creams with a sophisticated look.  Her home has a lot of the same colors and a rustic, contemporary feel.

As I worked on the chair and could see it come together, I enjoyed seeing this fun fabric on this chair. It really looked great!  We did a micro fabric that would be easy to clean being that it would be in her son's room.  This fabric is so soft and comfortable to sit on.

The best part of transforming this chair...seeing how happy my client was.  She loved it!  It went from blasé' basic cream to fun and funky cow are you in the mooood for a chair transformation?

Finished and looking great in the clients home!

Before...blase' and basic. and funky!


Amazing what color and fabric can do!


So what do you think?
  Would you want a little fun chair like this in your home? 

I will show a tutorial on how I upholstered this, hopefully in the next week.  Need to get back to work!!  So much to little time!

Don't forget to check out the giveaway going on here until Sunday, September 20th~Papercuts by Melissa!  Amazing silhouette designs with intricate details!

Hugs to you friends,


  1. Wow! You did a beautiful job! It is fun and funky...who wouldn't like that chair!
    Good luck with all you have to do!

  2. Thanks again for such amazing work on this little chair! We love it, and it really works in any room of the house! Wish you weren't moving!

    NOt sure why this won't let me post under my google account!

  3. I cannot wait for the tuitorial! It is amazing and i love the fabric!!
    good luck getting packed up,

  4. Hello darling, please forgive me for not visiting your lovely blog this week… life was very hectic at Rose Tea Cottage!!! Hopefully things will calm down this coming week.

    Have a sweet and lovely weekend.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess ♥ ♥ ♥

  5. Lovely!! I'd love to be able to pull something off like that in my home. So much fun! :)

  6. It looks amazing!! I LOVE that fabric - it's just what I've been looking for for a particular project - would you mind sharing where you found it please? Thanks.

  7. Thank you everyone it was a lot of fun to do! Here is the Company online where the fabric came from. the fabric sku is #ASM017 and called Palomino-Tan it is a mircofiber fabric. I hope that helps if any of you want to order some. :)

    Hugs friend,

  8. Victoria,
    Sorry to ask a question on your comments, just wondering if I am supposed to contact Janet Hill or is she going to contact me?
    Don't want to miss out on a win if I fail to do my part. :)

  9. Amazing job! I just noticed you are moving from NM, I used to live in ABQ myself, I loved it there. Good luck with your move.

  10. Awww...... *sigh*
    LOVELY!! You did a fabulous job!!!!
    I have always wanted
    to do re-upholstery...
    now you have inspired me!

    Love & Blessings~ Miss Jen

  11. It looks SOOOOOO cute! How fun!
    Great job!


  12. amazing.
    p.s. got your facebook note..i will be on the lookout for the package;-)

  13. Accckkkk...I.LOVE.THAT.FABRIC. What a fun and funky chair. It would bring such life and personality to any space! Great job, friend.


  14. YOU DID THAT?! WOW!!! I can't wait to see your how-to post! And you found some chairs for 2.99 okay really where do you live?!!! I can not wait to see them

  15. Great chair! Just found your blog, and I LOVE that bluebird tote!! :)

  16. What a wonderful makeover! A great example of how the right fabric can make a big difference. Well done! I'm becoming a follower for sure. Glad I found you through you feature on Better After.


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