Tuesday, May 11, 2010

~From *Tacky* to *Elegant~.......

Do you remember these oh so Tacky fluffy covers? I remember them used for toilet seat covers (with matching mat of course....) cushion covers, rugs in fact anything & everything was made out of the stuff.... About once a month we have Dinner with friends at their home & the first time we went I discovered this quaint little chair stuffed away in a corner.... well it was instant love & before I could even open my mouth to enquire why it was shoved in the corner Sandy blurted out about it being the most ugliest thing she had ever seen....



Now just to help her out & save her a trip to the tip hum hum..... I told her I would quite gladly take it off her hands....the look on her face spoke volumes, yep she thought I was completely & utterly mad....... or that mt taste was in my erm you know where or both...... anyway that night as *she* sat patiently waiting for me by the front door i left via the back, can you believe that?????


It was awhile until we went for dinner again but this time she was brought home & placed in my bedroom much to my Darlin's horror. So she sat & sat & sat until finally one day I started to *pretty her up*....
The first thing to come off was the purple fluffy cushion cover of course .......



Which was replaced by a pretty rose print & new padding......




Suddenly she looked 90% better already....



Next came the sand blasting, followed by etching primer & lastly a few coats of white oil based paint left a few days to harden & then she was ready to bring back into the bedroom.....




My Darlin' was quite surprised by how she looked after her makeover, no longer *Tacky* now more *Elegant* just like she should have always looked.



Sandy called in yesterday & I showed her the finished result...... so what was her reaction?
*I still don't want IT back* now I am asking myself *Where is HER taste*?......

So now I am on the look out for a dressing table to match.... you know the sort..... white with rounded corners & triple mirrors where Ladies used to sit in the 50's & 60's to apply their makeup sitting on one of these chairs...... I wonder where it is.......


Hope you are enjoying your day especially if you are doing up a small treasure you saved from going to the tip.........








8 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh la la la....That looks so good now! What a makeover.....I remeber my Mum had a chair like that with mustard gold fluffy top!

Alison Gibbs said...

Lyn what a great makeover, I remember my mother having a similar seat or maybe it was a stool with a fluffy orange seat
Alison

Shabby Kim said...

A perfect shabby to chic makeover on your darling new little chair. Lucky you for having such a dear friend to let you take the little "ugly duckling" off her hands so you could work your magic. Hope you find your dream dressing table someday. I know exactly the style of table you are referring to. A dear friend of mine had one when we were just kids and I was always so envious of her because I wanted one so badly for myself. Wonder what ever happened to it after all these years :).

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Lyn

Yes yes yes!! of course I remember them

What a great makeover you've done

Love it!

daniela rota nodari said...

Hi Lyn,
wonderful images!!!!
Your Blog is Beautiful!!
Kisses :)
Daniela"Dream Shabby Chic" milano

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

What a darling chair that is Lyn . . . now anyway HA! You did a fantastic job and have a great eye for knowing how sweet it could be!
Your blog is super and I'll be back again soon!
another Lynn :-))

wendyytb said...

Very nice! Lovely, in fact! Nice job!

Delcie said...

Love the make-over you gave that chair. You might find a dressing table like that at an op shop or second hand furniture shop. I found one with the two wing mirrors (3 altogether) last year for $125. You might have to paint it white yourself or you might be lucky.