Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Secret Compartment!


Yeah, this chair is the bees knees! I friggin love it!  You'll see why!

I found it at an estate sale about a month ago.  Uber creepy.  Apparently the wife had died and the new girlfriend wanted all of her stuff out.  Thanks for telling me gossipy estate sale lady - now I'm creeped out! I did, however try on a pair of the dead lady's sunglasses.  What?! They were awesome - she also had a pair of Ray-ban sunglasses!

I digress - here is the chair is all of it's before glory:


You know the drill - get that nasty fabric off immediately! Gross!

I didn't take any during pictures - not really much to see.  I removed the wheels.  I loved the vintage feel of this chair and the plastic wheels just cheapened it.  I took the seat and the back off so I could remove the old, nasty fabric and reupholster.  I also removed the legs.  Sand, prime, paint, wax. DONE!





Here is where the secret compartment comes in:


Yeah buddy! I imagine this being used as a sewing/craft/music chair! It's quite roomy in there!


Here's a close-up of the fabric - I got it at Joann Fabrics with my 50% off coupon (from my phone app)!


One more - I can't help it!


Here's a sneak peek at one of the trillion projects I'm working on! I LOVE break - so productive!! I'll have projects to post for months!


Cheers!!
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36 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, that is the cutest, katie! love love it! the fabric is awesome!

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  2. Awesome chair-I know it is creepy but what a great story for the chair :)

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  3. This looks FANTASTIC!!! Love it next to that desk :)

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  4. Yes - that is the bees knees. Love the 'secret' compartment!

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  5. Not so secret anymore! That doesn't even look like the same chair, it's so awesome. Would love to have you link it to my party.

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  6. That chair is awesome!

    Just wanted to let you know I finally shared my post on my piggy cake today and you are in it. Thanks again for the inspiration. :) I loved my cake this year.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-piggy-b-day-cake.html

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  7. Love this chair Katie. If I were you, I'd keep it. It totally compliments that desk!

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  8. I know I've already said this, but seriously? How can you give that thing up? It's way too cute and goes too good in your office. Keep it please! :)

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  9. love the fabric choice!
    the makeover looks great.
    cheryl xox.

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  10. How cute!! Love that punch of blue with the fabric... and the little secret underneath! How cool.

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  11. Fantastic chair! The story about it is pretty amusing, certainly makes it a conversation piece!

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  12. I have one of these chairs, and some awesome funky fabric, but it never occurred to me to recover it! Thank you for the inspiration, that chair is totally adorable.

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  13. That chair is totally awesome...I love that it has that compartment underneath...I'm pretty sure my two rugrats would claim that in a hot second and I would be finding dinosaurs and trains in there in no time! (c; Love the fun fabric you chose...and you definitely impressed my socks off (doesn't make sense, but just go with it) over at Suzy's today, glad to find you!

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  14. Love it ! wish i was in the nashville area !!!

    tracy

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  15. Can the fabric get any cuter?? I love what you did with this chair.

    Saw you on Under the Table & Dreaming!

    By the way, I am hosting my very FIRST link party and I would love to have you link this to it--
    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

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  16. Wow! What an amazingly cute chair! I hardly recognize it from the before picture!

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  17. I love this! It looks awesome!

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  18. I just came over from Gina's Thursday Transformation. You sure brought some life back to that dull old chair!

    I just started following you :)

    I host a Bunny Hop Party every Wednesday and I would like to invite you. The linky is open until Sunday, but don't wait too long ;)

    Do you think you have room for one more party button?

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Bunny Jean's Decor and More (my main blog)

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  19. LOVE the pattern on the fabric! And the secret compartment - what a great idea for storage :)

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  20. Love that chair - I am shopping around for a new sewing chair. Current one is on wheels and it drives me bonkers.

    Great job!

    I'm hosting a fabric giveaway this week over at my blog - stop by when you get a chance: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/08/fabric-love-21-fabric-giveaway-end-of.html

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  21. Love this! I searched for forever for a chair for my sewing table & it is not at all cute. Maybe I should pretty her up =).

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  22. What a wonderful chair! I love the fabric you chose. Estate sales are a little creepy. I've never been to one like that. But I have found treasures troves with daughter in laws selling their mother in laws stuff.Great job as usual!

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  23. Love the fabric! And I love estate sales. I can find great vintage clothes. Come link up sometime at I Made It! Monday.

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  24. Katie - I looove this! the fabric is perfect...and I want to find a chair with a secret compartment!!

    I featured this on my blog today! :)

    http://christinasadventures2010.blogspot.com/2011/08/sunday-features-34.html

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  25. I just discovered your great blog! I am your newest follower. Love this transformation. That is a really versatile chair too :)

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  26. Katie--I absolutely LOVE what you did to this chair!!! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your project today on Sew Woodsy! Feel free to grab a featured button and definitely come back tomorrow!

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  27. Oh my goodness how gorgeous!! I will take this off of your hands anytime...{grin} Would love it if you shared this over at my new turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/08/turquoise-lovin-1.html

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  28. Love the fabric! Lots of storage room=awesome!
    gail

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  29. Holy crap - I LOVE it! Going to lift every seat on evrey old chair I see from now on! And love the fabric too! New follower!

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  30. Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  31. Hahaha! Awesome Chair! I totally used that same fabric on my two school chairs! Check it out...http://www.theboldabode.com/2011/09/ode-to-po-part-2.html

    I LOVE that fabric on a white chair!!! I love yours even more cuz you can hide some crap in it. Now that's Craptastic!

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  32. Hi Katie! This is such an awesome chair! I work over at Remodelaholic, and we'd like to create a building plan for a chair like this, and, with your permission, use a couple of your photos. Will you email me at hello@remodelaholic.com and we can discuss the details?

    Thanks! Have a great weekend!
    Lorene

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