Late Bloomers

Late Bloomers
There’s a big, fun floral print out these days that seems to be catching on!  I featured it a couple weeks ago HERE, and since then, I’ve seen it popping up again over and over! I wouldn’t know about trendy fabrics, because I live very near Sun City, which, if you don’t know, is a senior citizen mecca.  All the fabric stores around here seem to cater to octogenarians, so there’s a lot of fabric with pastel quilt designs, and horses, and kittens, and things of that nature.  Which is cool … uh, in it’s own way … I guess …


So, I will continue to live vicariously through everyone else and their fabulous fabric choices and upholstery skills.  Like this chair makeover from Missey at RedoPalooza who paid $7 for this ragged chair and had it recovered in the aforementioned big and fun floral print.








 








 











And here it is again!  This time, a stodgy armchair gets florally flaired by Carina, who paid $18 and redid the whole thing herself.  She even sewed new fabric over each of the 27 buttons by hand!  Which, I guess is the only way one could sew new fabric over a button, unless there is some button-recovering foot for the sewing machine that I am unaware of.  What do I know, I’m not a sewist! Check it the whole process on her blog The Adventures of a German Girl.   


 








 


 


 



 



 


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15 Comments

  1. Tracy
    April 12, 2012 / 2:40 PM

    I love the first one … very fun. But the second one? I think the traditional chair with the fun fabric is throwing me off. Sometimes I’m too old for my own good.

  2. April 12, 2012 / 3:27 PM

    Fabric buttons are super easy with a kit! You just press them together. Takes about 5 sec.
    I agree with Tracy, I don’t know how I feel about such a loud pattern on a traditional chair.

  3. April 12, 2012 / 6:30 PM

    I love BOTH of them. I’d be much happier to work if I got to sit in a happy desk chair like that!

  4. April 12, 2012 / 8:19 PM

    I have to admit, the first chair gave me flashbacks of the 70’s. bad, bad flashbacks.

  5. April 12, 2012 / 8:49 PM

    Lindsey, eu Amo seu Blog, ele me inspira todos os dias!
    Um Beijo, e que Deus te Abençoe.

  6. April 12, 2012 / 9:40 PM

    Where do they find this fabric???? LOVE IT!!! They are whimsical!!!

  7. April 12, 2012 / 10:55 PM

    wow, this is so fun! Love all the bright fun fabrics!

  8. April 12, 2012 / 11:06 PM

    Where can I buy that red fun floral fabric? SO CUTE!

  9. April 13, 2012 / 1:37 AM

    @Kristen, you can buy the fabric in several different colors. If you go to fabric.com, look for Richloom Indoor/Outdoor Wilder Cabana Item Number: UJ-288

    Thanks so much Lindsey for featuring me! It means a lot to me!

  10. April 13, 2012 / 2:17 AM

    I love chair redos. And these are awesome!

  11. April 13, 2012 / 2:27 AM

    Love the fabric too…but you are hilarious about Sun City. That is sooo true about the pastels and you have to add in the polyester. Lol maybe they go to the fabric stores in their golf carts….

  12. April 13, 2012 / 2:30 AM

    Love the fabric too…but you are hilarious about Sun City. That is sooo true about the pastels and you have to add in the polyester. Lol maybe they go to the fabric stores in their golf carts….

  13. April 19, 2012 / 12:33 AM

    Wow! I didn’t know the fabric I used on my rattan loveseat came in so many color ways! I really like it in all it’s manifestations 🙂

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