Friday, August 28, 2009

Project Day: My Pretty Bedroom Chair





This poor little vintage bedroom chair has seen better days. I picked it up for a song as the upholstery is in a bad way. I tried to use some stain remover and found it ate away at the fabric too much. So I have decided to leave it as is until I get it recovered sometime soon. But in the meantime I thought I would pretty it up. Here's what I did:
  • I bought some pre made yo yo's in bulk (etsy) in 2 sizes.
  • Raided my button collection for 5 vintage buttons (all mismatched).
  • Using a needle & thread sew 1 x large yo yo, 1 small yo yo and 1 button in a stack (see photo # 2).
  • Leave some length of thread on the back of each completed yo yo stack ( see photo # 2)
  • Using that length, twist each stack onto the original bedroom chair button tightening gently as you go.
Time: About 25 minutes. I know it's not perfect but the chair looks a little nicer until I get it re upholstered. I may even fall in love with it the way it is! Have a fabulous weekend everyone. Keep smiling. Simone xx

44 comments:

  1. Clever idea!
    Pretty yoyos too. :)
    Irene x

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  2. Now that's a cute little makeover. The chair even looks happier!

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  3. How clever! I love how you prettied up your chair!!

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  4. What a clever girl you are.
    A great little fix, if you ask me:-)
    ~Julia

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  5. Oh, Simone, I think she's so pretty and you did her up proud! The buttons and the pillow are perfect dressing!
    Great job!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  6. You've got to love yo yos. they are good for just about everything! Lisa.

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  7. What a lovely thing! by Maison Charmante Blog
    Tuscany, Italy

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  8. Very inventive. Maybe a chair pad also until you decide the IF of upholstery. Have a great weekend. x Julie

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  9. The chair looks much better!^^

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  10. Hey Simone, I think it looks fab!! You are so clever plus even more wonderful is it is another way to use buttons and you know how I love buttons. cheers Katherine

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  11. What a cute idea! It looks a lot better now!

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  12. Great job - the chair looks so much brighter and happier! Leigh

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  13. Aw, it is so charming now! Nicely done, Simone.

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  14. Simone, I just "found" your blog and I am smitten! I am going to try to work a little yo-yo magic on one of my old chairs. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. What a clever idea! ( I wish I lived on the same continent as you so that I could get my hands on it!) The yo-yos look very cute and it certainly covers up the discoloration.

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  16. I like this!!!Makes me want to try this myself. I just hope it turns out as nice and cute as yours. Thanks for sharing,
    Queenie

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  17. You really inspire me to become a better DIYer....I am loving these fabric flower yo yo's....I NEED YOU IN MT HOME!

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  18. Loving the tickingstriped fabric on that chair!

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  19. That is so cute and so clever! I love it!

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  20. Great idear Simone, shame the stain could not get out did you try making some nappysan into a paste working it in with an old toothbrush then spong clean? just a suggetion, a shame to have to upolster over the stripes!! have a good weekend :)

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  21. Those yo-yo's are so adorable! I need to learn how to make those so I can do some project with them! Thanks for sharing....your chair looks fantastic! Daisy~

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  22. That's a smart little trick.
    I'd like to see that done all over that chair.

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  23. Hi Simone,

    Thanks for coming by! Your chair is SO cute and whimsical - I adore it! All the cute and pretty colors.

    Cheers,
    Karen O.

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  24. adorable, simone! i love this kind of can-do post!

    happy weekend

    xo

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  25. It's darling! I have made many yo-yos over the years. One project was covering the front of a muslin pillow here in my garden room.
    Brenda

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  26. I think it looks fabulous and so creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. you amaze me how clever you are, well done xx

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  28. Cute quick fix idea! Thanks for stopping by to see the Cath Kidston Catalog and all my side porch pics!

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  29. The chair looks fabulous Simone. A great way to brighten it up xxx

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  30. Oh, wow! What a fabulous idea.

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  31. how adorable.. Great DIY...

    http://theyouthwillgrow.blogspot.com

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  32. What a fantastic idea, I am going to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration. Cavania, London

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  33. Simone! What a fabulous idea and your chair looks absolutely gorgeous - you are so clever!:)

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  34. Love this! You are so creative!

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  35. cute idea ..
    i belive the chair say " i love you" for giving her so much new bright colour!

    XoXo .. ^_^

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  36. What a different way of art the chair looks amazed. Thanks for the idea.

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  37. Very inventive. Maybe a chair pad also until you decide the IF of upholstery. Have a great weekend.

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