Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ebay chair makeover

I got a pair of chairs a couple of weeks ago on ebay from a guy who owns a storage facility. One of his customers stopped paying his storage fees, and could not be contacted (for more than a year), leaving a room full of vintage furniture - what a wally! The guy selling them thought they were junk, so I got them for a song! The moral of the story - there are still bargains to be had on ebay!


I love the engraved back of the chair, but the thing I was really looking for was the pop out seat, so I could do this ...


Aside from being pretty, the Circa Chair provided some much needed respite during the five days of the show last week! I also discovered how much people like seeing ideas for what to do with a small amount of fabric (less than a fat quarter) - it was a great talking point.


You can get the same fabric from my shop, along with a few other delights from the show! Enjoy!

13 comments:

Brianna said...

Chair looked great at Stitches and Craft! I think you should have auctioned off time on it to the rest of the girls in the incubator.

Tweed Delights said...

Simply gorgeous! :)

Little Ted Canvas said...

What a gorgeous chair! Your fabric sets it off beautifully, they really compliment each other.

Chicken Willow said...

That looks stunning!

Caroline said...

Wow, that is one fabulous chair! What a great find and re-fashion.

Steph said...

What a beautiful chair...and all the more lovely with your gorgeous fabric gracing it. Hope you have a stellar week :)

BOB & MABEL said...

So beautiful!

june at noon said...

It looks great! I love the mix of old and new styles there, and it is a great way to show of your fabrics.

one sydney road said...

Wow, what a great find!! I love what you've done with this chair...so pretty! Shows off your fabric perfectly :)

Teek said...

the chair is gorgeous. Your space at the show was just lovely!!!
Tanya

Market Girl said...

You ladies are killing me with fabulous ideas, well done. Love your work in Shop Handmade x
Jules

Pippi creates said...

Not to mention that is was also a great spot to rest up weary legs (and feel incredibly stylish at the same time!). Lovely piece.

Amanda said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL chair - love that detail and the seat you added looks fab! I think I need to pay ebay another visit...