Thursday

Ruffles

Lately, I love anything frilly or ruffly (is that a real word?).  I think it's because I'm a girly girl.  I love all the ruffle embellishments on clothes and so I thought I would translate that to a chair I had in my garage.  I hate it when I forget to take before pictures, but unfortunately that is the case with this one so you'll just have to use your imagination.

I started out with a basic wooden chair from Goodwill....

Then I cut a square of fabric large enough to cover the whole cushion.  I used an old curtain panel that I had leftover from college.  It was the perfect color and weight.


Then, I cut strips from the same fabric that were about 1.5 times as long as the square I cut...


Then, I started sewing the strips onto the square.  I didn't want this to be perfect so I didn't pin it, I just scrunched as I went.


add as many ruffles as you want and you should end up with something like this....


Now, just staple it on your cushion and you're done!  I chose to paint the frame of this chair my new favorite Rustoleum color, charcoal green.  It really reads much more gray than green, in fact it doesn't look green at all to me.  I'm not sure if it's a discontinued color (I sure hope not) because I found it at the dollar store.  Weird right?  I actually bought about 20 cans of all different colors because it was such a steal!  Anyways, on to the reveal of the chair...



I love the little quatrefoil design on the back too...


and off to our booth it goes!

12 comments:

April said...

Super cute! Im thinking about doing one for my daughter's room, she wants to re-do it in gray, white & citrine. This would be awesome in a bright citrusy yellow on a gray framed chair. I just wonder how it will hold up, she can be pretty rough on things.

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

Love it! What a great idea. And that rug is killer!

Deb @ DejaRenew.

Shelley said...

That is awesome!!! I've seen ruffles everywhere lately, but never would have thought of this. Truly gorgeous! Now I'm going to have to hunt out a chair so I can do this :D

J'Anns Boutique said...

This is great! love it....Think I might try this DIY.

http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/

penelopejoseph said...

adorable as always :)

Brittney said...

cuuuuuute!!!

The O's said...

I'm brand new to your blog! Just found it yesterday! I LOVE the chair!!! I'm so, so in to ruffles right now too! Question for you (because I'm seriously considering do that to a chair....like, TODAY), are you planning to just leave the edges of the ruffle strips raw like that? do you think they'll fray really bad or did you use fray check on them? Would you just not worry about that since it kind of adds to it's unique-ness, etc? I LOVE it the way it is, just wondering about fraying? I am in LOVE with every post I've read so far (been browsing your blog yesterday and today)! =)

Mylène Desjardins Beadow said...

Such a good idea and what a result! Gorgeous and glamourous! Love it!

Mrs. DeVore said...

April, I think that would be adorable in her room! Thanks so much for your sweet comments! The O's, I'm so glad you found my blog and are enjoying browsing it :) I just left the edges raw as they are because I like the frayed look and think it will add to the overall look of the chair. Unless it's going to get a lot of wear and tear (like in a kid's room) I wouldn't worry about the edges. That's just my opinion though.

Erin said...

What a beautiful chair, love the color and the ruffly seat!

SHERRY HART said...

Love the chair...love the ruffles...love the color...love the rug....all good with me!

The O's said...

Thanks!! I agree with you....adds to the character of the chair. I personally love the frayed look too but just needed another person's opinion on the wear and tear part! I'm SO gonna do something like this soon! Thanks for all your inspiration! =)

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