Monday, October 10, 2011

Forgotten Zebra

One of my friends was looking at my blog the other day & said "where's your funky zebra chair?"  I did this chair almost a year ago, in fact it was my first chair that I ever did. I wasn't going to put it on my blog since I didn't take a before picture but my friend convinced me that I should anyway. Anyway......I had been seeing a lot of cool animal print chairs & wanted one but  they were always too expensive. So since I'm cheap I decided that I would just have to make one. I found a chair at a local thrift shop & then hunted for some fabric that I liked. The chair screamed the 80's--it was a honey gold oak color with a nasty gold & orange print fabric. It was ugly. First I painted the chair black, beat it up a little bit-(always fun:) and then re-covered it. Wasn't too hard- I just used my handy-dandy staple gun.
I still like this chair a lot...it appeals to my "wild side" :)

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18 comments:

  1. Hey Katie love this chair, it turned out great! Trying to redo two chairs right now (My first time) hope they look as nice as yours does :D

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  2. OmiGOSH, it's FABULOUS...love the lines...love the colour...LOVE the zebra print...SWOON!!

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  3. It's absolutely fabulous!! I LOVE it!! Great job!

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  4. I love it! I really want to try my hand at redoing a furniture piece, but I *really* don't have the space now that there are baby toys everywhere, lol!

    I would love to see you come link up over at Happy Hour Projects, my Freestyle Friday link party runs all weekend!

    Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.com

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  5. I'm glad you posted it! I'm inspired for my black and white guest room.

    New follower.

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  6. Love everything about this chair! This would be perfect in my daughters room as a desk chair. Thanks...now I have another project on my "to do" list! LOL

    So happy you linked up!

    xoxo,
    Clydia {threemangoseeds.blogspot.com}

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  7. That's a great chair and even better print! You did a great job recovering it as well. The description of the before sounds hideous lol

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  8. It's hard to believe this chair was ever ugly! You did a wonderful job. I would describe it as chic instead of funky! I just put a zebra cushion on my wicker chair in my office and I love it! :)

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  9. Fabulous job! I love touches of animal print in my home too! XO, pinky

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  10. Love this chair! But then again i'm a zebra junkie! Thanks for sharing your your awesome makeover!

    http://mommamadeit.blogspot.com/

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  11. This looks awesome! Love it!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  12. Whoa! Love this chair! Glad you decided to post it!

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  13. So glad you posted this. I LOVE it and it seems like the kind of project most of us wouldn't be too afraid to take on. Thanks so much for linking your fabulous chair to Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  14. I love your chair, it's so adorable and little wild but uber cute! You did a great job! I'm a new follower. I found you on Happy Hour Projects and I'm just getting around to commenting from LAST week...crazy huh!
    Jennifer from Just Wedeminute--

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  15. Just wanted to swing by and let you know that I featured your project tonight on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
    Pam

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  16. Saw this chair a few weeks ago and didn't realize it was yours! Beautiful. No on ever leaves awesome stuff like that on the curb, just sayin'!
    ~Tami

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