Wednesday, March 14, 2012

They are done!

Hi Everyone!

Boy, it feels like I haven't been around for a long while. It's just that I've been so totally consumed by my latest project...4 1/2 days it took me to finish...4 1/2 DAYS! All my focus and time has been spent on this project lately.

I've made a few of these in the past and the largest one I've made only took me about a day and a half. "I just don't understand why these took me soooo long", said the perfectionist :-) But they are done and I can finally move on to other things...Like catching up with my house chores...Hee, hee, hee.

Anyway, a few weeks back I found these two chairs at my local thrift store...And they were only $45....FOR BOTH! Score!

I love wingback chairs, but not loving the color...So you know I was thinking slipcovers when I got them. Ready for the "AFTER"?

FOUR AND A HALF DAYS!!!! But they are done!

Now I'm thinking...New throw pillows for my new chairs...

Yes! But I'll have to get to them after I catch up with my house work :-)

So what do you think? Worth the time, effort, sweat, tears, etc? :-)

Wishing you all a beautiful Spring day.

Hugs and Kisses,


Marydon said...

Beautiful transformation, Ana! You did good!

Have a beautiful day ~

~ GIVEAWAY ends 3/15 ~

Cindy said...

YAY!!! I'm so proud of you, dearest Ana. You have done a beautiful job of them, and I should know, eh? They look so lovely in your room, yes, definitely worth the blood, sweat and tears. And if you are like me, there will be a tiny trace of blood on them when you're done. Yes, I left some on the back piece of the last one I made.
Beautiful project, finished!!!
Love and hugs, Cindy

La Doña Jenny said...

Fantastic job Ana!. They look beautiful and I admire you for taking this on. I've yet to make an attempt cause I am a chicken. Take care.


Julie Marie said...

Oh Ana, they are so worth it!... they are just beautiful and look comfy too!... xoxo Julie Marie

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ana,
Just look at you!!! WOW, you did an amazing job..Two thumbs up I say! Your wing back chairs for $45.00 now look like a Million Bucks..
I know you won't wait long to make the pillows..I bet you have already started on them :)
Can't to see them.
Have a sweet day and really big hugs, Elizabeth

Leslie said...

Wow!! They look stunning! Perfect for that room.

Lady Pamela said...

Fabulous job, Ana. Now I can't wait for the pillows 'cause I am looking for new pillows. Don't have any idea what to buy.

•♥ Ally ♥• said...

My sweet friend! that's why you have been absent so many days!
you are amazing! but you can not take a day without doing anything?
King Midas seems :) all you touch becomes gold. There is good mirror that was on fireplace. a big hug my tireless friend

Janet said...

What a double great job you did, Ana! I know that is not an easy task to do, as I've tried making only one!

Gina said...

These were definitely worth the time! They are beautiful, Ana, really beautiful. You continue to amaze me with your talent.

Vicki said...

Yes, definitely worth the effort, Ana! They are perfect in every way! What took you four and a half days would have been impossible for me so I think four and a half days was no time at all!! Now, I look forward to seeing the pillows you create to goes with these very chic chairs! blessings always~ Vicki

Ann said...

Oh Ana they are simply beautiful!!! Well done, what a magnificent job. You should be so proud of yourself.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Absolutely worth it. They are stunning. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Shabby chic Sandy said...

They looks fantastic--worth the days of work! Just think how much money you saved?!

June said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME ANA!!!! These are gorgeous. It would have taken me four and a half weeks to do this beautiful a job (and even then... they wouldn't be this good) They are awesome! Great job my friend!
hugs from here...

nannykim said...

I have some blue chairs very similar to those, but mine recline so I don't believe you can cover them--I would never make the attempt!! Yours look charming!! and I love your wall of crosses too!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Wow! I am sooo impressed Ana! I can't believe you did both of these chairs so fast... You must be Houdini!! They turned out really great, and yes I would DEFINITELY say totally worth it! Love the pleated ruffle too!
Hugs, Sherri:)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh ANA,, what a beautiful job you have done... They are so lovely.. All that hard work really paid off.
Wishing you a wonderful week.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Ana they are beautiful and you did such a professional looking job. I love the details on them too. I've got my sewing machine out now too working on a project that will take me many more days to complete so I know what you mean about "is it worth the tears and effort?"


Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

great job ana! i love slipcovered chairs and so admire people who can sew them:) have a great week!

Jacque said...

Good Morning Ana,

YES, your slipcovers look wonderful. The one I am working on is still only half way finished!

That drop cloth material just doesn't look "right" in my house, for some reason. I am actually thinking of trying a myriad of materials instead of just the plain dropcloth. I am sure when the "right" material comes along that I will be REinspried.

I found this an easy project but REALLY time consuming. When you use the chair as the pattern and have to keep putting the cover on and taking it off to make it fit. (Miss Mustard Seeds video) Is that the method you are using or did you find a pattern?

Anyway, yours look marvelous!!

Thanks for sharing!

Sea Witch said...

Wow, these look amazing and sooooo comfy looking. I just want to grab a book and curl up in one of them. I love the soft style they now have, very inviting. You did great.

Shelia said...

Oh, Ana! I'm so impressed! What a wonderful job you did on the slip covers. Those are nice chairs too! Wow, this would have taken me a year! ;)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Jann said...

Wow--you are an amazing seamstress! These are just wonderful!

Passionate for White said...

You are so talented....everything looks awesome!

Atelier de Charo said...

Un trabajo maravilloso, el esfuerzo valió la pena!


d e l i g h t said...

Those look marvelous! You are a smart cookie! What a job you tackled but they turned out so wonderful. You are inspiring!

sparklegem said...

What a beautiful home you have! Everything you've done looks so nice. I'm glad I found your blog.

Connie said...

Just found your blog and we have this chair in common. I too made a slipcover for a wing-back chair. It took me a full nonstop eight hour day. I love my chair but I will never do it again . . . I say now?
Come visit my blog the welcome mat is always out. Maybe you would like to follow, your new follower, Connie

Kerri said...

OMGosh yes it was worth it, the slipcovers turned out FABULOUS!

Have a great weekend!


~ Lisa ~ said...

A b s o l u t e l y stunning!

Red Rose Alley said...

The chairs turned out nicely, Ana. They give the room and clean and fresh look. Just wanted to say Happy St. Patrick's Day to my dear friend! I hope you have a wonderful day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Linda said...

I love wing back chairs did a beautiful job! love it, love it, love it!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Ana
That luck ducky, haa... That was funny!
Your encouragement means alot... Bless you!
So good of you to stop in and say hello.

Susan said...

Wow, Ana! They are stunning! You have every right to be proud, you have done a wonderful job of bringing those chairs back to life!

Shabbygal said...

Those are so beautiful! I like to pretend my sewing machine and I are friends,but not the greatest of friends! Your house always looks lovely! Good job! Traci

Green Willow Pond said...

You have an adorable blog and a beautiful home. So glad you found me, so I could find you!


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