Armchair Reupholstery Reveal!

Remember when I was asking for advise for this wing back chair that I used to hate?
I mean look at her... she is UGLY! However, this is the last time that you see her like that!
Well it's time for the big reveal...
Are you ready?....
Here it is!
What do ya think? I'd say absolutely fabulous! 
And as you can see I finally went for the fabric with the cow texture, as black
would not probably match as well. I have to admit I followed the advise of the guru of interior 
designers Eva from Rdeco!  That woman is capable of solving interiors dilemmas with her eyes closed!
Now I guess you're all wondering if this project was made by me. Well... not exactly!
In the beginning it started out as one of my projects, so I read some excellent tutorials like this one to 
guide me. So first I had to take her to a neighbor's garage because it was going to be the dirtiest and 
most painful job ever! I started by pulling out the staples with the use of a screwdriver and needlenose 
pliers. Man there were so many! And this is how far I went! 
It took so many hours unstapling the old fabric that it drove me crazy and I was only half the way! Taking into account that I have a house, two kids, a husband and one dog waiting for me to feed / clean / take care of / them, the only spare time I had for this one was only 1-2 hours at night when kids were asleep. 
I reconned that it would take me months to finish! So I decided to leave it to the hands of a pro. 
And there you have a professional outcome.

I tried this rug that I had in my basement, but I think the white flokati looked better.
Next up is to get rid off this wall clock. Any suggestions on what to hang on this wall?


Silky wanted to be the first one to try out the new chair! :)
Another before and after shot side by side:
                       
However, I think I got myself a very good deal on the reupholstering of this chair.
It only cost me 190 Euros (i.e. $370) with the fabric included and the transportation
from and back to my home.
So what do you think of my new-old cow wing back chair?
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66 comments:

  1. Olga,
    That chair looks super cool.LOVE it!I don't blame you for getting a pro.Better to be done right.I re-did a chair but it was not like that chair.Mine was not as complicated.
    Anne

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  2. Ααα να την η τελική επιλογή λοιπόν! Απίστευτη αλλαγή έτσι; Όμορφη! Έγινε πιο αρχοντική και σικάτη αλλά και παιχνιδιάρικη μαζί. Χώρια που το ασπρόμαυρο ταιριάζει με όλα!
    Η Silky έπιασε κατευθείαν το νόημα της ζωής!!
    Μπράβο! Είμαι σίγουρη ότι νιώθεις κι εσύ ανανεωμένη!
    Καλή εβδομάδα και καλή Πρωτομαγιά

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  3. Τέλεια Όλγα! Απίστευτη αλλαγή και ναι η φλοκάτη ταιριάζει καλύτερα πιστεύω. Εύχομαι να την χαρείτε και οι υπόλοιποι και όχι μόνο το σκυλάκι σας.

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  4. Olga! It's amazing! I love the fabric! It goes well with the rest of the room too! Great job!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  5. I never saw that comin! Excellent choice. The lines of the chair are so much more defined. Love it. As for the wall, might I suggest the B&W wood photo idea from Sarah???? I think they would look great near the chair since it would mimic the B&W of the chair.
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  6. Το 'πες και το'κανες τελικά. Και έγινε καταπληκτική. Με γεια !!

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  7. Απλά φοβερή! 190 σου κόστισε μαζί με τη δουλειά του τεχνίτη?? πολύ καλά νομίζω.. καλά η πολυθρόνα έγινε τέλεια!
    όσο για το ρολόι, θα έλεγα να φύγει τελείως από εκεί (μπορεί να μπει κάπου στην κουζίνα??), δεν χρειάζεται να βάλεις κάτι άλλο στη θέση του..

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  8. Απίθανη μεταμόρφωση!!! Έγινε υπέροχη!!! Μπράβο σου, Ολγάκι μου! Φιλάκια

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  9. Εμμενω στην αρχικη μου αποψη να την εκανες κοκκινο δερμα..!!Αλλα ειναι καθαρα προσωπικη γνωμη..ωστοσο ειναι σαφως καλυτερη απο πριν..!!Φιλακια!!

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  10. Κερασουλα30 April, 2012 13:07

    Πολυ ωραια εγινε η πολυθρονα σου! Πολυ καλη επιλογη

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  11. Love it Olga - definately better than harsh black, and I love the fact that you can now see the legs. The chair looks so so so much better.
    xx

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  12. Απίθανη μεταμόρφωση!!Μπράβο, το αποτέλεσμα είναι πολύ ωραίο!!

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  13. I think that's a helluva deal! Really! And it looks, as you said, absolutely fabulous! Love, love, love, the fabric! Well done!

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    1. Thanks so much! Love it when I hear such comments! :)

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  14. wow what a transformation! thanks for sharing on Make it Monday! :)

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  15. Wow, so darn pretty, she surely gives that corner outside the hallway a touch of elegant class. You sure got a deal on the chair being reupholstered, that's an unbelievable price. You chair is so fabulous! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

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  16. So fun! What a bold and fun choice for the fabric! It looks great.

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  17. Adds a wonderful pop to your room!

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  18. Πολύ ωραία Ολγα! Με γεια!!! Απο πάνω εγώ θα έβαζα ένα κεφάλι ζώου σε μέταλλο, κατι που να το δενεις με την ζωωδη πλευρά του υφάσματος (και της φλοκατης) και το μέταλλο να δένει με τα αλλα στοιχεια που βλεπω πισω.....εχω και μια αδυναμια σε αυτα τα κεφαλια ξερεις! Αν οχι μεταλλο, μαυρο η οτι αλλο ταιριαζει ως υλικο και χρωμα στο χωρο (που δεν βλεπω συνολικα)

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  19. Wow - that's quite an amazing transformation! I love the fabric that you chose. I've been tempted to try my hand at reupholstering a chair, but haven't been brave enough yet.

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  20. Just beautiful !!! Well done !
    Καλή Πρωτομαγιά και Καλό Μήνα !!!!!

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  21. What a dramatic difference! It looks nothing at all like its stodgy former appearance.

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  22. OMG, Olga, she was ugly but now she is beautiful and sexy! I love a good job when I see one and I'm following you back. Cheers!

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  23. What an amazing transformation. I would love if you shared them on my link party.

    http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/04/hope-everyone-had-great-weekend.html

    Can't wait to see what you make next.

    ~Taylor

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  24. Kalo Mena! Very hip chair. I love the stiped wall in the room behind it as well.

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  25. Γειά σου Ολγίτσα μου, έχω και γω μιά ίδια πολυθρόνα, και βρίσκεται σε μιά αποθήκη, γιατί πριν λίγα χρόνια μου ζήτησαν πόλλά χρήματα για να κάνω καινούργια ταπετσαρία και δεν την έκανα.
    μπορεί τώρα να το ξανασκεφτώ
    σε φιλώ

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  26. What a fun fabric choice. I love it. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  27. Great to see you Olga! The chair looks like a completely different chair now! Love the fabric choice and how it looks in the room. I think you deserve some credit for this makeover since you had the creative forethought and vision. Thanks for sharing at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  28. Wow, what a transformation! What sytle. Bold and fun. I found you at My Girlish Whims. I hope you'll stop by sometime and visit my place as well.

    Liz

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    1. Thanks so much Liz! You have a lovely blog!

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  29. Wow, how fun! Love it! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com-- you can win free ad space on my blog!!

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  30. I love that the cow print brings such whimsy.
    And, my husband and I really think it pulls your living room and dining room together. (Yes, I showed him - lol.)

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  31. The chair is super cool. Love that fabric. Sometimes it is so worth it to have a professional do it. It looks great. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  32. cute chair! I would love for you to come and link up at Well Crafted Wednesdays! Here is the link:

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/05/well-crafted-wednesdays-link-party-2.html

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  33. Holy Cow! (No pun intended) That is SUCH a dramatic change. Hubby and I have a matching set of two AWFUL UGLY wingbacks. They were found 3 years apart in 2 different garage sales and they are EXACTLY identical. I've often thought of having them upholstered, but I'm afraid of the cost. How did you get yours so cheap!? If you have a moment, I'd love for you to link up at Sweet Sharing Monday http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-3/ It'll be open till noon on Thurs!

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  34. Olga, what a great job! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I am also so in love with the stripes on the back wall.

    Thank you & Many Blessings

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  35. Wow,that's a major transformation! Love it!

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  36. Love how you took the skirt off the bottom! I love the exposed legs! I am visiting from the HOH link party and I am a new follower! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ Check us out when you get a chance!

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  37. Great job on the makeover! Love your choice of fabric...so stylish and fun! :-) It looks like Silky approves, too! Also, I would love for you and Silky to join us at our Rockin' Pet Linky Party next week! Have a great day.

    http://www.thehouseatbluebirdlane.blogspot.com/2012/05/first-ever-rockin-pet-linky-party.html

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  38. It looks really stunning. I have a green sofa which I would like to get re-upholstered. Can you tell me from where did you get the fabric. Is it available in any of the online stores.

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    1. Sorry but I reupholstered it at a local store here in Athens! I don't have a clue if this fabric is in an online store.

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  39. Wow now that is a fun cozy looking chair. Great work.

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  40. Great job!! So glad that you shared. Thanks for helping make Things I've Done Thursday a success!

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  41. How cool is that!!!
    I would love if you link this Monday to the French party! My readers would love it!

    Bisous
    Frenchy
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

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  42. Mooo! That means terrific in cow.

    ~Bliss~

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  43. You did a fantastic job! I love the whimsy of the cow fabric!

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  44. What a fun reveal! Thanks for linking up to my party! Have a great week :)

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  45. Definite chair love. :D This is so fun and unexpected. Two of my favorite elements. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful
    pam

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  46. So cool. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  47. Congratulations on the feature at 1929 Charmer, I told you you ROCK! Or rather maybe I should say "MOOOOOO!"
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  48. So impressed, don't know if I could take on such a large job. Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday. You've been featured! Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again this week! :)
    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  49. Thanks so much Michelle for the feature! You and your lovely readers!

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  50. Now that's what I call a major transformation. It definitely went from outdated to trendy! And that fabric is so much fun. ;)

    Thanks for sharing at Time Travel Thursday.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  51. It turned out so lovely!! What a great makeover! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  52. Wow! What a unique and special chair! I couldn't have guessed it would end up covered in that amazing fabric. :)

    Thanks for sharing this at last week's Drab to Fab party!

    This week's party is now live! Come on back and share more of what you have been working on! (Old or new)

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/05/its-time-to-get-our-inspiration-on-i.html

    Have a great weekend! :)

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

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  53. What a fun transformation, Olga! And SUCH a difference! Love the fabric you chose! : )

    Thanks for linking up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

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  54. Just to let you know, I featured your wonderful project today. Pop on by and check it out {grab a featured button} and most importantly – have a wonderful weekend!

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  55. Thanks so much for linking, There is another one going on right now...I would love to see you there.
    Happy Mother's day!
    Bisous,
    Isabelle

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  56. Wow, your chair is GORGEOUS!! Liz

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  57. Oh, I haven't seen this before...it LOOKS SO GOOD! I want to have a chair like that...love it,love it

    xoxo

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  58. That is way too much fun! The difference in fabrics is drastic - I love the new choice. Very modern and tons of fun. Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much! I like it too! Completely transformed look right?

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