Monday, August 12, 2013

Chair Up Do

Happy Monday.  Just a small post on a couple of dining room chairs.

I had two burlap valances I bought from The Feathered Nest in Morris.  I was not sure where I would put them just knew they were too cute to pass up.  Since I do not sew I always take advantage of sweet cute sewn items like these when I see them.  Kim is one of the shop owners of The Feathered Nest and she is a dream sewer.  I just love anything she sews and sells in her shop.  Here is how I re purposed these cute valances onto my dining room chairs.


I took the seat cushion off and then just used a staple gun to attach the valances to the chairs.  Sorry these pictures are not the greatest I took them at night.


With the angle of these chairs I was not sure if I wanted to leave the back open or cut some of the valance to fit in the back.  As you can see I decided to put some of the valance in the back of the chair.






There you have it a new look for two of my end chairs in the dining room.  It just gives a little bling to the chairs.
Have a great week.
Kris
:)


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58 comments:

  1. Cute, cute, cute, Kris! Love the ruffles to this skirt {valance}. Even though I sew, I'd love to do something like this. It makes it so much quicker and easier!

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  2. A creative way to use the valances. They add quite a bit of charm to the chair. Thank you for sharing.

    Sherrie

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  3. How cute is this. That is such a creative idea, and it looks amazing. I love it. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Oh my stars that is just the cutest thing! Burlap ruffles. What a super way to use those you smarty pants! On another note, our chairs are very similar! Mine are black, but we have the same upholstery and general shape. I've got one re done in white so far. They'll be something to tackle this Winter ;) I love yours!!

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  5. Kris, I'm so impressed!:) What a great idea-they look fab!
    Susan

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  6. What a brilliant idea, they are just adorable now:) Im sharing on my FB page today!

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  7. WOW, Kris they look terrific - really like the chairs and you did a great job on them. I finally found the magazine your in @ Joanne's Fabric - the article they did on you is amazing! You are one talented lady.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  8. How cute are they?! Great idea. LUV!
    Hugs, Gee

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  9. You've always got something clever going on here! The burlap ruffles look darling on your chairs.

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  10. In love! Great idea! Kinda reminds me when I took a vintage apron and tied it around a pedestal sink. I get more commments about that! Great job.

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  11. Love this Kris!!! What a fabulous idea and it looks beautiful!
    xx
    Anne

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  12. OMG! Too cute. Seriously, if I lived nearby, you would have to shove me out the door. I L O V E the look of the entire room.

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  13. So cute, Kris. What a great idea. xo Laura

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  14. Love the ruffled dining chair - very pretty! Your dining room wall caught my eye too... love the weathered board with the plates! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  15. Looks great.really finishes off the chairs.-love dee x

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  16. That is just too cute, what a great idea! Pinning to my Burlap boar\d!

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  17. Kris: What a great idea. It is amazing how many things can be done with something that it never was intended for...And look darn good!!..Happy Monday..Judy

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  18. What a cute idea! Lovely space, too. That chandy is gorgeous :)

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  19. Hi Kris, me again. I sent you two e-mails and neither one went through, so will thank you here. I just got the magazine today and what a beautiful book. There are so many ideas that will be helpful to me and I certainly loved your pages. I always enjoy seeing what you are up to around your cottage and this was a wonderful lay out and story and the pictures devine. The tea was so good and presented so beautifully in it's little special packet..I spent a very relaxing and enjoyable afternoon on the front porch..Happy Monday..Judy

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  20. Kris, what a great idea! Your chairs look so cute all dressed up in their ruffles! Love them!!
    Mary Alice

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  21. Very cute!! What a great idea...now I will look at valances in a new light.
    ~Cindy

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  22. You are so clever! The dining room chairs turned out so cute and it is great that you had to do no sewing! Love them. Nancy

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  23. That is so cute!! Such a great idea!! It does really dress up the chairs a lot!!

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  24. Oh Kris - that looks absolutely amazing !!!!!
    Now you have to find one for a table cloth :)
    I love it - wish I could sew!
    XOXO

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  25. Those are darling, Kris. I really love how it dresses up the chairs at the end of the table. You have a great eye for finishing details. Hope you have a good night- xo Diana

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  26. all I can do is reiterate what everyone has said....... brilliant, smart, clever and so charming! xo

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  27. Isn't that just the sweetest!!! What a neat idea...I love them Kris!!!

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  28. I love what you did with this chair. How simple and it just looks fantastic!

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  29. Morning Kris,
    Your chairs really look so darling.......... a very nice touch to your chairs and dining room area. I have always wanted to do my 2 captains chair with a slipcover with a gathered skirt, but hasn't happened yet............I do sew some, but really have to be in the mood, Plus I am more chicken about sewing things by myself, cause I used to have some friends that sewed. but they have either moved or are working full time now. It was always nice to do it with or at least bounce my ideas off of them, cause I don't want to risk ruining the fabric, etc.......... 2 heads are better than one I always say, cause what one doesn't think of the other one does. One of these days I might get the will and courage to tackle it!!! lol
    Guess it just isn't that important to me at this time of my life.

    That was a really great idea using the valances, I love to see things repurposed like that............very clever, my dear!! Also like the pillow on the chair too. It is adorable as well, and perfect to go on there.

    Hope you are all refreshed after your long but fun trip.
    Does take a lil while to get settled back in doesn't it..............but it is well worth it. lol

    Take care and have a good rest of the week hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  30. how adorable, kris! that is the cutest idea! the little pillow is perfect!

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  31. Kris, I don't know where you come up with so many new ideas. Your mind must be constantly churning them out. lol
    I noticed in the first photo you have a big rooster in your office. I haven't noticed him before. Maybe we could have a closer look sometime.
    Thanks again for your great inspiration.
    *Smiles*

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  32. Kris, what an amzing idea and they are so charming. They really add a lot to your room. Love it!

    Cynthia

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  33. Well that is just darling, a chair with a skirt! and burlap to boot. I love it Kris!

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  34. Kris - Darling idea! Love anything ruffled! But, ruffles and burlap - WOW! You did a great job on these. Love them.

    Judy

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  35. I can't sew very well, so I'm totally with you on this project! That's my kind of reupholstering haha.

    Goedele

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  36. Kris, You have made the cute chairs so special. I love that ruffled look. xoxo,Susie

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  37. hello
    je suis enfin arrivée vers votre blog
    je vous vois souvent dans les commentaires ::::
    votre salle est pleine de charme et les chaises m'ont l'air confortable
    très jolie maison , très cosy
    je me suis inscrite
    je connais bien Judy ; Martha ;Diana
    viendrez-vous me rendre visite ?
    tendresse
    edith(iris) France

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  38. That is such a great way to add interest to your end chairs! I love burlap.

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  39. You've found a very creative way to use the valances. I think it looks wonderful, you must love seeing them in their new skirts!

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  40. You get the three C's - cute, clever and creative! What a neat idea! Love it! Hugs, Leena

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  41. Darling, darling and more darling! I love burlap and chippy chairs-really chippy everything!
    Happy to be following along!
    Warm and Happy Hugs,
    Jemma

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  42. SOOOO CREATIVE KRIS!! LOVE this! I may have to borrow this idea sometime down the shabby road!! Roxie

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  43. that is a clever idea! they look great with their new "skirts"!! :)

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  44. Sew cute! I love, love, love those ruffles!
    I enjoy your blog. Please come on over and check out my new blog at http://gigipinkglitter.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    Tammy

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  45. Hi Kris, I love them! I just painted to chairs white for my basement kitchen table. I took the seats off to recover in burlap. Going to try printing an image on the burlap. Thinking I might need to add a ruffle after seeing your beauties!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  46. I love the little shades and what you did to them. I once cut holes in potting baskets, tied a bow around and used them as shades. That chair, what a new way to do the ruffle, simple but I would have never thought of it. Love the chair. Alaina

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  47. Super cute chair!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

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  48. HI from Wonderful at Home! Found you over at Cedar Hill Ranch, and I am your newest follower on GFC! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this chair, we seem to have very similar tastes! Hope you can stop by and link up with us at our Wonderful Wednesdays linky party! See you there!
    www.wonderfulathome.blogspot.com

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  49. This is so Cute and I LOVE how it turned out. I think that's the chair I would choose to sit in :) Thanks so much for sharing this at our All about Burlap Party!
    Pinning!
    xoxo

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  50. What a great idea! It adds such a touch of romance to you beautiful dining room.

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