Friday, March 25, 2011

Random Ross Reupholstery!

Hello random chair that I bought at Ross for $49.99. Don't get me wrong, it didn't come in the fun chartreuse chevron print. It came in a FURRY zebra 'ish' animal print. Yeah, you read that right, FURRY. It had a good shape, so I bought it. It is also a nice, heavy duty, sturdy chair, no flimsyness here folks. Enter: upholstery guy that I found through my realtor. I had this done back in the fall before I ever thought I'd start a blog, so the bummer is that I have no before pics. It was some real eye candy, let me tell ya. Ha!

Random Ross chair lives in the hall and usually houses a big 'ol diaper bag. We don't really have a mud room , so this chair sometimes serves as a catch all.

The frames above my random chair are photographs that I took in Rome and the Cinque Terre on holiday in Italy (2001 and 2004). I signed the mats too...made me feel special, ha ha. They bring me joy. They aren't staged or fancy, just point and shoot pics. The top photograph is my FAVORITE!! Just this random lovely Italian man, sitting outside of his restaurant in Rome, taking a break. I wish I could find the negative for that pic (it was BEFORE digital, can you believe it, ha ha), I'd love to blow it up. Bummer.

-If you find something cool that has good lines, good bones, good can always paint it, or have it reupholstered (or do it yourself if you are crafty, my 'DIY' only goes so far, ha ha). You can transform that piece.
-When you make your changes you create a unique piece that no one else has! Viola! it just became cooler!
-You don't HAVE to have a fancy camera to get art for your home, just have an artful eye. Take pictures of interesting things, things you love (I'll show you the ones I took in Africa that are HUGE and in my dining room in a future post, again, with a point and shoot no big deal camera).

K says "who needs a CHAIR?"
(ugh, now I am forced to look at my pantry and do a re-org this weekend, denial was working so well until now)


  1. Love the redo and the lines of the chair are so unique. Nice find!
    Enjoy your weekend

  2. Thanks Maureen! Gotta love trendy fabric knock offs online, right? Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend! Shelli

  3. Beautiful chair! And chartreuse is my favorite color. So I like it even more :)

    Also, if you have a decent scanner, you can scan that photo of yours and have it enlarged. Or take it to a photo lab and have it done. I've done that with a few old photographs and was able to enlarge them without them loosing their "crispness".

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Thanks Jenny! My best friend who was with me on the trip wanted a copy of that pic, so maybe I can kill two birds with one stone! I'm gonna do a little research and see what I can do! Great tips! Have a fab weekend!

  5. I think your chair is perfect in that spot and I love the fun fabric. What a great photo of the Italian man in front of his restuarant! The bicycle sitting there is so Italian, too. You took wonderful photos. Your daughter sure is a cutie!

  6. Thanks A! That bicycle? obsessed. Too bad we don't see more it here in the US, huh? So simple and classic Italy.

  7. CINQUE TERRE. Dont even get me started. My favorite place on the planet.