Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday's customer inspiration - Alice's chair transformation from fine to fabulous!

Welcome and thanks for stopping by my Tuesday customer inspiration installment where each week I showcase something someone has purchased from Jubilee Furniture in their home.

I'm especially excited because Alice will take us from start to finish showing the transformation of a $25 chair she purchased a couple of weeks ago from the store. This chair with cane back and sides was in great shape overall except for the sagging seat webbing which you can see in this photo:

Alice wrote, "The previous owner must have had pets because my cats went nuts for the chair when I dragged it into the house (ergo the cats on the chair pics)."

The original webbing was crumbling and a challenge to pry off and "was the worst part of the job." Alice also had to pry "up a gazillion tacks; sanded the frame lightly; sprayed it with primer and two coats of white paint; put new jute webbing on the seat; washed the pillow cover and pillow insert; and plunked the pillow back on the newly redone chair. It looks terrific!"

this photo is the "spray zone set up in a corner of my tiny apartment - what a mess!"

here's the painted chair with new seat webbing

the finished chair - Alice plans to reupholster the cushion "but for now, the original red velvet pillow looks great against the white chair."

"The chair sits happily in the corner of my bedroom, contrasting beautifully with my deep eggplant walls and curtains," Alice writes and I completely agree!

Alice ends her email with a "Thank you Susan and thank you Jubilee!!"

Thank YOU, Alice for inviting us along on your chair's beautiful makeover!

If you've purchased something from Jubilee Furniture and would be willing to take a photo or two (or three) and email me at sgalbraith@outreachcommin.org with details of how the piece has been transformed or simply how wonderful it looks in your home - I would appreciate it!

Next week we'll see how Theresa turned a $2 so-so mirror into a showstopper!

Remember, Jubilee Furniture will be OPEN this Friday (from 1 to 8) and Saturday (from 9 to 4) but then CLOSED Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th (ho, ho, ho!).

I heard a quote yesterday and it's stuck with me - and though I don't know who originally said it, thought I would share: "All will be well and all shall be well, all manner of things will be well."

May all be well with you, dear reader!


nuddpenney said...

Hey Susan, I think your quote came from Julian of Norwich, who was a medieval mystic! I read some of her writing in college, but I've seen that quote a TON in other books/articles. Have a blessed day! Lisa

Susan said...

LISA - you are correct! Thanks! In researching Julian of Norwich I discovered the quote - as I wrote it - is somewhat wrong. It should have been, "All shall be well and all shall be well and all manners of things shall be well" and it's something God said to her. How cool is that?!

You learn something new every day!

Chicagoalleycat said...

Wow, my chair looks great online. I don't know how you put together such a great podt from my disparate photos and ramblings. Thanks so much!

Chicagoalleycat said...

Whoops, make that "post" not "podt."

Beth Ann said...

Thanks for sharing a nice re-do. That chair will be with you for a long time.
Beth Ann