Sunday, January 18, 2009

MET MONDAY

It is the very first Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan at

Between Naps on the Porch. I have chosen a recent project of my husbands to share today. I've mentioned before that Bob loves to find a box of wooden parts at an auction for a dollar or two. Then, he sorts them to figure out just what he has. This chair came in pieces in one of those boxes. Once he had it laid out, there were only a couple of rungs missing. Sorry, I don't have a picture of all of the pieces; but this is what it looked like all assembled and still unfinished with the new rungs he made.

Early 20th century pressed-back chairs have always been a favorite of mine.

Here it is finished with its new seat.


I'm using the chair at my desk, so I had to make a cushion for comfort!!

Thanks for stopping by, now go and visit Susan for more wonderful makeovers.

Sally

28 comments:

Susan said...

WOW...beautiful chair! I love it...

Chatelaine said...

Fabulous transformation! I am not at all clever or handy but do admire these traits in others.

Great job on the chair! Love the cushion too.

Sue said...

Hi Sally, your husband does such beautiful work, did he also refinish that great desk that's in the background?

imjacobsmom said...

What a fun hobby for your husband! And you get to profit. What a beautiful transformation! ~ Robyn

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love those old pressed back chairs, too. My grandparents had them around an old round oak table.

Great Met Monday makeover and post!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a beautiful chair! Nice to have a handy husband. laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sally, Wow...very cool! The chair turned out beautifully! Cute cushion, too. :-) Susan

onlymehere said...

I love it! Bob is a real craftsman to make the new parts!

Ma'dame French said...

Wow what a beautiful after;) Great job!!! French;)

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh my goodness. That is SO beautiful. xo rachel

Lana G! said...

You did a great job! What a beautiful chair!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Sally, what talent your hubby has. This turned out incredible. I believe he's a keeper. :-) To say nothing of your talent with the darling cushion. Have a super met Monday. hugs ~lynne~

Betsy said...

Wow, you did a great job on that chair! :)

Bo said...

The difference is like night & day on that chair...wonderful!
;-) Bo

santamaker said...

Lucky for you to have such a "handy man"...he did an excellent job. Looks great!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Beautiful! He does such amazing work and it sounds like a fun thing to do. Like putting together a puzzle.

Manuela

nikkicrumpet said...

Man is he ever handy to have around...that is really beautiful!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's amazing! Wow! Great makeover!

XO,

Sheila

Smilingsal said...

What beautiful work your husband does! He should start a business.

You know, you could post this on Trash to Treasure tomorrow!

bj said...

OMGosh...that chair is BEAUTIFUL ! What a fabulous job he did on it. I just love it....

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful job your husband did. It looks amazing. Kathy

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear Sally! Oh, the chair turned out so lovely! Beautiful detail and your cushion you made! It's wonderful. You did really well on it!
Thanks for the visit. Yes, we spent the night in Houston and had a lovely dinner and after the race a nice breakfast. I felt so refreshed to get away for a bit. Thanks for asking, Dear One.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

auction girl vintage said...

Stunning makeover, Sally. Does your DH give lessons? He could teach summer camp for husbands who need training ;-)

Victoria

Rue said...

Hi Sally :)

The chair turned out beautiful! I have such a thing for wooden chairs that it drives Rich crazy LOL

I loved the story of Pete and your mom and I'm so glad she's still a part of your life :)

rue

Lady Katherine said...

Wow, What a great job on the chair, its beautiful! I have my eye on that lovely cushion! lol

ceekay said...

I love your chair. I have always loved those pressed back chairs...but then again, I have a thing for chairs!

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama ^..^ said...

Oh my, this chair is simply divine!
I think that maybe, I should move in with you. You have goooooood stuff!

Carrie said...

What a fine refinishing job...the chair looks great.