Monday, August 29, 2011

My Restoration Hardware Inspired Chair

I have a love hate thing going on with RH these days.
 Right now I'm mostly experiencing the love part.

They have some way cool stuff. Like this bedding that I may have coveted once or twice.


Yum.

I also drooled over their very neat line of french grain sack inspired pillows.


So, that brings me to my Craigslist chair. My 3 month old likes to be rocked, so Derek kindly picked up this chair for me.(he actually does most the evening rocking so this was a win-win for him)


Please excuse the fact that I had already put the slipcover on and was too lazy to take it off for this photo.

The slipcover was....easy to do. But mine is faaaar from perfect!! I decided to leave all the mistakes and quirks and just live with it.

One big mistake though...My faux grain sack was painted around 3am and that was bad idea. I am sadly off center and short of sewing and painting another one, this little flaw is un-fixable. Oh well.




I'm still happy with it and it rocks just fine with all the mistakes.
Lee likes it too, most of the time:-)

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30 comments:

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful chair! Great job.

Tami / Maddie Lumpkin said...

Great job! I love it!

rachel @ gilly grey said...

Love it! I don't see any imperfections. It looks absolutely fabulous to me!

Rachel
xoxo

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Oh I love your chair and honestly I would have never known that it was off-centered. Shhhh...don't tell anyone :)

Angela said...

You shouldn't have told us...we would have never known. I think it's amazing!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I think the off center adds character-- do you think ever single grain sack was perfect? I doubt it.

I love your little club rocker... it looks absolutely comfortable!

you did a fantastic job. I've not sewn a slip cover in years...don't know if I'd do it again.

Karena said...

Jillian it looks great to me! Bravo!

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Karena
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Lori said...

Perfect, looks straight out of Ballard Designs or Pottery Barn!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I love it, I think it looks perfect. Do tell how you painted your faux grain sack!

Cheryl said...

Love it. you know, to me the subtle imperfections is what gives it it's charm....and really as Nester likes to say, "it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful."

The Misty Journey said...

Wow! I am starting to have a love hate relationship with The Virginia House too. Between these posts of things all vintage and lovely that I covet and wish I had time to make like you I am not sure if my covetousness means I should unsubscribe or if I just need to ask for forgiveness and move on. Love? Hate? both?

Nan said...

A-MAZ-ING!!! Don't do a thing to it! It is beautiful!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

jillian, that is stunning! it looks soooo cozy and comfy and stylish, too!

the vintage bricoleur said...

Wow Jillian! I am impressed!! I don't mind little imperfections, they add character. Wish I was close enough to hold little Lee again!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I don't see any mistakes! Just...character! I think it looks fabulous.

Louisa Book Cottage said...

I like it, Jill! Where do you get your imagination and inspiration?!!!

Revi said...

Hi! This is my first visit - thanks to Primitive & Proper. I have to agree with you about RH - love their asthetic. But, I am totally impressed with you and your upholstery and painting skills! I'm not sure how you manage that with a 3 month old, but whatever it is, keep doing it!
-Revi from Revisionary Life

Cortney said...

It is so pretty!

Terry said...

Amazing!

redmetalroof said...

How did you know I just bought a little loveseat yesterday and plan to make a new slipcover too? Now I know just who to call! My very own blogging sister! Yay, for Jillian- now mine will be perfect- HA!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You did an outstanding job on her makeover...LOVE this look! Hope to see her at my NTT party:)

Blessings,
Linda

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely adore this!

Michelle Viera said...

OMG!!! You must post a tutorial on this one. PLLLLEEEAASSEE!!!!!

C'est Magnifique said...

Wow, I think it turned out great!! I never would have noticed that it was off center if you hadn't mentioned it!

Tania

Inspired by you said...

Fabulous job! I learned the hard way to stop working when I get tired. It just resulted in ripping out too many seams. I can't even tell it is off center.

Carolyn Peeler said...

You did such a fabulous job with this makeover. I also have a rocker like this that I bought with the intention to (someday) slipcover. You've given me great inspiration. Thanks!

Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said...

This is gorgeous! I have saved it so I can hopefully try one out myself! I absolutely LOVE it....visiting from Miss Mustard Seed ~ so happy I found your site!

Ticking and Toile said...

Fabulous!!!

terry said...

I love the chair...you did a fantastic job! it's ready to flop into with a good book and a cup of something! I want to know what that wall hanging is...wood, metal? it looks fabulous!

Dorothy Freeman said...

Wow! You did a fabulous job on that rocker...I'd love it for my living Room!