A New Look for the “Valentine’s Chair”

Do you remember when I posted about my Valentine’s gift…

…..when I was given the choice of a chair or jewelry?

And as you know, it was a no brainer for me….the chair please!!

I so loved the chair, but I knew when I bought it that I wanted a different fabric.

Yes, I know, a new chair and I recover it already!…


Here is the chair’s “new doo” !!

I purchased fabric from one of my favorite fabric stores and I got a fantastic deal on the fabric…

…..it was only a total of $33.00…yes, to cover the entire chair. It was under $7.00/yd on clearance.


This was the before…the fabric was an oatmeal colored striped fabric…

…..I wanted more pattern in the chair.


I was searching for a buffalo check pattern..but when I saw this fabric…

…..I knew it would be great in the room and I still got somewhat of a checked pattern.


I’ve never used this upholsterer before, and he did a great job.

He is the one who sells his pillows on Joss and Main in addition to his store front.


I paired it with a Pottery Barn pillow that I already had…it needs some trim to dress it up a bit.


The new fabric is happier and crisper…I am so glad that I had it recovered.

When I picked up the chair at the shop, I also picked up 2 pillows that were made for me.


I saw this Ikat fabric and the colors were perfect for the room….

…..I paired it with the Asian toile pillow that I bought from them a couple of weeks ago…

……….a sort of “yin and yang” of fabrics.


Here is my “Valentine’s Chair” sitting pretty in the room with it’s “new doo”.

Oh, and as I was leaving the shop with my chair and new pillows, I spotted a set of pillows on clearance…

…..that would go well in my media room…Therefore, that domino effect is happening…stay tuned!

So..what do you think??…Did I make the right decision in re-covering the chair??…I think so!!

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  1. Love the new fabric! Really bright and sunny! Looks wonderful in your room!!~~Angela
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  2. I think you absolutely made the right choice in recovering the chair. That fabric brought the chair to life. ~~Jeannie

  3. Yes, you did and I was lucky to see it in person in this beautiful room. I remember that chair popping out at me first. You know I love any kind of checks or plaid.
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  4. Love the chair and the new fabric. Looks so comfy.

  5. It looks great in its new fabric, Shirley! I love it!
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  6. Shirley it is gorgeous. I love the makeover.
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  7. Oh my yes!! This chair looks fabulous!!

  8. Very nice!
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  9. Oh I adore the new fabric for your chair. It looks amazing. I really like the way you mix your fabrics and patterns, so pretty and interesting. Hugs, Marty
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  10. I just love the new fabric…perfect in your room!!
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  11. I so agree that the new fabric makes the chair ‘pop’! Looks wonderful in your room and the pillows are gorgeous. Isn’t it funny how a few accessories make us happy?? I’d rather accessorize than buy a huge expensive piece of furniture! So much cozier. Vicki in KY.

  12. YES! The new fabric is so crisp looking! It will be easy to put even more pillows with for different seasons, etc. Good choice!
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  13. Amazing! Absolutely stunning! In fact I LOVE that fabric do you know the name? I’d love to cover my cornice boards in that.
    You did great choosing a fabric and in fact I think I like it better than a check. Beautimous!!!
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  14. Oh, I think you definitely made the right decision! The chair looks great and really pops in your room. Love the bright and fun colors in all of your pillows too.
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  15. I think you definitely made the right choice! It makes a statement now. Great job and I love your blog! You have a beautiful home!
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  16. I love the new fabric and that pillow is beautiful love the colors.

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  17. Oh I do love the new fabric. It looked good before but now it’s even better! Great choice on the fabric. It’s a little more elegant than a buffalo plaid but still gives the same appeal. Love the coloring and how it goes with the wood on the chair. It looks wonderful with the other red chair and the pillows bring it all together perfectly! Love the sofa pillows too!

  18. OMG it’s beautiful! I love the mix of patterns, and it looks so good with your rug. BTW, I would totally pick a chair, too, and buy fake jewelry. After all, you can’t buy fake chairs!
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  19. OOOHhhhh….I love it. Looks fabulous. Can’t wait to see the pillows. So nice to know there are others out there that would pick furniture over jewelry!

  20. What an incredible difference!!!! And the fabric is GORGEOUS!!! It looks just as good as a buffalo check would have, and the price…unheard of!!! Three points from mid court, Shirley!!!
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  21. Yep…didn’t think it needed to be covered, but the chair looks great with it’s new look! Pillows always add that extra pizazz! 😉

  22. Lovin’ the upholstery fabric. When will you invite us all in to that beautiful room for a cup of tea? :):):) Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew
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  23. The new fabric is perfect. Now, the chair just has more character and it’s stunning with the pillow too.

  24. Shirley, this is the perfect choice of fabric! Your chair really pops now! I love the pillow too! Your room is gorgeous!
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  25. It looks marvelous, Shirley! Loving the big pattern and those pops of color on the pillows. Enjoy!
    xo Heidi
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  26. Oh my darling bloggy friend, your fabric choice is perfect. You have such a lovely home. I am so glad you shared it at the Scoop. I hope you will share it at my Thursday Favorite Things hop too xo
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  27. You made the right choice, Shirley- I love the bolder pattern, and yet it’s neutral enough to play well with so many other patterns and colors. I planned on going by your booth this weekend, but we didn’t get into town until Saturday evening and then found out they are closed on Sundays! 🙁 Maybe next time!
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  28. Yiu sure did!!!! I adore the new fabric! And the pillows; all of them! Can’t wait to see the others too. XO, pinky
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  29. You sure did!!!! I adore the new fabric! And the pillows; all of them! Can’t wait to see the others too. XO, pinky
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  30. What a perfect transformation! It looks so comfy, I want to sit myself down, right there.
    Mama Bear
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  31. Your newly upholstered chair is beautiful Shirley! I love the check and what a bargain price! Love your pillows too 🙂
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  33. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says

    HI, I didnt believe it needed recovering, you were absolutely correct, it is fabulous, Love & Blessings to you/yours…

  34. Yes, you definitely made the right decision choosing that fabric! It’s gorgeous! I love the pattern and color of it. It really compliments that style chair perfectly too. I think you did good choosing that chair over jewelry. Now you’ll be reminded of that day every time you see it.
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  35. Your new fabric looks so great on your chair! It’s perfect and for $7.00 a yard, the fabric was a steal.
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  36. GORGEOUS, Shirley! You picked the perfect fabric, and it looks fabulous paired with your beautiful pillow … such am amazing addition to your space ! i need to pay a visit to Pottery Barn!

  37. The whole room looks lovely. Warm, inviting and full of causal elegance! The new fabric is so pretty and the PB pillow is darling.
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  38. Fabric and chair look like they were meant to go together and both fit perfectly in their setting.
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  39. Oh my goodness, I’d take it over jewelry any day ~ it’s gorgeous and your choice of fabric couldn’t be more perfect! It looks so comfy, too! The pillows are such a pretty fresh statement for spring1
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  40. I absolutely love that fabric and the “new” chair looks wonderful in your room. Jewelry is very nice, but you can enjoy this chair every day!

  41. I love love love this chair. Thanks tons for linking up. Hugs, Marty
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  42. Shirley your chair is so pretty. Love that fabric and the new pillows. I can’t believe you lucked into finding that great upholstery man. I need to find one too.
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  43. Tardevil says

    You definitely made the right choice! I love the new fabric!

  44. What a fun perk-up for that chair! I love the check pattern, it is such a fun fresh choice.


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