Monday, September 7, 2009

Holstein Chair

HE called MY chair redo a Holstein. Are you serious? Darling, have you been farming/ranching a little too much?

The joy of recovering furniture is that you can plan EXACTLY how you want it to look. Yes Dear, I planned the chair to look this way. The cushion can be either white or black, or shall we say Jersey or Angus! Which do you prefer?

This is how the arm chair looked before it was reupholstered. It was covered in golf fabric and resided in a bedroom. This chair has big sturdy arms, yards of upholstery tack, and is comfortable. The logical choice was to reupholster and reuse. Plus, reupholstering cost less then buying new AND I was able to choose the design. The side chair was moved to the main floor family room.

Remember the new chandelier. It has been hung.


Holstein? It just had to be a compliment.

Blessings, Ele

42 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Ele the chair looks fabulous recovered like that. Love the chandelier too.
Alison

blushing rose said...

Ohhhh, so lovely a transformation. Love it! Love the room! Have a great week. TTFN ~Marydon

Lori said...

even your kitty matches Ele:) how perfect is that!!!

my cup of tea said...

Love both of them! Hey, the kitty is really cute to!! Have a wonderful week!

Beth Leintz said...

Moo! I think it looks great- its a sophisticated but relaxed look- and it's clever, to boot.

Bunny said...

The chair is fabulous, great job. The chandelier looks wonderful too.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ele,

Your new Holstein chair revamp is fabulous and looks wonderful with the chandelier. What a delightful room.

Hugs
Carolyn

Jennifer said...

Ele I LOVE the chair.I like it with the white side and black side up it looks great either way maybe in the summer white up and black down for fall.Your room looks wonderful!I love Mittens watching it all.LOL Hugs to her from Cinder.Hugs,Jen

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I love that chair Ele! It looks so comfortable to curl up in with a blanket, cup of tea and favorite book or magazine on a winters night. I think the redo is beautiful and the chandelier looks wonderful!

Kai said...

How brilliant is THAT? I want to have my sofa & love seat re-covered, and I hope you won't mind if I steal that dual-color idea. Holstein, indeed. LOL!

Tamerie Shriver said...

It kind of does look like a holstein, but that's not a bad thing. It is nice to be able to switch the look by flipping the cushion. The chandelier is also very pretty.

cityfarmer said...

moo

vickie said...

Ele, it's gorgeous, you know me I Love multi fabrics together! Kitty on the floor is looking at the chair like, did you do those colors just for me!
Love the chandy and the whole room!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ele, I love the way the chair turned out~~ Holstein and all. Love the black and white and it looks wondeful in the room along side that black cabinet. The chandelier is gorgeous.
Your home is amazing.
Hope you are doing well.
Happy Creating.
Celestina Marie

Pearl said...

Perfect Ele! I love it.

The Rose Room said...

that 'Holstein' is fabulous and that's a compliment!!! Rachaelxo

Barbara Jacksier said...

The chair looks amazing and I thought of an elegant man in a tuxedo. A cow...never!

Betty said...

Hi, Ele..we're home from our 18-day trip and I'm reading all your posts I missed while we were away. I absolutely adore your Holstein chair! I like the brown and white combination for the seat cushion and pillows...just looks very rich! I'm off to read more of your posts. Take care.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Your new chandelier looks wonderful. And the chair is perfect in your room! Holstein? I don't see it - LOL!

Have a great day
Kitty

Cass @ That Old House said...

LOVE the chair -- and NO, not Holstein. It clearly is a SADDLE SHOE. :-)
Cass

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Oh my goodness, Ele!! What a difference!! A "holstein!!" LOL

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Wow, Ele, the chair turned out beautifully! Did hubby help you mooo-ve it into that room? :0) You do know that I absolutely approve of that blingy chandelier, too!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Judi said...

Hi Elle
I'm sure it was a compliment too! *hugs*. It looks great. It looks so much in character and fits so well with everything in the room. Much happer than it was before.
You did good!
Judi

Caleen said...

I love what you did to the chair.. A great transformation. Love the chandelier.. Have a great week.

Tina- said...

and hey..the chair matches the kitty cat too.:0) it all looks good.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Wow what a great transformation. I think it looks great:)

Lori said...

Hi Ele
I'm envious you can redo chairs, wish I could! The tacks added the perfect touch! Isn't hubby a card?? later,Lori

Linda said...

Hi Ele,
Love the chair transformation, what a big difference.
Cheers Linda

Maija said...

I LOVE the chair, Ele, but the post was the bast- I giggled my bottom off!

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, oh my goodness what a beautiful transformation you've made with this chair. I love it. Your chandelier is so elegant. Love them both. Your living room is beautiful, I love that curio next to the chair!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Floss said...

Everything looks great - I like the agricultural reference!

Marie Antionette said...

I call it just stunningly beautiful.XXOO Marie antionette
PS I'm having a givaway ,so do drop by

Jillian said...

I think its great! Holstein is a compliment. Yes. Your LR looks so cozy.

twinkleshabbystar said...

Beautiful Ele! The "after" turned out so nice! Im giggling over the Jersey or Angus. tee! hee! Love your chandelier. Really pulls the whole room together. ;) XO,Jenn

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the chair...lovely!!

Petit Coterie said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your chair looks amazing and love the chandelier as well.

xx, Michelle

Mo said...

Love it! You have great pieces in your living room!

Vintage To Chic said...

Hi Ele, wonderful redo and perfect for the farmer. the room looks wonderful. have a great week.
Judy

Elise said...

Ele you've done a wonderful job - well done ! I hope you're taking is easy over the weekend...

Let it Shine said...

The chair looks gorgeous. But he is funny. Love your blog and your home.
My daughter's name is Hannah, and we lovingly refer to her as "Hannah Banana".

Take care,
Alyshia

Let it Shine said...

You are a girl with my same heart. I love "stuff". I don't really do simple. Or plain. That was such a great comment, made me smile.
And yes, I wanted a biblical name, and She is absolutely my Grace of God. An everyday reminder. So nice to meet you!!

Alyshia

Phyllis@AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love the black and white, so sharp together, you did a great job. You are just so creative...Phyllis