Take a Seat – The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest November

Hi my lovelies, I am so happy to be back this month with my take on this month’s theme (“Take a Seat”) for the  “The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest” November with a new challenge.

This month, the theme is – “TAKE A SEAT” and the fantastic hosts are these two lovely ladies – Stacy from Anastasia Vintage and Coleen from 58 Water Street.

Chair Makeover

This month’s sponsor ir MINTED .  I was so super excited to be taking part this month as Minted is a design marketplace of independent artists from around the globe and they have the most amazing range of fabrics, stationary, gifts, home decor and so much more!

The November participants were lucky enough to receive 5 yards of fabric from MINTED*!  The only problem was… it took me such a long time to actually choose my pattern as I loved them all!!!  Eventually, I chose this beautiful fabric in Aquamarine – Spring Bloom .  It is even more beautiful in real life and such a pleasure to work with!

Spring Bloom Fabric

My idea for the ‘ Take a Seat’ challenge was that I wanted to create a cool seating area for ME where I could ‘TAKE A SEAT’, sit and stay there! I am sure you can all relate to this… I am always so busy running around doing 101 projects, working, doing house work, painting, jigsawing, fixing, blogging…. that I actually forget to just sit down and relax.. I thought this chair would be the ultimate – RELAX and ME chair!!!

I had this old chair in my storage and I decided to do it up!


But of course, I can’t just upholster a chair… I have to do a little something more interesting.. so here is the idea… Even when I am relaxing I am busy doing things, so I needed an area not simply a chair…. as I needed something or somewhere, where I could keep my things… Maybe when I am relaxing and perhaps doing a little craft or type a post for the blog, or simply enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee…. so a chair with a little addition seemed like  the perfect idea.. My hubby and I decided to have a go at building a little extension to the chair.. I really wanted it to look pretty and girly, so I thought  a little bookcase would look perfect!

We used some marine ply and custom-built the bookcase and shelves.



I painted the bookshelf using some acrylic eggshell paint in off white, to tie the theme together I decoupaged the beautiful fabric on the back of the shelves using some mod podge…  It looks so gorgeous don’t you think?


The upholstering was a task and a half.. this was such an old chair I was not really sure of the technique used on it so I just went with it, removing the old fabric and using the old fabric as a template, improvise and hoped for the best..


I had to sew the covers and as you may know I am not that good with sewing machine, but I do try my best. It’s strange how the thing I thought will be the most daunting (creating the piping) actually turned out the easiest and most fun part of it…  The rest.. well let’s just say I had to step away from this project a couple of times.. But in the end it was SO worth it as it turned out more beautiful than I thought and the fabric itself was such a dream to work with!!


For the ultimate relaxation I also needed the footstool, so I also reupholstered this old thing.


What do you think? Did I succeed in making something where YOU would like to “TAKE A SEAT” in!?

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Our fantastic hosts of the competition.


Evey of Evey’s Creations (Co-Creator)
Stacy of Anastasia Vintage (Co-Creator)
Charlotte of Ciburbanity
Lynn of Fern Avenue
Carrie of Thirty Eighth Street
Colleen of 58 Water Street
The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest is open only to the entrants who have signed up through the group Facebook page. If you are an active, furniture flippin’ blogger, and you’d like to participate in future contests please contact the hosts at info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com to find out how!
Don’t forget to check out the hosts’ posts:
*The fabric used creating this project was received free of charge from Minted, however all ideas, opinions and experiences are 100% my own.  Full policy can be read here.
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17 thoughts on “Take a Seat – The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest November

  1. You amaze me Evija!! Your sewing skills are as good as redoing furniture or upcycling items. Love the fabric you chose, and that corner looks so cozy, no wonder you’ve chosen it to read and relax

  2. To answer your question: yes, I think you definitely succeeded in your quest to make me want to take a seat! For being a self-professed non-lover of sewing, you did an amazing job sewing the piping and cushions. The entire collection–chair, bookcase, and ottoman–looks wonderful. 🙂

  3. That’s a fab transformation – it’s hardly recognisable from before. And now it’s very coordinated, love the fabric – and the matching coaster 🙂 #makinghome

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