my office chair...from DRAB to FAB! with Waverly Fabric #WaverizeIt!

It's been quite a while since I've posted a sewing project here on my blog...and frankly, I've missed it. So today I'm sooo excited to share my latest sewing project with you!

But, before I do that, did you know...


AND, Waverly is celebrating their 90th anniversary!

So, to celebrate these two fantastic things, JoAnn & Waverly are teaming up to bring you a fantastic contest!

A couple more details on that in a bit...but first I want to share my office chair transformation with you! 

Here's what my chair looked like BEFORE...

Typical office chair, right? Utilitarian...functional...but booooring. Plus, because I use it for my chair in my craft space, it has random paint stains everywhere...(ooops).

Not too bad, but definitely not pretty...

BUT, here's my plain old office chair AFTER I Waverize'd It!

Ta da!!!! 

JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores sent me 2 yards of this gorgeous Waverly fabric, Groovy Grille in Spa. I love love love the blue and green in this print...and it goes perfectly with my craft room! How did they know?

Here are a few more photos...

I decided to really challenge myself with this project...I didn't use any patterns and I didn't measure a single thing. Yep! I did it all on the fly...and it was so fun! 

I just lay my fabric across the chair and started pinning was sort of liberating actually...

To work around the chair arms, I cut a notch in the fabric and serged around the cut so that it wouldn't ravel. Then I added ties on either side of the notch so that I could attach the cover to the seat.

I cut a notch out in the back, too...

And I think the ruffle adds just the right bit of femininity...(plus it covers up the rough edges I created by not not measuring and just

Then I took the chair apart and spray-painted the arms and base...just to brighten them up a bit...

So much better right???

What an amazing difference just a couple of yards of gorgeous fabric and a sewing machine can make!

NOW, for the really fun part!

JoAnn & Waverly are teaming up and hosting a magnificent Facebook contest! WaverizeIt! is your opportunity to show JoAnn & Waverly how you can take the ordinary to the extraordinary with Waverly fabric! In order to enter you need to go HERE.

And what can you win???

The Grand Prize for this contest is 30 YARDS OF WAVERLY FABRIC! PLUS! a $250 gift card to JOANN! What?!?!?!?!?!? Can you think of anything better???

Head on over to the WaverizeIt! Facebook page for full details and to post your submission...and while you're there, check out some of the entries that have already been much inspiration!

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