I met Ponch one time. We were at the Planet Hollywood in 1995 in DisneyWorld and we got a picture with him. It still makes me laugh out loud when I think about it; my Grammie was star-struck….it was so funny. She framed the picture and had it by her bed—-no lie.
There he is….with his cool leather jacket..I could not find the picture of my Grammie posing with him. No clue where it could be! My brother is on the right sitting down…and my mother in law is on the far left. We were all in awe! Simple pleasures….!
For some odd reason….this chair that I found for $5 at a thrift shop reminded me of Ponch..
Can you see it???

I don’t know….it made me think of him interrogating someone…and then getting on his motorcycle…and letting his hair flap around a little…I know, I am strange…but these are the things that take up space in my brain. Just how the good Lord made me I suppose….onto the chair…

it was only $5…and it was in some bad shape….but solid wood!
So I got out my handy dandy Kilz primer…(after I scrubbed it down a bit)

I took off the bottom and back (they had screws holding them in)…

Went to the fabric store and found one yard of Waverly fabric for $3 — BOOYAH!

After the primer was dry I painted it….

This is Putter annoyed that I woke him up with all my loud stapling of fabric… “can’t you do this somewhere else Mother…..”
When recovering…you sometimes leave the fabric on and sometimes take it off. This fabric on this chair was there to stay….and plus it had about 456,900 nails holding it on…no thanks! I covered over and it worked out fine.

Oh, so happy!! No more Ponch…no more ugly mustard/plastic fabric—the chair is SINGING again!! So cute and so happy! Very chic…and shabby and comfy cute!
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. This is beautiful! Nice and crisp! Great job :)

  2. It looks so fresh and beautiful now. I would have walked by it before the makeover. I am hosting a blog party today. I would love for you to stop by and link up this project. http://www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there.

  3. Hi Tracie-

    I met Ponch too, back when I was in college. I was in the Macy's T-Day parade and so was he. Got his autograph and sat with him for awhile. What I remember the most was that he had really big white teeth. :)
    Your chair looks all fresh and new – ready to welcome Spring -which I hope comes SOON!
    My best- Diane

  4. I love the material you chose….funny story about your Grandma and Ponch!!! Good job on the chair! Visiting from DIYDesign.

  5. I'm so glad you stopped by and linked up your chair. It really is so awesome. Hope to see you again next week.

  6. Katie @ Chirp in the Forest

    Gorgeous chair! You make it look so easy…I might have to keep an eye out for some grungy old chair now :)

  7. awesome job! way to breathe new life into that chair!

  8. what a great find! looks super chic!

  9. Well done. I love the fabric.

  10. Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse

    Very pretty! I love how crisp & modern it looks now. Great makeover.

  11. How pretty, I really like it :D

  12. I love this! I never could have invisioned something like this coming from a chair like that. Maybe I need to make a trip to good will and get some chairs for my living room.

    PS. I love that you did it in your kitchen, gives me hope seeing as I live in an apartment.

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