Monday, June 13, 2011

A chair transformation………


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Originally this chair was part of a set of eight I bought on Craig’s List a few years ago. I re-upholstered all the chairs except this one and another one. Both chairs had huge holes in the seats and were filthy from the previous owner’s dogs laying on them and of course pawing at them to make them comfy. A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to tackle this one………….

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Here is it after I re-upholstered it. I couldn’t decide on whether to paint it or not so I decided to make the decision after I re-upholstered it. It wasn’t exactly fun painting it with the new fabric intact!!!!

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After painting it I glued the white gimp on but wasn’t in love with it so I decided to add the nail head trim.


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             Here you can see the pretty leg detail……such a pretty chair isn’t it? Although the chair looks white it is actually a light blue/grey color.

chair A

Eventually it found a home in the guest bedroom. That room is still a work in progress décor wise. Some rooms just take a little longer than others to perfect……

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Thanks for stopping by to visit……it is always so nice to see my friends!


Judy said...

Looks great Des! Chairs like these are so easy to recover and they make a room look custom, don't you think?

Good seeing you in blogland, I miss you when you're not around!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Des, that chair is gorgeous and so is the guest room bedding that I can see.

Kelly said...

What a great transformation! I can't believe how much prettier it is now. You have a good eye for that sort of stuff. Thanks for sharing your new treasure. Glad you're back to blogging again too!

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a wonderful job on the's gorgeous! I really like how your guest room is coming along! It's a pretty room!


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a pretty chair! You did a wonderful job on it!

LuluD said...

The chair is great. How hade were the railheads? I'm in love with your armoir!

niartist said...

You're so talented!

FlooringGal said...

I concur with everyone else. The chair looks great.

The Flooring Gal

Anonymous said...

DES! I am so excited to stop by here and see that you've been adding new posts!! I LOVE the chair--you rescued it for sure! I have a chair that looks very similar to your "before" (down to the fabric!) that I think you have inspired me! And your LR is looking terrific, so fresh and of course, French!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lou Ann C.