Tuesday, June 26, 2012

An ugly chair transformed!


I have had this chair for about….eight years I think?!?! Long enough that I can’t remember where I bought it from originally. I have never really liked the finish on the chair but fine French antique chairs are a rarity around here. Originally the fabric was a beige damask and over the years it has had a few different looks. Then it was finally moved to the master bedroom where it has remained.

I finally decided to paint the chair last week……….


Here is the before:

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For some reason this chair always looked better in the photos than it did in person! The finish was a shiny taupe color and just screamed cheap faux finish.


Here is the after:







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Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Nice! The ribbon on the chair legs make them look like ballet slippers. Very sweet!

Linda said...

Des, love the transformation.
Yes those legs look like ballet slippers. cute addition.

Kate said...

Hi Des!

Grand and beautiful transforamtion! How very lovely the chair is. Have a terrific week!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the slip and the finish is much better. Did you make the slip?

Designing Domesticity said...

Beautiful. I do love a white finish with a white slip. Wonderfully done. Thanks for sharing, liz

Kelly said...

Ok, wait just a doggone minute! You did more than just paint that chair. You added the most gorgeous slipcover with ballet ties. You can't pull the wool over our eyes that fast! Ha! Spill the beans. Where did you get that? How did you get that? Love it!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Can I be honest? I don't like it too much....... I loved it before and now I don't anymore.

Pete said...

It says anonymous above but my name is Pete from Amsterdam ;-)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the new finish and love that slip too!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Des! You did a wonderful job!


Olive Cooper said...

Looks like a ballerina now:}

Eclectically Vintage said...

The ties remind me of ballerina slippers - gorgeous transformation!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous transformation. I'd follow you if I weren't already. lol

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Your chair is just beautiful and I love the added touch of ribbon on the legs, really unique and stylish.

Inspired by you said...

Great job on the slipcover!

Inspired by you said...

Great job on the slipcover!

Cynthia said...

I love the redo on this chair. The finish is great and I love the slip cover. Great job. Saw you at WUW.


The Porcelain Rose said...

What a wonderful make-over! It's very French chic. I love it painted white and I love slip covers!!
You did a beautiful job!
I have a thing for beautiful chairs. I have at least a dozen in my basement that I plan on some day re-doing. I love painted furniture (mostly white). You have inspired me to go shopping in my basement.
Guess I should get busy.
Lovely blog. Will visit again soon.
Elizabeth @ The Porcelain Rose

Karen said...

Beautiful! love the slip.

Barlow said...

Very beautiful!!!Love the transformation!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, the chair looks so much better now. It is very charming. White always looks clean and fresh. I hope you are having a nice summer.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

chateau chic said...

Your lovely chair looks like a ballerina! What an amazing transformation. It's beautiful!
Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments, Mary Alice

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Just beautiful, love the chair slips!!