Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My new French chairs……




My darling husband bought me this pair of sweet little

French chairs as an early anniversary present……… I found them on Craig’s List.

The upholstery was in great condition….just needed

a little cleaning, nothing major.

The chairs were painted a gold color…..but not the beautiful

gilded gold you see on so many antique chairs.

I debated on what to do for a few days and finally decided to paint them.

For the finish I decided on a light grey

paint color with distressing so

that the original gold would still show thru.


After a couple of coats of

paint and a little sanding this is the result:










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AntiqueChase said...

I'm crying! I want them to come live at MY house!!

Anne said...

Those chairs are beautiful!!!!! What a wonderful gift!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Des, those are so fab!! So glad you painted them. That made a huge difference.

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm in love! They are so amazing. You got 2 very beautiful chairs for that room. I love the way you finished them too. I have a love affair for chairs anyway. I like how they can be moved to any room in the house and just add so much charm to a room. And of course.....they're white! What's not to love?

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Des those chairs are GORGEOUS and what a difference a little paint makes!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They're very pretty, Des! They suit your room so well, too!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Des: What a beautiful pair. I love how you refinished them. What a sweet husband to give you such a gift..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Inspired by you said...

I really think your purpose in life should be to come to my house and make it gorgeous like yours! The chairs are fantastic. I really like the grey. What a great hubs!

chateau chic said...

Your chairs are gorgeous. What a lovely gift. They are perfect for your living room.
Mary Alice

White Weathered Hutch, said...

OMG! I'm so jealous. These chairs are beautiful and they go so well with your decor.


What a craigslist find! So pretty, and perfect with everything else in the room.

Rooms by Ann said...

They look beautiful in your room.

suzyq said...

These are absolutely gorgeous - ( your whole room looks gorgeous )
and I'm definitely your newest follower - would love to have you come by for a visit and follow back

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Great transformation, Deserae!

Connie said...

Whoooooa, sugar, I'm impressed! Hubs did that? I doubt my hubby would even think of checking Craigslist for a gift. I love them though—the chairs, but also Craigslist.

Visiting from NMH link party and you're the one before me. Now, I'll have to visit the one AFTER me.

Nice meeting you,

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Those chairs are fabulous! Stopped by from No Minimalist Here, and I'm following you now. Love your style!

Karena said...

Des I adore your new chairs..they are perfect in your living room! Painting them made all the difference.

I may have to start scouting Craig s List again!

Art by Karena
2012 Artists Series

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Des, I adore your gorgeous chairs and what a wonderful anniversary gift. Thanks for sharing the chairs at my party.

Scribbler said...

Fantastic improvement! Happy Anniversary.

Rita said...

What an amazing pair of chairs. I'm so much in love with chairs and yours are superb!
I love them so much more in white with the gold peeking thru.

Traci said...

I love these! Soooo pretty!