Monday, August 2, 2010

My New Old Chair

This project has been on my to-do list for so long. 

A Chair makeover. 

My mother and father-in-law gave me this cute chair a while back (thank you:), and it's been living in my garage ever since. I loved the cut-out details and figured that with a new pad, it would be good as new. It was pretty sturdy, so all it needed was some cosmetic fixes.



I primed it and painted it white. My plan was to glaze it with a brown color, but after I had it painted, I decided to try distressing it with sandpaper. It's subtle, and I love it.

Next, I covered a new pad with fabric and reattached the seat. It's the perfect height for my quilt frame :)

Ready for the before and after?

{BEFORE}

{AFTER}



 




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16 comments:

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

It's beautiful!

jill said...

Wow! That turnd out great. Now about those crackers....I bet your loving neighbor would love to try a sample!

Jill

Marianne said...

That is a beautiful chair. I need to reupholster my diningroom chairs, but I think that will wait a little longer. I have a lot of work ahead of me you see.
Way to go crossing things off your list.

Driftwood Girl @ Beauty and Inspiration said...

Your chair looks amazing! I love the white and the new fabric. I've never done anything like this. I'm too chicken! Maybe one day I'll work up the courage. Thanks for the inspiration!

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

Thanks, Driftwood Girl! The trick is to have nothing to lose:) If you find a fixer-upper at a thrift shop or if someone gives you a piece in need of some TLC...it's perfect.

Marty said...

Thats very nice=) I love the details on the wood, the carvings, and then how you distressed it and made into what you wanted=))
Visiting from power of paint party=)

Driftwood Girl @ Beauty and Inspiration said...

Marie- That's hilarious! and so true.... Oh no, now I'm going to be lugging home chairs without a home to perform experiments on! Should be fun, if I ever find one :)

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

I have a plan...you can sell your experiments on Craig's List. That way, you can play and learn...and make a profit. (Do you think my husband would buy that?) Of course, knowing me...I would become attached to my ugly duckling furniture and would not be able to part with it:)

Becca said...

it looks like a completely different chair. great work!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

So pretty. It looks like a different chair. Good job.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVELY... beautiful all creamy white & your fabric is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing at the PoPP.

Debbie said...

It looks fantastic white...you can see all the detail now. I am having a thrift party now, I would love for you to join in on..I have it every Friday. Also, I am having a 60.00 CSN gift card giveaway...you may be interested in that as well. Debbie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhh...she looks soooo good in WHITE...think it's her color! Hope you are having a great weekend:)

Blessings,
Linda

Nikki said...

Looks beautiful.

Amy Bowman said...

this is really beautiful!

Shaunna said...

An adorable transformation! That chair has so many beautiful details and so much character...what a blessing to have a piece from family! Thanks so much for linking up to Style Feature Saturday! -shaunna :)

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