Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lighten Up!

I finished another chair. Not quite sure where I'm going to keep it for now. I'm running out of space. The funny thing is that I really like how this one turned out. I was planning on fixing it up & selling it but now I'm not so sure. If I kept it where would it go? I'm just going to have to figure something out or sell it, like I originally planned. 
before: dark, dreary & dirty :(
I found this one way in the back corner of a resale/thrift shop. It was full of cob webs & looked like it hadn't been touched in years. Besides being covered in an ugly & now dirty fabric, it looked like it was in pretty good shape. When I asked about it the sales lady said it was half off so of course it came home with me. Never mind the fact that I had already picked out two old windows,some shutters & a lot of other small miscellaneous items. Normally this wouldn't be a problem if I had brought the family truckster (aka the van) but nooooo I had the beetle. All I can say is thankfully the car is a convertible & the weather was nice. Any way here she is after I painted her with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White. Then I used some clear wax,"beat her up" a little & gave her some brand spankin' new clothes. What do you guys think? She's been "lightened up a bit, don't ya think? :)

painted a nice bright shade of Old White

After: much brighter & cheerful......I think she's smiling now :)

I love the lines of this chair

her new outfit

lovely legs!

for sale?

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  1. Oooh lala this is lovely! The white definitely looks better!

  2. Oh, so much better. Love the runner down the center. Magnifique!

  3. it looks lovely! i love the light distressing- it is soft and pretty!

  4. So very pretty! The white is gorge of course, but I really love the seat makeover! Nice take on a rustic/beautiful look.

  5. I LOVE it! Wish I were closer...I would try to talk you into selling it. :-) Love the lines and you did a fabulous job on it.

    Someone recommended the Old White paint to me...is it a true white or perhaps an ivory? I can't tell on the ASCP charts. I do love this chair!


  6. I LOVE her new outfit!! She's ready for a night on the town!!

  7. So beautiful --- you did a wonderful job!!
    Blessings, Becky

  8. Oh my goodness, you are so creative - love how you put the stripe of fabric down the seat, so much so that I pinned it! (I rarely pin stuff, don't want overcrowded boards, haha!)

  9. She turned out beautiful. You must keep her!

  10. Love LOVE LOVE!
    The fabric and paint were perfect choices, great job!

  11. Found this on The Trendy Treehouse's blog hop and I am LOVING it!!! SO awesome!!! Great job!!! :)

  12. This is a gorgeous makeover. I vote for you to keep it!

  13. That is so precious! Very Shabby Sheak! The cushion cover is delightful. Great job..wonderful to bring an old chair from the corner back to life!! It looks like it's smiling :)

  14. So good in white, love the seat covering! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

  15. The new seat cover is wonderful! I really like the stripe detail!

    Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com

  16. This looks so much prettier in white and I love the stripe in the upholstery.


  17. Amazing transformation!!! I can't get over the great idea you had with using those ribbons as interest for the seat!!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. WONDERFUL transformation! I doubt you'll have any trouble selling her if you choose to go that route! Great job!

  19. It turned out absolutely lovely! I especially love the new seat cover!

    Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday! I hope you'll return again on Monday to link up to this weeks party!

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  20. I love this..great job!


  21. all those brilliant redos I have been reading about lately have convinced me to start a project and redo my entire bedroom..and I think I want that chair if it's still up for sale! love it


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