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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24 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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!

    xo
    Pat

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

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

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  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!)

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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

    Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com

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

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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

    xoxo laurie

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

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  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!

    P.S. - Please add a Knick of Time button from my sidebar to your linkups so I can feature you!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  20. I love this..great job!

    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  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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