Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Transformation Tuesday: French Inspired Chair

Everyone loves a good before and after, right?!
This chair was sitting all lonely in a corner of my moms house.  It wasn't disgusting but it had potential to be great!  I loved the lines and most of all it was good and sturdy.  I gave it a light sanding, a good spray of Kilz primer and another light sanding.  Next came two coats of this great rich cream called Jogging Path by Sherwin Williams.  Another light sanding.  Next I took the sandpaper and started distressing the edges and where is would naturally occur.  Lastly I rubbed on a walnut stain and wiped it off to antique and richen the color. 
This amazing French fabric (I'm a little obsessed with all things French at the moment) came from Farmville, VA.  Have you been?  You should!  The seat was a breeze to cover and I'm in love!  I am working on an storage ottoman to compliment this guy.  Pictures to come.

This is actually one of my first furniture makeovers and I have been beyond inspired by Shaunna over at Perfectly Imperfect.  She is absolutely amazing!  Check her out because there is no way you won't be completely inspired yourself!

If you are daunted by the thought of going to Farmville yourself (or any other design mecca!), the Woven Home offers personal shopping!  Contact us at wovenhome@hotmail.com for details!

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  1. I love your French chair! You did a great job on the makeover! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. What a sweet chair now. I love how you did the cushion.

  3. You did a beautiful job. Love the fabric, good luck on the ottoman. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  4. Really nice job. I enjoyed reading some of your past posts too.

  5. Just found your blog and love it! This chair is breathtaking! Did you find the fabric with the emblem already on it? I hope you will come show this off at my VIP Party today. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-22.html


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