3/26/2011

Chair Transformation

After
This is a story about two lonely chairs in need of a beauty make-over.

I spotted two of these chairs at a thrift store. Right there and then I knew that I could make these chairs look beautiful...again.

Oh nooooooooooooooo,

they didn't look like this!

They looked like...



This (BEFORE)
Before
  Ok, so you think, "hey, these are not all that bad!" But up close, they were dirty but had great a great bone structure.

  At the time, we had transformed our formal dining room into a study and I thought that these would be perfect for in there.

  I took them all apart after purchasing two different (but coordinating) kinds of upholstery fabric.  And I upholstered them complete with lumbar pillows.
One before and one after. I added more foam to the seat for added comfort.
The arms and legs didn't look this red in real life. I think the camera added depth of color and made them look more red than they actually were. But I took a picture and emailed them to my sister. She is really good to bounce off ideas from. I should have done this before because she loved the upholstery but hated the color of the arms and legs. The more I looked at these, I knew she was right, so I did what I don't recommend that you do, I painted the legs and arms AFTER I upholstered the chairs. Very tricky to do especially with oil base paint that I used.
After upholstery and painting black
Lumbar pillow with piping, pin tucks and brush fringe.
Coordinating material was used on the piping and back of the chairs
Here they are in the study and you can see that post here.
As seen in our study
I made a valance for that room out of the left-over material. And painted the finials on the rods.
Valance I made using left-over fabric from chairs.
Then I sold one of them to my good friend and it looks great in her living room and you can see the post I did of her living room here.
It's been amazing to see how good these chairs look in different rooms and different houses.


NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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23 comments:

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  2. Terry you are one talented lady!! I LOVE the way the chairs turned out and painting the wood black was the icing on the cake!! Love the valences too. Have a great weekend, Martina

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  3. Wow, Terry! First off, let me say you did a fabulous job on the chairs! The black really looks much better and does better justice to your upholstery job. Kudos to your sister on that call. The one chair looks fantastic in your friends house, too ~ it just looks perfect in that spot in the picture! I also love that you made your dining room a study. Our dining room is basically a walk through room and I have vowed that when we downsize, if that house has a formal dining room, it will be a library. I wish I could do it now, but we are on the market and even though people rarely use them, they always want a dining room!

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  4. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog!!

    I LOVE a good chair make-over!!

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  5. Your chairs turned out fabulous. Love them. Beautiful upholstery job and the coordinating fabrics are so pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Terry,
    Great job on the chair and it looks stunning in your beautiful room!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  7. Voting started tonight! Remember, you are one of finalists for Best of March 2011 at Saturday Mornings! Congrats again, there were over 700 entries! Here is the link to the voting area, and be sure to grab your button on the right sidebar at the very bottom to display here and drive your readers to vote! Good luck!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/03/voting-for-best-of-march-2011-here.html

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  8. Looks awesome! What a transformation!!

    Love your guts
    mandi

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  9. Terry so sorry I haven't been over to say hello the chairs look great happy weekend to you

    Pattie

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  10. Wow Terry, those are just beautiful. I could use your talents here; my upholstery career ended the day I drove an upholstery tack thru my thumbnail in class 20 years ago!

    Jan

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  11. ...and by the way, I live your header!

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  12. Those are marvelous chairs -- you did a great job and you were so brave to paint AFTER you did that marvelous upholstery.

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  13. wow-- you made both into real beauties~!!
    applause on a job well done indeed.

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  14. what a beautiful chair! the fabrics are so rich and warm.

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  15. Teri, is there anything you can't do? Love the chair especially the fabric on the back.

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  16. I wish I can do that! The piping looks hard. Your chairs are gorgeous! Wow!

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  17. i would love it you shared this at my party! you did a fabulous job, looks great.
    http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/03/anything-goes-party-10.html

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  18. Terry, Is there anything you can not do? The chairs look wonderful and what a great job you did on the upholstery.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  19. wow love the tranformation that fabric is gorgeous looks really luxurious

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  20. These came out fantastic! Your fabric choice is perfect and the paint really made them so gorgeous!! You did a great job on them- and they look great where you have them! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  21. I know what you mean about the painting after wards!!! But they still came out wonderfully and you can't tell the stress involved! :)

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  22. These are fabulous! I wish I could sew and re-upholster. I could be dangerous! These are so professional ~ great job!

    XO,
    Kimberly

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