Monday, January 31, 2011

Vintage Chair Love!

These past two weekends have been a whirlwind of activity. Last weekend was spent scouting, sourcing and redesigning my bedroom with one of my dearest friends (pics to come later this week) and the weekend before was spent antiquing in Niagara, which totally paid off...S and I found a set of five dining chairs to refinish for $25 each! Needless to say, we were thrilled...They weren't QUITE gorgeous when we found them, but I knew that with a little elbow grease, they would really show their potential.

The set only has one armchair, which is totally fine because we want to get two upholstered chairs for end chairs to go with the table we want (to be revealed later on this week, since S got a night school job, it's totally a "go!")

I decided to refinish the single armchair to use as an occasional chair in our bedroom. It got a few coats of high-gloss black lacquer, and I recovered the cushion with a silk blend and added a bit more padding...Since they say a picture is worth a thousand words, feast your eyes if you will:

Nice "neutral" fabric on the before chair, right? HA!

Done and Done !

Look at the pretty trellis detailing!! It makes me so happy!

Stay tuned later this week for the bedroom reveal! I PROMISE it'll be worth it!


Catherine Ava said...

That's amazing how you were able to create a whole new look for that chair!

Alanna said...

Thanks! Your blog is quite lovely as well!

Crunchy Sews said...

That chair looks so much sharper in your color scheme. Great job!