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Monday, June 9, 2014

Second chance chairs: a few before and afters

Who doesn't love a cute chair? They add interest to a room, can be inexpensive if bought 2nd hand and if you have a vision, can be transformed with a little bit of paint, fabric and elbow grease.

I have shared many chair transformations here on the blog like this, this and this
I even have a board on Pinterest where I collect beautiful chair makeovers, 
so I suppose it's safe to say I have a bit of a chair fetish!

Today I have a whole new crop of chair makeovers. The first couple I am sharing are my own chairs and were done in collaboration with my friend Ann, of Siena & Spoke, who recently added creative painting projects to her interior painting business. 

I gave Ann some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Olive and free reign on this guy....

She did a wonderful dry brush technique and gave it a new look.
I can't believe I waited all these years to have this chair painted,
I am delighted with the transformation.

I got these chairs for $7 each at a local thrift store. Ann painted everything with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, including the faux vinyl upholstery and gave them a coat of wax.
I designed the pattern on the chair back and despite my DIY-ADD, we painted those together.
Until I come up with a plan for where to use these guys and what to re-upholster them in,
I love them on my sunporch!

Ann also did this piece for me
If you are local to the Madison, WI area and have a sad, tired piece of furniture looking for a facelift, give Ann a call. 
You can find her business, Siena & Spoke, as well as her portfolio on Houzz and Facebook
Her tag line "repurposing with paint {furniture, walls and beyond} says it all!

This next chair is the product of my client's DIY and Ebay skills and a collaboration with my wonderful upholsterer.
Her neighbor was ready to put these guys to the curb, my client saw potential....

She painted the frame a lovely gold, found this amazing python fabric on Ebay for a song
and sent them off to be re done....
I. Die. 
Plus, I am so proud of my client for going it on her own to update these chairs. We talked about many options and in the end, finding this amazing fabric set the project in motion.

Remember this chair from my Bold & Blue family room project?
 I showed you an update here

Now check this baby out in her new home with her kitchy pillow, slipcovered ottoman and beautifully refinished table....

 So fun!

Do you have a chair fetish like me? If so what have you done to transform yours?


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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

they are all so fun! love the first ones you did and hello those gold chairs!!!! Oh how i love love love!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I have such a thing for chairs! These all look great!!

Jenn said...

These are amazing and so inspiring - I recently found a couple of AMAZING chairs on craigslist that need to be reupholstered. This post is definitely motivating to speed that process up :)

pam {simple details} said...

Oh goodness, I have a little issue with chairs, too! :) They fit in the car easily, you can always score a deal, and transform them without a huge amount of work - no wonder! These are all so fabulous!!

Holly Gruszka said...

These are so fun Cathy! I really love the new cushion on your new chair and the cool design you place on the arm chairsin your sun room. Very cool! And that chair was going to the curb??!! Way to go client awesome!! That had major potential and I'm so glad it got "saved". You gave me an idea for my small stool I bought a few weeks ago too. I could always add a little slip cover to the top if I ever tire of the needlepoint. Have a great weekend my friend.

ambika said...

oh, my! You are brilliant Cathy!


Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

I'm right with you on the chair fetish - I have way, way more chairs than I will ever have guests in my home! Love all of these before and afters - such imaginative transformations!

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