September 20, 2012

Finally the Chair Reveal

I bought these chairs about 5 months ago and boy oh boy were they need of some help.  Full of ambition I started ripping of the old fabric, foam, stables and that is where my ambition died. 
 What a mess the previous owner had done a horrible upholstery job to hid the ugly rust colored crushed velvet with even uglier white silk fabric.  She had glued and stabled right on top of the wood frame and tufting and everything.  

I literally removed about 9000 staples not kidding I had blisters from my pliers.  Once I removed everything from the frame I then painted the the two matching chairs cathedral grey by Behr and the oval chair stonewashed by Behr then sanded and antiqued them both. 

After all the hard work prepping them to be upholstered I was not prepared for all the blood sweat and tears that goes into upholstery. (not kidding I gave new meaning to the term "having you stomach stapled")It's a little more tedious than I was expecting furniture is more my speed-wham bam done.

 Well here they are the reveal

 Burlap on the back 

linking to:

Fridays Unfolded
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  1. Wow--what a dramatic before and after of your chairs--these are now just stunning! I love all the details--love that you can see some gold peeping through the paint, and your fabric choices are lovely!

  2. I have been searching for chairs with the caned sides. Love the color you chose for the pair and the single. I think the single is my favorite because of her roundness and the small details you added. You did a wonderful job.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  3. What a beautiful job you did... you are very talented! - SusAn

  4. Beautiful inspiration! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  5. Great job on the chairs! I just bought some material to redo a few myself. Hope mine turnout as well as yours! :)

  6. these turned out

    i love the soft linens
    and blend of patterns

    the balloon back
    is my fave

    thanks for link up
    to Fridays Unfolded!


  7. Amazing transformations! I'm so glad I found you through 504 Main I'm your newest follower. Megan

  8. Your hard work was worth it. The chairs are stunning. Great job.

  9. Gorgeous! I wish you'd come help me tackle my stash of chairs!!!!!

  10. wow you are very talented. these chairs look awesome. i'm your newest follower. come check out my blog when you have a minute at

  11. This is one perfect proof that one doesn’t necessarily have to buy expensive stuff to beautify their home. They can always recycle and make use of their creativity for their home to have eye-catching furniture. Good job, Emily! You really got some serious talent in restoring the furniture’s old look.

    Gerry Bossier