My friend Sarah and I found this chair in someone trash last year. Can you believe someone was throwing this out! And yes, I checked for critters and I left it on our porch for several months to be extra sure there were no uninvited guest.
I love the juxtaposition of the formal Queen Anne style with the casual corduroy fabric.
Rolled arms, nail head trim and cabriole legs–need I say more?
Since I have “no” sewing skills my original plan was to get new fabric and have the chair re-upholstered. Well, the cost for re-upholstery was not in the budget, so I decided the paint the wood and the fabric. Yup, paint the fabric!
Basically, I sprayed the chair (one section at a time) with water to get the fabric wet but not dripping wet, then applied the paint with a brush. Here’s the chair after one coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White.
Here’s the chair after the 2nd round of spraying and painting.
After the final round of spraying and 2 coats of CeCe Caldwell’s Simply White.
I only painted the front of the chair and here you can see the contrast between the front and side. I love the two-tone effect. The wood got a mix of CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White and Simply White. The cushion will be covered in this fun yellow and white bird print fabric.
And here’s the chair in our family room. I think it looks amazing. We love sitting in the chair because it feels like soft leather.
Here is a collage of this project from start to finish. So cool!
Thanks for checking out my post. Happy Decorating and Happy Spring!
Here is the another post in the Kitchen Renovation Series. This one titled “The Details” highlights the cabinets, granite, back splash, storage and decorations in our kitchen.
Let’s start with cabinets. We choose the Herrington style from the Kemper Cabinet line from Cindy Lawyer at CNC Kitchen Designs in Alexandria, VA. I have always wanted to use gray cabinets as a alternative to white, and the island cabinets add a nice “pop” of color.
We were lucky to get our granite “free” from our neighbors (Thx Keith & Sarah!). The granite sat outside in our yard for 3 years and it still looked awesome when we used it.
One of my “must” haves was a farmhouse sink! I found this one from Home Depot on-line. Another on-line retailer was selling it for $500 more than HD!
These hexagon tile in shades of gray, tan, and cream were another HD purchase.
As you may recall, one of my main concerns was storage. In addition to the island and wall cabinets, we added storage in creative ways.
This antique cabinet is beautiful and functional.
Open storage in a vintage bookcase.
And, finally to pull it all together we choose pendants, light walls and dark floors.
And now, a final look back.
If you are undergoing a major kitchen renovation or just added a few touches, I hope you have enjoyed this series and found it helpful.