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!
One of the many things I love about my job is the ability to create “one of a kind” pieces.
For this project, I decided to combine design styles from different decades. This process can be tricky because the styles may not “play well together”. Example: imagine combining the skinny jean concept to a leisure suit. Scary, right! Lucky for me, my two styles play well together because they are united with a common thread……paint!
This buffet is a classic piece from the 60’s. It’s solid construction, in great condition with ample storage. The bowed front and curved details are beautiful but the dark stain makes it look old and worn.
I chose a color from the Paint Couture line called “Calm”. The color is a white/gray/blue combination. I painted/distressed the bottom, then sanded and stained the top (jacobean).
The Hollywood glam gold mirror is the perfect compliment to the buffet but the gold is too shiny. ( That’s my dog Gomer in the mirror….it’s he cute!)
Two coats of “calm” tones down the gold and a light distressing allows hints of gold to shine through.
And here is the buffet and mirror in the store.
2 design styles + 1 paint color = Modern Glam
Happy Decorating! Love, Nicole
Available at Maggie Jane’s Brownstone (913 King Street) in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
My furniture and accessories are available at maggie jane’s brownstone. maggie jane’s is “a vintage French urban chic boutique” located at 913 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, VA. The store has 9 nine rooms filled with amazing items including painted furniture, paints (featuring CeCe Caldwell Chalk & Clay products, and Paint Couture), jewelry, scarfs, purses, soaps, lotions, silver, candles, glassware, doors, windows and so much more.
It’s a great place to find gifts for you, your home, and someone special!