Friday, January 13, 2012
second chance for an old chair
I have been so tired of looking at this chair of mine in my family room that I threatened many times that it was just going to go out in bulk trash and I was replacing it with a much nicer newer chair! Well after I was out and about the other day and came across a few beautiful chairs for inspiration, well I really wanted to buy them but instead used them to inspire me. I went home, tore of the very old worn out slip cover, I had loved this Williamsburg fabric years ago and now can't stand to look at it! But I decided to paint the beautiful wood trim that was hidden under the slip cover in ASCP Old White, distressed it a little and waxed it- but there is still a problem because it has the old wedge wood blue colored velvet underneath.
So I went up to Calico Home and found a couple of fabrics that I had just seen on a few of those chairs of inspiration. I brought a couple of the fabrics home and decided on this one-
I love how it looks on the chair and matches the navy in my pillow, yes again another problem, I need someone to make the slip cover for me and make it to show off my newly painted wood!
But I am glad I didn't throw the chair away, it looks better even like this! I love the old grain sack linen look of the fabric, I saw it on so many upholstered pieces the other day. So when it is finished I will post my "new" chair, it saved me many hundreds of dollars which is always a good thing!