Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My chair reborn in grain sack fabric!


These chairs were my inspiration for my very outdated, in great need of a "face lift" chair.

This is the chair below with a slipcover that I had someone make years ago, very sad! It was a Waverly fabric that I would be happy to never see again, so I was elated to take it off!(I did a previous post on debating what to do with the chair and happy to now show the final pictures!)


Here is the chair without the slipcover, love the blue velvet right?


Well I begged and begged my mother to please try to reupholster it or make a slipcover out of my new favorite, grain sack fabric. After some pleading, she did and I have to say she did an amazing job!!! I painted and lightly distressed the dark wood legs and arms with ASCP in old white, finally showing them off again. I can't take any more credit for the chair, she did all the rest.








I love it!! Looks like a completely new chair and I am in love with the fabric, it is heavier but has such a nice finish. Now maybe I can convince her to tackle my sofa??!

I've posted this on "Feathered Nest Fridays" on French Country Cottage, check out all the other great ideas she has posted on her Friday Linky party! And also over on Jennifer Rizzo's Friday party, and I just came across another great blog where I posted this as well, The Shabby Nest, so many creative people!!

11 comments:

Maureen@Loving this Life said...

you've been busy! I love the fabric...the chair looks great! You and your mom do great work. :)

Laura from Top This Top That said...

the chair looks incredible. good thing mom gave in!

Mrs T said...

love it!

sweet violets said...

Wow, she is one talented and knowledgeable lady....how lucky you are!!! I wouldn't know where to begin!!! Love how it turned out!!!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

it's very beautiful. i love it. your mum did a great job (found you at French Country Cottage). (BTW if you turn off your comment moderation you would probably get more comments)
cheers Fiona

suzyq said...

I can't believe how beautiful this makeover turned out - amazing jobs by both you and your mom.
Your newest follower - would love to have you drop by and follow back :)
Hugs,
Suzan

Rebecca Lukens Designs said...

Great thanks- I went over to your site this morning and signed up- thanks!

Inspired by you said...

Looks so very lovely!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

This is amazing! Kudos to your mom ... impressive work!

:)

Linda

Mrs T said...

I'm trying to source this fabric for 2 chairs I just found junkin'. Can you point me in the right direction?

Rebecca Lukens Designs said...

Yes I got mine at Calico Home (I think they are having 25% off their fabrics through today). But I also came across some of the same fabric on fabric.com, if you search vintage french fabric it will bring up about 10 or so of the fabrics- hope that helps and good luck!