Monday, February 20, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover: The Pretty Chair Edition

My husband and I were in the final stages of finishing the foyer and we needed a few key pieces to pull it all together. So we set out to Josie's Antiques in search of a bench and coat hanger. We found EXACTLY what we were looking for! I also came away with a little something for Whimsical Perspective.
This pretty little chair was sturdy, pretty and cheap. My favorite kind of chair. We returned from out antiquing trip and I immediately started taking this lady apart. I removed the old seat and batting. I made sure everything was tight and then I started painting.

Here is a little bit of a back story: A few weeks ago, my husband and I pulled out a telephone table that I was dying to work on. I had the color and fabric all ready to go. It seemed in good shape. It just needed some pinning. As my husband was pinning the leg, it completely shattered. The wood was so dry and brittle that is was beyond saving. I was devastated. I had searched for a telephone table. I guess that is what can happen when you are removing old furniture from someone's barn.

So anyway...I chose to do this chair is the same manner in which I was going to do the telephone table.
Here she is:

I impressed myself with my upholstering skills. This kind isn't very hard though. :

The details!

Look how pretty she is with other Annie Sloan muted colors!

I used Annie Sloan's Antibes and I LOVE IT! I paired it with fabric from Joanne's. This green is amazing paired with muted, soft patterns. I can't wait to do this again today with a different chair. Love!
Thanks for visiting. 
Linking up to:
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  1. I love ASCP in Antibes and your chair looks awesome! The fabric choice is also wonderful. Great job!

  2. This looks great! I might have to try that color! I love ASCP! I am your newest follower! Stop by sometime!! -Sarah

  3. see?? you can go bold and beautiful!! love the fabric you chose, too!

  4. i just love bright fun chairs like this! they are easy to move around and add a pop to any room!

  5. I am DYING to try this color! The chair is fantastic!

  6. Hi Laura,

    Your button caught my eye over at the Grow-Your-Blog Blog Hop. It's a pleasure to have the opportunity to connect with other creatives and to tap in to new sources of inspiration and camaraderie!

    So pleased to "meet" you! You did a beautiful job transforming that lovely little chair. Love the green and soft grey combination!

    Following you with GFC,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  7. Love it! I think this color will be my next purchase:0) Great job!

  8. Oh that chair is too cute!! I'm stopping by via the blog hop. Nice to meet you! I'm a new follower.

    Lots of love,

  9. Hello new friend!!

    Thank you so much for linking up to the blog hop! Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors. New follower :) Yay!!


    p.s. I made over the same exact chair last year!! Such a small world.

  10. I love the grey/white fabric on the green chair!

  11. The color of this chair is great. Found you over at Chic on a shoestring. Would love it if you shared it at our very first link party

  12. Oh my goodness! Totally in love with this chair! Love that green and that fabric is fabulous!!

  13. That fabric goes so well with the color you chose, it looks awesome!!! I would love if you could share it at my cheap finds and transformations party, we'd all be inmpressed;) If you are interested, here's the link and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  14. This green is the next ASCP color I want to try. Pretty!

  15. How fun! That color is wildly fantastic! This project would be perfect for our new linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts Friday, March 2nd 2012 at 7:00 am MST and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

  16. I love redoing chairs too. i did a brown wood chair in deep red. then i re-did the caneing like ripped it out. then cut a board to fit the seat. put batting on the seat. made a wheat graphics fairy design on muslin and stapled it on. cute.wish i could figure how to put a pic. on here. i love it.