Monday, August 8, 2011

Fancy Chair

I had this chair that sat around for SO long ( like a year)  I started it way back when, which explains why there is no before picture.....  sorry.  I got the painting done then didn't know what to do with it as far as recovering it.  I started reading all the blogs and decided that I could do that!  So with upholstery fabric in hand and my wonderful air powered stapler.  I went to work.

 I used "gimp" I believe is what its called to hide ALL those staples! In a rich gold color.

But I didn't want it to be plain so I took my damask stencil and taped off quite a bit of it and stenciled on the chair back to jazz it up a bit.  I used a burnt umber color acrylic to do the stencil.

  Unfortunately I didn't do this when it was on the chair cause then it might have been centered....darn.   Heres the first picture so you can see what I mean.

  I thought the stencil was too high so I had to make a little pillow to off set the un-centered stencil. 

Note the Fancy Bullion Fringe that matches the "gimp"

So basically now the chair is just for looks cause no one could fit their booty on the chair...Oh well.  It looks cute and when I took it into the store to consign.  The Fancy Chair flew out the door that very day!!!  Yay!  

I was excited, the lady was going to use it in her bathroom at her vanity.  Hope she enjoys it.

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  1. Well that was clever of you! sometimes little errors bring good results in the end, and I am happy to hear it sold right away!

  2. This is lovely and the stencil looks great! Lucky person who has found it a home!!

  3. How lovely! I was thinking that perhaps a large curtain tassel tieback would look nice with the tassel part hanging from the back near the floor? (Does that make sense?)


  4. connie, that is stunning! very glamorous! it would make a great head of the table chair!

  5. What a great accent on the chair! Looks beautiful!

  6. It was worth the wait. Sometimes pretty just has to over rule being functional!

  7. Just beautiful! What a great job!

  8. Ooh, I love it! I can see why it flew out the door.
    By the way, I'm now following your blog. I found you at Wow Us Wednesdays.


  9. I wish it had flown out the door to my house. It's beautiful!

  10. Wow! That's pretty clever I knew it wouldn't hang around for long.

  11. This was such a neat project. I think it will be perfect in someone's vanity, quite glamourous!


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