Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tres Chic

As readers of my blog know, one of my missions in life is to find ugly duckling furniture items and try to make them beautiful. Sometimes I'm more successful than others. I think this time I've done quite a good job with my $25 chair. Here is what it looked like when I found it:

I fell in love with it because of the wheels and also this:

The original leather backing which had, thankfully, not been covered by fabric. Then when I stripped the fabric away, I uncovered this original sacking. I decided not to re-cover that part, just the seat.

I wasn't fond of the timber so I painted it white:

I had saved all the old upholstery nails, so I just stretched some toile fabric over the seat, and voila!

Here's the finished product after a bit of time, paint, fabric and effort.


Claudia Lane said...

am very impressed, chair looks gorgeous :)

Claudia xo

Comeca Jones said...

I love the fabric you chose for the seat.

Anonymous said...

Looks fantastic, worth all the effort.

Anonymous said...

You are very clever! I like what you do. Must be very satisfying.

Ann said...

That is indeed one lovely transformation ♥

When I see projects like this,
I wish I have more time to try and do something too ♥

Melissah said...

Fabulous job - you can hardly recognize it!
Melissah from Coastal Style

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