9.12.2012

A New Old Chair

If you love a good before and after chair project as much as I do then you’re in for a treat today!  Remember this sad little chair that shared in my big boy room kick off?

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Weeeeeelllllll, a couple of yards of fabric and a trip to my favorite upholsterer later and she’s sporting a pretty swell new do.  Carved legs, vellvet upholstery and double welting…oh my!
September 2012 173 copy September 2012 175 copy
I purchased the fabric – Como Gris – from Calico Corners at least a year ago.  It was mis-marked in the store and after a desperate little hissy fit they went on and sold it to me for a SONG at $15 a yard (supposed to be $45/yard).

There’s really nothing like a gorgeous antique chair to set my heart a aflutter.  They just don’t make ‘em like they used to.
xoxo

Flattered for the features at Homemaker on a Dime and Southern Hospitality!

32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Would love to know who you used?

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  2. Gorgeous! Would love to know who you used? I have an old chair from my husband's grandparents house that I would like to have recovered.

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  3. beautiful!! i remember seeing this fabric in store. cant wait to see how the room comes together.

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  4. What a huge difference. Just stunning.

    Cynthia

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  5. You've made her elegant. I so love a rescued chair brought into glory. Good vision for this one.

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  6. You've made that chair elegant. I so love a rescued chair brought to glory again. Great vision.

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  7. Fabulous but still no comparison to the monogrammed redo you did!

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  8. Kelly, I have two friends with interior designer mothers in different parts of Atlanta and both use Crown Upholstery in Marietta. Chang is the owner and is really super to work with. :-)

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  9. It looks so fantastic! I just know this room is going to be incredible! :-)
    Vanessa

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  10. lookin' good girlfriend! i'm hoping to get my headboard done (or at least cut out) this weekend. then i'll be down to the wire on finishing up in there...can't wait to see what you've done!

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  11. You really should have included one of the pics of Cookie in the chair. Then people wouldn't think you took your chair into the woods just to do a photo shoot of it. And, the pics of Cookie were gorgeous!!!

    xoxo,
    Sister/Bird's Momma

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  12. This is absolutely beautiful. It's the type of chair that will ALWAYS be current and beautiful!

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  13. Gotta love some double welting! It's beautiful!
    Liz

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  14. It's beautiful! I love a fantastic vintage chair too~and your re-do on this one is perfect. Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!!

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  15. My heart is aflutter too! This is beautiful!

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  16. Love it! The color is gorgeous.
    Rhonda

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  17. Absolutely stunning! I've never seen double welting before and you and your upholster really outdid yourselves!

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  18. Great choice going with the blue fabric, it goes great with the color of the wood. Wonderful job!

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  19. What a pretty chair - love that fabric choice!

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  20. Oh I love this chair! I've never been brave enough to redo the fabric though. Next time, I will though! Would love for you to link up to My Monday Muse at Carter's Cottage :)
    New follower :)

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  21. Oh, wow, I just LOVE your decorating style!!! Just discovered your blog via Rhoda's and now I'm gonna be late for work! LOL

    I'm a southern gal myself and will be visiting Savannah in a couple of weeks with my honey. We're staying at Dresser Palmer House. Do you live near Savannah?

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  22. Hi Terri - I grew up in Savannah but live in Atlanta now. I still visit my parents there many times a year :-) If you haven't already, see my list of Savannah favorites here:
    http://dixiedelights.blogspot.com/2012/06/guide-to-delightful-savannah.html
    Have a great trip!! Amanda

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  23. Stunning! love the after!!!
    I have a chair in our home that looks almost the same as your chair! It was my grandparents and has had that blue fabric on it. I have always wanted to change the fabric. But after seeing yours, I want to keep it the way it is.
    xoxo
    Heather

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  24. Hello! I've been following your web site for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Kingwood Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic job!

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