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:

Kelly said...

Gorgeous! Would love to know who you used?

Kelly said...

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.

Mandy said...

Stunning!!

Jenny Beth said...

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

Cynthia said...

What a huge difference. Just stunning.

Cynthia

Gabi said...

love!

Ron said...

She's a beaut!!! xo

chrissi said...

Chair envy.

chrissi said...

Chair envy.

Connie said...

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

Connie said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Dixie Delights said...

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. :-)

At The Picket Fence said...

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

Judy said...

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!

Melanie said...

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

Hartwood Roses said...

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

Inspired by you said...

Looks great! Nice fabric!

~ Liz ~ said...

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

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Absolutely beautiful!

MONICA LIVAS said...

GORGEOUS!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

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!!

Crystelle said...

My heart is aflutter too! This is beautiful!

Blue Creek Home said...

Love it! The color is gorgeous.
Rhonda

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

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

Between Blue and Yellow said...

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

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a pretty chair - love that fabric choice!

Christie said...

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 :)

Terri said...

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?

Dixie Delights said...

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

Heather Kaluf said...

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

Anonymous said...

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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