Tuesday, January 15, 2013

French Chair Make Over and a Sneak Peak

Remember a while back, I showed you a French chair and footstool that I was making over?  You can read the post here.

Introducing Avian....isn't she beautiful?

To refresh you memory of how she used to look, here is a before picture.

I painted her with Old White in ASCP, sanded and waxed with both clear and dark wax.

Though I tried and tried to get all of the staples out and recover her myself, I couldn't do it without ruining the wood.  So I broke down and took her to an upholsterer.  He did a wonderful job.

I found this wonderful fabric in a creamy linen background and a pretty blue pattern of birds and ferns.


I think she turned out perfect.  When I saw the fabric, I knew I had a color scheme for my master bedroom.  I was looking for something serene.  

You are getting a sneak peak of the color I chose for the walls of my master bedroom.  It is called Cold Steel, though it is not cold at all.  It is a blue gray color, by Olympic Paints from Lowe's.  I have a little more painting to do and I will show you the whole room in the next post.

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61 comments:

Lorrie said...

Be still my heart. I love, love, love this chair and your colour scheme. Blues are found all over my home.

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Penny, love how the chair turned out and I love the colour you chose for the walls... I can't wait to see the rest. I'm also putting some blue in my bedroom along with the pink but not sure how to do it yet! take care, maryann

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Penny,
Thanks for sharing your beautiful makeover at my NTT party.

Blessings,
Linda

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

It's beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of your master bedroom!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Penny she's a beauty!! LOVE that fabric! Can't wait to see more of your room!

Thrift Dee said...

Your new chair looks amazing! I love the before and after photos. I can't believe how great it looks!

Vee said...

THAT became that? Ohhhh...wow. It really came out beautifully. You did a great job; the upholsterer did a great job. Kudos all around. And I love the color paint you chose for your bedroom.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, that is really beautiful. Love that fabric.

Penny said...

Penny, I remember being with you when you bought that chair and ottoman. I knew you would do something special with them, but they are even better than I imagined. Love your serene bedroom colors.
Hugs, Penny

Canadian Chickadee said...

It looks fantastic, and I'm sure the bedroom will too. As I told you long ago, Penny, you can come make suggestions on decor for my house any time.

Take care and God bless, xoxox Carol

Stacey said...

Gorgeous! I'm proud of you for going in a new color direction. I'm trying but it is hard! We don't have to have red in every room do we.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

just gorgeous!!

Kelly said...

How beautiful! I really love it. The before didn't look so good, but the after is amazing. I can tell that it was professionally done. Good idea. Love the new colorscheme you're using in your bedroom. Can't wait to see all of it!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh it's be-ooo-tiful! So fresh and bright and airy looking!

Pat said...

Penny this is fabulous!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love the wall color and the chair is absolutely beautiful. Love, love, love the fabric!!

Cindy said...

Beautiful! I love the colour and the fabric on that lovely chair.

Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

Beautiful! I love a good chair makeover. That fabric is perfect. I have the hardest time choosing a fabric. You picked a great one.

Lorrie said...

I looked at this first at work, where I don't have a pinterest button. Now I'm oohing and aahing over it again because I LOVE the chair, the colour, the fabric. And I pinned it.

Pamela said...

It turned out just beautiful Penny!

sweet violets said...

The chair is stunning.....and with the pillow...amazing!!! Can't wait to see the rest of the room....hurry up!!!

bj said...

I love it to the moon and back, Penny. The color is just perfect for a calm bedroom. :) A lovely chair.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

She's a beauty Penny. Amazing the difference.
Sam

Maria Elena said...

What a gorgeous chair! The fabric is just perfect! Beautiful makeover!

Jeanne said...

Good morning Penny, I do love your reupholstered chair and foot stool. The fabric is stunning. Your choice of colors are fabulously French and serene. I would never pick gray for my walls but I have to say the gray/blue color is beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished room.

I am doing a bit of a makeover in my great room. Just one wall and I will share it soon. Next is my master bathroom. You have inspired me. Smile.
Hugs, Jeanne

see you there! said...

The chair is fantastic. It is so interesting to compare the old with the new versions. Can't wait to see the rest of the room.

Darla

Beverly said...

Wow! With this as a preview, I can hardly wait.♥

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh Penny this view is so stunning!!
I followed you and you followed me Lavender Ridge blog.....when you worked
on mosaics..Happy to have found you here!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your chair and footstool turned out beautifully, Penny! Love the fabric! I noticed the wall color right away and just love it. I can't wait to see what you are doing in this room ~ I know it is going to be lovely.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The chair is unreal gorgeous. Love the new fabric and the paint color is so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Oh Penny this chair is pure heaven. I love what you did with the upholstery too.

You are a master at reinventing interiors.

Karen

Miss Jean said...

I don't usually decorate with blue, but with that chair I would paint the entire house blue! Just beautiful!!

BailiwickStudio said...

It's lovely! The shade of blue is similar to my bedroom, and it's very restful. Is the fabric something that's still available? It's beautiful, and I can see using it for a few projects!
::Jill

Susan in Katy, Texas said...

I'm so excited to see the finished bedroom. The chair is so beautiful!

Wild Oak Designs said...

The chair is amazing! I don't blame you for taking "her" to an upholsterer, I found myself in the same shoes...
but it did turn out so well, then I saw the before, and truly I was shocked....Fantastic...is all I can say!
It looks so wonderful and completely different.
Congrats!
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

Just gorgeous!!!! and yes reupholstering rocks! I have more "redone" upholstery than new in my house :)
Kristi

sandy said...

As a previous poster stated, be still my heart. I must paint my master bedroom this color. What an inspiration!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Wow! Stunning is all I have to say :)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful transformation, love your fabric choice!

laurie said...

i love those blues.
nice job.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful Cinderella moment for that old chair...I love it! Perfect fabric choice too!!

Ella said...

Gorgeous, has such a regal style :D

Naturegirl said...

A perfect makeover! You are inspiring me! I think I'll get a girlfriend to refinish my furniture of choice. Like you she loves using the chalk paints!
You surely are feathing your nest my dear Penny!

patricia-krank said...

Oh soooo . . . beautiful. Thank you for sharing this lovely transformation. Patti@OldThingsNew

Windlost said...

So beautiful!!! Do you know what the fabric is called or who made it? Or maybe it was a serendipitous find.

What a makeover! Love it.

Terri

mgster said...

It is so pretty! Love it!

Robin said...

This is one of the BEST before/after projects I've ever seen! I'm in mad love with the chair and sweet little ottoman...wow, thanks for sharing. It's simply gorgeous
xo

MONICA LIVAS said...

Gorgeous transformation, your fabric is wonderful!

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous transformation, Penny. Eager to see your master if this is a hint of what's to come. ;-)

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous transformation, Penny. Eager to see your master if this is a hint of what's to come. ;-)

Melanie said...

What a gorgeous chair! Where in the world did you find that fabric?

Vintage Street Designs said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Can't wait to see the entire room! Hopped over from MMS and I'm so glad I did. Now following!!! Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

Pondside said...

How beautiful, Penny. The chair is a great starting point and I am anxious to see what else you do with the room.

Jamie -Better With Age said...

Wow, looks stunning. I would take that chair to an upholsterer too! I'm a new follower ;)

Carol Z said...

Completely lovely. Thanks for some inspiration!

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

WOW...I certainly LOVE what you did with the chair! It's gorgeous!

Jan ♥

Eileen said...

WOW, Penny! That is incredibly gorgeous! I absolutely love the fabric you chose and the wood looks incredible. Your bedroom blue is lovely as well. I can't wait to see the whole room!

Jagoda said...

Wow, just gorgeous! Amazing!

Calypso In The Country said...

It really is shocking that it's the same chair! Just gorgeous and that fabric is to die for!
-Shelley

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Penny!
That is amazing!
Isn't it funny how you can transform a chair so drastically with a little paint and some lovely fabric?
This new set would have inspired an entire room for me too. LOVELY!

Thanks so much for sharing at Favorites on the First, Penny!


xoxoxox
Alison

Sarah said...

Avian is one gorgeous lady! What an amazing transformation, Penny. You have a good eye for detail. Eager to see the new master.