2.25.2011

My Next Little Project

I am not one to enjoy sitting still for too long.  I always need to be doing something.  My close friends and family know this about me and often tease me about always being involved in some sort of project. 

A few months ago, I waked into a consignment store and I saw this bergere chair pictured below.  It might as well have had a a sign on it that read "MY NEXT LITTLE PROJECT".  I snatched it up right away, (for a steal) knowing it would look great in my daughter's room.  Loved the style and it was in great condition, but the floral fabric would never work in her room.  I searched and searched for fabric to cover it in, and last week I finally found it.  It was obviously meant to be, because it was a remnant (on clearance) and there was just enough to cover the chair.  I plan to paint the wood on the chair a cream color and then have it reupholstered.  

Here it is in it's current state (sitting in the guest room, waiting patiently to be reinvented). 


This is how I hope it turns out. 


The fabric I bought looks exactly like the fabric on this chair.   I suppose I could have just purchased this chair for a mere $999.  Yikes!  No, not me.  I thoroughly enjoy the hunt and you know I love to see something transformed.  After buying the chair, the fabric and paying the upholsterer, I will have only forked over a small fraction of what the $999 chair costs.  

I plan to do a post on the before and after of my daughter's room, but I am getting ready to make some changes in there.  I'll wait until it's all finished and hopefully the new/old chair will be sitting proudly in the corner of the room by then.  I'm sure the suspense is killing you!  

3 comments:

  1. Oooh so pretty! Great find. Can't wait to see it with the new fabric! :)

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  2. where did you find the fabric by chance?

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  3. Any idea of the chair brand?

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