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!