It was so weird writing that title just now.
My first upholstered chair.
I'm not sure if there will be any more in my future, but I can't believe I actually conquered the intimidation factor, and did it.
There was lots of procrastinating along the way. But it's done!
I just love it.
This went from a $15 thrift shop find, to a shabby chic beauty.
Here was the original look:
The construction and upholstery were in great shape, it was just a little old smelling, dirty, and outdated.
One point of inspiration for this chair was Amy's version- you can see by clicking here. I also pinned it to my DIY board on Pinterest.
I loved the deconstructed look of it.
I also added in something personal to the design. The number on the chair back is actually my hubby's number from his football days. I spent a lot of time watching that number run around scoring touch downs back in the day. ;)
The legs of the chair were painted in Annie Sloan's Pure White and distressed. I used both clear and dark wax on the legs to bring out the detail.
The original fabric was a heavy textured damask in olive and gold.
I used a white cotton duck (burlap on the sides).
I've long admired Miss Mustard Seed's method of using white trim on her furniture. I gave it a shot, and was really happy with the results.
A little lumbar pillow to accent the chair. I used the inside of the fabric to soften the aqua print and then stenciled a crown onto the fabric. When the paint was half dry, I tossed the fabric into the wash to lighten the tone. Then, I embellished it with some vintage lace I had in my stash.
I am so happy I tried my hand at this!
It wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it might be.
Tomorrow I'll be offering my insights on how I did this project from start to finish.
You might even call it a tutorial.
The living room is finally starting to become a pretty space!