Thursday, December 19, 2013

Victorian to Parisian

I hate to admit it, but I have never met a carved chair I didn't love.  Sometimes it's such a problem, I think I might need some intervention.  I found four of these chairs at a thrift shop a few weeks ago.  They were not even particularly inexpensive and I knew I would regret the purchase by the morning after, but what could I do?  All that beautiful carved wood was just calling out to me.
The second my husband saw them, he started complaining about how difficult they would be to recover to which I replied I thought they would be a piece of cake.
I hate to admit it when he's right, but these were a bear to redo because of all the curvy lines of the seats.  We covered them in drop cloth.  I put a grain sack design on them and then to cover up our amateurish upholstering (these were really beyond our talents), I gathered some grosgrain ribbon and attached it with Tacky Glue to cover the staples.
I finished two of them already and will finish the other two in the morning, then I'm whisking them off to my space at Aubergine Emporium. 
I love the light airy look of the Old White paint.  They almost look Frenchy now especially with the grain sack stripe.
I have had a whirlwind of work these past couple months.  I am trying to visit everyone who leaves me a comment and leave a comment in return, but unfortunately I have not been able to reply through email so I apologize for that.  Hopefully the new year will bring me a more peaceful schedule.  

This will be my final post of the year so in closing I will wish you all a happy and safe holiday.

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