The perplexed husband (unfortunately) deleted the before pics from the camera, teaching me the all-too-valuable lesson that I need to be quicker about moving things off the camera and onto my computer...but I digress (better get used to that too.) :)
So, all I have to give you an idea of this chair's beginnings is a picture I took after I had it primed:
When I brought it home, it had a blue velour (what is it with the velour people!?!?) seat cushion, a caned back that had a hole in it, and a finish that had seen better days for sure.
I painted it ivory and distressed the finish, which brought out all the wonderful appliques and details (gotta LOVE those fluted legs!) I upholstered the seat and both the front and the back of the caning with a soft green and ivory damask print. I jumped on the opportunity to try these frayed rosettes from Sis Boom over at youcanmakethis.com. I love the detail they added to the back of the chair! The final element was the trim, which I fell in love with and want to use all the time now. It's actually the little double drawstring strip that (I believe, but don't quote me) you use to make roman shades! I just cinched it up until it was gathered to my liking, tea stained it to go with the shabby chic feel of the rest of the chair, and hot glued it on to cover the staples. I'm smitten, I must say.
Let's just hope I can talk someone in a local shop into picking up my stuff to sell! I'm also quite interested in hearing your comments with regards to pricing. What do you think? I'm terrible at putting a monetary value on things I make.
Thanks for the support after my post yesterday!! It's so exciting to read your comments and get followers! Keep 'em commin'!
I'm linking to Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Friday. I KNOW this chair is right up her alley. ;)
'Till next time,