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Friday, March 25, 2011

French Gray Chairs

I picked up these two Drexel French shaped chairs at good ol’ GW the other day for $8 a piece. 

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I was musing on the Twice Lovely Facebook Fan Page that when I get pieces like this, I always oscillate between a desire to play up the lovely frenchiness in a traditional and beautiful way, and a desire to go outside the box and unexpected and take something very traditional, and make it fantastically funky.

This time, I could not deny the the stunning french shape of this pair, so I decided to paint them a yummy french gray, distressed with the white primer peeking through.  I upholstered the seats with the same fabric I used on the French Drop Leap Dining Set.  I just love the gray and chocolate brown combination!

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And don’t they look GREAT with this side table I did ages ago (in the same gray)?

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Just so you don’t think I’ve gone completely straight and predictable, I was working on another project simultaneously with these chairs that couldn’t be farther on the spectrum of funkiness.  Here’s a little sneaky peek…

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More to come soon!  Muahahahaha!!!!!

Linking to:

Vintage Revivals, Miss Mustard Seed, Lolly Jane Boutique, Under the Table and Dreaming, I Heart Naptime, Primitive and Proper

20 comments:

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  2. Sorry I deleted my comment because it didn't sound right - I love the chairs and can't wait to see what you are cooking up with the funky ones :)

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  3. Sweetness is what I see in these refurbished chairs.

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  4. Absolutely stunning! I wish my Goodwill had stuff like this :)

    P.S. Love the table too!

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  5. loving that french gray, girl!!!
    xo
    shaunna

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  6. The chairs are beautiful! I would love to find chairs like this for that much!

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  7. you are amazing, it is truley god's blessing to have such talent, and see what things can become

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  8. Ann Marie. Did you know that I saw the linky picture of your chair and KNEW it was yours? Weird? Possibly. I ove your junk so much! THanks for linking up!!

    Love your guts
    mandi

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  9. wow. beautiful furnitures and decorations. Thanks for sharing this. :)) Can you check this site. as well.

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  10. you did a gorgeous job on those chairs ...love love love that table with them!!!

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  11. Serious wow! These are gorgeous. Beautifully done.

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  12. oh oh oh, they're scrumptious! and what a beautiful job you did. I love cane back chairs -- found my own set at the thrift shop and will keep them forever; repainting is the key!

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  13. Lovely, just lovely. And what an amazing find!

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  14. Beautiful! What paint color/brand did you use?

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  15. I can't believe you got thse babies for $8 each! That is just crazy what a deal! Awesome job they look really great! Love them with the little table too.
    Lindsay
    www.countrygirlhome.blogspot.com

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  16. They look fabulous. You have done an amazing transformation. I just discovered your blog. I am your newest follower and I hope you can pop on by my blog
    Au revoir
    Caroline

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  17. My daughter and i love the color choice on the funky styled chairs. Daughter wants to do a set we have with the Zebra print fabric as well. You give us such inspiration....Love your site.

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