Monday, June 20, 2011

Metamorphosis Monday...chair change!

Hi, I am joining in on Metamorphosis Monday , thanks to our hostess Susan
Be sure and stop by her great blog and see who else is transforming something!

Lately I have been very busy around Castle Queen but did manage to get in some time to work on some of my own projects for the Castle.
One being this old antique chair we have.

BEFORE- when I bought this chair in an antique store years ago it
had 1970's orange dotted upholstery on it.
I redid it back then in burgundy velvet to go with our more Victorian living room.

Lately we had gotten another chair and a settee that are old for the living room and so the living room was a big furniture heavy.
I decided we could use this chair in our master bedroom for a place to put the decorative pillows on when we are in the bed.

AFTER- so I redid the chair in some tealish faux swede ( our master accent color) fabric and some corded trim from JoAnn's.
Nice that the fabric was 50% off when I needed it too.
This color is also the faux silk drape color in this room or just a bit lighter.
The drapes I got at Target and love.

I know many would paint this chair off white but it is very old and really heavy old oak and really shouldn't be painted, so I didn't.
It actually is about the colors of our wood floors in this room, so it goes ok I think as I did it.

So now it is nice to have one of my own projects off my list as done.
I usually am redoing so much for the shop space where we sell.
I like getting a bit of time for my own things and sprucing up the


Martha said...

I like the new fabric on the chair -- think the lighter color brings out the wood more. And, no, I wouldn't paint it -- often good furniture is lost to paint!!!

I remember in the 70's when we antiqued every piece of furniture we could -- blue, avocado, gold -- and good stuff too!

Now we're painting it white!!!

I think it is PERFECT with your new chair fabric!

lvroftiques said...

It looks great Linda! And you're right it shouldn't be painted. It has beautiful patina. Vanna

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous makeover! Loved the new fabric! Lovely space you got here!
Hope to see you on my blog:)


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Linda, so wonderful you can change the upholstery as needed. You did a beautiful job! Love the blue you chose.

Anonymous said...

looks great!the blue is so much better. this post would be a fabulous addition to my blog party. I would love it if you stopped by and joined in!!