Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chair Rehab & Accessories

Meet Camelia!


Here she was in her "before" state, 
but as you can see she has a lot of potential!




First, she was primed (with Zinsser Bin), then a new coat of paint.


I also added a piece of anaglypta to the center back for a little interest.


Time to distress! 
I use an orbital sander on the edges.


You can see the layers of paint, which I love.

After all the distressing is done, I go over all the edges with Howard's Beeswax.
It nourishes the raw wood and brings out the grain giving it a more finished look.


I added foam and batting to the seat and 
covered it with this pretty Laura Ashley fabric.


I also made a pillow to match...


...and a table runner with a ruffle, I love ruffles...ahh!


The perfect accent piece!


24 comments:

  1. It looks great! I like that you used the anaglypta on the back. Never would have thought of that.

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  2. How pretty! I love the textured back you added to it.

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  3. I love me some ruffles too! But lets talk about the pretty chair. I love the fabric with that paint job!

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  4. Camelia is beautiful and so are the pillow and runner. Love the paper on the chair back.

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  5. She looks outstanding...her makeover is just what she needed. Hop over and show her off at my PARTY...hope to see ya there:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. Pretty!
    I like the choice of colors! and the textured backing.

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  7. Now I know what to do with that old chair I have! Great color you used, is it green or blue?
    Nancy

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  8. So very pretty!!! You did an amazing job. :) I chose you for a Stylish Blogger Award...click here to find out more!

    Gabby

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  9. What a differance! I really love what you did.

    Ghanya

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  10. What an amazing transformation! It looks beautiful!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  11. Sooooo beautiful....Love the colors you chose and the fabric is perfect!!...
    Mariaelena...(following now)...so pretty

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  12. Such a pretty chair.... I just love how it turned out!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  13. Wow! You did an amazing job! So pretty.
    Have a great weekend.
    tammy

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  14. Looks like a great little shop! Too bad you're so far away. I love visiting your style of shops for merchandising ideas in my own. Or, just to soak up the beautiful surroundings.
    -Bethanie

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  15. For something that was looking really rough, it turned out so cute. Nice job.

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  16. Love the paper on the back! the fabric was a perfect choice, turned out beautiful!

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  17. Hi there- your chair is so pretty now! Love the color and finish and the paper detail is gorgeous! Love the fabric choice too~ Thanks for sharing this at FNF~ have a great weekend!! :)

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  18. Great chair redo!!! And the little pillow is such a fun addition!! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays! Can't wait to see what you "rehab" next! :)

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  19. Wow! Terrific makeover! I've never seen the anaglypta wallpaper used on a chair like that before - that's so creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Holy cow! This is pretty unbelievable! What a fantastic transformation!
    xo,
    Sena

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  21. Lovely transformation. You did a great job with her. Love the new coat of paint, the ruffles and the pillow! Well done.

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  22. Again when the amazing transformation. You take garbage and make it into gold. The talent you have always blows my mind.

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