Beaux R'eves

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Easing into Fall~Chair Re-do

Last week I shared my Easing into Fall philosophy... 
  I'm not quite ready for fall colors so I am decorating with soft creams, browns and my beloved aqua.
I told you that I was working on a chair to replace the Parson's chair that put there temporarily.  I have been dying to find the time to reupholster this occasional chair.
 It was a Nebraska Furniture Mart clearance item that I bought a while back to furnish a Model Home.  I've always liked the lines of the chair but I detested the fabric on the seat.
I picked up this wonderful fabric in San Francisco at a Fabric Warehouse.  Am I the only one who visits a Fabric Warehouse on vacation???  Anyway, it's a suede like fabric in my favorite Aqua color.  I bought the remnant that was 2 3/4 yards for $13.00. 
I stripped off the Ugly fabric and 
painted it ASCP Duck Egg Blue.
I then painted Old White over the blue.  I cut out the fabric and couldn't wait to see how it looked.  I still had to wax and distress before I could staple the fabric onto the chair.  
I glued trim onto the edges of the fabric (two layers) to finish it off.  Before I did that I trimmed off all of the excess fabric.  What do you think?
I love the way the blue shows through. 
Should I distress more?  
I was kind of in a hurry since we were leaving the next day to go up to Colorado.  I also see a spot of wax there on the left that I need to buff out.  
Here's how it looks in my Entry Way.  I like how the dark chest and the light mirror and chair play against each other.  My sweet Cocker Spaniel even blends into my vignette!  
Before I go I have to share a birthday present that I just opened when I got home from our trip.
 My sweet son had this photo enlarged and professionally framed for me.  I cried when I saw it!  It has always been one of my favorite pictures but I never really told anyone.  
How cute are these guys?  This was taken the first year that we moved from California to Kansas.  How in the world did they get to be 16, 22 and almost 26 ??(the big guy has a birthday on Thursday)
OK, I'm done with the sappiness! 
 I can't wait to hang it on my Gallery Wall!
 Off to do more Fall Decorating!  
Even though it's supposed to be 97 today!!!

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves
XO Cindy
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One bolt short of a toolbox said...

Amazing job!!


Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Love the chair....well I love everything! even the cute dog!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Cindy,

The chair looks fabulous. The picture is super sweet!!!


This N That said...

How thoughtful of your son.. I actually liked the original chair with the chest..Maybe it just photographed well :)..But, as usual, you did a bang up job of redoing it...

Pamela said...

Cindy your chair turned out perfect! It all s beautiful. It's still too hot here to think about fall.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
I love the new look of your entry chair...I think it looks perfect, just enough distressing. It all looks beautiful.
Such a sweet gift from your son a gift from the heart...
Happy Happy Birthday to you, I hope your day and year bring you all your dreaming of.
Have as sweet day, Elizabeth

Beca said...

Your entry looks lovely. Everything goes together very well. It's very pleasing to the eye. Your chair is quite pretty too!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love how you did the chair and how the blue shows through. PLEASE tell me what your carpet runner on the stairs is. I LOVE IT!!!! The doggie is adorable too. XO, Pinky

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a fabulous job, Cindy! It looks like something off a showroom floor! The aqua color is perfect for your entry and I love the style of the chair! How sweet that your favorite picture was blown up and framed, too. What a great gift...your family is lovely!


Rooms by Ann said...

your entry look's beautiful.You did an amazing job with the color on the chair. Kids sure do grow fast, That was ver sweetb of your son.

Olive said...

I like your chair a lot. The blue peeking through and the fabric are kindred spirits. I tried to comment on your previous post but Blogger did not let me. You got some good Habitat buys. I shop at a S.C store and the prices are a bit high there too. I go when Joe gets a senior discount:) xoxo, olive

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE the chair Cindy! Your entry looks beautiful! What a sweet picture and such a sweet surprise!

SImple and Serene Living said...

The chair looks great, and I love the sweet photo. What a wonderful surprise.

Delchick42 said...

I love the chair redo! You're right about the light chair and mirror contrasting with the chest. Genius! What a very thoughtful gift from your son. Awwww. Very sweet. You're blessed.

Sew a Fine Seam said...

I like what you've done with that chair! It looks good there. And yes, your cocker spaniel looks great there too!!

DIYbyDesign said...

You did such a great job on that chair. I own both of those AS chalk paint colors, but I have not done the blue first and then the white. I have to try this. I adore the fabric too. I am an aqua fan too. I am going to add you to my sidebar so that I don't forget to stop by. I really like your style. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Laurel Stephens said...

Oh, your chair is so soft and pretty. I love the colors, fabric, finish, everything!

Unknown said...

That's one gorgeous chair!!! Love everything about it!

Katie Mansfield said...

Okay that's it. Now I have to paint one of my chairs that I have been sick of.
That is gorgeous!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great job on the chair--love the blue showing through :) Nice picture too

Rita said...

Your chair looks amazing. it is soooooo chic.

Unknown said...

I thought the chair in its original condition was a striking piece and went so well with the chest of drawers. I was dismayed to see the painted chair, but if it makes you happy, that's all that counts.

Honey at 2805 said...

Nice makeover! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

DIYbyDesign said...

I really do love this chair. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Tami Michel said...

Love the everything around it! So pretty!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Cindy your chair and entry are just wonderful, I'll be featuring this post on Vintage Inspiration tomorrow, thanks so much for linking up to the party!

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, so loved your fav. photo! Me too, I have a few photos like that.:)

Linda said...

I'm a little late to the party, but oh, my, gosh, how I love your site! The chair is absolutely gorgeous!! Ilove the blue peeking through the white. You've inspired me!

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