Thursday, January 19, 2012

Weathered Chair

Is that snow in the background?  Well, yes it is.  I thought it made a pretty setting.  No, I didn't leave my chair there.





Here is the photo I took before the snowfall.




I decided to keep going with my "Old World" finish. I applied two shades of grey on the frame, followed by white gesso. You can review the technique HERE. I recovered it in drop cloth material.  I made the little pillow with a grain sack fragment.  The lettering and image were stamped on.

 (Update: I stamped the lettering and image on with vintage stamps.  Didn't make that clear at first).













Simple, casual, and comfortable.  I'm working on a footstool to match.

*The beautiful magnetic board on the left was a giveaway prize from Bella Rustica*

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89 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is gorgeous! i love the finish- so cozy and comfy!

Curtains in My Tree said...

years ago who would have thought of using drop cloth material?
no one would have . I was back there years ago LOL

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE that chair Rosemary! It looks perfect in that corner!

Veronica said...

That is my kinda chair girl! And you got the casual elegant look down to a fine art!

Veronica
PS: Loving your banner.

Mary said...

It's gorgeous!

Karen said...

OOO, I'll take it! LOL gorgeous as always.

Brandi said...

Wow! Great makeover, Rosemary! Your chair is gorgeous!!

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

That so beautiful!!! I love your aesthetic, Rosemary!

Kris said...

Very nice, Rosemary. Looks like you found the perfect spot for it. What a difference paint/gesso makes!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great luck finding that grain sack with the word and image already on it, Rosemary! I love the chair! It didn't look like anything special in its "before" attire, but you've certainly made it eye catching now.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

It does look amazing with the snow!

Di said...

Wonderful!! I love the "wash", linen and pillow, great job, Di@cottage-wishes

Sophia's said...

This is beautiful! I love that weathered finish. I'm just a sucker for french chairs. It looks perfect in your house too!

Kristen

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

LOVE it!!

Kelly said...

I love that chair makeover! It's amazing. That would look soooo good in my house too. I use drop cloths for alot of different projects too.

Olive Cooper said...

smitten...........

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful chair and pillow!

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

I am in love. You did a spectacular job Rosemary. I'm getting ready to do something very similar on one of my chairs and now I'm afraid to do it and have it compared to yours ;) This chair is perfection.

Have a great weekend!

Shari

Deidre~ said...

Well youve managed to produce another BEAUTY!! This is STUNNING! I love the color choice and the simplicity of the fabric.Great job! Im following you stop over some time :) Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So classic and gorgeous! Love the pillow too!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

It is sooo Villabarnes!!! And it looks great in the snow~

Designing Domesticity said...

Beautiful work, as always. Agreed, the snow is a lovely backdrop. Thanks for sharing, liz

Pamela said...

Beautiful Rosemary!

A place 2 call home said...

wow so pretty! Thanks for sharing

Terry said...

Oh wow, that is one seriously ugly 'before' shot. I love, love, love what you did with this chair, and the snow does makes it look pretty, lol. Glad you didn't leave your gorgeous art piece out there in the cold though.

Swede Dreamer said...

Your work is beautiful! I absolutely love this chair. Found you "At The Picket Fence" today!
Angie

The Paupers Castle said...

I love it! It's beautiful. Today's project for me is something similar. However, I do not have an "official" grain sack...it will be a faux one ;-( Love the chair! Can't wait to see the stool.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You have an amazing talent. I am awe struck at every piece you've created.
You've done another miraculously beautiful transformation..
how I would love for my bedroom items to look like it. oh my- I'd never come out of my room:)

Sue said...

GREAT makeover on the chair!! I'm seeing a lot more gray in my store out here in southern Ca. I also loved peeking at the snow, although I will admit I don't "understand" snow or care much for the cold. I live about ten minutes from the beach and have been spoiled with warmer weather most of my life!!

Take care, Sue

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Love that chair. I never get tired of that finish!

Natalie said...

That is gorgeous...Im in love with that chair - in fact, the whole corner where it sits.... sigh!
Take care
Nat

too Blessed to Stress said...

Beautiful! Love the finish you gave it.

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

lvroftiques said...

Talk about a MAJOR improvement! I'm filing this one in my inspiration notebook Rosemary....It's really FAA! Vanna

Jeanine said...

LOVE IT!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

So pretty, Rosemary! Everything you paint is always gorgeous! Quite a transformation!

Inspired by you said...

Looks like it has been around forever. What a fabulous job as always!

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Lovely (as always!) The pillow is a sweet touch.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I so love the pillow too.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Well done Rosemary! I love the style of that chair too.

Pattie said...

Rosemary, what a great job... :Love the chair fabric and the paint. Good thing you don't live close by,I would have to come over and get it..Have a great weekend

Pattie

Kim said...

Rosemary, this is my absolute favorite. You know how much of a French decor gal I am! This chair is to-die for. Everything about it is perfect! Hugs

Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne said...

What a beautiful finish! I love that old world look you are able to create.

Mary ~ said...

What a gorgeous finish! You have such talent! Love the chair - and love that you took a picture in a snow setting - so sweet.

Ana said...

Oh Rosemary,
I love it! All of it, the paint, the fabric and the accent pillow. You have great painting techniques.

Hugs and Kisses,
Ana

Lesley said...

You just kinda mention the re-upholstery...it's really seriously well done. Certainly not a thrown in or easy. Beautiful chair Rosemary.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It sure does not look like the same chair, I am afraid I would have passed that chair by!......Good eye, love the finish!

CArol

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

so pretty! I had to come see, because I finished my first upholstery job :) Love the gray and the gesso app.

Lori said...

Beautiful!!!! And the snow makes a wonderful backdrop!

gail said...

Rosemary--Your chair and pillow are beautiful! Oh my!
The snow makes the perfect backdrop!
gail

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful, Rosemary! It's a thing of perfection! ♥

xoxo laurie

Danielle said...

Very pretty and I love the snow in the background :)

Chrissie said...

Very pretty. I love the snow in the background as long as it's there and not here LOL!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Gorgeous redo, Rosemary! You always have the magic touch.

~Shanon

Kate said...

Rosemary

Its breathtaking and beautiful!!! You style is amazing what a gift.

lots of love
Kate
xoxo

Francy (So Beautiful Things) said...

Very very compliments for your works!
These chair is faboulous!
Kisses
Francy

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,

Love the makeover!
What a beautiful chair, great pillow too!
Good for you!Love it!
All the Best,
Christine

cityfarmer said...

hope you pulled that beauty in!
snow'sa comin!

p.s. need frames!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

I LOVE this Rosemary...this is awesome :) Keep it coming!!

I Play Outside The Box said...

Simply beautiful!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful Chair, love the pillow too, can't believe you just stamped on those letters, I am always thinking it has to go thru the printer! can't wait to see the foot stool ~ Have a Beautiful & Blessed weekend...
Cheryl

Melissa said...

Ugh! I'm so jealous. I have been looking everywhere for months for a chair like this and have yet to find one. It's gorgeous Rosemary, but I expect nothing less from you! :)

Sherry said...

You did a wonderful job with the old world look and upholstery!

Mimi said...

Beautiful chair. Can't wait to seeing the matching footstool!

Kadie said...

What a transformation! I love the finished chair and can't wait to see the footstool. Thanks so much for link to out Link It Up Party.

lynn said...

love the shape of this chair, rosemary! beautiful finish and i LOVE your pillow:)

Fishtail Cottage said...

Your little corner is darling ~ the chair is beautiful....xoox, tracie

Donna said...

Gorgeous! I would never guess that this is the same chair as in the before shot! You have worked your magic yet again:)

Lucy said...

Everything fits together just perfectly. Even the snow is a fitting background. Nice work, as always.

Susanne said...

What a great makeover the chair look beautiful.

Janae said...

This is so inspiring thank you!

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eclecticrevisited.com said...

pretty chair, Rosemary, and am loving that little pillow with the fleur de lis on it as well..so sweet!
best,
maureen

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, I want that little pillow with the fleur the lys, adorable, but yeah, along with the chair, I want everything! You always show such beautiful and romantic things my friend. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs,
FABBY

Holly said...

I wish you had a little store down the street from me....I'd love to shop there!

Angie@slipcoveredgrey said...

Love this! I am a new follower! Thanks!

Honey at 2805 said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

I <3 this chair! Nice job! I just finished a chair with a drop cloth which you can see here: http://bluestarantiques.blogspot.com but I think yours takes the cake!

Little Prairie Girl said...

absolutely wonderful! My aunt used gesso all the time and this made me think of her even though she used it in an entirely different way.

I LOVE this chair, it would be so wonderful for my bedroom...now I have to go and hunt one down to copy you!

Thanks for sharing!

Natalie

Jutta said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog :-).
Love
Jutta

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Coming back for another look at this gorgeous chair!

Sue said...

Another lovely make-over, Rosemary~ I really need to attempt this procedure. (in my spare time, of course~ LOL)

Judy said...

That's such a beautiful chair. Love the transformation.

Vintage Home said...

wow what a wonderful change! love the fabric! Very pretty chair!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Great transformation Rosemary and the perfect space for the chair :)

Sherry said...

Love the finish on this! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

At The Picket Fence said...

Pure gorgeousness Rosemary! Love every detail, thanks for sharing your beautiful chair with us at Inspiration Friday!

Heather

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Sooo beautiful Rosemary!! Love this chair!! Thanks for linking up!

Giovanna Briano said...

wonderful

Patricia Krank said...

Wow Rosemary! I love your furniture re-do's. I am especially inspired by the chair with the gray paint and white gesso, as I have a similar looking chair in my garage. This is something I will definitely be trying. Thank you so much for sharing the how-to's. Patti @ OldThingsNew
http://patricia-krank.blogspot.com