Friday, February 3, 2012

Easy Chair

My easy chair needed a little freshening up.





I love the upholstery, but the tired wood finish was starting to bug me.




So, I added a little embellishment to the arms.





and gave the frame my "Old World Finish".



The finish is similar to my "Weathered Chair",




I added a pillow to soften the appearance a bit, and compliment the lighter frame.  I transferred the lettering and image onto muslin to make this pillow.  Yes, I used my "Splendid Blender" method.







and the Paris theme continues.




Now, I have to decide what I'm going to do with these recent finds.




See ya soon.


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49 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Rosemary the chair looks fabulous, I love the green fabric! I can't wait to see what you do with these new pieces. That chair looks very similar to the one in my living room that has the solid linen fabric on it.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

your chair looks amazing! i love the gray toned finish with the green fabric!

Kris said...

The chair turned out FAB! I love the little detail you put on the arms. I can't wait to see what you do with your recent finds! FUN!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the refresh on your chair, great idea to use the details on the arms. Can't wait to see what you do with your new finds, Laura

Kelly said...

Your finish turned out nice on your chair. It coordinates with the other finishes in the room now. Looks like you're going to busy for quite a while on those other pieces.

Cindy said...

Love your finds! Excited to see what you do with them! XO Cindy

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your newest chair looks amazing and I have pinned the other one you did too! I will have to try the Splendid Blender method of transfer. Do you love it?

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

The chair looks so pretty and the new finish looks lovely with the green upholstery. I love the cushion and Paris theme.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You find such great stuff, Rosemary! I know that those pieces are going to look better than pictured! Such great potential. I can't wait to see them transformed!

Susan said...

You made a great difference to your easy chair. It is so pretty.
I love that first table you found!!

Julienne said...

Very clever and very beautiful!

Di said...

Just wonderful, I love the weathered look. Di@cottage-wishes

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love what you did to the chair.

Sherry said...

Very, very nice! It changes the entire mood of the chair. I have some recovered brown chairs that have been boring me as of late...I could just change the wood and see...

Have a great weekend!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

That chair needed your special touch and it looks wonderful now!

Holly said...

I want that cool green chair...so pretty!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful makeover on the chair!

lvroftiques said...

Love the change Rosemary! And what to do with the new finds?.....Send that last chair to me *winks* Preferably after you change it up *winks* Vanna

Terry said...

Oh yeah, I live the revamped chair. I also am drooling over your new pieces and you haven't even done your thing to them yet!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love that last chair--I never seem to be lucky enough to find one like that! Someday! :)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Your magic touch again! I love it! Love this Paris theme you have going on.

~Shanon

Honey at 2805 said...

So pretty! Thank you for sharing your lovely project at Potpourri Friday!

Sherry said...

The chair looks fabulous; I can't wait to see what you're going to do with your most recent finds. Have fun transforming!

Lesley said...

oh my! I LOVE me some of that second side table!! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Lots of awesome details...

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I see a lot of furniture done on different blogs but your's is always the best. It realy is. just amazing. you have the perfect touch with this type of paint technique.
I would love for my headboard to look like this but I just dont think I have the skill for it.
I'll just enjoy looking at your transformations..

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Great chair! I can't wait to see what you do with the tables...especially, that second one!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love how you painted the bling on the chairs arms

I know those pieces you just showed will be fabulous also. Ilove the bow legged table

Revi said...

LOVE it! (As usual!) And your new finds are so great - I love the little table with all the details.
About your chair - have you seen Lynn's chair over at Shabby Story? This might just be the thing!
http://shabbystory.blogspot.com/2012/02/painted-chair-and-shabby-white-stool.html
-Revi

Kim said...

The chair is amazing. I can't wait to see what you do with the other pieces.

Olive Cooper said...

It is wonderful and that last chair is too.

Danielle said...

Gorgeous. Love this chair and the pillow. Beautiful.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

i love the arm chair redo and i love how you added the little flowers and painted over them, they look like they always belonged there... Can;t wait to see what you do with the other pieces...
Lauren

Karen said...

Once again, a lovely job. God bless x

ImSoVintage said...

Love the chair. Your Paris theme is coming along great.
hugs,
Laura

Betsy said...

Once again your creative touch did wonders for this pretty chair with great bones. Very nice!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The chair looks great! I love the little embellishment you added.

Deborah said...

Great job!
Love how you transform everything!

Deborah xo

Jann Olson said...

Hi Rosemary, amazing how such a small embellishment on the arm did so much for your chair. Love the redo. The pillow is sweet. I really need to try this blender method.
Hugs,
Jann

Twice Nice said...

I envy you those gorgeous chairs! I'm going to keep looking for some of those for me! Beautiful work!

My Crafty Home-Life said...

What a great idea! Love this.

Julie L. Light said...

I love the changes you made to the chair and the pillow is fabulous! I can't wait to see what you do with your new finds.
I'm a new reader/subscriber and I'm glad I found your blog!

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful, Rosemary! It looks like a $$$$$ chair from Restoration Hardware. Love it! I can't wait to see what you have in mind for the other pieces.

And you're so creative - love the detail you added to the chair too!

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work! ;) Have a great week!

Vintage Rose said...

The chair makeover looks fabulous. I love your new finds!! The two tables are to die for. I'm sure you will find something stunning to do with them.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

The chair update looks great, Rosemary. I'm sure your new finds will be receiving wonderful facelifts.

Passionate for White said...

You do AMAZING work!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

You are so inspiring! Love the restyled chair! Anxious to see what you do with the thrifty finds! Friended you again on LINKY! Don't want to lose the friendship! Drop by for a visit!

Meg said...

Amazing what a little embellishment and paint can do! I love the pillow, I'm going to have to read about this transfer method! Sounds intriguing....

Sherry said...

The chair looks great! Love the paint on it. Thank you for joining me for Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Look how pretty! Love your finds. Hope you're having a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse