Thursday, March 8, 2012

Soften It Up

I wasn't going to paint this chair, but....



I did.  I just wanted to soften it up.  Here's the before.



While working in the studio today, I found myself taking a soft blue/grey to it.  When I started, I was thinking about what I was going to recover it with.  As I continued to paint, I started loving the new color with the old fabric.




It works.  So, I think I'm just going to clean up the fabric a little more.






Would you change the fabric?  Just curious.


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43 comments:

  1. I think not!

    tho, maybe add some shimmer to the paint ... eensy weensy highlights ... or pickle the gray

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  2. I could go either way on the fabric....it works as is, but drop cloth is always fabulous! Great paint job!

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  3. I'm loving that new paint color with the fabric.... I might just leave the fabric... it looks great. You can always change it later if you get tired of it. For now... it works!
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  4. It looks beautiful Rosemary. I like the old fabric so I'd leave it if it was me *winks* But you know how I am.....*winks* Vanna

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  5. It works alright! I love that new soft gray color with the fabric. Perfection in my book.
    (Love that frame behind it, too).
    You always inspire me Rosemary. :)

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  6. I'd give it a go as is....it's not bad and the paint job really, really helped! Love your work!

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  7. Wow, the new paint color really transformed the fabric! Leave it! It's a perfect match!

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  8. I had the same thing happen once - painted the chair frame and then was fine with the fabric. I left mine. Less work is better than more work! ~ Maureen

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  9. I love this progressive transformation. Leaving it as is until you find that "spot on" fabric works...patience is a beautiful thing! New follower here!

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  10. No, I love that fabric with the color you picked. Looks fantastic!

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  11. I have a similar chair and not sure if I want t opaint it, but I like how yours turned out.

    Normally I would say a linen, dropcloth or burlap, but I kinda like it with your blue-gray color:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  12. I really like the new paint color and it goes so well with the vintage fabric! It looks like they were meant to go together, so I can see why you're thinking of leaving it. I have done that with old chairs. I got this fantastic antique chair with deep sage green velvet upholstery. Although some of it is slightly faded, I can't bare to change it! Of course, if you decide to change it, you will let us know, right? =:) xoxo, Leena

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  13. I just LOVE that chair! It wouldn't matter to me what kind of fabric was in it. Enjoy your day, Gail

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  14. Love that shade of gray. If you are enjoying that fabric now, I would leave it. You can always change it to something different later if the mood strikes you.

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  15. Hi Rosemary,
    Love the new paint colour!
    I would leave the fabric it looks to be in excellent shape. I think it goes perfectly with the chair. If you wanted to add a linen look you could make a pillow to throw on it...with one of your chandies on it? Or just a loose slipcover on the chair with linen or a grain sack! Just my 2 cents worth! You always have great ideas & natural instincts...
    Have a great weekend!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  16. looks lovely with the fresh paint.

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  17. If you like the fabric I'd leave it, Rosemary. I think the paint color goes very well with it. You can always change it down the road if you find a fabric you fall in love with.

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  18. The old fabric looks very good! Was a good color choice! Good job!

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  19. No. I like that fabric with its new paint color. I assume you're selling it. If it doesn't sell, then you might consider changing the fabric to see if that makes a difference.

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  20. Definitely a good choice. Looked nice to start but is so much nicer now.

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  21. Rosemary I love the newly painted chair...what paint did you use? It is perfect the way it is..you can always change the fabric later if you want.

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  22. Stencil a chandelier on it. Done!

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  23. I love the new paint color and I probably would recover perhaps with a lovely pale aubergine or lavender print or solid. I love those colors together!

    Very pretty!

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  24. That paint really transformed the chair! I probably would change the fabric, but it does look nice the way it is.

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  25. To me that fabric is a keeper with the new paint color! Love it!!

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  26. looks great! It really does soften it up!

    xoxo,
    amanda

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  27. I think the paint works really well with the fabric.

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  28. Like it very much since you've painted it. The fabric and paint complement one another. Both are soft and subtle.

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  29. I agree the fabric works.I am redoing a french chair.I am however changing the fabric.Wish I did not have to but it was in very poor condition.As much as I love it.It must go.
    Really loving that color too.

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  30. Beautiful transformation :)
    Love the colour. Fabric is fine too, but I'd change to a fabric with stripes - to get the gustavian feel :)

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment!

    Greetings from Australia♥

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  31. Fabulous idea! Painting the wood totally changed the looks of the chair. I really like the fabric now. It doesn't look tired anymore. I think I'd keep the fabric for now. You can always change it later if the urge strikes. Frani

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  32. What a beauty, Rosemary! The new paint color is gorgeous with that fabric! So feminine! But you know me.....it would look great upholstered with a vintage grain sack, too. lolol!

    xoxo laurie

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  33. It looks beautiful Rosemary!

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  34. Beautiful transformation!! I think the new paint color/old frabric makes it lovely. Agree adding a little highlight silver (?) -what ever u think- would be special touch but nice as is!

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  35. No, I would leave it the way that it is, it looks lovely now. I enjoy your blog.

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  36. Rosemary, I love the fabric I wouldn't change it for a while, But wouldn't some feedsack, linen pleated fabric look beautiful. Di

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  37. Nope. think the fabric looks great with it as is.

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  38. LOL -- I didn't think there would EVER be something you'd think NOT to paint! Much better with the fabric (which I too love).

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  39. I wouldn't change the fabric, it is very pretty with the grey paint and the printed cover. If it were me, I know it's not, but if it were, I'd leave it!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  40. I would I am still regretting leaving it behind!

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  41. i love the new finish on the chair. the fabric is not me at all- i would go plain jane but with texture like linen or burlap, or i would go with something funky and modern. i am just not a floral fabric kind of gal though.

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  42. Rosemary-I love the fabric with the new color. I so agree, and happy that you left it.
    great job!
    gail

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  43. I think changing the color was the right call and I love the fabric - keep it! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts tomorrow- Friday, March 16th 2012 at 7:00 am and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

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