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« on: August 21, 2009 01:44:46 AM »

I found this chair on the side of the road in a trash pile...it was dirty & worn, but structurally sound, so I took it home...I didn't know what I'd do with it but it was usable & I wasn't about to let it go to the dump!

I can't seem to find a pic of the chair before, but it was plain wood with what was once a white cloth seat. Upon closer inspection, the chair was made not with nails, but with wooden pegs, a real find!
Anyway, after many, many layers of paint, sanding, and distressing, and of course the perfect new upholstery for the seat....tada:



My friend had the chair at her Boutique shop and it sold after only 3 days
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009 05:43:13 AM »

you did such a good job from what the 'before' sounded like. also kudos for saving something from the landfill Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009 11:52:05 AM »

Awesome find and a great job on the redo.  I love your choice of fabric for the seat.
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chickymonkey
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009 08:49:50 PM »

I love the shabby chic fabric you chose.  It is a great recon!
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2009 09:25:19 AM »

It looks great! I love the distressed paint.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2009 09:54:06 PM »

Perfect fabric choice for how you redid the frame!  Congrats on the sale, too.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2009 06:07:52 AM »

I Love this chair, so Shabby Chic!

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2009 06:29:39 PM »

OK, you realize I have to break into your house and steal that chair, now, right?
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2009 11:23:58 PM »

OOOOOh  Love your work!  Looks like a white base with maybe dry brushing?  I found 2 old wooden chairs in the garbage and would love to reproduce your finish.  Could you please let me know your secret paint finish.  Would so good in my bedroom.
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