Before and After Vintage Chair


If you follow me on Facebook you may have read a post several months ago about my husband going picking for me. I sent him on a mission to bring back a French Provincial table from a lady. He ended up with a chair and a mirror. The mirror I actually turned into a chalkboard and sold it on grand opening day of University Pickers. This poor ole' chair stay buried in my garage waiting for me to do something with it. It was covered in a groovy gold velvet fabric.


I knew it had potential but y'all I don't really know how to upholster. I just make it up as I go along. Every time I take a chair apart I'm always surprised at what I find. The seat in this chair had been changed over the years and it was breaking. I had to completely redo the seat and reinforce it so it wouldn't fall apart when someone sits on it.



It also took me a while to decide on fabric. I bought a modern print at Hancock fabrics and decided not to use it. I was walking around Hobby Lobby and this fabric caught my eye. I don't usually do anything that has this much color and pattern. But I decided to walk on the wild side and bought a couple of yards. Since it was a patterned fabric I didn't do the tufting.


Of course, I thought I could throw the fabric on in a couple of hours and be done with it. It ALWAYS takes way longer to do a project than I anticipate. I had some Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue chalk paint that I have been dying to do something with. I painted the chair Aubusson Blue and I tried so hard to stick with it. I ended up repainting it! I wish I would have taken a picture of it painted in blue. I then tried Old White, Country Grey, and Old Ochre. I ended up using Old Ochre and it was perfect!





So what do you think? Do you like bold prints and colors or more neutral? I think this fabric is a good mix.

This chair is available for purchase at University Pickers, a new fun vintage and antique store, located at 3024C University Dr. Huntsville, AL

Linking to Savvy Southern Style

35 comments:

  1. Your chair turned out so pretty, I love that fabric so much, it looks like a lot of work and alot of fun...great job

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    1. Thank you so much Phyllis! You're right, a lot of work, but fun and worth it!

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  2. It is beautiful!!! Great Job!!!

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    1. Thank you Vickie for your sweet comment and for visiting!

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  3. I LOVE the bold print! This turned out great.

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    1. Thank you! I took a chance with the fabric so glad you like it. :)

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  4. I think it is beautiful. I love the fabric with the old white!

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    1. Thank you Deneen! And thank you for visiting as well. Hope you are having a lovely week. :)

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  5. It's gorgeous! I actually purchased a used dining set because of one of your posts! I love the dining set you painted in (I believe) Paris Grey with the damask fabric. I can't wait to refinish my table and recover the seats...thanks for the inspiration! -andi

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    1. Thank you! That's great! Isn't it fun to find old furniture and change it with paint. I'm sure yours will be beautiful. Can't go wrong with a little chalk paint and new fabric. Let me know how it goes. :)

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  6. Angie this chair makeover is beautiful! I am always on the hunt for a great chair! Love your fabric choice! Would love for you to share at the party tonight! xo Bridgett

    http://www.osiemoats.com/2013/02/link-up-party-2.html

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    1. Thank you Bridgett! I'm so sorry I am just now replying. I see that I missed your party. :( Boo! I'm going to hop on over and maybe I can share next time. Thanks for the invite. :)

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  7. Angie awesome job on the chair makeover. I am an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ stockist in Chicago and I love how you use it in your transformations:) Happy Friday!
    Michelle

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    1. Sorry I'm just replying to this. Thank you so much! I love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. There is so much you can do with it. I feel like I've just scratched the surface. I have a lot more to learn. :)

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  8. Way to stick with it! I'm still afraid to tackle upholstery, but yours turned out great! Perfect! I've been a FB follower and love all of your booth posts, but I've finally ventured over to the blog. Glad I did. Kim

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    1. I'm so glad you did too, Kim! If I can do upholstery, anybody can. Thank you so much! So happy you are a follower.

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  9. This chair is beautiful! Glad I found your site, I'm very likely moving to Huntsville for a while in the fall. Good to know there are other furniture painters and lovers of old things everywhere!

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    1. Yay! Heather! You will LOVE Huntsville. I know I do. I don't actually live inside Huntsville but my booth is in University Pickers which is in Huntsville. I hope you will stop by and visit the store. Easy place to make friends. :) You could also take some fun painting classes with Tina (nicest lady ever!). If you have any questions about the area feel free to ask. :)

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  10. It turned out great! Love the fabric :)

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie! I see you are using La Craie paint. I just did my first project with it and hope to share it soon. Do you like it as much as Annie Sloan?

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  11. Love it! I have been looking for an old chair like that to re-do. Inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Ashley! I hope you can find an old chair to rescue and redo. I love your name "Done is Better than Perfect." I suffer from not being able to finish anything because it's not "perfect". I'm going to stop by your blog and see how you to do it! Thanks for visiting.

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  12. This is so, so pretty--I love the fabric pattern and the paint color you used!

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    1. Thank you! I went around and around on the fabric and especially the paint color. So glad you like it! :)

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  13. Super gorgeous project Angie! That fabric is fabulous! Wishing you a lovely week! Angie xo

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    1. Thank you Angie! I'm so glad you think so. There were many times throughout the project I felt like throwing the chair in the garage. I'm glad I saw it through. I hope you have a lovely week as well. :)

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  14. Great job! Love the results. I have 2 chairs like that....I'get changed the seats but was afraid to take the back apart! How did you do the backs???

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    1. Thank you, Jo Ann! I wish I would have taken step by step pics. I'm so bad about not doing that! I basically just ripped the fabric off the back and stapled the new fabric on in its' place. The raw edges of the fabric were then covered with trim. I attached the trim using liquid stitch. It really isn't hard. Take a lot of pictures of your chair before you take it apart. Then, save all of the fabric pieces to use as a pattern to cut out your new ones. I hope this makes sense. If you have any more questions feel free to ask. :)

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  16. Great job! Love the results. I have 2 chairs like that....I'get changed the seats but was afraid to take the back apart! How did you do the backs???

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  17. Great job! Love the results. I have 2 chairs like that....I'get changed the seats but was afraid to take the back apart! How did you do the backs???

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  18. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love your work. I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. Please see my post @ www.crosson5.blogspot.com for more information:)

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    1. Thank you Cathy! You are too sweet! :)

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  19. This looks so great! I featured it on my blog today!
    http://lilacsandlonghorns.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-power-of-paint.html

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    1. Thank you Julie! How sweet of you! I'm sorry I have been such a bad blog friend. I've been so busy. I hope you are doing well. Have a lovely week!

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