Saturday, May 3, 2014

Pair of Frenchy Chairs


I have always had this thing for great looking chairs and seem to buy them all the time thinking they would look great with new fabric.  I buy them and then they sit until I am ready to take out the staples ( so not my favorite thing to do!).  I found this pair of really beautiful chairs at the Flea Market and they of course came home with me.  
Before:
The chairs had great details but the fabric was sooooo ugly.  I took all the staples out ( 50 million to be exact! ha ha) and I am very glad I bought the right tools awhile back to do this.  It makes the process so much easier ( I use to use a flat head crew driver!).  I decided the wood was beautiful and to not paint it.  I wanted a neutral fabric that would compliment the wood details so I pulled out some beige linen I had in my stash.  

I used the old fabric as a pattern 
I always cut it a litter bigger then the original fabric



I added some extra padding 
The next time consuming part of this project was stapling  the new fabric on and getting all the wrinkles out as I did it.  I am defiantly NOT a professional at upholstering  but I try my best.  The last step was to add the double welding trim.  
  I think they turned out very well and I am pretty proud of myself for making them look so much better then before.








Gorgeous Details




Love the carved wood details






Old Mirror I have in my office



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45 comments:

  1. You have an eye for beautiful pieces!

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    1. Thank you Marigene--they are great chairs and I was lucky to find them!

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  2. Now those are my kind of chairs. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Victoria--the details are gorgeous!

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  3. These are amazing chairs! Fantastic job on the reupholstery, Darielle!

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    1. Thank you Amanda! Do you want them in your shop?

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  4. Love them and thanks for the tutorial. I have a chair I am about to embark on and it was a big help. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne! taking the stapes out is so NOT fun but the results are worth it! Good luck

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  5. SOOO much better. They are really beautiful chairs and you did a great job on the makeover. xo Diana

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  6. What a gorgeous pair and a fabulous makeover. They don't even look like the same chairs, you can really see the detail in the wood without the original fabric taking over. Nothing to do with the chairs, but....I love your floor!!

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    1. Thank you Betsy--I live in a 100+ year old farm/ranch house and the floors are original I think and they all are mismatch in all the rooms!

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  7. They look marvelous! Great job.

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  8. These are gorgeous chairs. What was the person thinking with that fabric, LOL!! These turned out beautifully.

    Cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-The old fabric was crazy ugly!

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  9. Your chairs are gorgeous! Wonderful job with the new fabric. I'm a new follower :)

    Jeanette

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    1. Thank you Jeanette--i love new followers-thanks!

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  10. What a gorgeous re-do, well done!
    XO,
    Anne

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  11. Oh wow, they are gorgeous and your redo is amazing. Great job. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  12. Your chairs are so sophisticated now! I think you now qualify as a professional upholsterer! And wow, that before fabric was really, really bad!

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    1. Thank you Sharon--the before fabric was VERY ugly! I am getting closer to being a better upholsterer-thanks for the vote of confidence with it.

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  13. Delicate look now than then.

    Job well done!

    Greetings,
    /CC girl

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  14. Wow! The wooden detailing sis so stunning on these chairs.... I love what you have done with them.... :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thank you Crystelle--the detailing is very beautiful and I think you can see it now.

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  15. These turned out gorgeous! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  16. Your chairs look wonderful!! I'm a sucker for all French chairs!

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  18. You were right not to paint the wood. Exquisitely done. Good eye. What is the tool you use to remove the staples?

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    1. Thank you Michele! I found it on Amazon under upholstery staple remover. I actually bought 2 and I like the one with a pivoting head. I forget the actual name but it was easy to find and use.

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  19. The chairs look absolutely beautiful now - well done! I'm featuring you tonight at Knick of Time Tuesday!

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    1. Thank Angie! I would love being featured by you!

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    1. Thank you very much-the before was pretty bad!

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