Thursday, October 2, 2014

My Made Over French Chair-Green Grain Sack Fabric

I have this thing for chairs-I always spot chairs and want to bring them home.  This chair was no exception and it did come home with me after a day of junking.  
Before:
The chair has great bones and is very sturdy even if it is not pretty and has no back.  After removing all the staples from the leather that was covering the seat, I painted the frame in Linen chalk paint, distressed and sealed it with dark wax and hemp oil.  I have a few antique grain sacks in my fabric closet and I wanted to use a rough one that had a green stripe.  I found a toile green fabric as well that I thought would look good with the nubbly grain sack.  After stapling ( 50 million staples to be exact-the grain sack was so thick that I had a hard time with my staples) the fabric I glued on the trim.  I am defiantly loving this chair and am proud of myself for taking on a fabric with a stipe!  (I know it's not perfectly straight, but it is good enough for me). 



Boxwood wreath from Decorsteals.com 

D for D.D.'s Cottage and Darrielle 



I love the detail on the legs

I love the rough texture of the grain sack





Toile Fabric on the back for a little FUN





60 comments:

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    1. Thank You Martina-I am loving the green grain sack!

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  2. Darrielle, it is gorgeous!! You are becoming a pro at reupholstering!

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    1. Thank you Victoria-getting a little better=this chair was not easy because the grain sack was so thick

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  3. LOVE this chair, especially with the toile back...that's like the cherry on top of a beautiful chair! I think I'd be your best customer if I lived close by.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-I am loving the toil with the grain sack as well-I wish you did live closer so I could meet you and we could go junking together!

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  4. Absolutely LOVE it! The toile backing really makes a statement.

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    1. Thank you Pamela-I wanted a little wow with the chair!

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  5. Beautiful job, love the grain sack and the toile on the back is perfect.

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    1. Thank you Karen-I am loving the 2 fabrics together too!

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    1. Thank you Kim-Upolstery is not my favorite thing to do, but I love the end result!

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  7. Love the new look! I have very similar chairs I plan on reupholstering but a little nervous since I haven't done this before.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you Sherry-I don't really know what I am doing either-I just try it and make it work. I am sure there are some tricks that would make it easier if I took a class!

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  8. What a pretty unexpected surprise on the back of the chair.

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary-I wanted a little somin-somin on the chair!

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  9. Visiting from the Catch as Catch Can link party! Your chairs are really lovely!

    Stacy&Eric @ Anastasia Vintage
    http://anastasiavintagehome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Stacy-I have a thing for chairs!

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  10. Wow this chair is gorgeous! The unexpected toile fabric on the back adds that perfect touch! Too much charm with the lovely wreath! :)
    Sincerely,Carmen

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    1. Thank you Carmen-I like both fabrics too and I have many boxwood wreaths!

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  11. Love the surprise fabric on the back! Gorgeous, great job!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  12. Another masterpiece! I love the toile you added to the back.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I have this thing for chairs-I like them to be bold and interesting, but that doesn't mean they sell so I have to have some fun anyways even if I make it neutral!

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  13. This is so lovely! I adore this chair, what a great job you did!

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    1. Thank you Very much-I am defiantly not a professional at upholstery but I try my best!

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE this ol chair!you did such a wonderful job on the detailing Looks awesome!

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  15. Thank you-I love chairs and grain sack fabric so it was an easy choice for me!

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  16. So pretty. It all just goes together so beautifully. The paint, fabric, all lovely!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-I am loving he grain sack and toile!

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  17. This is probably a dumb question, but what is giving the back of the chair "support" did you add a wood piece of plywood, or webbing stretched across or what? What is giving it substance and support when you actually lean back in it? artcramps

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    1. HI,
      I added jute webbing to the back for support and then foam and batting. Its pretty sturdy now!

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  18. looks fantastic. i love the toile back. little element of surprise & it coordinates perfectly.
    maryjo
    http://maryjomaterazo.typepad.com/its_all_good/

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    1. Thank you Maryjo-I like the tow fabrics together too!

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    1. Thank you Trish-I have a thing for grain sacks and chairs!

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  20. I adore this chair makeover!!! The chalk paint made a world of difference to the piece. It really brought the details to life. Also, the combination of toile and ticking stripe is BRILLIANT! I MUST have a chair like this. Now, as I go around to flea markets & thrift shops I will be on the hunt for a chair that I can makeover in a similar style for my den (in yellow, though). Great job!
    Best,
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Michelle-I love how paint and fabric can make a piece shine. I bought a pair of French chairs today and will have to get going on them! It has been too hot lately up in Santa Cruz!

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  21. You did a super job. I love the toile on the back. I have a Victorian settee that I'm itching to do. But first, my husband has to glue the joints. So I wait impatiently. I'm definitely thinking toile, though.

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    1. Thank you Iris-I love the grain sack and toile. I would love to see your seethe when you get done! I need to get to a pair of French Chairs next.

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  22. I love how your chair turned out as well!!! It is so lovely. I too have a thing for chairs and yours is perfect. Hugs, Beverly

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    1. Thanks Beverly-I have too many chairs! Love them and I might have to keep this one.

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  23. Love your chair!! What a fantastic redo!! :) It turned out beautiful! Have a lovely day! xo Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly-I love the texture of the grain sack fabric and the green stripe!

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  24. Soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing! Found you on the From My Front Porch To Yours link up =) Kyla @ http://houseofhipsters.com/

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    1. Thank you Laurel-I love it too-I think it might become my office chair!

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  26. Such a cute chair!! I know what it is like to remove and then staple in a million staples when re-doing furniture...great job!! It looks fabulous! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/10/centerpiece-wednesday_14.html
    Karin

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    1. Thank you Karin-I hate staples but I love the end result!

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  27. Darielle! This chair is gorgeous, and I can't believe you made that ugly chair look so gorgeous after you were finished with it. Thank you for linking up at The Handmade Hangout, featuring you tomorrow at Redouxinteriors :)

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    1. Thank you-I love how it turned out too and thanks for featuring it!

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  28. You've been caught having done a Fabulous Furniture piece and you are featured at Friday Five. I hope you take the time to stop by and see your feature.

    Stunning work. The warmth along with personal touches deserve to be seen repeatedly. One of my favorite inspirations.


    Aimez cette chaise!
    ~ Robin
    Redo It Yourself Inspirations.

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  29. Oh my word! Yes! And the contrast fabric on the back makes it :)

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    1. Thank you Julie-I like the tow fabrics together too!

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  30. Totally agree with Julie ^^ the toile on the back is so fun! Thanks for linking up to the Pretty Preppy Party!

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    1. Thank you Christy-I was hoping to use it for my desk but it is a little to low so I am going to have to find a home for the chair!

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  31. Wow! That turned out so beautiful! I love it! PS...I'm a chairaholic too!

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    1. Thank you Pat-glad to find another chairaholic-what is it about them?

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