Tuesday, January 26, 2016

French Chair Makeover

It's finished!  In my last post I showed my Ballard Knock Off Document Fabric that I made to recover the chair seat.  I used the CitraSolv method and some graphics from Graphics Fairy to create my own custom fabric!  I am so in love with the results!  Now the chair is done and ready for the reveal.

First, the 'before' shots.  I found this chair at the GW Outlet for $5.75.  But when I got to the register,  the gal said all furniture was HALF PRICE!  WooHoo!  So I paid like $2.85 or something.

This floral fabric was under the dirty beige fabric.  YUCK!!

I primed the chair with a spray on then finished with brushed on white.  Hit it with the palm sander to distress it up a bit and then recovered the seat with my document fabric creation.  Here is my beauty.

Here's a closer look at the fabric.

And some detail on the back.

I was planning to sell it on Craig's List but now I am thinking I may keep it for my bedroom! 

I would love to hear your comments.  Linking up tho the parties below.  Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Renee,

    You did sensational job! It's like night and day. I love the fabric you used! I think it will look beautiful in your bedroom!!


  2. wonderful job
    love it! so fresh and clean and smart looking

  3. I LOVE the document fabric! So original!!Found you at the Thursday Blog Hop and am glad I did! Am a happy new follower :).


  4. That's awesome! How do you like using the citri solv? I have yet to find it. I keep forgetting to check at GNC the only health store I know of. Any ideas? I have purchased so many neat images and tried the transfer paper-yuk! Never has worked for me. I am thinking about trying the mod podge but not sure if it will work on fabric for pillows or chair seats. Thanks! Nancy

  5. Your chair looks amazing, Renee! I love the pretty script fabric you created! No one would believe that chair only cost $2.85 now!


  6. this is so cute! what a steal!! It turned out great. Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

  7. Such a little charmer-Love the fabric you chose! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

  8. Happy Tuesday!

    Lovely project~ a true metamorphosis.

    If you get a chance, please stop by my blog and enter the giveaway.

  9. It came out so pretty, now I have to go find out how you did the fabric!



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