Tuesday, August 17, 2010

chair makeover + my dresser for sale!

my chair is done! the upholsterers called yesterday and told me i could pick the pillows up whenever i wanted, and i drove straight to the shop! i love the way it turned out.

remember what it looked like before? i chose the grey geometric fabric because i decided grey was the best, as far as a neutral, and i wanted something that i will (hopefully!) be able to work with for a while! i initially painted the frame coral, but i decided it was too feminine and bright (jordan agrees :) ), so i painted it a hand-mixed off-white. for those of you that asked, i'm not sure of the names or makers of any of the fabrics, but they were all samples from lewis & sheron, here in atlanta.

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i'm really happy with the way it turned out!

next, i wanted to post this here (i've also posted it on craigslist). i am selling my mid-century dresser/console in order to make room for some shelving units! i'd love to keep it, but i just don't have room for it anywhere!

it's in pretty good condition, and the measurements are: 58" long, 20" deep and 31" tall. i'm only selling locally, sorry far-away folks! it's solid wood, and fairly heavy. still has original hardware! i think it was probably made in the 50's or 60's. there are a few bumps and bruises, as you can see from the photo, but nothing that couldn't be sanded down. i painted it white, but you could, of course strip it back down to it's pretty wooden finish if you wanted. there doors are a little bumpy, due to me applying some textured paper a year or so ago, but that is something that could be removed as well. it has 3 working drawers, and two doors with storage space inside (we store records in them - they are pretty deep). i am asking $130, OBO.

email me at kristen.fountain@gmail.com, if you are local and interested in it! pick up only.
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13 comments:

  1. love love love that fabric! totally changed the dated look of that chair, great job!

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  2. Gorgeous chair!! it turned out great.
    Hey, what did you ever do with that wing chair you recovered?

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  3. thank you! i ended up giving the wingback chair away to a friend when i moved.

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  4. That chair is FABULOUS! I was recently given a bunch of coffee table type books, one of which was on upholstery 101 or something. Im waiting for the right time to ask hubby to redo a chair for me.

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  5. Great job! But the girl in me still think it needs a pop of color - maybe a coral or navy throw pillow???

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  6. vickie- i agree. don't you worry, i have a passion for throw pillows, and i have my eye on some chevron ones........mmmm....i need a room just for pillows at my little house........ :)

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  7. that looks great. im so impressed by people who can do that. because i. can. not.

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  8. The chair looks great! I think it was a good choice to go with the more neutral fabric and white frame. It'll fit in with so many different color schemes now. :)

    Wish I lived closer! I have been looking for a dresser just like that but Hawaii craigslist is really horribly awful.

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  9. Dropping by from knack's blog and I love yours! Great redesign with the chair!

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  10. The chair looks lovely...I never commented the other day because I hated the coral...so glad to see you changed it :)

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  11. thanks, guys! restyled vintage, yes i grew to hate it too. it was tooooooo much!

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