Monday, March 28, 2011

a(nother) new chair.

i posted about this chair last week, but i thought i'd give you guys a real look at it today. i bought it at scarlett loves rhettro here in atlanta, and i'm pretty sure that it can be classified as the chinese chinoserie style (if you know what style it is, exactly, please let me know!). i'd actually been looking for something exactly like this for months, and when i saw it up in the ceiling area at scarlett loves rhettro, i knew i had to have it! i liked my old chair, and i'd even had these cushions reupholstered for it, but i decided i wanted something with no arms, and a bit more modern, in style. i used the same cushions on this chair, and they fit perfectly. (except i did take out the pillow form of the previous pillow for the back of the chair, and replace it with the shorter one that came with the new chair. i just folded the excess fabric under, and it's fine.)

before:
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it had that funky splattered '70's green paint on it, so i bought a can of spray primer (a very important step if you are trying to take something from dark to light!), and a couple of cans of yellow valspar spraypaint.

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i love how shiny the "gloss" finish is. i think it looks lacquered, which is what i was hoping it would look like! i did end up selling the old chair - sans cushions :)


19 comments:

  1. I love the way it turned out! That gray fabric is fabulous!

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  2. This looks fantastic! Where'd you get that awesome fabric?

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  3. i have a pair of bamboo chairs i have to paint - and hope they come out half as good as yours. what type of paint did you use?

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  4. OOOOH_ I love this one- I think it might be my favorite furniture piece of yours so far- I am such a fan of the yellow/gray combo!

    Also wondering what type/finish paint you used?

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  5. OKAY- Im a flake and just re-read your post- and saw what type of paint you used:)

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  7. Nice, Kristen! I'm all about yellow paint these days. And Darlene is my girl!

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  8. Very cute! I'm crazy over citrus-y colors these days!

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  9. LOVE the new chair (so much more than the first) and how perfect that your cushions worked ... meant to be!!
    Love what you did to the chair - you are amazing with paint and color!

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  10. It does look lacquered! So awesome!

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  11. thanks guys! fabric was from lewis and sheron. the spraypaint is valspar...

    dayka - i didnt know her name, but i love her! what a fab store.

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  12. Wow I adore this chair, the paint finish and the fabric!!

    I have a new giveaway up I think you will love…from The Zhush!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  13. I really like the yellow and grey together......

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  14. Just wanted to let you know that I shared this chair on my blog this morning!
    www.modernjanedesign.blogpsot.com

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  15. Just saw you at Jane's blog and loved the chair so I had to come by. What an amazingly cheerful piece.

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  16. I love this chair!!! Such a great turnout! I love checking out your blog once in a while to see what you are up to. you never stop to amaze me, you arestf very talented.

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  17. Nice makeover! It looks great. my chair contains quality low shrinkage polyester fabrics. The cost of polyester, with the combination of its superior strength and resilience, is lower than that of rayon. Polyester fibers are hydrophobic, which is desirable for lightweight facing fabrics used in the disposable industry, providing a perceptible dry feel on the facing, even when the inner absorbent media is saturated. As new methods of processing and bonding of PET are developed, rayon is being replaced by polyester on the market. We have reviewed a worldwide supplier Fiberpartner Aps, who produces staple fibers, yarns & plastic etc. Poyester fiber is just fab to use. Thanks.

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