Monday, February 7, 2011

A Second Sitting

This chair was brought to me by a great gal...it has suuuuch good bones and lines. Aaaand I just looked through my files and have NO before pic. Grrr....

So close your eyes....and imagine a french arm chair with floral detail and a caned straw seat. But this chair is a darker wood and needs updating. Do you see it?

Ok, so here's the after:







I painted her Benjamin Moore Mascarpone (AF-20), distressed her and glazed her with dark walnut stain. I love the way she turned out...but I'm going to try a different method of glazing on my next project...too many stain fumes are makin' me crazy. Stay tuned!
~Allison

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22 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh, such a pretty lady! love those french inspired curves! i am picturing the before, and i know you did an awesome job!

Chrissie said...

I really like your chair. You distressed her just right!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

She's perfect! Who needs a before picture?

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your chair is wonderful!
PS. your word verification is still on :)

What makes me happy said...

So pretty! I wish I could find one of those on one my my thrifty trips.
~Angie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great and love the color. I prefer glaze. No fumes.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Looks so wonderful white!! what a great chair!
xo,
Debra

Pamela said...

Looks fab! I have two chairs very similar to this one but I just could not bring myself to painting them. I will have to live thru yours!:)

One Shabby Old House said...

The chair looks wonderful. I am anxious to hear what kind of glaze you use next. I use the walnut stain and I too would like to find something different.

It's Just Me said...

WOW, I just bought the EXACT same chair this past weekend at a garage sale for $4. I didn't even have to paint it, it was already the perfect white. Thought I would make a cushy feather pillow (using a drop cloth - faux linen look ) : ) Great minds in blog-land, gotta love it : )

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Ohhhh...I love this chair!! If I was a chair I would be this chair. :)
~Crystal

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Looks GORGEOUS! Great job!

LizlovesVintage said...

What a beauty!!
xx Liz

Martina said...

LOVE your chair!! I use Valspar glaze in mocha you buy it at Lowes. Martina

mariondee-designs said...

what a gorgeous chair and I love how you made her over! take care, Maryann

Judy said...

I'm so glad you joined the party with this awesome project. Thanks so much for participating. Hope to see you again next week.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I have a similiar style chair that I plan to paint and age whenever I get around to it. You know how that goes. Glad to see what it might look like. Your chair is great. Crazy stain fumes and all!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It's a gorgeous chair! I want one (or two!). ;)

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

She is a beauty in her fresh frenchyness!

Jennifer~My Vintage Bliss said...

Love this chair ~ looks great!

Katie said...

This chair looks so good! I love it! I enjoy reading your blog... I nominated you for the stylish blogger award!!

http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2011/02/excitement-overflow.html

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Love it! wonderful job!