Friday, April 13, 2012

Imitating Kate

If you love good furniture makeovers, I'm sure you all know Kate from Centsational Girl. In full disclosure, I believe I've been reading her blog the longest of any blog and she had a huge hand in me deciding to start refinishing furniture. Her photos are breathtaking and her style is amazing.

She blogged about a thrift store chair earlier this week and I fell in love instantly. You can read about it here because I tried to copy the picture and I didn't get it to work.

I'm not going to say I put a lot of thought into how I redid this chair because I flat out copied Kate's chair. But I have heard that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and I hope she takes it that way. Here is the before, I had already taken off the nasty seat cover as my father-in-law needed to build a new support in the seat.


I did do a few things differently.

Kate brush painted her chair. I sprayed it with Krylon Peekaboo blue.

She used actual gold leaf and I used Rub n Buff in gold and then Krylon's touch up pen. I used the pen over the rub-n-buff because it lightened it up and made it brighter.

She chose a blue fabric and I went with an off white with gold tones.

Here's my Imitation Chair






Wishing I had a spot for this one!


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sending me to check out Kate's chair and blog too. You both amaze me.

Decor & Harmony said...

very nice transformtion :) I have a chair that could use a spruce up!
Have a great weekend.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Beautiful job with this chair! I love your creative color combination. Megan

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Your chair looks fabulous Allison! I'm sure Kate will love it too!

Cassie Bustamante said...

love your version! it looks awesome!

Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can said...

I also follow centsational girl and loved that make over, and love yours just as much!

Leanne @


I popped over from funky Junk, I love the colour you used to paint the cahir.

Classy Clutter said...

WOW!! Thanks for linking up at Classy Clutter! I LOVE IT!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! I love it.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Love the color and pop of gold. If you have some time I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog to check out the giveaway I'm having for a Ramsign Home Sign!

Cottage and Broome said...

Your chair came out great. Will have to pop over to the blog that inspired you for comparison, Laura

Brandi said...

I love what you did with the chair, Allison! Adding the gold was a nice touch.

Ashleigh said...

Came over from the Crafty Scrappy Blog! I thought it was Kate's that I saw earlier this week! :) You did an excellent job :)

Tamsyn said...

Well done this looks great! I love the blue and gold combo :)

Unknown said...

I'm definitely loving the sweet blue peeping there! We are featuring this project today. you can grab a featured button if you fancy so ^^) thanks for sharing this crafty project with us!

Holly Lefevre said...

What a great color combo! This is such a chic looking chair now!

Roeshel said...

Beautiful rescue! Love the new color!