Thursday, May 12, 2011

Chair redux...

BEFORE:

Shiny dark polish, a curly swirly pattern in  a most depressing shade of green....in one word- BLAH ( I know it's not really a word..but you get my point)...




THE INSPIRATION:

 This gorgeous leather upholstered chair in Robert Burke's apartment...


via habitually chic


AFTER:

The original polish was scraped off...the wood sanded and painted white...then sanded again to give a distressed look and sealed. Since antiqued leather was not readily available, moreover I wasn't too keen on spending too much money on the chair makeover... I settled for the velvet fabric..not too different from the leather...




As there wasn't enough margin in the wood frame, we couldn't put a nailhead trim and used a corded satin ribbon as trim instead..




I think it turned out pretty neat..what do you think??

all images maison marigold (unless otherwise captioned)

13 comments:

Alecia @ Tchotchkes etc. said...

wow! great job! isn't it so satisfying to see the potential in a piece and then bring it to life?

and i like the braided cord finishing! (and its soo much easier to use isn't it?)

Alecia
http://www.tchotchkesetc.blogspot.com

GB said...

Lovely!

meenal bishnoi said...

Alecia- very satisfying indeed!!
GB-thanks!

Designwali said...

impressive...you have some serious DIY skills!

meenal bishnoi said...

Designwali- I shouldn't take undue credit..i got ample help from my painter and upholsterer..I'm more of a director of DIY's than an actual doer!! xx meenal

design elements said...

wonderfully done, Meenal! xo

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Your chair looks fabulous and PS, your daughter's bed is beyond gorgeous- so so pretty!! I'm now following and thanks for your sweet comments over on my blog:)

Viera said...

I have to say -very successful transformation !!!
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SHERRY HART said...

You definitely brought it back to life :)

meenal bishnoi said...

Viera, Sherry- thanks!! xx meenal

Blue Fruit said...

Love it. But then I have rather a soft spot for velvet, and I am also chuffed when people breathe new life into old things. You have done exactly that!

meenal bishnoi said...

thanks virginia!! xx meenal

Design Junkie said...

I think that's a fantastic transformation! I love the velvet.

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