Good Morning Friends! If you read my last blog post you may remember these chairs!?
Well, maybe not, because I have completely revived them!
These are how the chairs were when I bought them, well, I had started taking off the old upholstery.
I started to find this:
Yes, It was gross, and in worse shape than I had anticipated.. It was wet inside that homemade upholstery job… that is not even a cushion, it was trying to hide this:
An upside down webbing job. The springs were stapled and nailed underneath this to wood.
So, I tore it all off…
It looked like this… and I realized that I had to completely tear everything off the seats and start over…
The joints all needed to be glued and clamped and the wood now from pulling out a million staples and rusty old nails (which from hard oak is HARD WORK) was quite scratched unfortunately.
I rebuilt the chair and now the chair has a new tight seat and a fresh look.
I painted it with my custom color Titan Grey, which is my own chalk paint recipe and added new cushions and reupholstered in a fabulously fresh and modern fabric which was actually quite expensive but I think makes the chair!!
I love that this fabric has a reverse side. So, I used the reverse fabric on the pair of chairs and then used the reverse on each back panel for a little extra something. I just used a cream colored gimp for the trim, I though a double welt would be more formal and I wanted these chairs a bit shabby chic with a casual feel.
I am happy with how they turned out, many days and sore hands from the process but it is so fun when the product turns out like I saw it before in my head! These chairs are
FOR SALE and I will have them with me at the VINTAGE BLISS MARKET here in St Louis, MO, June 21-22.
I thought I would share a couple other items I have added to my inventory as well. This is my first Fair as a vendor.
I bought a few pieces that I have not touched because they look great, like this armoire, but I know that it would look stunning painted also. I will let the new owner decide!!
I also have a few small tables I have painted and revived, I though offering small items for people to take home was a bit easier than all large pieces like the armoire!!
This little mid century chest/nightstand turned out great. I used ASCP in aubusson blue.
This little Provincial table I decided to do a little different:
Here are a couple of other fun items I have for my inventory:
That mid century chair is Delicious!
Well, today I am working on finishing up a few pieces of furniture as well as I plan to do my first YouTube Tutorial: "How to distress furniture". I love the distressing part and get a lot of questions about it, so I decided maybe rather than just showing pictures I would give a video tutorial… I have tons of items to tag, pack, make sure are completed and get my tent ready, business cards ready, aprons, signage, props or decor for my booth, price my items and so much more… There is a lot into getting ready for a show. It is like creating a store but one that is mobile!! I am enjoying the process…I think. No, really I am excited for next week. I pray for good weather and good traffic.
If you are any where near the area or looking for a FUN weekend, come to St. Louis, here is some more information:
Here is a link:
There will be shopping from Fabulous vendors and antique dealers, local wineries will be serving drinks, Live Music, and Food. This is a free event with only $5.00 garage parking. I would love to see you there, if you make it please stop by and say Hi!
Have a great weekend!
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