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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Black & White Armchair

This chair came as an inspiration from seeing so many chairs boldly doting stripes.  I picked up the chair on Craigslist for $30.  And of course, my new camera (with the before pictures on it) decided to stop working (ahh!).  So you'll have to imagine this chair looking quite sad and frumpy before.  Her frame was a natural finish and the upholstery was mauve and gold.  Seriously...sad.  

Now, she's freshly done up, sitting pretty.  I painted her in your everyday basic white from Rustoleum, then distressed her in all the right places. 

 I finished her off with some brass nail head trim.






















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21 comments:

  1. that chair is utterly amazing- and what can i say about the wall behind it? LOVE!

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  2. soooo gorgeous!!! if i ever found a chair like that I would probably do exactly the same thing to it!! We are kindred spirits!
    I have done an office chair in black and white stripe and dining chairs in red and white stripes, the list goes on actually!!
    Well done Sara!!

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  3. Beautiful! New follower on GFC - met you through The Girl Creative. I have a chair like this - but smaller scale - that I have fabric for, but this stripe makes me wonder if I shouldn't change my mind...

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  4. oops - The Thrifty Crafty Girl (all those creative kinds look alike you know)

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  5. I love this chair... you did an amazing job!

    I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger award over at my place today! http://thriftycraftygirl.blogspot.com/2012/03/being-award-winner-is-exhausting.html

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  6. Wow! Amazing job! Looks professional! I admire your work - I tried to reupholster and disliked every minute of it - I just didn't have the patience! great job!
    I would love if you stopped by to my Creative inspirations Linky Party opening late tonight to link this up! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the chair...the wall...the whole vignette! I am your newest follower too!
    Sharon

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  8. FABULOUS chair and I love the wall you painted, too!

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  9. WOW!!! This chair seriously came straight from my dreams!! I love love love it! Just popping in from POWW.
    Have a great weekend, Ali

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  10. Oh my goodness LOVE IT! Along with that totally awesome wall!! This whole setup is just so perfect to me. Rushing up to follow you; I love your style!

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  11. so elegant...I never have thought of that black stripped fabric though...such a smart fabric choice
    visiting from primitve and proper

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  12. Wow..that chair is fabulous!!! And the wall too!! Just gorgeous!! New follower and can't wait to explore :)

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  13. the chair is fabulous on its own--but it's even more awesome sauce with that herringbone wall. so fun!

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  14. Wow. I love love love this chair! Sure wish you had some during pics so I could watch how you did that! Fantastic job. This chair would go great with the black/white dresser re-do I just did.

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  15. Gorgeous! Popping over from Primitive and Proper and boy was she right! This is awesome!

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  16. I'm also stopping by from Primitive & Proper and I LOVE your blog. I'll be following along with all your great projects now.

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  17. Sara, the chair looks beautiful and I am loving that herringbone wall behind it! Great job!

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  18. This chair is amazing! Searching everyday for one of these beauties! Love it.

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  19. Your chair is gorgeous Sara! I am loving black and white right now, as well. Did a black and white chair makeover awhile back on two antique chairs that were my grandmother's. Stopping by from Restore Interiors link party.

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  20. LOVE that chair! What a statement it makes, and the little details with the stripes. Sigh. It looks even more amazing propped in front of that wall. So sorry about the "before" pics. I think we have all been there! Thanks for sharing. -K

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