Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"We Make It Do" Before and After

I don't know about you, but my favorite thing about furniture refinishing is seeing a piece of furniture transform from a drab, tacky or nearly destroyed piece into a beautiful, functional showpiece!
Sometimes my refinishing is just that... REFINISHING. An update. New paint or fabric. New, but nothing super special. But recently, I came across this gorgeous girl and she was screaming for a MAKEOVER! Something new, completely different & FABULOUS!



SO....that's what she got!
This Antique Eastlake Ladies Chair was in great condition except for a few scratches, stains and a burn in the fabric.
I put my sweet dad to work removing all of the trim, fabric, staples and tacks!
Underneath that rusty red velvet was a plethora of padding. The Padding included springs, horsehair, foam & batting. The bones and muscle were in great shape! I gave her a coat of cream paint and a good amount of distressing. This really brought out the details in the wood. 

Photo: A work in Progress....this will be for sale when I'm done! She's gonna be LOVELY! :)

I chose a beautiful light aqua blue and cream damask duck cloth to upholster this lady in. It was a durable, heavy duty fabric with a sophisticated pattern. The trim I chose was a wide cream satin. It was the perfect addition to this gorgeous gal!



Here's the final product! I'd say it's fit for a queen!...or princess at least! :) 
If you're interested in purchasing this chair or seeing any of my other refinishing projects check out my facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/wemakeitdo 


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