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Thursday, February 2, 2012

painted chair and shabby white stool…

in my last post, I showed my guest bedroom re-do.   i painted the chair in the room. 
I was nervous painting the fabric, but, it turned out great and I’d do this again.

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this is what the bedroom chair looked like.

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here’s a close up of the seat—it looks much like damask.  I used fabric paint from hobby lobby and just rolled it on with a sponge roller.   it took 3 heavy coats and I let it dry overnight each time.

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and here’s a better look at my newest stool.  I’m developing an addiction to old stools.  they are wonderful because they fit where tables won’t and they are easy to move around.

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that’s it for today, thanks for looking:)
sharing this with common ground, feathered nest, faded charm, and power of paint.,miss mustardseed and

42 comments:

  1. That chair is an amazing redo! I can't believe it was just fabric paint!! Did you use the same paint on the wood parts? (It looks like you did) I absolutely love it!
    I love the old stools, too. Yours is perfect, chippy and white!
    Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!

    ~Shanon

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  2. That chair redo is AMAZING Lynn!!! Love it!!!
    ~Terry~

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  3. That chair is beautiful--I can't believe you painted the fabric. I learn something new everyday!

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  4. I probably wouldn't have dared to paint the upholstery before seeing your transformation, but WOW! I love it!

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  5. You were so brave! I don't know if I would have had the courage to paint the fabric too. :) It looks so pretty in white, wonderful job Lynn!

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  6. Painting the fabric worked so well, and I love the way the upholstery studs look now, as if they were part of the carved wood !
    Another couple of gorgeous pieces for your guest bedroom.

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  7. LOVE what you did with the chair, Lynn!!! It looks GREAT!!! I've been wanting to try some paint stenciling on some pillows. I'll get to it someday!! (=

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  8. I agree with Janet above ~ you are very brave...i get so nervous about ruining something ~ althouh, i guess you have got to try it in order to build up the courage! It turned out more than gorgeous! its perfect! thanks for the inspiration! xoox, tracie

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  9. That was a beautiful chair to begin with, but you TOTALLY kicked it up a notch with that white paint! Now it's AMAZING!!!! Love the stool too--loving that shabby chic!!

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  10. Wow - your chair looks lovely! I'd definitely try that fabric paint on something! I also love stools as tables for the same reasons you do! They can multi-task like we do!
    -Revi

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  11. Your chair is beautiful. I love fabric paint. The stool has a great look too.

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  12. you are amazing! That chair is simply divine.. I love that you painted it.. Your home is stunning!!! :) hugs

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  13. My sister had the same chair ... love that transformation!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and Linky friending me ... I'm following you too on GFC and Linky!

    Linda

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  14. Lynn, I am so glad you led me here, you have done so much beautiful work. When we came here, my husband needed work as the work in Trinidad was about gone. I had worked on our house, totally different from yours and definitely not the show stopper yours is, but it was unique in it's own way. I called the listing agent and 3 days later she had someone who was coming in from Denver look at it and it was basically sold. My house was never listed and this was May 2009, only 14 homes had been sold all year. There are blessings we receive when we need them. I am so happy for your husband's new opportunity, although I am sure it is unsettling for you. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  15. ARe you kidding me! I have done this once but not with this amazing result!''
    Wow!

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  16. p.s. Thanks for dropping by! And your sweet comment.

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  17. Oh....I absolutely LOVE that stool! The chair is fabulous, too.....but that stool makes my heart go pitter patter.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  18. I am so excited to have found this post and you through Kari Ann - Thistlewood. This is amazing. I have been looking for a chair similar to yours for my family room makeover. I see them at a good price but pass them over because I was afraid I could not do the upholstery work and didn't want to get a chair at a good price and then have to pay beaucoups of money to have it redone. NOW....I know what to do!!!!! This is great news. Now I can't wait to go back out "hunting". ~ Miles of Smiles ~ Lynn @thevintagenest P.S. Can't wait to get back out this week and look for the chair. Love that entire room!!!!

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  19. Lynn, wowzers! that transformation is off the hook. I have a large two person chair with ottoman that so needs to be reupholstered and I dont have a clue how to do it or the money to make it happen. I love my chair and do not want to do away with it. This just may be my answer for a quick fix. Thanks for the inspiration. I am now following you!

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  20. Wow, Lynn, this is amazing!!!! I never knew you could paint right over fabric on a chair like that :) So cool and the result is just gorgeous!!!!

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  21. I found you via Thistlewood -- and I really enjoyed looking through your blog. Creativity abounds in your house! I will follow, and look forward to seeing what else you do.

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  22. I did not even know you could paint fabric! Does it still feel like fabric? Thanks for sharing.

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  23. What an awesome idea! I never would have thought of doing this, but will certainly look at upholstered furniture differently from now on! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  24. I never thought to use fabric paint!..The chair came out fabulous..what a great job!

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  25. Just discovered your blog - LOVE it! I'm Following and I added your link to my sidebar. Great changes in the guest bedroom!

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  26. The stool is perfect chippy and I love the chair! I can't believe you don't have a dress form in your perfectly shabby chic house!!! You're entered in the dress form drawing so......maybe!!

    Carol

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  27. Oh that seriously is so amazing. I am in love! Thank you for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  28. I am so enjoying your blog. Thank goodness I found you as you are quite the go getter in the project department and I love your style.
    tammy

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  29. Hi Lynn, thanks for the comments on my aqua blue dresser. I love this painted chair. I find some awesome chairs sometimes buy I don't re-upholster so I am going to try the fabric paint. I'm a follower now, Kathy, Petticoat Junktion

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  30. This is darling- love how it turned out! Shared it on FB- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  31. Hi Lynn, I just found your blog from French Country Cottage posting about this transformation on her FB page. The chair is absolutely perfect! I'll have to remember that fabric paint next time I look past a piece I think needs reupholstering. What a super idea! I'm now following you. :)

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  32. That is PAINT?!? Are you kidding?? GORGEOUS!!

    I would love if you would link up to my party:http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/02/show-off-saturday-1.html

    Hope to see you there!

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  33. After reading everybody else comments, I wonder if there is something wrong with me. I would NEVER have painted that fabric. It was so beautiful before. I think it would have looked better to just paint the wood, but the pictures would have looked perfect in that room, so romantic. I wish I could find a chair like that, I would love to have something with that beautiful pictures on it. Maybe even take the fabric off and frame it and cover the chair with something that you wouldn't mind painting, but I would have never painted that fabric.

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  34. I love love love it! I love your blog too! I'm your newest follower♥ You go girl♥

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  35. Your chair is absolutely gorgeous!!! I am so afraid to try painting fabric, I have two that desperately need it. I should start with finding the fabric paint, then go from there.
    Your stool is so pretty, too.
    Thanks so much for coming to my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I'm glad that I found yours.
    Have a sweet weekend.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  36. the chair is simply gorgeous!!!!!! what an incredible job you did! 3 CHEERS and hugs!!!

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  37. Lynn, I'm featuring your chair tonight on Show Off Saturday! Thanks so much for sharing!

    www.nutmegplace.com

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  38. I am so happy to have found your blog and to know this fact. I plan on doing it ASAP! I have a very old little chair that is just adoreable that this would be perfect on. I make slipcovers, but I definitely want to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. What a pretty chair and it turned out beautiful! I never knew that you could paint fabric. Hobby Lobby here I come! Thanks for the inspiration once again. :)

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  40. wow!! i NEVER would have thought to paint the fabric - beyond BRILLIANT! gorgeous end product!

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  41. I've been looking around and found the painted chair .
    I did this a few years ago before painting furniture was cool like shabby chic cool
    and a friend had a fit I ruined a chair . I still use it
    also I have a chair like you painted and this same friend wants the chair, LOL Not painted

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