One of my proudest achievements as an" amateur upholsterer" is the makeover I did on this wingback chair. I got two identical "mauve" wingbacks at a garage sale a year ago and transformed one from " 80's granny " to " coastal glammy " by recovering it with a beautiful fabric with blues and tans and then punching it up with a co-ordinating solid blue. The "fun" part was when I decided to use shells instead of piping.
Here's a close up of the shells:
Next week, I'll share the room that I transformed using this chair and a chaise lounge I also recovered.
That's really my style............BUT...........
These funky and colorful chairs make me smile. They seem to say, "Color Me Happy"! I would love to create one of my own.
The question is: Where in the world could I put one of these? My home is Old world/Traditional in almost every way possible, plus the fact that I have run out of room for more chairs.
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I have turned my finished basement, much to my husband's discontentment, from a nice entertaining suite to a "chair orphanage" of sorts. The abused and unwanted chairs that I have picked up in garage sales and on street corners , line the walls of my former respectable pooltable/theatre style room and are waiting patiently for their second lives to begin.
I found this "beauty" on Craig's List. The add title was, "Ugly Chair....Cheap". Well! I just had to run out and grab it! I think it has a lot of potential, don't you?
Maybe soon, I'll go down to the basement, and one of those orphans will stick out her leg and trip me, so that I can stop and realize that she is the chosen one!?!
Run..........don't walk to Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch for some awesome transformations!