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Monday, February 27, 2012

Vintage Chair Makeover for a Little Girl!

I don't think I've seen a pair of formal Queen Anne dining chairs look more adorable.  These two beauties are now part of the design makeover I've been doing for our 5-year-old daughter's bedroom.  One is pulled up to her pretty white desk while the other sits to one side of it facing outward.  She loves to have either her dad or me join her at her desk so these two matching chairs are perfect.

This is how both solid wood Queen Anne Chairs looked when I purchased them for $60 each
(a bargain by the way!)

A little spray of Benjamin Moore's "Classic Gray"
(this cost $65 each, another bargain since they now have a professional lacquer finish)

A trip to a local fabric shop where I snagged this fabulous retro hot pink fabric with perfect crisp white dots.  I bulked up this light-weight cotton by bonding it to a nice heavy white linen backing.  It's now the perfect weight for furniture upholstery 

And here's the end result for a fraction of what you would pay for two brand new solid wood chairs and they have the perfect polka dot design for her room!

If you can manage a pair of scissors and a staple gun, this is one super easy project with
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Unknown said...

I'm normally a fan of the natural wood color, but you did a really good job here! The white goes really well with the fabric you chose. Very cute look.

Simply Suthern said...

Queen Anne would be proud. said...

Gorgeous! I love what you did with them! You'll have to take a picture of the desk and the chairs together.

Katherines Corner said...

Sweet! I recently purchased some pink polka dot fabric for chair too! xo

Anita said...

That has to be a bright splash of color in her room; especially against the white chair.

You MUST be enjoying this project because it seems to be coming together so well, and because it's for your special little one.