Sunday, February 19, 2012

French Makeover


I found this chair at the flea market.

And as you can see I started taking the trim off before I remembered to take a before picture.

Well now she has a new look…


I painted her Cotton Whisper by Behr then gave her a clear Briwax , then a light coat of Tudor Brown Briwax to show off her curves.


I did a CitriSolv transfer technique on the front panel of the back , I darkened the outline of the graphic from the Graphic Fairy with a Sharpie fabric pin .


I used drop cloth fabric that I bleached for the cover.

Then sat her in the corner of my living room .


She seems very happy there …


I’m happy to have her there !

The best part is while shopping Saturday I found another chair in a booth in one of my local haunts flea markets. I asked the lady at the desk if the person selling it would possibly take any less , ( she was only asking $45.00 , but I thought it was worth a try. ) So she tried to call her , but she wasn’t home . she took my name and phone number and said she would call me and let me know . When she called me later she told me she would take $38.00. Yea !! She is holding it till tomorrow for me . It’s very similar to this with a little carving on it and a little padding on the arms . I have been wanting these for a very long time and couldn’t fine them anywhere , then I find 2 in less than two weeks at fantastic prices .

Here is another little cutie I found at the same place…027

It was really dirty and dusty , so I brought it home and soaked it in sudsy water for a little while then rinsed and dried it , it has a bisque finish and now it is lovely. Cost me a whole $2.00 !

Someone up there knows my pocketbook isn’t very deep and is watching out for me .

I’ll show you the other chair when I get it home .

Thanks for stopping by today . Have a great week !

Linking up with...

If you remember my last post , then you remember this sweet little French style chair that I found at a flea market .

The Creative Blogger Party & Hop at Homemaker on a Dime

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Brag Monday at the Graphic Fairy


  1. Oh Sharon, this is stunning! What an amazing transformation! You did a beautiful job (and so quickly too.) I love it!

  2. Hi Sharon, Love the chair:) You are sooooooooooo talented
    Sue (Can't wait to see the next one)

  3. Sharon, I think your chair would be happy in my livingroom too! Love it, love it, love it! =) I haven't tried the citra-solv method yet but you are making me want to do it, like, today!


    1. It is not hard to do . But it shows up better when you outline in fabric paint .

  4. I love that chair--I am always looking for that type of chair too--I am afraid everybody is thats why they are so hard to find. You did an awesome job! For some reason my computer isn't loading the before picture (weird) but I am loving the after!

  5. After commenting the before picture finally came up--your transformation is awesome!

  6. Your chair makeover is just gorgeous! I want to try this so badly but not having much luck finding a chair! :( {HUGS, Clydia}

    1. The chairs are not easy to find , I just got lucky .

  7. Sharon
    Your chair turned out great!
    I love the dainty trim you've
    used on it too.
    It's hard to believe it's the same chair!

  8. You are so lucky, Sharon! I'd love to find just one of these chairs! It turned out beautifully ~ I love the transfer you used and the trim is a great finishing touch. You made up a real nice display, too, with your pillows and the books!

    visiting from Met Monday! : )

  9. Your chair is smashing - right down to the pretty trim around it. Nicely done.

  10. Hi Sharon,
    Is there anything that you cannot do?????? You are so talented and I'm always amazed by your beautiful projects! This chair is 2die4!!!! I noticed that our local grocery store now carries Citrasolve. Maybe I'll give it a try after seeing how good yours looks.
    I'm pinning this, it's so pretty.


  11. These are absolutely stunning Sharon!!! I love your elegant style!