This little chair speaks perfect french vintage to me…
The old faded floral fabric… distressed wood frame… carved roses & details…
I love this chair.
With this shabby french fabric.
A creamy tea stained background
Faded pink roses
soft baby blue ribbons
Dainty rose garland swags, gorgeous baby roses wreath & delightful french scrolls.
I bought all they had- about 5 yards- probably 4 years ago…
Not sure what I would do with it at the time
but knew that I loved the pattern and french antique feel.
It has been folded in an armoire and I have thought about using it several times…
but didn’t want to cut it. Crazy, huh?
Has anyone ever felt like that?
This is the before…my $20.00 thrift store chair
Remember all those tacks?
yeah… me too.
Next time I see an upholstered piece with tacks like that…
I might have to think twice.
I thought the beautiful french vintagey fabric would be gorgeous on this chair….
but, you know…
then I would have to actually cut it to use it…
So… I upholstered the chair in a beautiful bold yellow floral…
Half way through…I did not love it…
I thought I would at least give it a few days to see if all of a sudden ‘love‘ popped out at me.
So this weekend…
I pulled out my frenchy fabric,
draped it over my chair… and cut it.
You know I measured about 50 times, to make sure I was using the most of each piece so I could save as much as possible…
I ironed as many wrinkles out as I could and started upholstering…
I got the back done first…
Oooh La La!!!
Loved it immediately and so continued on with the seat.
Though, originally, I was thinking something bold and maybe bright-
a check, a bold floral or an elegant damask…
They just weren’t working for me.
I decided I really wanted a french ticking- with soft faded color and dainty flowers-
but couldn’t find any that I adored that worked with the chair.
But, I love this fabric for some of those same qualities.
The faded creamy white linen &
old worn colors
Elegant vines & dainty flowers
Originally I was planning to paint the chair and go with something really shabby inspired.
But the dark frame is perfectly distressed now-
thanks to the rigamarole we had getting the tacks out!
Dark wood paired with new vintagey fabric…
It’s shabby french love!