Monday, May 9, 2011

Bargain Chairs Made Over

I bought a couple of $29.00 Queen Anne arm chairs last year to redo and use in my home office. I also about that time I bought a disgusting looking wingback chair at a garage sale for $10.00 to use as my desk chair. The wingback had to be rebuilt completely because it sat way too low for this short lady to use as a desk chair. I finally had these three chairs redone and I wanted to share the finished chairs. I like them so much that I may use them as the end arm chairs in my dining room.
Here is the before shot of these sad and tired chairs.
Here's a picture of the chairs made over. I love the clean, fresh, and classic look of the redone beauties. In this picture are also two sets of bargain draperies I designed and had made. The lamp in the picture is one of two $5.00 lamps that I bought that is the perfect match. 

Here is a closeup of the arm chair. I threw a couple of my bargain throw pillows on the chairs just for the picture. I think the pillows look kind of good, don't you think?

Just in case you are interested, I'll include a picture of my drapes and $5.00 lamps. I'll post at length about the drapes in another post.
Aren't those lamps the perfect color? I just love the color. I have some inexpensive drum shades on them now, but since I paid so little for the lamps I may splurge and have a custom shade made that will be just perfect. So what do you think of my formerly sad chairs now? I love them! So next time you see a chair that you think is beyond repair, instead of just walking by think of the possibilities instead.

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  1. Love the fabric you chose for the Queen Anne chair! The pillow does look great on it. I think the mix of patterns works wonderfully and the texture the pillow supplies is a plus. I'm eager to see your drapes up! I love that toile I'm seeing. I was going to ask you where you got them but re-read that you designed and had them made. The lamps look great, too.

  2. very nice!! I LOVE all those colors!! Dont you just love it when you find a deal!!!

  3. the chairs look great :)

  4. those chairs are gorgeous! LOVE the fabric and colors. Marvelous job!!!

  5. lovely! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  6. Susie - great job trasnforming the chairs. Love the new fabrics - especially the check plaid. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this. Hope you are having a great week ~ Stephanie Lynn