The Longest Chair Redo in History

I’ve had this ghastly chair lurking in the corner of my bedroom(s) for ten years.

circa 2004 (there are so many tragic elements to this picture)
circa 2008

And finally, at long last, I have had the darned thing recovered.  It’s asinine that I spent just under 30% of my life fretting over picking a fabric.  For a chair. And ended up with WHITE.  Without further ado, let me present to you the chair in all of her newfound beauty.  She’s a looker…
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Here are the details:
– The body fabric is Tonga Snow Matelasse by Waverly.  Once I finally picked the fabric it was like the world was working against me to lay my hands on seven yards of it.  After a crazy hunt all over the city of Atlanta and the world wide web, I lucked out on ebay – with free shipping and no tax to boot.
– I traded nail heads for double welting, done in extra yardage ordered from Horchow to match my Essex bedspread.  The bolster pillow is from the same collection in Flax.
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– Trading the channeled back for a smooth back made a world of difference.  The piece de resistance would be my custom monogram from Savannah’s Number Four Eleven (store / blog).  One word – swoon.
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– And, while I adore a good DIY project, I brought in the professionals for this makeover.

Now, I’ve finally picked a color for the bedroom and once painted it will be well on it’s way to completion!

The Delightful Home: Master Bedroom

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73 thoughts on “The Longest Chair Redo in History

  1. Oh wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in love! I don't think I have seen a prettier in my whole life. I keep thinking of my chairs and wondering if I could do this.Once again…OH WOW!

  2. Wow ~ it turned out beautifully! I have new furniture coming in a few weeks and I'll be moving an upholstered chair into our master bedroom. It will need a slip cover {which I will also go to a pro for because I will mess it up badly} and I'm already thinking about fabric for it.

  3. OMG, that chair is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I say it was worth the wait. You sure got it right. The monogram puts it over the top, the fabric is fabulous and so is the welting. Whatever you paid: it was worth it. Thanks for sharing it. XO, Pinky

  4. It turned out amazing! I discovered you on Artsy Girl Linky Party and I’m now a linky follower; I would appreciate you following me back.

  5. Beautiful! Just found you through House of Turquoise. Love the monogram! And I can so relate to taking forever and spending way to much time thinking about the details. I finally just gave an heirloom wingback away because I couldn't decide about the finishing details of my white linen slip, then once I did {after way too much over-thinking}, I didn't want to fork over the cash for the linen! Just plain sad!

    Happy to find you,

  6. there is nothing classier than monograms and your chair is double classy and fabulous. I also went back and read about your champagne and cupcake party. How wonderful! Love the wrapped Krispy Kreme donuts and love your blog. Following now. xo

  7. Oh how beautiful! The monogram just makes the white even more elegant! I have a chair I inherited from my mom that I want to recover.
    Hope you can stop by and link this to my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party! Thanks for sharing your beauty.

  8. That chair is incredible. I really love that custom monogram. I would love for you to link up to my party that is going on right now. Hope to see you there.

  9. This chair is beautiful. The flat back and monogram really enhance its beauty. I agree with you. I would have done with a pro on this one too! Nicely done!

  10. That fabric is gorgeous! That's coming from a self-proclaimed fabric snob! Makes me want to redo the chair in my master bedroom. Just stunning!

  11. That chair should be on the cover of some magazine. It is breathtaking for sure!! You did good. And that custom monogram is devine as well.
    Thanks for sharing your chair with us!

  12. This is one of the most gorgeous chairs I have ever seen. I will be featuring it tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  13. You just helped me nail down my 6 year dilemma of 2 barrel chairs I inherited from my grandmother that have sadly been sitting in my guest room because I had no idea how I wanted to reupholster them! I love the idea of the simple white/cream fabric (was considering a cream/flax linen) but didn't know how that would look with the channeling so taking it away and doing a monogram is the perfect solution! I hope I can somehow send my fabric to the Savannah store so they can monogram it and have my reupholsterer here do it!

  14. PHENOmenal!
    I love what you did to this sweet little channel back!
    I cannot wait to see the room that will evolve around it.
    What a starting point for inspiration.
    LOVE it!

    Thanks so much for sharing it
    at Favorites on the First!

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