(Another) Before & After Chair

I’m slowly starting to redecorate our guest room in a color scheme that flows better with the rest of our house.  Believe it or not, the guest room as it stands today is almost an exact replica of my bedroom in my first college apartment.  I have the same furniture, much of the same bedding and the same pictures and accessories.  I only updated the wall color when we moved (knowing that I wanted to redo the rest) and added a new rug.

The first project on the long list was to trade the red on this sweet chair to BLUE!  Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg blue to be exact.

Here’s the before…
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February 2012 210
Armed with two tiny paint brushes, mother and I simply painted over the red with the blue in no time at all. I then glazed the whole chair with clear wax, dabbed on dark wax over the blue parts and then buffed. I think both the before and after are equally as gorgeous. But the after will go with my plans for the room MUCH better!

And speaking of the after, here she is (along with a sneak peek of the room)…
March 2012 368 copy
March 2012 373 copy
As for that gorg little pillow sitting in the smartly painted chair, that’s something I dreamt up in the shower one morning.  (I tell you what, I don’t get to shower every day but when I do they are long and fruitful.)  Mother whipped up the pillow cover out of left over fabric from my den drapes (Basha Dot fabric has been discontinued.)  I then attached these burlap rosettes (purchased on sale at AC Moore for $1.50 each) and further embellished with bedazzled brooches from Macy’s (a steal at $7 a piece after a one day sale and coupon.)
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March 2012 375 copy
So excited to finish up some other projects and have a big reveal!!  Stay tuned!!
xoxo

So flattered for the feature at Savvy Southern Style!

30 thoughts on “(Another) Before & After Chair

  1. Yes, that was an easy and fun project. That painting job turned out well, with your guidance about where to put the blue paint. And your idea of "good enough" is actually "plain fabulous" in my book!

  2. I love how your chair turned out. I can't wait to see the whole room completed. I might be getting ahead, I am in love with your curtain fabric that you can see in the background behind the chair. Could you share your source? Thanks, Catherine

  3. I love how your chair turned out. I can't wait to see the whole room completed. I might be getting ahead, I am in love with your curtain fabric that you can see in the background behind the chair. Could you share your source? Thanks, Catherine

  4. Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!

    This chair is perfection!!

  5. I love those burlap rosettes…our AC Moore closed a few years ago but I'll bet you could find them at some other hobby store.

    Love your chair re-do….I still haven't bit the bullet for the ASCP but I'm thinking of trying my hand at making my own.

    xoxo,
    Judy

  6. The Uptown Acorn adores your chair and cannot wait for the room reveal. Your rooms are always put together perfectly. I too love your new colors, fabrics, etc. Miss my Dixie Belles so much. xoxoxo

  7. I love what you did to the chair. That is the same exact chair like my bench in the great room. All the same details. Must be by the same company. Love the pillow, too and I did not know you can buy premade burlap flowers. Cool.

  8. I just love what the duck egg blue did for that chair. What a difference. I love the pillow with the embellishments you added as well. Very chic. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  9. The chair is great… well done. I love the pillow. I never would have thought to add those to the pillow. It looks amazing.

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