A Pair Of Vintage French Carved Salon Chairs


June 30, 2015 by Terry

11I acquired 2 of these lovely chairs off of a local classified add site for an amazing price!!!

This is how it looked before:IMG_6810So there was really nothing wrong with the upholstery … it didn’t smell, wasn’t dirty and it wasn’t faded in any area of the fabric … even the underside of the cushion is consistent in color.

The only problem with it was that it was the wrong color and material.  I’m really not a pink person when it comes to furniture and I don’t really care for velvet.   Pretty as it was … it just didn’t go with my decor.  It needed to be a little less feminine.

I took it apart and re upholstered it to suit my own tastes.


I was pleasantly surprised to find that it had a down filled cushion :0)

89101More Peonies!   (Thank you Lindsay!!!)

4275126I hope to finish the other one to match soon …



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Featured on Anderson & Grant July 9, 2015.


32 thoughts on “A Pair Of Vintage French Carved Salon Chairs

  1. Shona says:

    i have a chair very similar that I want to recover just like yours! I am a beginner though so I’m nervous to start. Do you have a tutorial?


    • Hi Shona! Unfortunately I have been a bit of a lazy blogger lately and I didn’t take pictures of the whole process during this one. I do have it’s twin to do yet so maybe I will make that one as a tutorial :0) ! Hopefully you can wait until then, if not you can also visit Miss Mustard Seed’s blog and she has some upholstering tutorials there. I tend to just take my furniture apart now and just “wing” it. I’ll share that process with you soon.
      Thank you for the visit and the request :0)



  2. You blog is totally my style! especially the french chair,
    love if you share you pretty posts on Dream, Create, Inspire & Link, I think you will enjoy! Here is the invite:

    Thanks Maria


  3. nudejude says:

    Fabulous! Love this look and just wish I had room for some of these chairs in my own home.


  4. Totally doesn’t suit my house and I don’t have room either, but I WANT THEM SO BADLY. Gorgeous. Really consider coming to help me reupholster my front patio SIT chair and we can both post about it. Tempting, no? (the pics are stunning too. Nice work!)


  5. […] French Salon Chair that I bought a few weeks ago.  I haven’t decided if I will make it match the other one or if I will use a different material on it.  I am currently using it as my desk chair until a […]


  6. Terry
    Your chair is beautiful! I can only imagine how excited you were to discover the down cushion! Thank you so much for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I hope we’ll see you there again this week!



  7. Oh my gosh, Terry! This entire post is amazing! The chairs are to die for and your pictures are beautiful. I’ll be including this in my features Thursday!!!


    • Thank you so much Jamie! You have totally made my day, I am sooooo flattered :0)
      Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment as well. I look forward to the party each week! Keep on inspiring!



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  9. Quandie says:

    The chair is absolutely gorgeous! And it looks so comfy too.


  10. Cheryl Licht says:

    Terry, your chair is gorgeous! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! The wood, the grain sack, the down filled cushion, truly amazing, and you did a great job. I’ve been looking for a pair of french chairs for years, but they’re pretty hard to come by at a decent price in Alaska. So, I’ll keep drooling over yours. Can’t wait to see the finished set!


    • Hello Cheryl!
      Thank you so much for your kind compliments! Maybe you should come out this way for a holiday and do a little “shopping” on the way, you might come across a pair to take home as souveniers :0) ha ha!
      Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment!


  11. lilyfieldlife says:

    Absolutely beautiful


  12. I just love this makeover! You did a beautiful job!!


    • Terry says:

      Thank you Angelina! I am hosting a furniture party tonight on my blog and I would love for you to pop by …. maybe even join in? :0) I hope you have a great weekend!


  13. oh, I absolutely love this wonderful chair. I envy those who can upholster, you did a beautiful job. Love the chair, the gray walls, the table, the Peonies…love it all! thanks for joining in on Share Your Style!


  14. Terry, your french chairs are absolutely fantastic! I can not even imagine tackling a furniture redo like that. Thank you so much for sharing them at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! Take care, Tara


  15. […] have placed this under the end table next to my French Carved Salon Chair that I upholstered this past […]


  16. […] French Carved Salon Chairs from The Curator’s Collection […]


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