March 29, 2016 by Terry
I hate to admit it but one of my biggest pet peeves is when people on classified ad sites list things as being something that they aren’t! They label things as “antique” when they aren’t or label them as the wrong style. I’m sorry but it doesn’t take that much to do a quick search to find out what your piece is. Not only does it make you look better but the person buying it won’t be so surprised that it isn’t really antique, just antique looking.
This sweet chair was listed as an “Elizabethan Rose Chair”. Elizabethan it is NOT … Victorian … yesssss!
This little pretty is a solid walnut Victorian Antique Balloon Back chair!
It doesn’t look so bad in the photos but it really did need a bit of fixing up.
I decided to paint it and chose Vanilla Frosting by Country Chic paint. I ran out of antiquing wax so I faked it by adding some Curio milk paint powder to a bit of clear wax. It worked out perfectly in a pinch!
I also reupholstered the seat using some textured material I’d been saving for just the right piece! This was clearly the right piece to use it on as it looks so fresh and pretty on it!
Couldn’t help but take a hundred photos of it! It will be added to my stockpile for the All Things Pretty Market on April 30. If you are interested in winning tickets (and you are close by) please leave me a comment here on my blog saying why you would like to go … you could win 2 tickets!
You can also purchase tickets ahead of time by going to www.funktionaldesigns.ca/tickets
I would love it if you stopped by to say Hello!
Have a great day!
If you missed Making Broken Beautiful last week you can click here to view all that inspired!
Sharing this sweet chair at:
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