March 24, 2017 by Terry
You may remember a while back I had given this little Victorian balloon back chair a make over.
and this is how it turned out…
well…it sold immediately at a market I was participating in and I probably could have sold 10 of them that day had I had enough of them!
A few months later I was fortunate enough to get my hands on another one that was similar but with a few subtle differences in the details. I did not get a “before” photo of it in my excitement but It looked very similar to the first one only with tattered upholstery … making it the perfect subject for a makeover!
The first one was a little “dressy” looking and I wanted this one to be “elegant Farmhouse” if that’s a thing…
…okay, now it is :)
I used warm white FAT Paint and a crackle medium on the wood frame and a farmhouse sage green check on the seat to give it the perfect elegant farmhouse look.
Love how this chair can go from fancy to casual yet elegant just by changing the fabric and the finish. This is what I love about making over furniture … the looks are endless for every piece! It would look entirely different if I painted the wood metallic and used a rich jewel toned velvet for the seat… or… paint the wood hot pink and use a vibrant embroidered floral fabric and you would have yet another fun and amazing look!
I could go on and on and on, but I’ll save you the rant!
Enjoy these photos of this makeover instead!
Also, a piece is only as ‘fancy’ or ‘casual’ as the environment it is placed in …