Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Brown Chair Project

She's finished!

Remember that brown chair 
that was in the rafters of our garage?

Last week, I got to work sanding her down
and painting her an "Heirloom White." 
A few days later, I added some finishing touches.

Here's the finished project . . . 
I tried a variety of pillows and cushions on her, 
but covering up the pretty lines of this chair 
just didn't seem right. 
I added a bit of fabric
and a "chair belt" to finish her off. 
The buckle is 
from my collection of old buckles.

I couldn't resist adding this fun detail to the seat.
She'll look beautiful in our master bedroom, 
which is in need of a full overhaul.
Hmmm . . . 
I'm adding a "before" photo shoot of that room
to my "to do" list tomorrow.
And an "after" photo shoot by the end of the month. 
Stay tuned . . .


  1. Hi Andrea - Welcome to blogging! I'm pretty new at it myself and really enjoying it. Your chair is totally adorable. You added the perfect touches and the belt is so creative - I never would have thought of that. I really admire the simple but wonderful life you have created for your family!

  2. Hello JoAnne! Thanks so much for the support. I am VERY new to all of this, but it didn't take me long to become addicted to blogging! There is so much inspiration out there. I'm having a blast!

  3. It's beautiful! I'd love to feature it next week on Thrifty Thursday! Thanks for linking! :)

  4. Thanks, Nicole! Love your blog -- I've found so many wonderfully inspiring ideas there!

  5. This is FAB!!! Love the chair belt.
    following you now

  6. I love this project and you have been crowned a La-Dee-Da Diva this week. come by to grab your button

  7. Great chair! Adding the fabric and belt was pure genius! I have never seen that done before.