Modern Granny

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Another chair makeover!  Here's the before. I picked up this armchair a few weeks ago. The ultra-traditional chair had a few things going for it - it was structurally sound and had classic lines.  I was not thrilled with the upholstery it was wearing - the texture reminded me of car upholstery.  And it's original orange-brown stain was pretty scuffed up.  



Paint (after sanding and priming) to the rescue!  High gloss white always looks so fresh, and I knew it would be the perfect choice for the fabric I was planning to use.  I got a yard of Scalamandre's China Rose from Shannon over at The Designers Attic.  



I love the old-fashioned feel of this pattern.  Big cabbage roses, Chinoiserie, and gorgeous color!  How can you go wrong?



Aren't you amazed at how paint and fabric can transform a piece that is past its prime into something so relevant to today's interiors? This Granny is hip!  

This lovely chair is going to the shop. AND I have enough of this fabric left over to  redo another armchair that will live in my foyer. 

Happy Monday!  

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35 comments:

Kendall said...

Very chic! You're really an expert at repainting chairs!! I love it.

Mona Thompson said...

Probably won't be there long. Beautiful. Mona

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

WOW!!! What an amazing transformation. That fabric is gorgeous. I don't know how you will be able to part with that chair.

The Vintique Object said...

Yes, I AM amazed. It's a totally different chair.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Great job!!! Take care, Caroline

Savor Home said...

That looks great! Very talented...

Chic Coles said...

Wow what a change it turned out just beautiful.We love the fabric and the white finish compliments it so well.

Danielle {freshquince} said...

Oh yeah you modernized that granny chair into something fabulous. Great job...that fabric is sweet! Happy Spring!

Ashley said...

Perfect for spring! Love it!!

Hyphen Interiors said...

FABULOUS!!! Love it and it's so cool that you got the fabric from Kirsten!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Wow,

What a transformation! You're a handy woman! Love the color.

Have a Beautiful Spring!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

Paint and fabric can transform a piece from horrible to beautiful and sometimes from good to bad. Great job on the chair the fabric fit it perfectly.
thanks for your kind comment.

kayce hughes said...

beautiful!

My Interior Life said...

Oh, Kim, I love it! It will get snatched up quickly no doubt!

Dovecote Decor said...

I'd like to know how you prep and paint the chairs. I'm trying to get up the nerve to paint my dining room chairs a green lacquer. Huge difference.
Best,
Liz

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Great transformation. Love that fabric and you can never go wrong with a white frame!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Looks so fresh. Do you ever post the "befores" in your shop so customers can see the work that went into the transformation? I think it would be fun to see how things started out.

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Beautiful transformation, I love the gloss white, it really makes the chair pop and your fabric is gorgeous. I am a new follower, I can't wait to read more of your blog.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Lou Cinda

Danika Herrick said...

I just love it and that fabric!
Danika

Dovecote Decor said...

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Best,
Liz

monkeygrasshill said...

you are good with chairs! I love it.

mary said...

How gorgeous and custom! And my favorite colors! xox!

Sara Mueller said...

Beautiful work! You did an amazing job!

Kathysue said...

Kim, I love love this chair with that fabric. Talk about a breath of fresh Spring air, this chair has it!! Great job, Kathysue

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

YUP. Perfect fabric for the chair. Fresh whimsical traditional and fun.

Man, Kim, you make me want to do a chair so bad!! (Does that sound dirty?)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what a great transformation!! It looks just beautiful.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Oh wow great makeover that fabric if awesome! BTW some of our cousins are moving to Chattanooga so don't be surprised if you see me stalking yo shop when we go visit them.

Appletree said...

outstanding!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Wow! Amazing transformation! You've inspired me to try this myself! Now, to just find that perfect chair and fabric...

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

oh- I love it! yes- I love breathing new life into old pieces! Great!

Splendid Sass said...

Love it Kim! The white turned out beautiful and the fabric is gorgeous.
Great job!
Teresa
xoxo

InteriorGroupie said...

It looks so fresh! The combination of white paint and that fabric look fantastic.

Audrey said...

Nice to meet you! I like your blog too:) see you soon , merci

Rene said...

This chair is perfect in every way!