Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Extra Seating

My sister’s place is coming along quite nicely.  Coming from a small condo she lacked extra seating in her new home.  I had a chair in my shed that I purchased at an estate sale sometime back.  I held my breath as I dug through the shed to get it out…..you should see my shed……what a mess!   Oh well, that’s another post.  

As you can see, this chair was in a desperate need of a make-over.  

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I do believe this chair has received several make-overs before and not by me.  

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I sanded the chair and painted the arms and legs black.  I reupholstered the chair with fabric that coordinated with her living room. 


A close-up of the upholstery fabric.




The chair looks really nice in her living room.   My sister also took my advice with a little resistance I might add, and painted her end tables black. 

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As soon as she gets done painting this black,

029I will share with you the whole room.  

Thanks for stopping by and may your day be filled with lots of  sunshine and all the happiness it can hold.


Linking this post to:

Coastal Charms for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Savvy Style for WOW Us Wednesday

Blue Cricket Design for Show and Tell

Restore Interiors for Restore It Wednesday


  1. I guess that chair was just waiting for the right home, Gail! How great that it can be used in your sister's place. I think it looks much better with your fabric and painted black.

  2. I must admit I was a little nervous about painting the end tables! However, I knew better than to question my sister's ability of the ins and outs of making a home beautiful. As I stroked the paint on the first table, I knew there was no looking back now. I was so pleased with how they turned out.

    PS....Gail has made my home so beautiful and we still are not done yet. I am very blessed to have a sister that is talented and always willing to help.

    Thank you bunches! Jenny

  3. The chair looks great and I like the black. Very modern.

  4. Hi Gail,great job on the chair I love the fabric you choose and LOVE that you painted the arms and legs black it looks so pretty! So glad your sister took your advice on painting the tables black too, they look great! Martina

  5. Hello dear Gail,
    That chair looks fabulous! Those tables look very pretty in black, too. If your sister is like mine, she must be so grateful for the help. I am going to blog about my sister's new decor very soon.
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. I have the same chair that belonged to my husband's Cherokee Indian grandmother, I've had it covered, now it's time to do it again and this time I want to do it myself. Wish me luck at Mel's Cabin, visit my cabin the next time you're blog hopping.

  7. Wow! You did a great job on that chair. Your sister is lucky to have you! Her place is looking lovely!

  8. That chair looks great! And good job getting her to paint those tables black ~ they look soooo much better! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog header. I did do it myself ~ aren't you impressed? I was! LOL

  9. Gail,
    You did an outstanding makeover on that chair and how sweet of you to give it to your sis:)


  10. Cool chair Gail, love your fabric choice too! Have a great day!!~ XO

  11. What a sweet sister you are! It looks fabulous!!

  12. Aunt Gail, Mom's house looks WONDERFUL. You have done such a great job. I can not wait for the day when I can call you and ask you to come decorate MY HOME! :-) Hopefully soon!


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