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Friday, March 9, 2012

A Chair Named Lola

Seven months ago, the boyfriend and I were thrifting at some of our favorite stores.  You all know how that goes - sometimes you find amazing things and other times you don't really find anything.  That was the case that time around, but decided to make one last stop at a thrift store on the way home.  I ran across this ugly chair.  As you can see in the pictures below, the fabric was filthy dirty.  I didn't even want to touch it with my bare hands.  The chair was $10 so I had to buy it.  It sat in my garage for the longest time looking like so:


I went to visit my dad a few months ago and took Lola (I named the chair Lola) along with this wingback chair across the border to get it reupholstered.  I know I should have given Lola a coat of paint before reupholstering her, but I tend to work backwards. LOL

After bringing it home Lola sat in my garage for another couple of months.  Below is Lola with a coat of primer.  I used gray primer from Home Depot and you can see the new upholstery or maybe not b/c it's not really a good picture. 

{Lola Primed}

I then gave Lola two coats of paint.  I used Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back.  I used the real deal because I knew I wasn't going to need lots of paint, I bought a sample and that was more than enough.  Here she is with her two coats of Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back and you can also see the upholstery:


I then gave Lola a subtle dry brush technique with acrylic paint like so...and added some Rub-N-Buff in antique gold....

...and this is what Lola looks like all finished:


She's tucked in a corner in my family room.  I tried two different looks on her.

{First look}

{Second look}

I don't know which look she's keeping, but I really like them both.  I also like her alot without the pillows so she can display her beautiful tufting.

I just started another project and hopefully it won't take me seven months to finish it!  

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  1. Great chair and it looks amazing now. Hugs, Marty

  2. Hi Sandra. Thanks for stopping by. I love what you have done to this chair! I have never done a chair! All that upholstery freaks me out. And I like the 2nd pic best!

  3. The chair looks amazing, Sandra!! I love the second look!! But I am always drawn to darker colors :)

  4. The chair looks fantastic. Good job!

  5. Lola turned out just beautiful!! Thanx for joining the party!

  6. Gorgeous chair. You do great work. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

  7. Beautiful, Sandra! Lola is one happy chair now, thanks to your amazing talent. And, I love the different looks you're giving her ... I'm sure she's enjoying her various, wonderful outfits. And, thanks, sweet friend, for your kind words about my Easter dining room!


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