Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Furniture Re-Do


Close-up of ornate chairs covered in Antique Needlepoint...client was re-modeling home in a "French Gilded Inspired" theme....Blue-taped along the upholstered needlepoint, covered it in layers of saran wrap and prepared surface with clear primer....
Used both Ralph Lauren Ballroom Gold and highlighted finish with Stain & Seal from the Faux Effects line.

Used soft stencil brushes to rub on this step. I find using several layers of Gold ...give the chairs a richer finish.











Before...
White wooden chairs with decorative floral details and leather upholstery.
After...Client chose a Bronze metallic finish with Pewter & Black antiquing. The look made the chairs stand out against her metal tables. Used Lowes Specialty line which used to be McClosky by Valspar...look for square plastic bottles. Often a favorite choice for easy application.

Quick Note: As I mentioned, I'm still in the learning stages of Blogging, so I have to mention that I accidentally hit the wrong key when trying to add "New" favorites Sites...please know I'm trying to re-post them, if I missed yours please send me an e-mail to correct the mistake. Thanks.

6 comments:

Jen r. said...

Great re-do! I love those chairs! Jen R

Deb said...

What a great furniture re-do on the Antique chair. I found your blog through Maryjane @beehive cottage and I LOVE your choice of music here - Doris Day is my favourite! :-}

Tea Time and Roses said...

Oh my how beautiful are these chairs, and the needlepoint is just lovely! Now I am thinking....how do you politely say "please do not sit in that chair!" :o) Beautiful work indeed!

Smiles...

Beverly

Hill Country House Girl said...

Love your blog - I visit sometimes just to hear Doris sing!

Artistic Chicas said...

I'm so happy to read that some of you like my Doris Day songs...wasn't sure "my favorites" would be a good choice with so many other artists....but Ms. Day just makes me Happy when I hear her.:>)

SwankLighting said...

Those lamps are Murano and they are gorgeous with the pink tint to the glass. We sell them at SwankLighting occasionally. Just beautiful. I think they might even be Barovier & Toso.
Ed at Swank