A Chair Makeover

When redoing a piece of furniture there are endless possibilities. It can make a person crazy!

  • Paint or not to paint
  • What color to paint.
  • What fabric to upholster with.
  • Wax or poly.
  • Embellishments or no embellishments.
  • Distress or not distress

Many times I have a vision of what I am hoping the end product will turn out to be. Sometimes it turns out the way I think it will, but often times, as I am working on a piece, it can take on a whole new life from what I originally planned.

Take this chair. I saw it in my head as a shabby chic piece. Maybe with a grain sack cover.White on white with a subtle texture. Then I started to second guess myself. Any fun piece of fabric would look great on it – but then, it would not live up to my vision. I can’t make up my mind! So I decided to let all of you help me. Here are a couple of options. What do you think?

NUMBER ONE,  NUMBER TWO,  NUMBER THREE  or  NUMBER FOUR?

 

NUMBER ONE

NUMBER ONE

 

NUMBER ONE CLOSE-UP

 

NUMBER TWO

NUMBER TWO
NUMBER TWO CLOSE-UP

 

NUMBER THREE

NUMBER THREE

 

NUMBER THREE CLOSE-UP

 

NUMBER FOUR

NUMBER FOUR

 

NUMBER FOUR CLOSE-UP

 

I know! Hard decision… Right? Every piece of fabric turns the chair into something different.

Number one is more formal and traditional. Number two is subtle and feminine. Number three is fun and playful (and it is also a piece of vintage Barkcloth – which I love.).  Number four is what I originally had in mind. A vintage grain sack – that looks much better in person. Pictures do not do it justice.

 

So my friends I leave it up to you…
What is the fate of our little Shabby-Chic chair? Or should I say Prairie-Chic(k) chair?

Is it  NUMBER ONE,  NUMBER TWO,  NUMBER THREE  or  NUMBER FOUR?

 

See you on the prairie,
Shelly – The Prairie Chic(K)

 

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7 comments on “A Chair Makeover

  1. Wilma Bittinger
    June 18, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Definitely your original choice…#4. Close second for me would be #1 :)

  2. Miss Rachel
    June 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I have to say, this is a hard decision. This is my order of preference…#2, #4, #1 and then #3. Good Luck! No matter what you choose, it will be fantabulous!

  3. Brianna
    June 19, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Ooooh, that is a tough decision. I love #1 and #4 almost equally. But I think I agree that it should be #4 – I love that grain sack!

  4. Denise Jorgenson
    June 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I love the vintage feed sacks, but I am drawn to #3. The color of the feed sack doesn’t stand out as well as the bark cloth

  5. Lola
    June 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I like the vintage Bark Cloth-color is so important and it adds a “pop” to any room you put it in! #3 gets my vote!

  6. Nancy Steinke
    June 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I would choose #3 –I love the barkcloth.

  7. Makenzie
    June 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    From these photos I’d go with #4, but I LOVED #3 in person!!!

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