VINTAGE CHENILLE - reupholstered french chair

 
Yesterday I showed you the *BEFORE* of a
little french chair I was working on this week.
 

The inspiration for this piece started last month in Florida.
We found a gorgeous little shop in St. Petersburg called


The shop is filled with distressed shabby chic furniture,
linens, pillows, chandeliers, and a lot more eye candy.
The first thing George did once inside was
 approach the shop keepers and jokingly said "I'll
 be back in a couple hours to pick her up"
He then continued chatting and joking with them as usual
while I ran around taking pictures of everything I could.
 
 

I just adored these chenille upholstered benches they had.

 
You can see more photos of the store here at their
 web site, and for you regulars I'll be sharing more
 of the photos I took soon.

 
First chance I got I did a little something of my own.
 


It's distressed to give the feel that it is truely an old
 piece then I waxed and polished it till it was shiney smooth.




I edged the seat with bright white trim,


and added a single button to embellish the back.
My instructions for button tufting can be found here.



 

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28 comments:

  1. I love the chenille look on the chair and that bench with the pink chenille is wonderful! I wish I had known about that place when I was in Florida last month. I will check out their website!~Hugs, Patti

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  2. Gorgeous! What a great job you've done on that chair. I had a lovely pink chenille bedspread which I absolutely loved when I was a little girl. I haven't seen this fabric in years though. Brought back memories...
    Megs :)

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  3. Oh, This is so pretty. I have always wanted to upholster something like this, now you have inspired me.

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  4. How eye-catching! I have two chenille spreads with a few holes that I thought would be great for pillows, but this makes me want to reserve one to try reupholstering with. Brilliant idea!

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  5. Your French chair makeover is fabulous!!!
    I have two nieces who live in the St. Pete area.
    I will make sure I stop by this store next time I visit.
    Thanks for sharing the chair at Treasure Hunt Thursday.
    I am going to stay a while and read since I'm here!!!
    Rhonda

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  6. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous i want that chair, i love it what a transformation

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  7. Love what you're doing with chenille. Growing up in the South (US), we lived with chenille. I've recently started buying all the vintage chenille I can find at yard sales / estate sales to start doing little chenille projects. It's taking me down memory lane to my "ballerina" bedroom during the 1960's. It was shabby chic way before it became a style.

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  8. That chair looks great with chenille! Love it! Never would have thought to use it that way!

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  9. I would have never thought to use chenille as upholstery fabric. I love the look!!!

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  10. So cute, I just love how soft and feminine it looks. Good job

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  11. I always love to see a beautiful "rescue"! I never would have thought to use chenille as upholstery but it came out lovely and looks so cozy. Well done!

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  12. Wow... that is positively gorgeous! I love that fabric! I hope you will share this at my VIP party today... http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-11.html

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  13. Looks great! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for stopping by and linking, have a great weekend! ;)

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  14. Fabulous chair, LOVE the chenille fabric, such a unique look! Thanks for linking with VIF, hugs Debra

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  15. OMG I am in love with that chair... fantastic job. Who would have thought chenile, but it looks fabulous.

    Hugs, Deb

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  16. You did a great job, what a transformation! I remember having chenille bedspreads when I was young and would never have dreamed of covering a chair with them! Thanks for linking over at LWYL Saturday Night Spotlight. :)

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  17. Huge improvement! Love the chenille- I have two old beautiful chenille spreads that I cannot pry away from myself- maybe this is the project they've been waiting for!

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  18. It looks GREAT! Wonderful job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  19. this is so darn pretty! I love it.
    "catching" you this week
    gail

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  20. Beautiful! Love how you used chenille, such a soft and pretty look!

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  21. Wow, I love chenile and I adore the use of it on your chair.. I have been wondering what to use on a vintage dressing table I am going to paint.. I think something like this would be great! I am over from Open house party, a new follower.

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  22. I think the chair is divine. I love it upholstered in chenille! Thank you for sharing this at my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  23. I love this chair, what a great idea!If anyone is looking for vintage chenille bedspreads, I have an entire room of them, flowers, hearts, popcorn, caterpillar, Morgan Jones and more. I have enough to do a entire house of furniture, thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!

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  24. OHG!!!
    I Was doing a google search to re-upholster a chair I just bought and your chair Is THE EXACT SAME CHAIR I HAVE!!! Yellow velvet and nailheads and all!

    So my question is, I am nervous about the circle insert, I have never worked with a chair in this style, do I just push it out? or do I pry it out with a screwdriver? How did you get it out?

    THanks!
    Kerri

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  25. OHG!!!
    I Was doing a google search to re-upholster a chair I just bought and your chair Is THE EXACT SAME CHAIR I HAVE!!! Yellow velvet and nailheads and all!

    So my question is, I am nervous about the circle insert, I have never worked with a chair in this style, do I just push it out? or do I pry it out with a screwdriver? How did you get it out?

    THanks!
    Kerri

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THANK YOU ALL!