French Provincial Chair Makeover

Oh my goodness…I’ve been working on three chairs over the last few days, with my husband, reupholstering.  I still have one to go!  My husband says “NO MORE CHAIRS”.   I pleaded “YES”.  Hey, the more I practice, the better (and faster) I’ll get, right?  You know the saying; No Pain, No Gain!  My intentions were to show a step by step tutorial but that quickly went by the way side as we stumbled along.  The chair I’m sharing with you in this post was actually the easier of the three.  Totally opposite of what we thought.  I’ve had this chair for months and months.  It was originally reupholstered with blue jean material (professionally) by the previous owner.  But, there was a stain on the seat cushion that just wouldn’t come out so it needed to be re-done.  I painted it with CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint, layering white, grey and wheat.  Then, by using a damp cloth, rubbed gently to expose all the colors and in some areas all the way to the wood.  I used a mix of clear and dark wax to finish and protect.  I purchased the upholstery material at Joann Fabrics at 50% off.  I know you’re never suppose to take photos at night but that seems to be when I get done with my projects and they are ready for their debut!  So, with the professional lighting my hubby bought CHEAP at an auction ~ away we go!!!


Hope you are all have a wonderful weekend.  Arizona is filled with rainy days right now and smells so good outside.  My husband just asked me if I wanted to go for a ride and he would treat me to some dessert.  Of-coarse, I said “yes”.  So until next time…

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  1. Your chair looks lovely–and I hope you enjoyed your dessert!

  2. This is absolutely stunning! Wonderful choice of fabric and colours. I love it. Well done!


  3. Great lines on that chair, Judy! I love the fabrics you chose for it, too. I think it’s a good idea to say yes to more chairs just for the reason you mentioned. Practice makes perfect right!

  4. Judy .. I LOVE LOVE LOVE those chairs… YOUR already fabulous at those chairs girl.. I bought some to resale yesterday they are red with burlap grain bags on the seat .. I am going to try and SPIFF those up some …. Have a blessed new week my friend.. GIRL if I lived near you …It would be dangerous for my pocket book LOL.. I would be begging to buy those chairs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HUGS

    • Thanks for your support Sherry! I just LOVE doing chair makeovers, so I’m pretty sure I could never give it up. Burlap grain sacks are so much fun. I’m sure your chairs look lovely and will sell fast! BIG HUGS back at ya!!! 🙂

  5. An Amazing makeover!!


  6. Looks great! I have a chair torn apart right now that needs to be redone. I need help from my hubby so it’s just sitting there patiently waiting!

  7. Would I love to have that chair or what? It’s exquisite. Could put that chair anywhere, it’s so gorgeous. The fabric on the back I especially love. It’s sure got another life to live.
    Hope you enjoyed your dessert. What was it?
    No matter what time of year I’ll go for ice cream. I’ll never be skinny but will die well fed and happy.
    Looking forward to seeing what you do with other two chairs. I’m a chair nut (among too many other things).

    • LOL…thank you so much. I’m glad I’m not the only “chair nut”. The other two chairs are finished and awaiting their photo shoot. I’ll be sharing them soon. Today my husband and I made a bench out of headboard. It turned out so cute. I just need to paint it now! When we go out for dessert, it is usually for ice cream! 🙂

  8. Really like the way you painted out the wood – it looks original to the chair’s period. Also love the double piping along the top. Nice job.

  9. Wow! What a beautiful transformation. I am so impressed with how perfect the back looks too! You deserved dessert after all that work!

  10. You did a wonderful job. Love the piping and I love the chair. It has wonderful details. Thanks so much for linking up at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

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