Week of Chairs
The week of chairs has been really fun over the last five days! If you missed Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 or Day 4, don’t forget to check out the posts! The furniture transformation on the next chair is definitely my favorite transformation of the week. I saved the best for last (in my opinion)! My husband found this chair for me at the local thrift store, and he knew I would like it. He has great taste, and he knows what I like, so he brought this pink beauty home for a mere $20.00. It has sat in the garage for awhile now. It is so comfortable to sit in that I would find myself chatting on the phone with my sisters while I sat in the garage in this chair. So, when I started designing  Jill’s House, the style of this chair was PERFECT (with a capital P.) for her space!

Reupholstering furnitureThe mix of femininity of the chair and the older wooden frame is a fun combo. I painted it with kilz primer and white krylon spray paint in semi-gloss. After it was dry, I took a sheet of 220 grit sandpaper on my electric sander and distressed the heck out of the frame.

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They sell a chair/ottoman that is REALLY close to this one at restoration hardware for about $1000. My “knock off” version cost approximately $360. Dan bought the chair for 20.00. We had the chair upholstered for $300.00, and my fabric was purchased at Home Fabrics in Las Vegas for $5.99 a yard. I love it!
Tomorrow you will get to link up your chair transformations! Get ready to wrap up this event by sharing your chair refinishing projects!


  1. says

    This looks amazing Brooke! this was a fun week with all your chairs they all look great! I recently perchased at Good will a wing back chair for $20 I cant wait to get started on it…ur inspired me!

  2. says

    I love the fabric, it's a great dirt hiding colour. I bought 4 chairs at an auction for $5 (yes, all four for $5!) that I need to do something with. This series has been great inspiration!

  3. Kristi says

    Ooooh, this is my favorite. I just took a History of Furniture class and I can tell you that this is a bergere from the French Rococo Louis XIV style. I L-O-V-E what you did with it! Good Job!


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