Vintage Chair Make Over - The Big Reveal!!!

So just a reminder of what I started with ...

And now...

here is the finished chair (I still have the other one to do!).

Don't you just love it!  

I recovered the fabric with canvas drop cloth.  Yep, I'm hooked on drop cloth. :)

Then I printed out this cool french graphic and cut it out with my cutting knife.

Then stencilled the graphic with black paint and added some gorgeous french red stripes.

I decided not to paint the body of the chair as it was in great condition already, instead giving it a good clean and a coat of furniture wax.

I love the contrast it brings to our table of white chairs.  

I'll be putting the other one at the other end of the table when I'm finished. :)

I love my new look chair.  And best of all I had all the materials so it didn't cost me a cent to do. :)

Just a quick reminder of the "before"...

And the "after". 


  1. clever! how much fun are you having? gorgeous! I love how the red stripes look too.

  2. It looks great! Love the drop cloth idea and it looks very french with the red stripe and lettering.

  3. what a difference! it is so cute now! the 70's called though and they want that fabric back!

  4. It looks great!! I am going to try my hand at recovering a couple chairs and then using a stencil as well.. we'll see how it goes :)

  5. Absolute PERFECTION! Potterybarn is drolling!!!


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