French Inspired Vintage Lounge Suite Makeover


This is my second lounge suite makeover and I'm thrilled with the outcome. :)

I sewed new cushion covers from canvas drop cloth, and reupholstered the bases.

I gave the woodwork 3 coats of DIY chalk paint.

Then I distressed all the edges with sandpaper to bring out the beautiful shapes and curves, and give the lounge the unique aged appearance associated with French and Shabby Chic furniture.

I love the long curved armrests and Queen Anne legs.

And the lattice work is stunning. It adds so much texture and beauty.

And, as a bonus, the single seaters recline!!!  So comfortable.

I made sure to sew removable cushions covers for easy cleaning.  There is sometime irresistible about drop cloth.  It's so neutral in colour and durable in texture.  Love it!

Finally, the paintwork on the lounge and both chairs was given a coat of clear furniture wax to seal and protect. 

As much as I love this lounge suite, it is going up for sale.  If you live in Australia and missed out on the last one, please feel free to contact me with any inquiries. :)

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  1. Great job. This looks wonderful.


  2. Wow, what an amazing transformation. I had to go back and look at the before picture again to see just how far they came. I love the idea of using a drop cloth for the fabric. Very nice job! Found you at Knick of Time.

  3. Hi, This is so inspiring and lovely. I always wanted to do this. :D

  4. wow, julie- that is just beautiful! i love the fabric and the white frames! gorgeous!

  5. Amazing!!! Featuring you...XO, Aimee

    1. Aw, thanks Aimee. You're da best! Love ya, Julie

  6. Wow, Julie! Beautiful new look! Great job!

  7. Your transformation is amazing! The paint and drop cloth is so cost effective and makes such a huge difference.



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