Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A Diamond in the Rough
I bought this chair for $25 at the Lucketts Fair last summer. What a bargain. I have been looking for a Louis XV-esq chair to refinish. I couldn't pass up this "diamond in the rough". This is a work in progress, as the project officially started in August 2009. I have managed to sand and strip the wood, carefully disassemble the upholstery and keep the pieces for templates for the new fabric...if I should ever decide on some! I came across the Chairloom website recently and am truly inspired by their "reuse & reinvent" mentality and just love love love their use of funky fabrics. The hubs has been bugging me to finish the chair, but I keep telling him it's not that easy! I plan on revisiting the project this spring (once the 28 inches of snow melts) with a little help from my very handy & crafty mom and sister. I will definitely post pictures of the progress and of course the finished product...if I should ever get there!