Sunday, April 4, 2010

Metamorphosis Monday

Today is Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.  I am quite excited to participate today as I have waited 6 years for this metamorphosis.

I purchased a pair of his and her Victorian chairs 6 years ago this spring while we lived in Virginia for $50.00. They had belonged to an elderly lady at our church.  They originally came from her parents home in Alabama.  I wasn't sure which direction I wanted to take with the chairs so I just let them sit in storage for the next 3 years while we completed our tour in Virginia and moved onto Korea.  Once we moved to Arizona I placed them in our bedroom, no I don't have pink in my bedroom but my husband needed a chair beside his closet and I needed a chair to pull up to my desk. So for another 3 years they have sat in our bedroom actually standing out like a sore thumb with all the lovely bright damask pink adorning them.  Well, two weeks ago I finally dropped off one at the upholsterer. I was really scared I wouldn't like the fabric that I had chosen so my thought was just to have one reupholstered and if I liked it I would take the other one.  I LOVE IT!  Below I give you a picture of the before....

And now the after...

I chose a fabric that was keeping with the style of the chair but also one that was neutral enough to put in any room in the house.  My thoughts are that I can add color by placing a throw pillow on them.  I really like how the one turned out and the other will soon be making his was to the upholsterer.
I found the fabric at Hancock Fabrics clearanced for $4.00 a yard.
Once we move I am going to have a reading area in the master bedroom and these will be the stars of the show!

Go have a look at other transformations at Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch.

17 comments:

Pat Harris said...

Your chairs are beautiful! How could you doubt that choice of fabric. It's perfect. Thank you for stopping by junkblossoms. We hpe you'll come back soon, we love company.

miss corner cape said...

what a fabulous makeover, and well worth the wait for the perfect fabric. thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. unrelatedly, we have parque (?) wood floors, too, and i love the interest that they add, don't you?

a little bit of everything said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your chairs. They look fabulous!

Martha said...

Very very pretty chairs and what a good buy! And a good fabric selection -- can't wait to see the other one!

Atticmag said...

That's a fine old American Rococo chair and you've done it proud with the upholstery. What a treasure. Hope you'll come by and comment to get in on our useful giveaway. -- Jane F.

~ Pink Flamingo ~ said...

Nicely (re)done! That fabric is a perfect neutral. I hope to see them in person some day. :) xoxo

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Wow, they look so pretty! Love that fabric, it really looks amazing!! :)
Blessings,
Stacey

wendyssocalledcreativelife said...

Good things come to those who wait! Beautiful job - they look awesome! Thanks for becoming a fan! That makes me so happy!
Cheers!
Wendy @ my so called creative life

Greenearth said...

What a wonderful job you have done. That fabric is just so special.

Songbirdtiff said...

Beautiful! They look absolutely perfect with that new fabric. Thanks for coming by, I hope you have a great week!

Caroline said...

A big improvement on the pink! Wonderful!

Taylor said...

its me, very nice . i like them

Cottage Dreamers said...

Those chairs are incredible! The makeover is beautiful!
☺ Celeste

Mary said...

I have a Victorian couch and a chair just like yours and would love to do something neutral.

Thanks for posting. They are beautiful!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous chair, they would add so much to any room.

Linda said...

Looks beautiful, Ann!!! You are such the bargain hunter. I wish I had met you earlier, so you could show me the ropes long ago!

me said...

Hey . . . it looks great!! I am glad you've finally taken the time to redo them! Good for you . . . wish I could sit in them in person. :o( Maybe someday!!