Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Trash Chair Meets Pierre Frey

I found this mid-century chair with the vinyl seat cover and cute brass leg detailing put out for trash in my neighborhood.
I painted it Sherwin Williams Dover White but it looked a bit too white. So I mixed Farrow & Ball Bone with glaze and a tiny bit of Dover White and covered the chair. Sorry for the out of focus picture - the glazed side is to the right.
Last year I got this sample of Pierre Frey Les Muses Et Le Lion from a friend. On the site they mentioned it's "finished with a slight calendering to afford it a glossy and elegant appearance." The fabric has a great finish and I think will hold up well on this chair that will serve as a catch-all by the front door.
The only problem is that I wanted the lion (my favorite part!) to be centered. So I cut and sewed the sample to center the lion.
Here it is - finally finished after 2 months of thinking about it. The bureau is only here temporarily as we've starting a remodeling project and had to move some things around. (more on that Monday)
I also love the owl sitting on top of the urn.
I never did do a post on the greek key trim I added to my living room curtains. The trim was found at Haute for $10 a yard at the time.

23 comments:

Belle de Ville said...

What a beautiful transformation for that chair.

Boxwood Terrace said...

Wow, Michele! The chair and your drapes look great. Nice job!
Deborah

ArchitectDesign™ said...

wow -that is a huge sample! Such a great fabric.

A Perfect Gray said...

fantastic. no better feeling than getting something great for free...donna

Holly said...

That fabric suits the chair's bones quite nicely! Well done!

Hartwood Roses said...

Beautiful!! After you told us that you seamed the fabric, I had to go back and look again to find the seam ... wow, you're good! Isn't it wonderful to turn trash into treasure?

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

That fabric is gorgeous- the chair looks amazing@

under spanish moss said...

Michele,
What a wonderful feeling and find! You will always remember the moment you found this special treasure and brought it back to life! Love IT!

XO,
Renee and Angela

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Your "new" chair is ver elegant and i love how you upholstered it.
Best,
Susan

Renée Finberg said...

as always.
your taste and
your posts
are fantastic.

Ms. Givens said...

Love the bureau and the chair. No better feeling than saving something.

SHERRY HART said...

How extremely clever of you to match the fabric like that!!!! It looks so much better centered than not! I love getting things out of the trash....

Karena said...

Michele the chair is gorgeous I love the fabric, it is perfect for it, as well as the finish!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Leah Moss said...

Wow, great combination and fabulous price! I'm a fabric sample nut, but I've never thought to recover a seat. Great idea!

Ann said...

You sure transformed that chair! Glazing the paint really added depth and that fabric sample is made for that seat!

Score!

Kerry said...

Nothing is better than a trash find that you convert in to a personal stunning piece.

under spanish moss said...

Michele, what a great find. Most people just saw trash but you saw the treasure. Great job. It looks great!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Gorgeous!! I love huge samples :)
Pierre Frey has so many goodies.

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

great job Michele! I love how the white makes the brass detail pop.

LiveLikeYou said...

Beautiful-trash to treasure-my favorite thing!!

Jilly said...

First time I seen this much stylish and simple chairs. I really like its design. It is excellent and looks very attractive to keep in dinning room.
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Greet said...

Oh the fabric of Pierre Frey is just gorgeous!!!! Well chosen!
xx
Greet

Grant K. Gibson said...

Love the chairs and the greek key trim too!

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