I cannot take credit for today’s favorite find but it is definitely my favorite. I met Cristin through Etsy and we have since become friends. She purchased the Shell Dresser (which looks amazing in her guest room) as well as two of the vintage french desks for her girls. She is tall and gorgeous and looks like she should be on a runway in Milan. Yet, I digress.
I received an email from Cristin last week. Her sister-in-law found – yes, found – this stunning chair on the side of the road. Some people have all the luck! (I spy the vintage french desk in the background ;))
Can you believe the gorgeous details?
Cristin is debating on which way she wants to go with it. Paint or strip? Burlap or velvet for the fabric? I can’t wait to see what she chooses. She is working on this one herself and I’m sure it will be beautiful when done. What a score!
A few years ago, I also found a fantastic french chair on the curb. I picked up all of the bits and pieces and just hoped they were all there. After gluing and nailing/screwing the pieces back together again, it became a sturdy chair. I used Annie Sloan’s Old White and her dark wax for the wood. After a good clean, the original fabric was salvaged – it was in surprisingly good condition seeing its origins! It sits in my dining room looking pretty. For some reason, every time I get a new chair, Baxter is drawn to it like a moth to a flame (or a cat to a mouse).
You just have to love the curbside scores!
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Suzanne, it was so great to meet you, your husband and your beautiful daughter!!
I’ll send photos of the finished product. 😉
I would leave it alone. It is gorgeous just as it is. The chippy paint is perfect. Just try removing the stain or whatever the mark is on the seat. It looks as if it came right out of an old chateau. It is absolutely beautiful.
Your chair too Suzanne is beautiful. What miracles you do perform!
Suzanne, I just love your blog. Always glad to see a from ‘the painted drawer’ in my mailbox! Have you ever tried painting furniture fabric. I have a beautiful wooden chair that I would love to paint both the wood and the fabric, just kind of scared to do it.
Hi Liz, I have never actually painted fabric but I know that it can be done with chalk paint. It needs to be well waxed or else it will be too hard. I will eventually try it – why not?! I saw a post once of an entire sofa painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint. It looked amazing but I do wonder how it feels. You have given me a great idea for a blog post! Your comments are so kind. I just appreciate them so much!