From maple to loverly...

My sister has a living room that needs some help shall we say. She has mostly hand-me-down furniture or thrift shop etc. Nothing wrong with that except that they don't all go together cohesively. That is my project. I love to finish furniture, sew and decorate so she told me - "have at it girl".
She bought this chair from a lovely older neighbor that moved from the house she built over 50 years ago to a senior citizen living center. It is just your typical maple chair with cushions. I do not have a pic of the chair with the cushions as I took them early on to recover..nasty older fabric. Here is the chair before:

It has nice lines and very curvy girly legs. I primed it, painted it with 2 coats of white linen paint by glidden. Then I distressed it with a block covered in sandpaper. I then used glaze to cover it - you know - wipe on - wipe off. I think we have success Houston.

See how the glaze really sets off the curves and carved areas. I love this - too bad it has to go- but I am sure my sister will let me sit in it when I miss her :)

Off to do a table for her now..

linking to :

Trash to Treasure at Reinvented

The Boardwalk Bragfest

White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed's

100 Ideas under $100 at Beyond the Picket Fence

Remodelaholics Anonymous Fridays

Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors

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  1. Wow, that chair is beautiful, great job!

  2. The chair turned out great! What a good job and so pretty!

  3. Girl! What an inspiration! It looks beautiful and this was just the post I needed to see right now.

  4. Tammy-
    It's fabulous! You did a wonderful job. Come on over to my house, I've got some projects for ya!

  5. WOW!!! You did a fabulous job. It turned out beautifully.

  6. WOW! OMG, I so need your tutorials. What kind of glaze did you use, brand/color etc? Now remember, I have never used glaze (so pictures would be helpful) and next time do a TUTORIAL...step-by-step!

    You didn't know that you were taking requests? ha!!

    Awesome job!

  7. The chair looks gorgeous. What a great transformation. Hugs, Marty

  8. Ooh it turned out so great!! Thanks so much I love it! It's pretty and comfy- what else could you want?! :)
    It'll look great in my LR. :) And yes, you can visit it anytime. :)

  9. If you hadn't told me, I would not have believed it was the same chair. I really love it and I have the perfect spot for it in my home (haha). Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring me! I also appreciate your linking this post the Wednesday Boardwalk Bragfest!!!

  10. I adore that chair. I'll trade you. My ticking striped club chair for this one!

    Nice work!

  11. Great lines on this chair. Love the color and the amount of distressing you did. perfect. lulu

  12. Hi Tammy, how pretty. That chair is wonderful. You have a great blog....your photos are just beautiful!

  13. Isn't it amazing what can go from "oh, I don't care for that too much" to "omy, I looove it!!!"

    And I do love that chair ;)

  14. Great job Tammy! The color you chose and the fabric really complement each other. I've got a few of these projects waiting for me in the garage - you've got me inspired to get at it! Thanks!!
    Stop by for a visit sometime.
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  15. Hey Tammy, returning your visit to my blog. Love this chair re-vamp. If I were you, I wouldn't give it back ;-)... Ah well, maybe I would...

  16. Tammy,

    I am new to blogging and found you via Cottage Instincts. After seeing that WINTER burlap banner, I was hoping you had an etsy shop! This chair is beautiful. You are very creative and talented. I enjoyed looking through some of your posts and will be returning. Thanks for sharing.


  17. wow, that's gorgeous. I've repainted loads of stuff, but have shied away from reupholstering. Ok, so the duct taped couch doesn't count - although it lasted for years!
    actually saw duct tape tech on Christopher Lowell's show yrs ago.

  18. New life!! It looks fantastic.

  19. Oh, it is lovely! I am so glad you're going to post it to FFF. This is a great one to share.

  20. Loverly indeed! Thanks so much for sharing for my first linky party!

  21. So pretty! I love when people have a "vision" for an old piece of furniture and they make it into something beautiful!

    Kat :)

  22. I have a love for chairs! This one is lovely!!!

  23. I love the structure of this piece. Plus you did an excellent job with the rest. It turned out fabulous, my dear.
    Thanks for sharing!

  24. It looks really nice. I also want to say I like how you have your blog parties as a separate button, it really cleans things up. I may copy you!

  25. this is one of my most favorite furniture re dos i have ever seen!!!

  26. Fabulous Tammy! What a transformation. I love the glaze, it's just beautiful with those details. Thanks for linking up!

  27. What a beautiful transformation! I love it! I really want to try the glaze technique on something! Thanks for the inspiration and joining the DIY Show & Tell party!