Friday, May 8, 2009

Chair y Tale Makeover


Once upon a time,
there were 2 very happy and loved chairs. Very stylish people in madras pants and maxi dresses loved sitting in them while listening to their Paul Anka records.
Then one day, they had no one to love them.
After many years banished to an attic, somebody found the forgetten pair and put them up for sale on Craig's List.
Because of their color, people were frightened.
And they sat, forgotten and unwanted for a very long time into the abyss ...

But then one day a lovely maiden
*** ok, no more narration ***

I thought they were pretty cool and deserved all my love.
For 100.00, I got to do just that.
The original plan was to do a re upholstery job, but when I got them in my hands, I thought, "the velvet's too perfectly beautiful ... why rip it all off just yet ?

Here's where I decided to try something a little unorthodox
( what did I have to lose ? ) ...


For the cost of two bottles of bleach, 2 cans of spray paint and a roll of c a r e f u l l y applied tape,

THIS is what happened ...







We are living SO happliy ever after !

~ the moral of this tale is ~

COLORS MAY FADE
but
s t y l e i s f o r e v e r


So if you like the lines ?

GO
FOR IT !

10 comments:

Paris Atelier said...

OMG!!! I can't believe it! They are beautiful. I am in awe! I never would have thought of bleach!!! Genius!!! I'm going to the flea market tomorrow, I'm going to keep an eye out for some chairs I can try this with. WOW!!! You have so totally inspired me :) Thank you!
xoxo
Judith~

lisa golightly said...

You are welcome ! Just fill up a spray bottle, go outside and go to town, let it dry and respray until you like the color !

Have fun

XOL

ClothesMinded said...

That's amazing! I see chairs with great lines and ugly upholstery all the time and think, "if only..." Thanks to you, I will start seeing them in a different light. Great job!

Fabulous Finds and Co. said...

Wow, you are brilliant! Bleach. I wouldn't have ever thought. Now I see your site, you could very well be the Goddess from frenchblue. Wow... you all confuse me. LOL...

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A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Hi Lisa,
I was going to say OMG...then saw that Judith had already said it for me-lol! Can't believe how you did this, now we will all be looking for ugly chairs. You are a brave girl! They look fabulous and was happy to have you over at A Gift Wrapped Life. I'm going to visit your Etsy store now.

FrenchBlue said...

Lisa,
Wow, these look amazing!! Thanks for being a part of my contest. And Thanks so much the for the Beautiful pillows!! They were too great to give away even to the bride & groom, so I kept them:)
xo's
Janet

Bonjour Madame said...

Very creative and the chairs look fantastic! I love this look so much.

Alisa said...

Wow they look great!

My Vintage Charms said...

These look amazing, such a smart makeover! Did the bleach leave behind a horrible smell and did you need to dilute it lots to stop it burning the velvet?