French Baby Chair


As you may have noticed from another post I have a chair fetish.  I’m in the 12-step recovery program but I don’t know if I can be saved frankly!!  And not really sure I WANT to be saved.  There is NO shortage of adorable little chairs in this world and maybe I WAS put on this planet to give them a home……idk!!

This little cutie-pie was found in an antique store in CA and I had to have it shipped home.  (The downside to free time when you travel for work — finding treasures you gotta get home somehow!!)  It’s only 3 feet high, not sure who or what it was made for but it’s getting a facelift and going in the kids bunk room, check out the post on this blog. My sweet baby granddaughter will love to sit at the vanity and brush her hair.  She’s just a baby still though, so……………

Hmmmmmm, what should I call her?

I love how it already has the ‘chippy’ paint technique in a lovely neutral color. I stripped off all of the old fabric. Have to say those staples were in there SOLID! I’m not sure where I found the fabric for the back of the chair. Most likely in some random place and set it aside for ‘that’ great find. Taaaa daaaa! Found it!

Not sure if I was just feeling lazy the day I worked on this chair. I was trimming off the fabric on the seat and thought “why not leave it a little ragged on the edges??”, so I did! I like how it frayed. BTW, the fabric on the seat is Lowe’s drop cloth. Finished off the border with trim and nail heads.

The dresser is also an antique. Still debating whether I should paint it…..

Take care and stay tuned for the next project!


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Bergere Chairs on Steroids

I am the first to admit I have a chair fetish.  Things could be worse I suppose.  But it’s rare for me to find a chair, not love it and want to give it a warm, cozy home.  Here are a few examples of chair ‘befores and afters’.  Some live with me and some live elsewhere but all are equally loved and adored!!


But it didn’t start out in life this cute!  Notice the fringe and silver tacks that bring this normally formal style of a chair into the fun zone!  How cute would it be to paint it glossy black and use a black and cream print — either a polka dot or stripe?  So much can be done with a little creativity and bravery.

Here’s how it started its’ life — a little stoddgy I think.  Could just be me.  🙂


I got this little cutie at a consignment store for $75.  Wasn’t diggin’ the white wood so I got the spray stain from Michaels and went to work.  I had an ottoman that closely matched the chair so they got married and are living happily after after in my family room.




This little number is one of my mom’s great finds.  We found it in Lakeland FL while visiting my little snoockums pie Ryder and his mama and dada.  Unfortunately with all the other stuff we found that trip we had to strap my mom to the roof to get everything home!



I love this new style trim I’m using as welting.  It’s just a flat trim instead of cording for a trendier look.




This sweet baby came from a model home furniture store years ago in CA.   It needed a good home.  I remade the cushions using this Calico Corners fabric during my country french phase.  But it needed a change.  Ok, I needed a change!


I found this fabric at Ballards Backroom and was actually drapery panels.  A few snips of the scissors and it was no longer.  Cut, sew and boooooom! done.  And you’re right the ottoman and the chair don’t match, but in a perfect world they would. 🙂  I just figure everyone would be drooling over the fabric and not even notice that!


This little cherub came from one of my favorite places in Lakeland FL – Dixieland Relics.  I gasped when I saw her for the first time.  Fourty bucks — major score!


She now resides in my new walk-in closet. But if you sit on her I will have to kill you!


This sweetie pie has no before but the after is awesome!  And yep, I’m very aware I have an obsession with blue & white right now.  Her wood frame was a little too yellow blond for me so I used white wax to tone it down a little.