Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hand Carved French Chair: Before & After

Last fall I stopped at a garage sale and found this beautiful carved french chair. The poor thing was completely  naked and had NEVER been upholstered before! Witch was great because I hate removing staples.. Oh the joys of upholstery! The chair sat around until a few months ago when I finally got around to upholstering it.


I upholstered the chair in a cream linen, trimmed it out in a cotton rope, and double piping.



Here is a before picture after I started putting on the webbing.

The detail is just beautiful...





53 comments:

  1. Wow this is stunning. Do you have any tips for upholstering a chair like this? I have one that's sitting in my garage and I have no idea how I'm going to upholster it!!

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  2. PS - Do you have a facebook page? I'd love to follow you, but don't really use GFC...

    Thanks!!
    :)


    FYI - you might want to turn off the word verification for your commnents - a lot of people don't like these and wont leave comments as a result.

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    1. Hi Kathryn, thanks so much! I have another chair I'm starting to work on so I think I'm going to try doing a step by step tutorial.I don't have a facebook page yet but I'm working on starting one! Thanks for letting me know about the verification.. turning it off now :)

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  3. Oh, wow! This is gorgeous! You did an amazing job! Visiting from Coastal Charm. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-6.html Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  4. What a gorgeous piece! You did a lovely job.
    -Revi

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  5. This beautiful chair looks GREAT in white! What a nice job!-Min

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  6. Beautiful and what a professional looking job you did!

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  7. Very nice! The fabric really complements the chair frame! Your newest follower...

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  8. Wow! You did a beautiful job! I love the fabric & rope you chose. Are you a professional upholster? I'm visiting from White Wednesday. I would love for you to share with my readers at my party Totally Transformed! Won't you stop by? Peggy :-)

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    1. Thank you Peggy, no I would'nt call myself a professional upholster but I have taken classes for 3 years so I have learned ALOT! Thank you for inviting me to you party. I'll be over!

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  9. How beautiful. Upholstering is such a nice talent to have. Thanks for joining Wow.

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    1. Thank you so much! You have a lovely blog, I've been a fan for so long! Thank you for following :)

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  10. That french chair is just lovely! The linen you chose is so perfect for that piece. I love a tone on tone look. Great job!

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  11. Looks just wonderful! What a fabulous job.

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  12. Ashley it is beautiful! You did a fabulous job. Thanx for joining THT!

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  13. Just gorgeous!!!!!!!!
    I'm your newest follower - can't wait to see what you do next -
    Would love to have you visit and follow back
    :)

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  14. Your chair is gorgeous!!! Love the double rope detail...stunning!
    ~Des

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  15. Looks beautiful in cream linen, Ashley! Thank you for linking with my textile party. xo Jami

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  16. Ashley, you did a drop-dead gorgeous job! Newest follower!

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  17. Wow, you did a beautiful job. The chair is gorgeous!

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  18. This is just lovely! I'd take it for my home in a heartbeat!

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  19. Love it! The frame looks great left unpainted (though I'm one who doesn't mind painting a piece) and the fabric is perfect. I'm subscribing now! :-)

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  20. this chair is stunning!!!! great job!

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  21. What a beautiful chair. You did a great job on it.

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  22. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  23. THat is a lovely chair! I love the trim you used on this piece : o )

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  24. So gorgeous! Absolutely love it- sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  25. You did a wonderful job! It's simple yet beautiful! Stopping over from Miss Mustard Seed - congrats on your feature! I'm a new follower, can't wait to see what you do next!

    Allison

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  26. Congrats on the MMS feature!!! I'm your newest follower and I look forward to a furture tutorial!!!

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  27. Hi - that is really beautiful. You didn't even have to paint it! I have two old French chairs similar to your that I was to re-do. I usually send everything to my re-upholstere. I have to try my hand at doing it myself. You are an inspiration. Thanks!

    I am following you. I put a project up on Miss Mustardseed - where I found your project. Hopefully you will visit my Vanity and Powder Room Re-Do.

    Thanks again...

    Linda

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  28. Hi Ashley...you did a beautiful job! I ♥ it! I just picked up a French Chair at an auction last week and I can't wait to reupholster it! Hope mine turns out as nice as yours! Hopped over from MMS and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. ~ Judy @ http://www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

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  29. Hi Ashley,
    Love the chair....great job with the trim! Have been looking for that syle of chair to re-do myself...hard to come by. I am your newest follower. Come check us out too when you get a chance. Have a great day.
    Kelly

    http://copperroofinteriors.blogspot.com/

    I will be checking out all you above here!! So inspiring!!

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  30. Found you from MMS. Fabulous job. I am really hoping you can do a tutorial. I have a chair similar, that i picked up for free, solely in trying to do what you have done. I just don't know where to start. I am a new follower.

    dianne

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