The other day I found a cool blog about flipping furniture.
Here’s Stephanie, the blogger.
Isn’t she pretty? And she’s funny, too!
Turns out the particular post I read
featured ReFabulous Interiors — the business of a gal that I know!
Her name is Becky, + she’s just as nice as she is pretty:
1. Becky was a 7th grade art student of mine, the last year I taught!
2. Her mom, Dawn, used to shop in my old retail store,
the late, great Heart-in-Hand in Oregon, Illinois.
3. Dawn’s an avid Atlanta Braves fan,
+ her team + mine just might meet in the postseason this year!
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Oh, dear. I digress, majorly.
Shall we get back to Becky + ReFabulous Interiors?
Let’s see some of the magic she works on plain Jane furniture:
Go have a look-see at Becky’s website:
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Anyway, all these groovy projects had me feeling nostalgic
about all the chairs that I used to flip!
One of my favorites!
Painted a pretty neutral color,
upholstered with canvas on to which I stenciled a Frenchie stripe
Here’s the chair that started my chair flipping “career”:
I loved the patina of the old, green paint!
Actually, this was one of a set of 4 dark green, metal folding chairs
that I found in an antiques shop in my hometown.
Those 4 chairs turned into my first numbered series —
+ our (meaning: G.O.’s) first attempt at upholstering with my stenciled fabric!
Poor G.O. — I have to find another photo op!
He’s actually very talented at upholstery!
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Here are some of our other upholstered chair flips:
Frenchie café chair
with Frenchie striped upholstery.
This was done
during our upholstery tack era.
Woven Frenchie stripes this time,
on some wonderful vintage fabric,
with yet more upholstery tacks.
Still in our Frenchie phase.
I love this chair’s simple ladderback design
+ warm wood tones!
What a cute footstool,
with more of my stenciled fabric!
Now we’ve left France + are headed into Industrial Land:
Loved this stool
with its Swiss Army blanket upholstery
+ Swiss cross!
Another industrial stool,
this time with a red + white cross
+ an awesome vintage dish towel slipcover!
I am such a fan of slipcovering old chairs.
Here are some of my favorite flips, featuring slips!
Tan ticking stripe cotton chair pad
+ trim on the cute canvas slipcover.
I love the vintage floral fabric
that I used on this child’s rocker!
How sassy are these stadium seats?
I used genuine Army tent fabric, blue ticking stripe cotton
+ vintage buttons!
Well, that was fun!
I still have some chairs in storage,
awaiting their makeovers, including one just like this:
Thanks for viewing all my projects-from-the-past,
+ stay tuned to see if I’ve been inspired
to get back to chair flipping!