Monday, April 8, 2013

Change with a Chair

Recently I found a vintage chair while visiting one of my favorite Texas antique malls.
This one had such great bones and the perfect size for my living style sitting room.
It did have two cushions with it in great condition
and I will share those as we go along.
The tag was even in great shape and had several dates marked on it
ranging from 1923, 1926 and 1929.
Now anything marked 1926 always gets my attention
since my mother was born in 1926.
Anyway, this little beauty came back to the studio with me
and I quickly gave her a coat of honeysuckle bloom
and a light distress throughout.
When complete and dry,
I added the cushions back in place.
I thought about covering the fabric
but the natural style and look
has just grown on me and I decided to keep
the cushions just like I found them.
I am sure they are not the original cushions,
but I will never really know. They could be!
With a good cleaning,
the cushions are like new!
This pic makes the fabric look gold,
but it is not,
just a very pretty light natural shade of ivory.
Below you see this vintage chair in it's new home.
Perfect sitting by the fireplace.
So as one thing leads to another,
I added this pretty pillow which I
embellished with a doily.
The color just brought out the natural shade of the chair.

The room from several other views.

Think I'll take a break and enjoy my
Chair with a Change.
One vintage piece can make all the difference.
Wishing you a wonderful spring day.
Till next time.
Celestina Marie


Jan Hermann said...

Oh Celeste, what a pretty chair and all done up in your honeysuckle bloom, looks just gorgeous!!

Jan ♥

Irene Helms Designs said...

Great job on that chair. You embellished it while allowing it to keep its "personality" and gave it a great new life! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great find in that chair, Celeste! I love the cushions especially the tufted one.

I just found out {since I got my booth} that here in Ohio second hand upholstery and bedding has to have a tag that says its been sterilized. Yet they have no idea what to tell me when I tell them I redo things like upholstered footstools with new batting and fabric, and that any pillows I make are made from all new material. I had hoped to make several pillows for my booth and now I'm not sure.

Cindy said...

Your new chair looks perfect in your room. I think you made the right choice leaving the original fabric on the cushions. The room is beautiful from every angle!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I love your chair! Beautiful subtle color and the pillow adds the perfect touch!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love that chair....I think it looks very comfortable. You did a beautiful job.

A Southern Rose said...

Your chair turned out beautiful. I love the whole entire room too. So pretty with all of the white.

Lee Laurie

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, C that is gorgeous. I love the lines of it. You don't find chairs like that every day for sure. It looks perfect for a good book or some needlework to be done. I love it. Nicely done once again. Hugs. Tammy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
It looks like you got the original cushions with it. To me they look like slubby linen cushions. In a couple of days I will launch a post about LINEN. Did you know that it is 12 x stronger than cotton? So that would explain very well the reason why they held up so well. You did an amazing job on the chair; lucky for finding such a treasure!
Hugs to you,

E. Charlotte said...

What a great find! That's a really nice chair, and looks like the perfect piece for your room. :)

Mari said...

Celestina my friend this turned out beautiful, I say you scored with this sweet beauty and her new look ;)
Looks great in your gorgeous room also......


Createology said...

Your chair with a change is perfection. I love the style of this vintage chair. Your room is lovely and very serene. Spring Sunshine Smiles...

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Love the way that turned out, and it looks so pretty in your living room. laurie

Cynthia said...

Wow!!!! That chair looks fantastic!I am so inspired by your work. Thank you!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I bet that chair is as comfortable as it looks!!! I love your living room, it looks so comfortable! I think that's the definition of shabby chic!


cynthia lee designs said...

What a great find! I love how it turned pretty!! It is perfect in your living room. Your living room is beautiful!!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

There's nothing like a vintage piece to complete a room. I love your redo and I can just see sitting there with you having iced tea and visiting and laughing!! It really does make the room complete and the lace embellished pillow finishes it off. What a pleasant peaceful room you've created Celeste. You are one of the most creative persons we know. Your mind is constantly thinking about things that bring such beauty and function to living. I get some of my best ideas from you!!

Much love to you and Larry, Sherry & Marie

Dorthe said...

Your room is a delight to study on your lovely photoes dear Celestina Marie,-and that new-old, beautiful chair fits right in after you gave it a dearly treatment with paint- the cussions are wonderful, and it would have been a pitty to recover them- they are so elegant in the chair now, and so is your adorable little created one ,too.
Thankyou for beautiful inspiration my dear.

Carole said...

You did an awesome job my friend, the chair is wonderful and I LOVE the gorgeous room. How about I bring along some wonderful dessert and join you for a coffee, tea or even a glass of wine? Big hugs, Carole xox

Donna said...

What a beautiful chair, Celestina! It is perfect for your sitting room. I love the creamy color you painted it, and you are so right, the cushions are perfect as is! Your room looks so cozy and inviting, looks like a wonderful place to cozy up with a good book:) Oh, and I adore the tufting on the cushions! Great find!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It doesn't even look like the same chair, it's now so comfy and cozy! Great job.

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste! Beautiful post! I love your chair redo and love that the date was 1926, so sweet :) You did a wonderful job and the cushions look perfect left natural. I also really like that pillow! Your sitting room is beyond gorgeous. I love all the whites and those windows are to die for! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog :)
Love you lots,

Thistle Cove Farm said...

It's a lovely chair and looks to be the perfect woman size.

Old Time Cindy said...

The perfect chair!!! I need to keep my eyes open for one like that. I have a space that needs a small, but comfortable chair. I'll be thinking of you while I enjoy looking.
Farmhouse hugs,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Your lounge room is beautiful and how wonderful your new/old chair is.
Extra special too, that the date on the tag was the same year your dear Mother was born - must have been meant for you.


farmhouse-story said...

the doily pillow looks so perfect with the chair's new look! your whole room is darling--love the big windows!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous chair, unbelievable look with the beautiful doily on the pillow too! You really do have the Midas touch in decorating dear! ~Diane

Cynthia said...

Thank you, again, for helping Denise, with your donation! We raised $111.75, toward her CPAP machine. I am ending the donation and posting the good news! Many blessings!

Tina said...

Hi Celeste! Your home is so beautiful! Happy Sunday,tina

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..