Monday, February 15, 2010

Make It For Monday

Hi everyone. I had so much fun at the White Wednesday party, I decided to do Make it for Monday. Thank you Cindy @ Cottage Instincts for hosting this great party (I'll leave you a comment when I'm done).

Ok, this is my project. This is a chair I made a while back, but I thought it would be a good project for here. I wish I had a before pic, this chair started out as a Queen Anne chair (you know the ones, they are everywhere, I got it for $5.00). I wanted it to have a French flare.
I started by taking the chair half way apart, and adding old molding I had laying around.
In this pic it shows the new top I put on the chair.
I added a new center back piece (I can't remember the name right now) it was just a piece of wood cut to size, and some molding.
I added molding around the skirt of the chair, added some metal leaves to the legs, I had them in a junk box.
This is the back of the chair, more molding, wood pieces, and metals leaves.

I then sponged on some silver paint, glazed it, and then polyed it.
Finally I recently added this seat cover (yes I made the cover also). There it is a French style, silvered chair on the cheap. For more great projects go to:
See you there. See everyone next time........


  1. What a transformation! It's amazing what molding a can do...

  2. This is so pretty! I wish you had more "in process" pics.

  3. Oh my gosh..what fabulous ideas to transform a chair!! Love it!!