Friday, October 22, 2010

A Chair Makeover


Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to share a few pictures of my chair that I had recovered this summer.




In the picture below you can see what it used to look like.
The green chair in the corner~


I used to keep it wrapped with an antique sheet.







I had it recovered in one of my antique hemp linen sheets.


I really like how it turned out.


On another note....
I purchased some Florabella actions this last week!
Now I know what I have been missing out on all this time!






I used actions on all of the pictures in this post.
You can see both of these pictures have slightly different actions applied to them.



I can't wait to show you what  a difference they made on some pictures I took of my nephew's wedding.

I was so disappointed in how my pictures of the wedding turned out. 
However I was able to salvage a few of my pictures with the Florabella Actions.
They are well worth the investment!
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Take Care,
Maria

105 comments:

The Sequined Lobster said...

I am in LOVE with that chair!!!!!! Absolutely STUNNING! That is a chair that I would love to have in my home...
beautiful...nicely done:)
http://thesequinedlobster.blogspot.com/

michelle said...

The chair turned out so beautiful!! Your pictures are great, I love the subtle difference! Have a great weekend!

Karena said...

It is dreamy, something I would love in my bedroom!! Very inspiring!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

I'm in love with that chair too! It's absolutely gorgeous! and the light in your home always gets me ~

the footstool is amazing too!

Happy fall!
Sarah

Tracey said...

Gorgeous my friend!!! Why aren't you using xlarge pics??!! :) The chair is beyond fabulous and your pictures are too!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

The chair is gorgeous, the grainsack you put on it is perfect. What color is the frame on the mirror, if you don't mind my asking? I have a filing cabinet I would love to paint that color. I'm going to check out the photography app, it looks like it really makes a difference in the photo's which are already fantastic. I love all your pics. Blessings.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your chair turned out lovely. The fabric is just perfect!

XO,
Jane

Anne Marie said...

beautiful maria! i just can't seem to cut into my hemp cloths though....hhhmmm...how did you do it?

Shirl said...

Gorgeous chair!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L~ :)Rachel

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

love it Maria! gorgeous chair and great job done! happy weekend! xo

Vintage Home said...

..s w o o n i n g !...over your chair!...wonderful job!..I am going to go look @ Florabella Actions...although I don't think even they can help me!...

Low Tide High Style said...

Your chair turned out beautifully Maria, I love the lines of it and the hemp linen suits it perfectly!

Your photos are wonderful too, I'll have to try the Florabella actions, they really do make a nice subtle difference. And I'm looking forward to seeing the pics from your nephew's wedding!

Enjoy your weekend.

Kat :)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Stunning chair, Maria.

Aren't those actions just the BEST?
Girl, you are going to have so much fun editing and playing!

I've got some big news to share, I'll mail you later. :-)

Hugs,
Anne

The Mango Archives said...

Oooh I love those actions. I am totally hoping over to the site. But, more importantly, what a great chair! I think two of these would look darling in any living room.

Mother&Child said...
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Passionate for White said...

Love the chair re-do and LOVE your living room!

vosges paris said...

Hello Maria
Hope you are doing fine... are you still on a pink cloud after seeing your home on Fifi's book cover ;)

Niice post this is, chair is looking great. I'yo enjoyed seeing a bit of 'you' again.
have a great weekend with your beloved ones
x desiree

Karla @ {The Classy Woman} said...

Stunning chair Maria!

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

No Surprise how "Just FaB" it turned out!!! You have such an eye Maria...

Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

traci said...

the chair is gorgeous maria. and i love the pillow that is on it too. what actions did you use. i have them but need to play with them more. great shots. and weddings are hard!!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Maria, your chair turned out beautiful!! Your antique linen looks so soft to the touch... just gorgeous!!!

I have a couple of white chippy pained metal outdoor chairs that I recently bought. I want to replace the seats with some of the grain sacks I told you about, but I'm nervous. I've never done it before, and I don't want to ruin my grain sacks.:{ I love the look though, so I'm gonna go for it! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Talk soon,
Hugs ~ Jo

Firefly Hill said...

Your chair looks just beautiful...you have such an eye for things!

wishing you a great weekend!

xo,

annie

Peggy Arteberry said...

Very cute chair!

Marie said...

I love love love that chair! Absolutely Frenchy and stunning. Love the stool too, what a perfect pair. J'adore your blog!

Happy Friday!
-marie

Servies en Brocante said...

i love the paintwork!!

Villa König said...

Your chair looks so beautilful! And fits perfect your gordeous home. Nice weekend, Yvonne

Ashley said...

The chair is absolutely fabulous! Love it all xoxoxo

RamblingTart said...

You did a stunning job on your chair! What a welcoming, comfy thing it is now. :-)

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Perfection! Complete eye candy.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

The chair is gorgeous!! I love the choice of fabric and the finish is just beautiful. I also love your mirror! Delightful!! :)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love FloraBella AND I love your chair. It's just beautiful. I bet you're glad you had it done.

The Corson Cottage said...

Love the chair! That fabric is simply perfect. I have an old chair with similar style that I am waiting to find the perfect fabric to use to recover it.

Melanie said...

Hi Friend!

I agree with Tracey!:)

Your pictures are gorgeous. Your chair is to-die-for... and I am envious that you figured out how to use the actions!:))

Beautiful as ever!;)

Love you,
Mel

Sofies Haus said...

Oh my dear, this looks sooo great! I would love to come and sit with you in these chairs!!!
I took those pics in the morning light! This is my favorite time for photography!
Hughs and have a great weekend, Anja

Lindsay said...

The chair turned out gorgeous Maria! You amaze me! HUGS

Zaira said...

The chair is wonderful, Maria. Did you find easy to install Florabella actions? I want to purchase them as well but wonder if I will be able to use them....

Hugs my friend
xxx

Robin said...

Fabulous chair! It looks so good in your room.

"Een sneller kloppend hart ♥" said...

I love the chair...but LOVE the blue mirror even more! :)

Huggs, Veronique (Holland)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm in love with your chair makeover, it's so pretty! The fabric is beautiful! Love that you have been posting more, I've missed you :)

XO
Kristin

Signe said...

I love it, amazing work :)

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Maria,
wow, your chairs are so beautiful! So special!
I wish you a wonderful weekend,
Hugs,
Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Hey Maria! I love how your chair turned out, which is funny since I thought if you never changed it, I loved how it looked before LOL...That is so cool you are using the Florabella Actions, I love how pictures look with it and hope to learn how to use it someday...all in all, fabulous as usual. PS - I love the big light blue mirror behind it too - you really have the touch.
Have a great weekend.
Gina

Beach House Living said...

The chair looks great. I guess I need to purchase photoshop first.

Annette said...

Love the chair makeover. The hemp material was a good choice, also really like that pink cushion.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love it, Maria... it's beautiful.
Have a great weekend, is it raining there too?
xo~Tracie

Debbie said...

Your chair looks so nice Maria!! What a difference! I keep playing with my photos too...makes my blog look a little better, and it's fun.
Hugs to you.
Debbie@houseatthelake

DustyLu said...

Great photos girl! Beautiful chair! Fun catching up! I have been so sick and out of the loop! I need to stop by and see everyone! Florabella is awesome! We are too funny! lulu

Allison said...

Your chair is stunning, Maria! I love your throw pillow as well. And, your photos are gorgeous! You always have such pretty posts! Have a great weekend.

Katy said...

Your chair is GORGEOUS!!!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

It looks like their is a little monogram on the corner of the chair's seat...I like how you saved that part. Your chair turned out beautiful.

I have some of the florabella actions too...don't you just love the way they can transform a photo?! Best wishes :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Something so sweet about those chairs. Beautiful~

Annie said...

Love it! You did amazing job!
Annie

Gustaviana said...

|I loveeeeeeee whate you id whit the chair it is realy amazing..... bravoooooooooooo..... have a greate weekend viana

Emma said...

Just a little note to say a big thankyou for your beautiful blog , so full of inspirational ideas. Such a sweetie of a blog, always a treat to visit.
Loving your new picture banner, super little chair, I can't resist antique linen sheets either.
Thankyou once again
Emma

Deb said...

Love your chair makeover Maria and your pictures are always so beautiful!

Air Kiss said...

Your chair makeover is so gorgeous, Maria - I love the detail on the wood & the antique hemp fabric! Your header change is fabulous, too!
:)
Lara

A Cottage Muse said...

Gorgeous chair and I am so glad you put it in your header!!

I think better start doing some homework on photo editing ~ looks like I am missing out on alot of fun!

Jacqueline said...

Well Maria,
You certainly don't have to keep it covered up now !! It looks wonderful. .... and your photographs are brilliant with or without Florabella Actions !! XXXX

Between You and Me said...

I've missed you and your posts!

I love the chair and the photos!

I have photoshop and don't have a CLUE how to use it...gotta take a class eventually!!! And, then I've gotta add those elements to it!

Monica said...

Love the chairs, new header, and you!!!

Melanie said...

I love Florabella too. What set did you buy?

Kristiina said...

your talented...and wow, the mirror is fantastic!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Heavenly!! Love the chair and the mirror.
xo, Sherry

kerrie said...

Love the chair...it makes a gorgeous blog header. My hubby got me photoshop this summer and I still haven't taken the time to figure out how to use it. I don't even know what 'actions' are. But I like that name 'flora bella'.

jlonit said...

I'm in love with a chair.

julie said...

hi maria! i always love your pictures! and i love how your chair turned out! i have one thats very similar that i want to redo! its sitting in my garage where its been for over a year! i think you might have put a spark under me! thanks!

Daydream Living said...

Hi Maria,
Your new header photo is really beautiful and I love the chair and the blue mirror. Hope you have a good weekend, hugs from cold Switzerland, Maureen

becky up the hill said...

Just lovely.

Katie said...

absolutely beautiful!

marianaskeramik said...

hi what a lovely blog you have and nice work with the chair
wish you all the best
Marianaskeramik from Sweden

Tania - Grange de Charme said...

Hi Maria! I love to see pictures of your house... and your chair is just perfect ! Did you do this work by yourself ?
Have a great sunday !

Shorely Chic said...

gorgeous, and I love your blog!! We have very similar tastes, as I love all white!

Rie said...

I love it Maria! I need to have my bench and french chair recovered... at least the bottom cushions. Yours looks great!

Modern Country Lady said...

Just gorgeous!!Well worth the wait I would say after all that time under a throw!!Lovely!

Priscila Peters said...

How I love your style!! You always have nice photos...and inspiring!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh, Maria - that chair is just fabulous, girl!!! Seriously beautiful! Was that a grain sack that you used? LOV the hemp linen fabric!!!!! I've just recently discovered a total weakness for it....

Great job!!!!

Now.....can you come over to my house and work your magic here....?

xoxo laurie

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

sigh...frenchie chairs are my WEAKNESS. I have some pretty rough looking ones simply because they asked to come home with me! Yours is absolutely gorgeous...
stunning! as is everything to go with it...congrats on being in Fifi's book!
ox
Lara

Kristin said...

Wow....what a beautiful blog you have!! You inspirate me!!!
Hpoe it`s ok for you, if I link you to my blog??!!
Have a nice day!
Kristin from Norway

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Maria your chair islovely! I know how it is to have a cover draped over a chair because you like the chair but not so much the upholstery! Please come by my blog and enter my giveaway for a copy of The French Inspired Home. Now I know you are over the moon about being in Fifi's new book (which I preordered) but this book has lovely frenchy images too!

Mara said...

Hi dear Maria!!!! I think your chair is FAB!!! You really did a wonderful job!!! Have a great new week, dear!
Hugs!
Mara

Deborah said...

What a beautiful chair..I've never seen anything quite like it!!
Stunning!!!
I love what you've done to it!
Its dreamy :)

Deborah xo

Rozmeen said...

Wow Maria, great job!

Hugs,
Rozmeen

Brook said...

Gorgeous. I am inspired to keep working on distressing the buffet in my living room. Great work!
-Brook

hometown girl said...

love the chair! i have some of the florabella actions they are wonderful! which set did you get? hope all is well! susan

Rachel said...

Wow, you are so clever, the chair looks amazing. I absolutely LOVE what you have done x

LLH Designs said...

Pitter patter! Love those nubby French linen sheets with little red monograms!

Hav ea great week!
Linsey

paperbird said...

So very pretty. I always love the beauty I find here. Your images are so soft and beautiful.

Gianly said...

Ciao Maria!!!

I posted your wonderful bedroom on my Italian blog, as agreed! I'll wait for a coffee!
Gianly
http://giato.blogspot.com

Tina said...

Hi Maria. Your chair is beyond beautiful!! I LOVE that you recovered it with vintage linen...and that monogram just made me weak at the knees!!! GORGEOUS & PERFECT!!!! Hope you are having a lovely week. Hugs as always ~ Tina xx

Onna said...

I just love the way you decorate your home :) it`s so calm and fresh.

Melanie said...

Love your chair. I have a similar chair to reupholster but sadly not the skill to do it myself.

~Melanie
www.theoldwhitecottageblog.com

freckled laundry said...

Beautiful as is everything you put your dreamy white touch on! Love that you repurposed and used vintage linen to recover.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

The chair looks amazing...just like everything else you do! :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous blog! I am BRAND NEW to blogging...also a stay home mom. I design the homes my husband builds. I'm starting to put the collection on my blog www.NorthwestHospitality.org. It's overwhelming! Can this be profitable down the road or am I just wasting precious time on the computer from my kids. I already have subcontractors wanting to advertise, but need to learn how!Chicken before the egg. I chose wordpress, should I switch to blogspot? Seems more desing blogs there. Love anyone's advise. Sarah www.NorthwestHospitality.org

Armelle said...

Beautiful chair and absolutley beautiful home. I am new to blogging so this is an inspiration for me. http://Lavievintagebleu.blogspot.com.

Kerry Rossow said...

Wow, that is a dreamy chair! The linen is GORGEOUS!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

PinkPeony said...

Love the chair and foot stool, you did a beautiful job.

Victoria Mische said...

You are so lucky to have that skills making an old chair into a brand-new looking one. It's totally gorgeous!

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summersoul said...

Maria,

Happy new year. I saw this image on interest today and repined it. I was not in the blogging world in 2010 when you posted this. But when I looked at it more closely I thought, that is Maria's pillow. And so it is. I think this is my favorite of any of your posts! I just love it! I wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2012.

MC

Terrell R.Nash said...

I do trust all the ideas you've offered for your post. They're very convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are very brief for newbies. May just you please prolong them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.
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Joyful-Times said...

Wow, STUNNING!

Kristina @ ReMadeSimple said...

You havre a beautiful blog love your ideas.

Miss Sofie´s Nest said...

Your chair looks wonderful, and I love your beautiful Blog
xo from Denmark
:-)

MONICA LIVAS said...

Wonderful chair!