Red Check Chair

Friends, I just finished the most adorable red gingham check antique chair. My husband actually found this one and said it looked too pretty to not bring home. It needed a lot of love. As you can see the fabric was long past faded and grimy (ew). The bones of the chair were in great condition though so I knew it was a keeper.

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My first step was cleaning the upholstery I scrubbed with soap and water and wiped down the wood as well. Next I lightly sanded the wood and decided to paint this one white with antique glaze on top. I did two and a half coats of paint and a very light glaze to highlight all the details on this pretty chair. It’s amazing what a coat of white paint can do to brighten a piece of furniture!

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Once the paint was dry I reupholstered her in a classic and cheery red and white check fabric. Finished off with white trim, this chair now looks fresh and fun!  I could see this one next to a cozy fireplace or in a reading nook. I styled her simply with my $3 Amazon pillow (yes the cover was $3) and a basket with a soft blanket.

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This is the perfect accent chair to go in any space would also work great as an office chair.

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You can purchase this one over in the shop for $200.IMG_5040

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Before and after…

 

Thanks for reading!

~Marissa

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