Thursday, March 27, 2014

Have A Seat...

This chair was harboring some secrets.  It had been through at least two different owners before our furniture flipper Amanda of Reloved Home Designs got her hands on it.  I'm not saying the chair had a rough life, but it was barely holding itself together.  Unlike Miranda Lambert who holds herself together like a pair of bookends according to Blake Shelton's song.  (I assume he is singing about her.)

This is what happened when Amanda removed the seat from this chair to reupholster it. Yep!  It fell apart.  Not one to run from a challenge, Amanda rebuilt the chair adding wood glue and screws to ensure it would be sturdy again.

Then she painted it using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor's Silk.  She mixed dark wax and clear wax then applied it to the chair.  For the cushion, Amanda found a beautiful remnant fabric at an outlet store and recovered it.

Let's take a look at this chair now...

What a transformation!  Amanda loaded it up and took it to a craft fair.  Once there, it caught the eye of a young lady who's friend tried it out and deemed it "comfortable" to which the buyer replied, "I don't even care if it is."  Home it went with her where we can only assume it is now living happily ever after.

You can follow along on the adventures of Amanda and Reloved Home Design on her Facebook Page.  There you will see more examples of her work and find pieces available for purchase.  She is located north of Chicago in Volo, Illinois.  Let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.  

Thanks so much Amanda for sharing your stunning furniture flip.

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 See you tomorrow!
~ Stephanie


  1. This is such a lovely transformation. I do love a redo in red. Great job Amanda!

  2. Every room could use a pop of red, right? The chair is so beautiful. Great job, Amanda!

  3. I've met Amanda and she does great work.

  4. i wouldn't care if it were comfortable either, its darn cute!

  5. Loving the red! Great choice for that chair! Makes it look regal!


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