Warming Trend On A Cold Day!


The Winter Without End has begun to wear a bit. I sat down to post about a chaise lounge project, and found myself thinking about one of my favorite upholstery fabrics instead,  simply because I wanted to look at something bright and happy.


I’ve used this fun Richloom”Wizard” fabric before — I love it here on this fun retro chair! — and even though it has a gunmetal gray background, it is anything but neutral.


The perfect, mood-perking fabric!


It certainly gave this chair a boost!


A solidly built estate sale find with mismatched seat and back materials, this chair nonetheless had swell lines. Too bad they were swallowed up in the cheesy gold velour!

Removing the tufting on both ends provided a much more modern look. I drybrushed the chair with French Linen Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan®. Before: The caning looked contemporary but the fabric was dated. After: the dry-brushed paint treatment gave the caning and wood frame an aged, more elegant look, making the contemporary floral print the frame’s perfect foil.

Love when that happens!

This chair has long since gone to a good home, but its good karma lingers. The bright, happy posies provide a harbinger of better weather to come!


One Response to “Warming Trend On A Cold Day!”

  1. Rosie S says:

    I am loving the gray right now! SO cute!!! I can’t get too enthused about Spring, because realistically, it is still a looonngg way off…. my boss and friend came up last April, to shop Junk B, and we had that 18 inches of snow…they swore they would never come back again! LOL (But I think they are! :) ) SO, I am trying to be patient… Maybe this April will be a lot better!

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