Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lilac Fur-A-Licious!


Continuing my daughter's bedroom makeover, it was time to hunt down a desk chair.  We had already found a vanity/desk with great lines and we wanted something equally as wonderful for a desk chair.

Our hunt ended at the flea market where we picked up this chair for a song.  It was in need of some TLC. 

After some sanding I primed the chair to get it ready for the High Gloss Lilac paint.

The unexpected would make this chair fantastic.  Glossy Lilac, who would have thought?

On went the layers of paint.  One coat after another..........


Once I finished painting the chair I turned to re-upholstering the seat.  It was an old chair and the foam inside the cushion proved that.  I replaced the foam and covered it with new batting.

As if the bold lilac color wasn't enough of a surprise .....I decided to cover it in white fur.

A fun and funky twist sure to make this traditional Chippendale style chair perfect for a tween room!

TA-DA here it is complete and sitting at her new desk!

Fur-A-Licious Baby!

Do you think this will make her want to do her homework?

Hope you enjoyed this fun metamorphosis!  Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch by clicking HERE for more wonderful eye candy.

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Enjoy your week!

29 comments:

  1. I would certainly sit there and do my homework. I love that color. So unexpected.

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  2. I think the chair looks fabulous, KD!! Very cool!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  3. I love the chair that fur fabric is great!!

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  4. Your chair has real personality now. I love seeing furniture get a second life.

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  5. She will probably lay on her bed to do her homework but that doesn't take anything away from the chair. It is outrageously fun.
    Pam

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  6. This is so cute and such fun. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  7. That chair is perfect for your daughter! So fun! I hope it inspires her to do her homework!

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  8. Great chair and I love the colors you picked !
    Kammy

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  9. I love this color! It's perfect! and I love the covering for the seat!

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  10. Nope, I don't think she will get any homework done. But that chair does look inviting for endless teenage makeup and gossip session. Lovely and fresh makeover.

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  11. KD...that is absolutley adorable, and it looks wonderful!!! Great re-do! Nancy

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  12. I want a lilace and fur chair too!
    Cathy

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  13. Would have never thought to put fur on a chair seat. Love it! I redo a lot of chairs...I'll be trying that one. The color is perfect too for a tween girly. That is sure glossy paint.

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  14. Awesome.....great and funky re-do!!!!

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  15. 外表往往與事實本身不符,世人卻容易被表面裝飾所欺騙了..............................

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  16. Great choice for both the paint and seat, bet your daughter is thrilled!!!
    Best wishes for happy homework inspiration!

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  17. I loved this post. Transformation is the name of the game. I found you through English Cottage in Georgia. I'm glad I stopped by. Your chair is amazing. The high gloss lilac color actually helps the elegance of shape of the chair to stand up and be noticed. And the furry white seat... nice girly touch! My signature colors in my shop are lavender and olive green together. This would fit perfectly at my office desk! I'll be back. Hugs, Penny Sue

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  18. A chair with a flair! Wonderful, fun, upscale and just a dash of whimsy! Great post!
    Yvonne

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  19. 你可以從外表的美來評論一朵花或一隻蝴蝶,但你不能這樣來評論一個人........................................

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  20. i love the style of your chair and the color too! glad to hear surgury went well.

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  21. Soooo fun. What an awsome job! Sure hope your tween is happy with it.

    - The Tablescaper

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  22. The pop of lilac on the desk chair with the white fur upholstery is just adorable. Your blog is my new favoriate.
    Love and Blessings,
    Debbie

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