Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Though I loved how this little chair looked as it was, time was none too kind to her.  Luckily, I easily could see the potential in her curvy legs, intricate carved detailing, solid wood frame, and gold paint and brought her home.  After all, she's the perfect recipe for paint!

With the new color just out, Antoinette, I knew exactly the color I was going to paint her!  The upholstery, that's a whole different story! ;)

After a complete strip down of old tapestry on top of even older tapestry, batting, straw, and springs I gave little Antoinette a wipe down and started in with paint.  After a light distressing to reveal the gold paint that lie underneath, I finished her with a loving rub down of clear wax.  I love this chair.  I love how even after all these years and all the bumps she's endured, she's still beautiful, still strong, and most importantly still around for many to enjoy for many years to come.  Antoinette is very sturdy and I could sit in it and enjoy the fruits of my labor, but simply looking at this beautiful chair refreshes my soul.  What refreshes your soul?


Linking to:
Restored it Wednesday, Prim & Proper, Treasure Hunt Thursday, {Primp}, Shades of Amber, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Domestically Speaking,
Savvy Southern Style,


  1. Gorgeous.

    I came over to follow you through the LINKY FOLLOWER Party HOP but I don't see the tool--there was a glitch but I have been told it has been fixed. I hope you will come over and follow me as well.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

    1. Tried to find your blog, but couldn't :( Will try again later! :) Thanks for following!

  2. Lovely chair, such beautiful curves and details.
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

  3. It looks beautiful. I can't wait to try this new color.

    1. Putting in my order TODAY! Should have stock in by Wednesday-Thursday! :)

  4. Such a cute chair. Would love to follow you on LF,but I didn't see the link.

    1. That's because I "forgot" to add it! I'm so tech-NOT lol! Thanks for the compliment! I love this chair too!

  5. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop!

  6. Hi,
    I am happy to be your newest follower from the Linky followers blog hop. If you'd like to follow back you can find me at

  7. New follower from LF Party Hop. Would love if you could stop by my page at

  8. Beautiful. I've been wanting to get my hands on Antoinette, now I can't wait to get some!

    Visiting from the Linky Followers blog hop. I'm your newest follower!

  9. Love that freshing up! Looks good.

    I actually came to your site from the FOLLOWERS LINKY blog hop, and ** I am following you. ** Will you follow me back? Thank you so much when you do.

    There is also a party on our blog today, where you can feature 'your best creative work'.

    Use this link to do both:
    Have a happy day! Hope to seeing you around!

  10. Beautiful chair and I couldn't agree more, she has gorgeous structure and so much potential. I found you through It's So Cheri's Linky Blog Hop and I'm so glad I did. Wonderful blog. I'm a new Linky follower.

    Hugs, LisaKay
    Belles Roses Romantiques

  11. Glad I found you on the Linky hop...I'm following with GFC and LF. I would love if you stopped by and followed back, so we can stay connected. Lori

  12. Found you through the new linky followers blog hop. I'm so happy to be your newest follower, it would be great if you follow me back. :)

    And, on Friday I'll be hosting a "What does your blog want to be when it grows up" blog hop with a few of my blog buddies ... have you thought of your blog's hopes and dreams?

    Please check it out here...


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