03 October 2010

Before and After: Lyrical Blue Harp Back Chair

The minute I saw this antique harp back chair I fell in love with it!  I knew it would be a perfect home accent for any music lover...or anyone with fantastic style!


I sanded and primed her up, then painted her in the most serene and happy soft smoky blue grey.  It turned out great.  But what I am most excited about is the seat!  I recovered it in fabric from the Swanky Swell hand screen-printed collection in a pretty robin's egg blue.  Watch for a tutuorial on easy chair recovering in the next week or so!

So what do you think friends?  Do you love it as much as I do??  I may have a hard time letting go of this one...







If you live in the Winnipeg area and you simply cannot live without the Lyrical Blue Harp Back Chair, you can purchase it from Lather Creations here!

Good night friends!  I'm off to crash before the workweek ahead - what did you accomplish this weekend?

25 comments:

  1. very pretty. love the color! I have a weakness for chairs!
    gail

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  2. those are my kind of pretty! i love the colors and the fabric! they belong in my home, lenore! ;)

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  3. Seriously gorgeous! I love the shape of that chair, great job spotting the beauty in it and bringing it out!

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  4. So sweet! It looks so fresh and classic-wonderful choice of colors and fabric!

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  5. Oh, that is so pretty! Love the paint color and the fabric too!

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  6. The chair is gorgeous - one of my favourite colours.

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  7. Loving that fabric! Great find, I have always wanted one of thoses chairs.

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  8. Incredible! We are your newest followers from the blog hop- hope you will come check us out! http://apronsandart.blogspot.com
    Blessings!

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  9. Another beautiful makeover. I love this pretty blue fabric!

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  10. Oh! That is so lovely! I could put it in any room in my house and it would be fabulous! Angie xo

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  11. It turned out beautifully! To be honest I hadn't realised that the chair had a fabric seat. Your makeover is lovely.

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  12. This must be one of my favourite chairs ever!!! Such a lovely job,my dear
    Happy Monday

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  13. this is lovely, you always get the paint and fabrics so well matched!

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  14. Teh lyrical blue chair is a masterpiece. I adore it! I would love to purchase it...I love everything about it, Lenore. It's a happy chair with flair. Magnifico! Kudos to you. It's very exciting to watch each piece you create become bolder. Each piece is really a statement. Bravo!
    Love,
    Laura

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  15. I love the fabric here! and that last striped table is SO pretty...my favorite so far I think!

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  16. just wanted to say thank you for joining my party!

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  17. The chair is precious & I love the color! It looks wonderful!

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  18. Really nice...so clean and crisp looking

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  19. Wow! I'm so glad you introduced yourself on my blog. I LOVE your work. I'm right into upcycled pieces and would so buy some from you if I lived closer. Good luck in the giveaway. Otherwise, let me know if you would like me to send you some fabric samples. x

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  20. Hey Lenore, I have the exact same chair and I was about to go at it when I started reading about the potential for lead poisoning. I'm new to this and now I'm totally freaked out and I'm afraid to sand it. You seem to restore a lot of furniture...is sanding off lead-based paint a concern for you? Help! :)

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    1. Hey there, sorry I couldn't reply to you directly but it's a no-reply email. I guess that hasn't really been an issue for me. Or I've been oblivious to it :) Often times, I don't sand through to the bare wood, I just do a light sanding to scuff it up so it takes the new paint. This was not painted before - it just had clear finish, so no lead paint. Then I primed it fully with water-based, then painted and water-based finish. So if you're concerned, I would shy away from sanding painted pieces, wear a mask when you do and make sure it's sealed up tight with the new primer, paint and finish. Good luck!

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  21. What a wonderful job you did...the chair looks amazing! I recently bought a harp back chair at a local thrift shop which I am refinishing for my niece. The color combination is great.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading all your comments! If you have a specific question, please email me at lhume1@mts.net. XO Lenore