Monday, July 23, 2012

Gold-dipped Chair & Table

It has been a while since I posted a furniture project again, so I thought I’d give you a two-for-one project!
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This cute little bamboo-style chair and table came out of my neighbor’s garage.  She has a little bit of a thrift store addiction herself, and I still remember the day I got to Savers just after she did…and she walked away with these!  I was very jealous.
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Well, several months later they ended up coming to me anyways.  HER husband decided it was time to clean out the garage!  Mine was already so full that a few more pieces of furniture didn’t matter  ;-)
The first thing I had to do was replace the caning on the seat back.  For a more detailed description of how you can replace chair cane with kitchen utensils, look here.   
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I painted the chair and table in a creamy white, but I thought they needed a little more pizzazz!
So I got out some gold acrylic paint to dress up the bottom of the legs for a “dipped” look.  I also added some gold to the finials on the table and the banding on the arms of the chair.  What did I learn from this project??  Don’t use acrylic paint on furniture!  It took about a million coats of paint to cover!
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I found this fabric at JoAnn’s.  I’m not normally a “blue” person, but it was perfect with the white and the gold.  And it had a bird on it!  I’m a sucker for birds.
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So there you have it.  A little gold-dipped “glam” for a corner somewhere…I think these would be so fun in a bedroom for a little reading corner!
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mapleandmagnolia said...

Beautiful, as always, Korrie! :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

oh after i answered you with my fave the other day, it may have been replaced.... LOVE this!!! love love!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Korrie! You did a great job on the caning for the chair back. Love the fabric!

Full Circle Creations said...

Just lovely! I love the blue fabric! Great choice!

Honey at 2805 said...

Very pretty, Korrie!

Ali Richardson said...

Awesome!!! I love the bamboo style and am a huge fan of gold accents.

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Enjoyed strolling through your blog. The chair and table look great.. Hugs, Cindy

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful job!

Glad you got them after all...

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great transformation! The gold accents are the perfect addition! And I'm a bird lover too, so I just adore your fabric! :)

Rhissanna said...

Really lovely. I love a splash of gold with white.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Gold Dipped...interesting.
I like how you coordinated them so nicely with the gold paint. Great fabric too.
Definitely does NOT look thrift-store-ISH anymore.


Rachel said...

I actually really like blue and white. Add some yellow and that is what I want my kitchen to be someday.

I'm ready to change colors. But that requires painting my kitchen which requires effort. A whole lot of effort...... just thinking about the effort makes me tired.

Bono said...

You've done a great job with the above chair! The color and fabric matched very well together. I think I should get some old piece like above and try to match with my existing white furniture, see here , I hope to get great result after painting as shown above. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

These are fantastic! Love them!! Megan

Donna Wilkes said...

I am beginning to like the look of a "dipped" piece of furniture. Love the blue, white and gold. Very classic combination. Came over from Elizabeth 7 Co.

Distressed Donna Down Home

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh, How pretty! I love the touch of glam and the fabric is awesome! Looks like MMS's curtains.

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Now I am the jealous one!
Faux bamboo furniture is so hard to come by here in Oz though I just adore it. Your gold, white and blue re-finish is perfection :-)

From G2B said...

Absolutely fantastic, Korrie!! This looks like it came straight from Ms Mustard Seed! Those dipped legs are just so stinking fab!
xo Becca