Friday, August 29, 2008

Victorian Parlor Chairs Get A Gustavian Makeover





I purchased 2 of these chairs from an Ebay auction for a steal of a deal. I love the
bones of the chairs but wanted a more elegant fabric so I purchased 2 beautiful patterned fabric online. The primary fabric will be the trellis/diamond shaped design which will go on the seat and backrest of the chairs. The second fabric which is damask medallion patterned fabric will be on the very back of the chairs with the same fabric as a rectangular decorative toss pillow for the seat. Both fabrics are a cotton-silk blend. The wood frames are being refinished in a pale grey patina with subtle antique white undertones to mirror the Swedish's Gustavian milk paint finish which is once again becoming popular with Designers. The carved embellishments on the frame will be enhanced with gold leafing.
These pieces will flank the living room fireplace and will compliment the color palette of the room perfectly.
Mark with Remarkable Refinishing on 24th Avenue in Sacramento has a terrific furniture restoration and refinishing business. I also have a terrific upholsterer named Walt who owns California Upholstery with his wife and son here in Sacramento and in my opinion is the best. In fact, he has done several upholstering projects for former first lady Nancy Reagan when her husband was Governor of California at the time and they lived in Sacramento during his time in office at the capitol. California upholstery has reupholstered and/or slipcovered over 20 pieces in my home and all are very professional and beautiful. I hope to pick up the new chairs within the next few days. Please stay tuned for the end result....

Update:
Chairs completed-

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