Glam Chair Revival

Admittedly, I was spoiled  as a child, who when or whatever I requested for or materialistically needed was practically bought for me from such giving parents. Yet, at the age of 15, I realized I had this tendency towards the old, vintage and used. Without embarrassment I dragged my Mother to thrift stores in search of satisfying my vintage needs. While she developed a migraine and couldn’t “stand the smell”, I on the other hand happily rummaged through the racks and shelves picking out trinkets or articles of clothing that called for me. For someone so young to have what seemed like endless resources from her parents my euphoric appreciation for the old, vintage and used seemed a rarity.

So, while driving up towards our gated community I spotted 6 ornate Italian dinning chairs settled next to a couple of dumpsters. Immediately I knew I had to have a couple of those chairs, promptly knowing I would re-finish and re-fabric them. Cannily knowing the craft the minute I spotted the chairs rather for sitting but for setting decor on. My sweet Husband grabbed two of them for me and as we drove home, my plans rehearsed in my thoughts……

Decor Chair

Realizing how the cushion was firmly tooled into the frame of the chair I found it easier just to spray paint the fabric and draped a cute Jessica Simpson scarf over the seating, Crate and Barrel tray,  a few of my favorite magazines, a glam necklace and votives. 

8 thoughts on “Glam Chair Revival

  1. www says:

    Howdy! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the fantastic work!

  2. virtuos and beautiful says:

    I love Marylin Monroe! I need to see the recent movie about her. I was disappointed that the actress hey chose did not look like Marylin, but maybe her acting skills will make up for that! ^^ I love what you did to those chairs! My next project is to paint an old dest to make it look like indian furniture!

    • Jeni Johnson says:

      Very kind of you, I’m sure I’ll be integrating changes weekly. 😉


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