Monday, October 1, 2012

interest for your entry...

You've probably seen them...an interesting, odd, funky, maybe charming little chair
 at a thrift store, neighborhood garage sale, antique shop, or chic boutique.
They're my favorite for adding style and function to an entry,
they can be had for a steal, and many times they're a breeze to re-upholster.

I have one...it was Mr. Simple's grandmother's and it's going to make a debut on
Thursday with the rug. Before I show you the 'before' here are a few ideas for incorporating
 them into an entry, I love the unique styles.


do I need a charcoal door??
nancysdreamhouse.wikispaces.com

rosesandrustblogger.blosgspot.com

elledecor


eastcoastcreativeblog.com

purestylehome.com


hgtv.com
entrances/foyers - white blue damask wingback chair antique silver leaf chest dresser faux bamboo gilt mirror Roman Greek bust statue sisal rug blue ribbon border trim umbrella basket
decorpad.com

decorandyouhr.com
dens/libraries/offices - white drapes black velvet banding ivory black floral wallpaper antique chair black velvet cushion  Ivory & black floral
caitlinwilsondesign.com

Here's my before...  just a simple repair to the seat and quick recover with my staple gun.


In this fabric,
Merrimac Textiles - Pattern M7554 - Color 5997


You can check out my completed chair here, it's a fun addition!

26 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

When you first take an upholstery class, they suggest you do a chair. I took classes for about 5 years. I love this post, it makes me feel like home.

ChicLiving said...

There were too many beautiful ones for me to choose a favorite! Chairs are my favorite to get from thrift stores because they are usually easy to redo but you still get a big feeling of satisfaction :)

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Pam your posts are always so inspiring, I don't need a small chair in my entry but you can bet I want to go and transform one after your post.

Oh. and that fabric is going to look awesome on that chair! I'm anxiously waiting for the reveal:)

Holly said...

My faves are the Elle Decor image and the Lauren Liess image. I like that the chairs can be a real statement or a simple statement like you said just to creat interest. And I love the fabric that you've chosen for your chair - can't wait to see the results.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love that fabric! it will look awesome- i love what chairs can do for a space!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love all the "foyer chairs"....so many beautiful examples...Mr Simple's grandmother's chair is fantastic...it is going to look spectacular with the new fabric....can't wait to see it with the rug!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

I love how much character your chair has! Can't WAIT to see it in it's new fabric!!!!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I cant wait to see the makeover! I'm picturing glossy black with that pretty fabric :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pam I LOVE that first entry! Can't wait to see that pretty chairs makeover!

charmaine said...

Love your fabric choice! It's going to look great with the rug!

Dana Frieling said...

Ah, you leave us hanging! If that fabric doesn't scream "Pam", I don't know what does. Can't wait to see it.

Gretchen said...

I'm a sucker for little chairs and I can't wait to see how this one turns out. My husband sort of stomps his foot to bring me back to reality when I think about adding another one. I know yours will be really special!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Cant wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful..the first photo is so warm and inviting - Monica

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You solved my latest tweaking problem. I have moved my little MGBW Sexy Sadie little chair all over. Never placed it at the door as you show. Sadie fits there perfectly at my door! Bam it works! On to the domino movement of furniture!
I live to tweak!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Odd little chairs are the best! Wish I had room for one in my entry. Great fabric choice, it's going to look fantastic with your rug!

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

Great inspiration! Can't wait to see your chairs! :)

Lori said...

Inspiring photos. I can't wait to see how your's turns out!

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

Lol, you have just reminded me we used to have a chair in our hallway until the dog destroyed it!
Looking forward to seeing yours.

jean grey said...

Very nice furniture. I love it. Thanks for the photos. I really enjoyed it. God bless!

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Andrea said...

Pam, thanks for the shout out! I love all the inspiration pictures. Obviously, I'm a fan of a chair in the entry!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Your chair will be fun to see! And Andrea's is just so cute! Love how she is using it too :)

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Ooooooh! That's going to be a good reveal. LOVE the fabric you selected.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Such a simple addition with so much more impact depending on style and fabric pattern. I love that you have a family heirloom and will incorporate it. Excited to see it with the rug.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Oh now I am dying to know what it looks like! Great fabric choice!

Kim said...

Chairs are like shoes ... a woman can never have too many!! And they are so versatile!! That's what I keep telling my husband!! Can't wait to see the re-do! xo

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