“The Other” Purple Chair Makeover

Let me introduce you to my other purple lady, the one on the right. She has fantastic curves, tufted design, and itchy, scratchy, indoor/outdoor carpet-like upholstery.  Wait….those things don’t go together, right?

Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
 Can I just say that this chair was so uncomfortable that not one of my 6 kids, my husband, or me, wanted to sit on either one of them with thin clothes or bare flesh touching that fabric…ouch! No wonder someone sold them.  It was time for a chair makeover.
Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
This pair had completely different lines and spoke to me in different vibes.  The one on the left looked to be farmhouse girl, while the other just screamed, “Dress me up please!”  You didn’t know furniture can speak did you?  tsk.  
I saved the best for last with this pair.  The farmhouse girl got her feedsack makeover last week and caused quite a stir among some folks on Hometalk’s Facebook page where it was featured.  Don’t get me wrong, the majority of people have rave reviews, but boy were there some haters.  And I quote, “Oh no, no, no” or how about, “Oh good Lord.”  Really?
I found that most of those naysayers were older women who must have not had anything to do but criticize.  It was a fun time of banter though.  As one Facebooker said, “I liken it to knowing you’ve reached the top when Weird Al Yankovic makes a song about you.”  I have arrived.  

That chair was even featured on Miss Mustard Seed’s blog…eeek!
Back to the curvy lady…  ooh, it was such fun taking off that upholstery.  I have to give credit to the last upholsterer because my hands looked like I had been in a fight with an angry wet cat.  That upholstery was not going to shift! Not to mention my back was speaking volumes as well.  (or could it be I’m getting older…nah)
Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
 Even my youngest boy had a blast yanking off that welting.
Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
 When he was done, he was huffing and puffing and declared, “I’m bigger now.  I think I’m going to be as strong as Dada.  I think I’m even going to be as strong as Dabio”.  Hahahaha…ever watch Wild Kratts on PBS?  Dabio is a make-fun character of Fabio.  You have to see it.  That kid cracks me up!

Once down to bear bones it was time to dress up this fancy lady.
Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
 I’ve always had a thing for linen.  It’s such a soft, natural fiber fabric and all I could envision was linen for this piece.  Mixing it up with a pretty rose fabric just gave it a little more feminine appeal, don’t you think?
Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
 Aside from the buttoned up back, my favorite part of this chair is the kidney shaped seat.  
Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
 See the coordinating welting?
Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
 I seriously wanted this chair for my bedroom, but I already have one…sigh. 

How about that carved leg design?  I accented it by highlighting with a light beige color.
Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
 Now, every lady has to look good from the backside, so I dressed her up proper.
Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com Don’t you just love this mix of fabrics?  I am happy to say that this lovely beauty was up for sale in my shop and was purchased within an hour or so.  A happy ending.
Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com
If you loved this makeover, I’d tickle me if you shared!

Outdated Upholstered Chair gets Linen & Rose French Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com

More makeover goodness:

Vintage Chair Gets Feed Sack Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesOutdated 1980's Dining Set Gets Farmhouse Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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17 Comments

  • Marie Blackburn

    Larissa you did a beautiful job reupholstering this chair – so pretty! I bet you’re going to have a tough time parting with it.
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    October 31, 2014 at 1:31 pm Reply
  • Karen

    That chair turned out beautiful. I think if I tried re-doing furniture for a living I’d soon end up on an episode of hoarders! How do you ever part with such gorgeous pieces?

    October 31, 2014 at 5:13 pm Reply
  • Stacy&Eric Anastasia Vintage

    I can’t believe there were folks who criticized the feedsack chair! That, my friend, was a stroke of genius and nothing less. And this chair is equally amazing 🙂

    October 31, 2014 at 6:22 pm Reply
  • RusticOwlTreasures

    Loved Both the chairs!

    November 1, 2014 at 11:36 pm Reply
  • kellyorr

    Beautiful! It would look great in a variety of home styles.

    November 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm Reply
  • Christy James

    This is stunning!!

    November 4, 2014 at 9:57 pm Reply
  • Vivian Monroe

    I absoblutely LOVE LOVE LOVE both of them. 🙂

    September 6, 2015 at 10:36 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It would be impossible for me to choose for sure. Thank you for the love, Vivian!

      September 9, 2015 at 6:33 am Reply
  • Mary-In the boondocks

    So lovely and feminine. I really like the surprise on the back ! And the purple mosters are no more.

    September 7, 2015 at 4:19 am Reply
  • Mary-In the boondocks

    Great job as usual. I love the pretty fabric that is also on the back.

    September 7, 2015 at 10:57 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It’s fun twist, isnt’ it? I like to be different. Thanks for stopping by!

      September 21, 2015 at 3:56 pm Reply
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    September 14, 2015 at 11:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      How awesome of you to stop by and make yourself know. Thank you for the encouragements and I’m happy to have you along!

      September 15, 2015 at 10:31 am Reply
  • Lisa

    Where did you learn to upholster things? They are beautiful!

    October 3, 2015 at 1:33 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Lisa! I honestly just picked it up, but I did have a great uncle and my grandfather who upholstered.

      October 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm Reply
  • Mariella

    I am wondering where you get your upholstery material from. I just love the combination you used on this chair and was thinking I would try and attempt one myself

    November 3, 2018 at 11:38 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m sure you can, Mariella. While most often I get my fabric at JoAnn, this time I found remnants from JoAnn at Goodwill. They must have received a donation or something, but I was in 7th heaven! 😀

      November 4, 2018 at 5:26 am Reply

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