Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Gentleman's Chair

OK, so most of my furniture is a bit on the feminine side of things.  I thought I'd give myself a challenge and see if I could create a chair for a man.

Here is where I started.  I thought the shape was fairly masculine.

The condition of the finish and the vinyl seat cover were doing this chair no favors.

There were also a few minor repairs to take care of before I got to work.

I chose a dark blue color that leans toward green.  I then glazed it with a light gray and gave the entire thing a coat of dark wax.

 Lincoln helped me choose the fabric for the cushion.  It's a miniature chevron in a gray color.  It is reminiscent of a nice man's suit.

Link says he would sit on it.  :) 

This gent is for sale.  $60   (oh, and if a woman wants this guy, we understand. ;) 


I'm sharing this project at:
I Heart Nap Time's Sundae Scoop 
House of Grace's Twice Owned Tuesday 
Primitive and Proper's Piece of Work Wednesday 
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday

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  1. It's been fun to read about all your projects. They are great and you've done a very nice job! I really loved that end table!

  2. Thanks, Meg! How are you doing?

  3. so cute! i love the color and i love the idea of men's suiting as the seating!

  4. Just beautiful! I love the color you chose and the fabric is to die for! :)

  5. I love the color. Please consider joining my linky party, Suzy's Open House Thursday, at

  6. Yeah I understand too that a woman could sit on it because I want to:)


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