Ever take on a project and you feel like your client has more faith in you, then you do towards your own limits? Talk about stress. I KNEW I could, it was just… NEW territory. Which is scary, nervracking and completely intimidating.
My client has an old gorgeous dining set that was past down from her mother. I saw the potential, don’t get me wrong! But the question for me was, “how in the hell am I going to do this?”.
She gave me one of her chairs and said, I want to see what you can do. This transformation is by far one of my favorites. Perhaps its because I literally shed tears, blood and sweat working on it. The reward was greatly satisfying.
My clients chair had the wicker back which completely dated it. However, her bones were glorious!
I first started out by removing the wicker from the backing. We didn’t want it, we wanted a cushion to replace that area. I sanded it back and cut out wood that would replace this area.
Primed, painted and glazed. I could do this in my sleep. It wasn’t until the reupholstering and the ‘How’ of it all that had me questioning my abilities.
Next, I added batting on the back (where your back will relax at). I pulled the fabric over and started stapling like a crazy women. Finalizing the edge with cord gives a professional appearance.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Software and Glazed in Cyberspace. Matching the buffet I recently finished. My client picked out a cream and grey damask fabric from Joanns. A dark grey cord to match and to finish her off!
A few weeks ago I posted about a chair that I refinished for a client, click Dining Chair to read about it! My client was unsure with imagining how her dining set was going to look refinished so I offered to start with one chair to show her. Well, her dining table and chairs are complete! After dropping off the dining set on Friday she also gave me the matching hutch to officially complete this set! Stay tuned in to that lovely transformation!
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa and lightly stained in brown. The top of the table is stained in Wood Classics Armoire Hickory. The two drawer handles revamped in black. Chairs reupholstered in Joann’s Fabric a grey vinyl.
Occasionally I will get the type of client that has difficulty seeing the big picture. Not a bad thing at all, a lot of us are visual people! I totally understand. However, the hardest part has already been achieved- messaging me with wanting to give your pieces a Second Chance. It can be scary for first time clients. I am here to make this process enjoyable, stress free and your pieces lasting another lifetime and beyond.
She has a dining set and hutch that she wants refinished but because she was having a hard time envisioning it I offered to first do a chair so she could see it in her home and make sure she was happy with our color consultation choices. As well as give her the opportunity to feel her piece of furniture. To see that her piece is contractor grade, not paint slapped on .
I am in the midst of working on her table as she is head over heels with how her chair turned out. Here is the first piece I did for her, a dining chair, that helped her have faith!
Stay tuned in as her dining table is next and a matching hutch to come soon.
Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa, lightly glazed in Brown. Seat reupholstered in a grey vinyl from Joann Fabric Store.
Are these not the cutest antique little chairs you have ever seen? Built by Phoenix Chair Company many many years ago, they found their way to me from my clients family barn in New Mexico. She just messaged me saying they found two more that will need to be done.