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Vintage Vanity Chair Rocks It In Red

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It’s themed furniture day.

I have a project for you and so do a few of my friends.


vintage vanity bench

Vintage Vanity Chair with Red and White Damask Seat

The theme this month is “Romantic”.

Each blogger interrupted the theme to suit her style.


vanity chair before makeover

Really, can you believe this is the same chair?

I love all the curvy details and the padded seat.

I could see potential.

I’m always drawn to this type of vintage  vanity chair.

Don’t know what it is about them?


recovering a chair seat

The red and white damask fabric is actually a curtain panel.

I purchased a pair of them at the local Habitat Restore ages ago.

The curtains were a little frayed and worn but damask print happens to be one of my all time favorite prints.

The red is what I would call a lipstick red… leaning toward pink!

Do ya’ll know what I mean?

recover a chair seat

It’s really easy to cover a chair seat….cut the fabric a little larger than the seat……staple the two opposing sides first, pulling the fabric tight….finish the other two sides and corners.

The corners are the hardest.

Usually I can work out the folds in the corners.

It helps if the fabric is on the thin side.


red and white damask print seat cover

love the red and white


romantic restyle for a vintage vanity chair

To stage the photo I laid a pretty little nightie over the back.


soft and feminine vintage vanity chair

My take on the romantic theme……white paint…soft girlie fabric…..and curvy furniture.


vintage vanity chair makeover romantic theme

So what do you think?

Visit the themed makeovers below then visit me again and share the scoop on the makeovers.

These are little teaser photos Smile…click the “pink link” or the photos to see the completed projects!


nancy artsy chicks rule



Thrifty French Chair from Nancy at Artsy Chicks Rule


jen romantic

Pretty in Paisley from Jen, Girl in the Garage


French Chair from Christy, Our Southern Home


Vanity from Meegan at What Meegan Makes


Gorgeous table by Therese, Fresh Idea Studio

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24 Responses

  1. Dawn says:

    Love the new seat in red, it sure makes it pop now. Beautiful redo :)

  2. shelley says:

    lovely!! love the combo

  3. Kathy,
    I love how it turned out! Shower curtain and from Restore! Amazing!!! Such fun this month participating with you! ~Christy
    Christy @ Our Southern Home recently posted…French Country Thrift Store ChairMy Profile

  4. Very pretty Kathy! I am loving that red and white combo too!!

    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted…Thrifty French Chair Makeover {Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®}My Profile

  5. Ms. Mike says:

    I did as you asked and visited all the sites and it was never more obvious that all of you like to distress your furniture. I especially liked the bench that Therese refinished. Quite a stylish piece. I’m always impressed with the work that all of the bloggers I follow accomplish. I love your little vanity chair, but the fabric was too bold and the print too large for my taste for such a dainty chair. But, then again, I’m all for French style furniture and am jealous that I no longer have the room to re-do furniture. Have a great day.

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  7. Red is my favorite color so I love what you did with the chair! I sometimes see similar low-back chairs on Craigslist and have wondered how they would look refinished. I also like the added touch with the nightie. ;)
    Jen @ Girl in the Garage recently posted…Pretty in Paisley {Romance Themed Furniture Makeover}My Profile

  8. Love, love, love this! The fabric is fantastic!!

  9. Red is so romantic and I’m in love with your chair redo and can’t get over your fabulous Restore find. The damansk shower curtain is perfect on the chair seat.
    Beautiful work, Kathy! I always love to see what you do!
    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio recently posted…Style a sexy DIY Bench makeoverMy Profile

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  11. Love the chair, Kathy! The red and white is such a beautiful combination!

  12. April says:

    I have a similar vanity chair but have been unable to remove the cushion! Its screws are buried in deep holes and I can’t get to them! Do you have any tips for me? I love the red fabric and white paint on yours! Makes me really want to do something with mine! Thanks!

  13. I’m not usually a huge fan of red but this is great, just like that red and white painted chest of drawers is, the one I think looks like a toolbox! I guess when you do red, I LIKE IT! :)
    Denise… On a Whim recently posted…Coffee for Two Bistro SetMy Profile

  14. Alli Cox says:

    Love the red and love the idea of using old curtains for upholstery!
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  15. Meegan says:

    Beautiful job, once again Kathy! You are so talented. Pinned and thinking about that lovely pop of red.
    No, it does not look like the same chair!!
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  16. Kathy,
    Gorgeous! LOVE the red!
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  17. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    This is so fresh and pretty , Kathy! Love this pop of color! :)

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  19. This is soooo pretty my dear! I love that shade of red! Awesome job!
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  20. Nic says:

    LOVE the fabric. I have a chair I am hanging on to so I can cover it in cute fabric. It was my Grandma’s chair and I just couldn’t part with it!

    It is wood but after seeing yours, I might distress it white.

  21. Laurie says:

    This is really gorgeous I love the color!
    Your Tip Me Tuesday link is incredible this week! In fact, my readers would love to bookmark it in their craft rooms. Did you know that if you upload this blog post into your Tip Junkie craft room using at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL then Tip Junkie readers can favorite it which instantly bookmarks it so they can find it later? {Whoohoo!} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

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