before and after: teresa’s chair


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  1. jane says:

    How does everyone get their paint so nice and smooth on all of their “before and afters”? I’m eyeing an old secretary (desk, that is) of mine…

  2. jeans says:

    i LOOOOVE these chair stories. they make me daydream when i should be working. makes me think of chaircouture, but even better because you don’t need oodles of $ and celestrial professional skills….

  3. michelle says:

    my grandmother has that dining room set. it was my great grandparents, they got it as a wedding gift in 1914.

  4. wow! that looks fantastic! great job. :)

  5. I think Theresa must live in Grosse Pointe. Have I seen her around somewhere? We Pointers are famous for embracing the pink and green whilst sipping our cocktails at the club. :)

  6. ld says:

    I’ve done something similar with old wooden chairs before as well. The problem is, in spite of multiple gluing sessions, they always end up becoming rickety. Any suggestions?

  7. Elaine says:

    I absolutely loooove your website!! I just discovered it today, I’m so excited :)

  8. Sue | Design says:

    I am loving this site the more and more I visit. I just love all the new ideas that I have managed to pick up from you. Like this chair for example, not that I would use that vibrant green but it sure does make a statement.


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