When I started this blog about 10 days ago, I teased you with an introduction to a new/old member of our family here. She came to me by way of NJ, DC area from my daughter. Thanks, Laura. :)
The piece was in need of an update. I decided I wanted to try something different-- using drop cloth fabric on the major part of the chair, but adding a fun fabric around the back of the chair. I also took her legs and arms a darker color by giving her an imperfect sand and painting on a dark stain-- almost black.
When my upholsterer called last night to say she was finished, I admit I was a little afraid to see the results. I had gone back and forth on whether or not to remove the channels on the back inside, but opted to leave them because: 1. the chair is so comfortable with them, and 2. the style of the chair is the same vintage--1930s--as our house.
Finally, I wanted to name the chair because I do that with some things! I have a way of bonding even with inanimate objects!! :) If you have been reading along since I started the blog, you know that my mower is Big Red, (if you missed it, you can read about that here)...and maybe if you keep reading in the future, you will learn about "my other friends." NOW, back to naming my chair! HER NAME IS GLORIA. It means glory~ take pride or pleasure in~ it has been a fun project contemplating and dreaming up a look that gives her new energy and life!
So without further ado, meet Gloria!
Here's the before and after look:
One more note about the name Gloria: it was most popular in the 1920s and 30s... :)
I'm also thinking she will enjoy a throw and/or a pillow to accessorize and punctuate a casual look.