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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Before and After - Country French Chairs

Several weeks ago, I had a very productive weekend buying half a dozen great refurbishing projects.  Included was a pair of tired looking wing back chairs with extensive wooden trim - a look which is hard to find and I love.  These type of chairs can be restored to fit well into a French country decor.  Clad in the right fabric, the wood trim and elegant shape make them ideal for this look.  The fact that this particular pair is a little wider and deeper than normal makes them even more versatile and comfortable.

BEFORE - French Country Chair (one of a pair)

The fabric I choose is a fresh looking deep marine blue woven boucle (densely woven) with a cream white textured piping trim.   The trim shows off the woodwork (cleaned and polished) and the blue fits so many settings and decors.  I was refurbishing a French Settee at the same time and thought the pieces went well together - that piece, however, sold immediately and has already been shipped (Phyllis, take note of this comment in case you'd like to add these chairs to your purchase).  

My favorite location for these chairs would be a water (beach, lake, stream, ocean) location - I can see myself luxuriating on one of these while staring out at the sky and sea!!!

AFTER - Redone in Blue Boucle Fabric

AFTER - Wood and Piping Detail

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