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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!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Before and After - Furniture with French Flair

After - French Style Cane-Sided Chairs in Toile (sold)
My very favorite style of furniture is French or French country - I love the wonderful shapes and curves.  But I am not alone and that fact makes the pieces more expensive and harder to find.  During the 60's - 80's in this country, many manufacturers created pieces called "French Provincial".  Often, this style was done in a pecan or off-white and most were well constructed.  It is not that difficult to find American-made furniture of this era with some great potential for refurbishing and sometimes at a great price.  In this discussion, I am featuring some pieces of this era with a before and after view.  Fabrics that have a "French flair" help make the transformation - toile and soft prints work particularly well.
Before - Cane-sided French Style Chairs

Before - French Provincial Settee

Before - French Provincial Loveseat

After - French Style Settee (sold)

After - French Style Loveseat

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