Check out the January 2013 issue of Southern Living magazine, where Chartreuse & co is featured as a great source in their article, “Instant Furniture Makeovers.”
It’s a great article, full of inspiring ideas – but be forewarned, these makeovers aren’t exactly instant. But they’re worth the effort. Here’s a sampling:
Before: This great little barrel chair definitely needs love, but the shape is great.
After: I would have done something more fun with the fabric, but now it’s fresh and ready for life in your home.
Before: Grandma chairs like this are all around. It’s not exactly inspiring, but search for one with solid construction, and hand-tied deck (the area that underpins the seat).
After: Love this transformation. The decorator has ditched the dated (and not very comfortable) overstuffing in the seat-back, and replaced it with a much sleeker look. The fabric a great, too. And it’s so much more up-to-date without it’s skirt.
Before: shabby set of Swedish-style chairs
After: Love the limed-wood treatment and the oh-so-chic leather seats.
Before: plain, serviceable sideboard
After: A great accent for any room. Here it’s pictured working very nicely in the foyer. I just love the daring use of color, and the oversized vintage knobs make the piece shine. (The darling little chair beside it is lovely, too.)
Before: the always overlooked sewing table. Yes, there’s a sewing machine inside.
After: Remove the sewing machine and, (such a great idea!) paper the table with birch-wood patterned wallpaper. Just love this one.
There’s lots more in the magazine, on news stands now.
Have a Happy New Year, and thanks for reading!