Shabby Chic Iron Vanity Chair
This was another find from my garage sale treasure hunt in Rose Hill, Kansas.
I got it for a steal, mostly because it would tip over backwards when someone sat in it. I knew immediately what the problem was. Unfortunately you can’t see what the problem was in these pics because I got excited and fixed it before grabbing the camera.
Basically, the problem was the braces between the legs. I took them off, turned them around and reattached them to the chair. This adjusted the legs to the way they were supposed to be. Score!
The chair had such cute lines, but I knew I would like it better with a shabby chic look. The technique I used wasn’t very technical.
I pounced white paint onto the iron and then painted a layer of pearl medium over the white.
I recovered the seat using white eyelet fabric. It was already quite a transformation, but it just didn’t seem done.
I decided to add a bit more girly-girl frill. I made a singed flower with some white lining fabric, lace and pearl beads.
It’s tied to the front of the chair with crinkled seam binding ribbon, but that’s just for the photo. It will be turned to the back of the chair so that it doesn’t get squished when the chair is being used.