Hello friends! Have you ever peeled off wallpaper to reveal another layer underneath? And then another layer underneath? And so on? That was what happened to me only with a dressing table bench!
My Mom picked this up at the same estate sale where she scored these amazing French provincial chairs. (Trust me, they did NOT start out amazing.) We had been together the day before and she went back for the chairs, so I sent her in after the bench as well since it was the last day and everything was 50% off.
It started out like this:
Pretty gross. That was the top layer. It started as a beautiful aqua velvet…80’s, baby!
Here is the next layer:
Ah…harvest gold. A perfect representation of the 70’s.
How about the 60’s?
Nothing says 60’s like a floral.
And the original…
This was a blue tapestry. I’m surprised each layer had to become utterly disgusting before it was decided that it should be covered.
I managed to salvage a decent piece of each from the underside…
Ready for today’s version?
So much better. I use this fabric a lot because it is very forgiving in the stain department and it sells well.
I tucked the swatches in the underside, so years from now when someone far in the future uncovers this layer, they’ll see all the layers that were.
I added piping to make it extra fabulous. Adding piping to chairs is quite simple. Here is a sew and NO SEW tutorial on how to do it.
I promised a tutorial on the French Provincial chairs and I am working on that post this week and hoping to post early next week. There are a lot of details.
I wanted to share this one more to show all the layers of fabric. I thought it was interesting to see what was under each layer!
UPDATE: See my chair upholstery tutorial HERE now!
Have a great day!
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