Louis Louis

You have all seen the Louis XVI chairs around and about.  And if you haven’t, I’m not sure where you’ve been…. I was on the hunt for one of these bad boys so that I could attempt to recover it.  I finally found this one at Ubberhaus last Winter:

However, at $75, I wasn't sure I wanted to attempt anything with fabric.  Someday I'd love to get this recovered in a nubby linen fabric (like the Wisteria version below) but until then,  I had to get rid of that dark mid 1990's wood.


To begin, I taped off the fabric.  Then RIPPED OFF the tape and went at it full force. (Note to other DIYs -- that "Frog Tape" that people praise?  Yeah, it's shitty -- don't buy it).

In some places, I literally pushed down the fabric, painted, and let go.  I am shameful...

So,  you ask, are there small bits of paint on the fabric?  Yes.  Can the normal everyday person see it?  NO.  'Nuff said.

I do love a little of the dark wood peeking through on the arms and top.

(although I don't like that bit of dark wood peeking out above.  That, my friends, is just a plain old-fashioned mistake...)

What do you think?   Right color?  Does it need more distressing?

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