Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chair Week Day 3: Tufted Black Velvet

Welcome to day THREE of Chair Week here at 551 East!

For those of you who are just joining the party I took on a massive reupholstering project of reupholstering 4 chairs in 7 weeks. 

Click HERE and HERE to see them.

Today I am showing you probably my favorite chair and I'm thrilled to be sharing it over at Chi Chi Studios!

You'll have to head over to her place for all the pictures and tutorials, but I'll leave with with a sneak peak. :)

Here's the before:

And here's the after.

Black, velvet, tufted, gold leafed LOVE.

This chair has sold. 

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  1. WOWZA! that might be the sexiest chair i have ever laid eyes on.....

  2. Gorgeous! You have some mad upholstery skills!

  3. She is stunning! I are fabulous at upholstery. So beautiful Julia!

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  5. you are so incredibly talented - that is gorgeous!

  6. Wow! That chair looks fit for royalty. Love it! So impressed with your skill. Thanks for sharing.

  7. WOW WOW WOW! Just beautiful!! I love the gold and black - so elegant!

  8. Black and gold - drop dead gorgeous! I would have been terrified of this one!

  9. Fantastic and classy transformation!

  10. This chair is stunning too!! Truly you have a great eye for fabric and styling! I am going to follow you! Your inspiring!! I have so many chairs to redo but where is the time?

  11. I love this chair... I wish I had a place to put it!

  12. So talented! What a way to pack a glam punch!

  13. I love this chair. The black velvet and gold trim will last for ever. Very chic! I am your newest follower!

  14. You did an awesome job reupholstering and transforming the chair into a beauty! :)

  15. So glad you shared this at the party! Like I said - drop dead gorgeous! I still can't believe how you tackled those chairs!

  16. What a beautiful chair! Great job!

  17. I am about to start a 4 chair project....I need to come back and read all these posts, great job on this chair!! Love it..the black is so unexpected and perfect for that design!

  18. Love it! It looks like Old Hollywood.

  19. Wow, what an amazing job. I'm sure it's the most comfortable and soft chair ever. Found you at 2805 where I linked up my grandmothers black velvet dress. They'd be perfect together:-)

  20. What an amazing job! I could easily curl up in that!

    Your participation at Potpourri Friday is appreciated!

  21. So glamorous, I want to curl up in it.

  22. Very elegant and chic. Outstanding transformation!

  23. What a great look! Would have never thought to use the gold with the black.LOVE!

  24. Gorgeous!! What a great job! :)

  25. I'm stopping by from Miss Mustard Seeds Furniture Feature Fridays.
    You have done a fabulous recycle. You've given it new life!

  26. Hi Julia: I love the chairs you're doing. I'm trying to find the time to learn how to properly redo chairs and your site will be one of the first I visit for tutorials and help! So, thanks and beautiful work!

  27. Another great project from you that I just HAD to feature this week on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
    Thanks so much for sharing. I have serious chair envy. :D

  28. That is an amazing chair - glamourous. It oozes cool. Love it. You do amazing work girlie! The gold leafing - how do you do that??? Awesome! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  29. Another great makeover, Julia! The chair feels art deco glam to me. Nice!

  30. Saw this on Stuff & Nonsense -- how FABULOUS!

  31. I love this chair! I am so happy I found this. I reupholstering a chair right now and I have the perfect fabric but was sooo lost on how I wanted to do the wood.. BINGO! I never thought about doing it gold! It would be perfect! :D I'll have to show you or something when I get done with it and see what ya think?! Thanks for sharing!

  32. Another saw the wonderful things you do in your writing. In a word, perfect.

  33. Loved the transformation. great job julia!

  34. Awesome! they look so different, your fabric choice was great!

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  36. Julia!! I just bought 2 chairs off KSL that look JUST like this. I really NEED your tips. Could you share your tricks with me on what products you used to transform this chair? Pretty please ;D

  37. Will you have another black and gold chair like this for sale?? I LOVE

    1. Thank you Alyssa! :) I probably won't...upholstery is so time consuming, mostly because my skills are still developing. :) I'm so sorry!

  38. The link to your tutorial doesn't work anymore. Do you have the updated link?

  39. Yes she is right.the link doesn't work. Can you sent us the right or updated link ?

  40. is there a link to watch the transformation or info on the DIY?

  41. This is so beautiful! Would you be able to tell me what gold paint you used?

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