2.14.2011

The Broyhill Chairs - Before & After

Before One of my favorite types of chairs has always been the ladder back chair. They are just classic. The straight lines and angles give it elegance and comfort. We happened upon these and had planned to finish them with a dining table but had a client stop by to pick up a few side tables and snagged a couple of these as well.

After
We painted these in our classic black and re-upholstered the seats in a linen colored ticking fabric.
The legs have several layers of detail which pop with a bit of distressing.
The wood embellishment at the top of each chair is Broyhill's signature mark. Broyhill is a good quality furniture and we own a few of our own pieces as well.
I went with the solid linen color as it can be paired with so many fun colors. It looks clean and fresh.
We have four chairs available to be purchased if anyone is interested.

Up next is a fun dresser armoire with amazing lines and details.

Happy Valentine's Day!
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27 comments:

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Fab-u-lous!! you are amazing!
Victoria~

Christine Jargick said...

Love these! So much more interesting than the before.

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

They are very beautiful, and I love the linen and black combination.

NanaDiana said...

Melanie- Love those chairs...they are similar to one I painted the same way..but I put a bit of gold on the raised design. Love it! xxoo Diana

Pam said...

Well done! If I needed chairs, I'd be hitting you up, but have more than I need as it is. You do a great job on your projects!

Have a great day.
Pam

michelle said...

Just beautiful Melanie! The distressing is perfect on the all the details! They look classic and elegant!

Happy Valentines Day, I hope you are enjoying it! :)

Allison said...

Those are beautiful, Melanie. They would look wonderful with my dining room table...if I lived closer to you! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Discontinued said...

Just found your blog and got lost for HOURS!!!! Your work is magnificent and so inspiring! A feast for the eyes and works of art~!!!!!!

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

These turned out amazing! I love the distressed look and the scroll at the top! I am your newest follwer!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

These are seriously fabulous! You did a wonderful job!!
XO
Kristin

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the black distressed finish really helps show off those lovely details on the backrest!

Goodnight moon said...

Uh-MAZ-ing as always! You do such a fabulous job!!!!

AllieMakes! said...

Those turned out beautifully! I love the color you chose!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Chris said...

Love the linen! The apron you used in staging is lovely, too.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Distressed black is always so right and perfect. Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

alison @ stuff and nonsense said...

the before was boring...the after...fabulous...love the bits of distressing on the chair backs too...would love for you to hook up to my 'fridays unfolded' if you get the chance...http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2011/02/fridays-unfolded-6.html


blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

tales from an oc cottage said...

You're killing me, Smalls! It's like magic...whatever you touch gets a shiny, pretty, new life! You're just amazing!

m ^..^

Tiff said...

Beautiful!!! I love the distressing on the corners. Just stunning!

Fiona said...

They look great! well done.

freckled laundry said...

Beautiful chairs. (And of course, you know I love that wreath above them!)

Thanks for linking with air your laundry friday, sweetie.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

What a great job!

shannon said...

Beautiful, very talented!
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Agatha said...

they came out Beautiful, great job!!
Agatha at audistree.blogspot.com

The DIY Show Off said...

Oh wow, Melanie! What a beautiful transformation! Thank you so much for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! I'm including a link in this week's highlights! ;)

Have a wonderful week!
Roeshel

ShantyGirl said...

I love the linen and black too. These are beautiful.
Sherry

Terry said...

The chairs look great and I agree on the timelessness of ladder back chairs.

Ginger said...

Those turned out beautiful. :)Following from Not Just a Housewife. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. The most view link will receive a set of fancy rectangle chalkboard labels from my etsy shop. Hope to see you there.

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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