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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

French Chair Re-do

Why do I never take before photos? I was in no way ready to cart home these chairs from the Flea a few weeks ago. I didn't take my truck, had no place to store them, and they were not at all attractive in the state they were in. But the little voice kept whispering ..."go ahead, they have great bones". I told the sweet vendor that I really couldn't, "Not enough cash on me - husband will pitch a fit - no room at the inn" - all the usual excuses. But there I was 20 minutes later chug chug chuggin down Rt. 10 with, not one but two  big ol' ugly PINK and BLACK satin striped chairs hanging out my window.
But look at these babies now!!! Aren't they great? I just love them. So much so, that I don't think I can sell them. Even the hubby likes them (thank God). 
And the moral of the story is ~ Always listen to your little voice (it usually knows best:).

Linking up to the usual suspects this week ~
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Voila! @ The French Cupboard

Also - Please don't laugh, but I finally figured out how to set up a Facebook page for French Bleu Vintage. I think I did it right. Truth be known, I needed a lot of help from a Facebook guru pal of mine (Thanks Meredith). Check it out if you get the chance - I could really use the feedback. Just click on the FB badge to the left.

Have a great week ~ Dee XO


  1. Gorgeous chairs! I love them!

  2. If everyone is is good.
    They are indeed MORE darling.

  3. my kind of chairs. Toile materail love it. I want something red toile I have all blues


  4. Great job on your finds. I can imagine the befores. I am a new follower.

  5. Loving your chairs Dee!! I am actually trying to acquire some very similar to yours! They turned out fabulous!

  6. Such charming chairs- I love them!! The red toile is perfect!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! I had a hard time figuring out FB when I first got my page too- I'll pop over there and say hello! :)

  7. Fabulous chairs. By all means keep them until you're ready for something new. They'll sell fast when you're ready to let them go.

  8. Beautiful chairs, Dee! Have you considered painting them white and distressing them? Just a thought! :) And thanks for the sweet reminder to listen that little voice in my!

    xoxo laurie

  9. Hello Dee,

    Great handywork the chairs are as charming as ever!

    Happy Monday,

  10. I'd say, "great bones" for sure!! love the outside setting, thanks for linking up to VIF, Dee!
    xoxo Debra

  11. Your revamped chairs are awesome. l wouldn't part with them either. The toile fabric is perfect...

  12. Dee, these are beautiful! Love red and white toile!

  13. These are gorgeous! Of course, I love toile!
    Great job on the re-do!
    ~ Julie

  14. Dee come by sometime for Treasure Hunt Thursday! I would love to have you visit with us!


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