a French inspired chair

shabby creek cottage

Welcome to Transformation Thursday! It’s the one day of the week we all get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if you’ve been coming around for months (or years), or this is your very first transformation rodeo – everyone is welcome to link up your projects at the bottom of this post.

chair before A couple of weeks ago, while I was working at the shop, a regular customer came in to look for a chair. Jane had bought the sheet music desk that I sold a couple of months ago, because her daughter fell in love with it. She’d been searching for a chair to go with it, with no luck. I offered to do a custom one for her, so she gave me some ideas about what her daughter would like. I found a chair and got to work.
french crown First I gave it a fresh coat of Paris Grey – then I traced a crown graphic on the back using carbon paper. I used this crown from The Graphics Fairy – but changed it to shadow for the silhouette.
painted crown I carefully painted on the crown and then recovered the seat with a pretty French inspired fabric. I love projects where you can do one step while another is drying. Sooo nice!
french inspired chair I hope Jane and her daughter love the chair as much as they do the desk. It was a little time consuming, but so worth the results!

Shared at The Graphics Fairy’s Brag Monday


Sooooooo……. whatcha got? I wanna see – and so does everybody else! Please put your PERMALINK into the linky – and link back here so everyone can find all the great ideas. Please, please, PLEASE – pretty please DO NOT LINK TO A SHOP!!! Be sure to visit your neighbors and have fun – it is a party after all. *Please note: If you link up you are giving me permission to use your photos on my blog without contacting you (don’t worry, it’s only to show off your beautiful stuff!)*

Welllllllll…………. Let’er rip, tater chip!

About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. Love the chair so “Frenchy”! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Your chair makeover is so beautiful! Well done! Just found your blog – great posts and pics!! I linked up a Pottery Barn knock off project…Thanks for hosting!!
    Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

  3. Of course I love this one, Gina!…so pretty and frenchy! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

  4. I love your chair makeover! You always do such beautiful work. This week I posted my silver spoon garden marker tutorial for you all. I’ve also found a few new great blogs to follow so thanks for hosting!

  5. Love, love, love the chair! That’s a keeper! Thanks for hosting the party, too!

  6. Thank you for hosting!

  7. Really cute chair — what girl wouldn’t love it? That crown looks labor intensive — kudos.
    Thanks for hosting.

  8. Thank you for hosting! If she doesn’t like the chair, I’m sure you’ll have no problem selling it to someone else, it’s beautiful!! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

  9. Thank you for hosting! If she doesn’t like the chair, I’m sure you’ll have no problem selling it to someone else, it’s beautiful!! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

  10. Gina, the chair is gorgeous! I wish it was in my house!! Thanks for hosting! ~Lori

  11. Love the french touch Gina. Thanks for hosting.

  12. Thanks for hosting, Gina! I linked up one of my favorite projects to date–my painted polka dot teal and white washing machine (#180).

    Have a great night!


  13. Thanks for hosting!

  14. Hi Gina, Thanks so much for hosting this FAB party! It’s always a pleasure. 🙂

  15. gina — thanks so much for hosting as always and WOW the chair is simply AWESOME or should i say REGAL!!!! one way or another…it rocks!!!! hugs…

  16. Happy Thursday morning to you! I linked up a YUMMY Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce. Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great week!

  17. I love your updated chair, I never thought to use carbon paper for tracing. Thanks for hosting party.

  18. Great idea with the carbon paper – the chair is fab! Happy to share the fun V-day party I threw for my girls. Full of fun games and food – #346. Thanks!

  19. Thanks for hosting! That chair is beautiful!

  20. I always wanted to know how to get a pattern on a piece of furniture

    thanks for the show & tell

  21. Love the chair! Thanks for hosting:)

  22. Thanks for hosting. I love your chair. The crown gives it that extra special touch! Love it!

  23. Big Linky Party! Thanks for hosting! Great ideas on here!

  24. Thank you so very much for letting me add my link. Please feel free to come add yours to my new “linkys” list http://fireplacedecorating.blogspot.com/ You have “great” taste and talent. I have subscribed to your blog, following your pinterest and also twitter. Have a blessed weekend.

  25. First time I linked up. Got so many great ideas. Ta Lots.

  26. thanks for hosting….tons of great ideas

  27. Love the chair, hope they did too.

  28. where oh where did you get that fabric?! I love it!!

  29. Gina, I love this chair! Great job on the redo! Spectacular!

  30. Beautiful, by the way loved your curtains, I go look if you have a tutorial or something )))


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