BEFORE & AFTER: VINTAGE WINGBACK SETTEE

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I posted a little teaser pic of my refinished and reupholstered wingback settee last week but I've secretly been dying to share the full image with you!

 Back in August it was my find of the week and looked, I must say, like a raggedy piece of trash when I first picked it up. But I stuffed it into my friend's SUV with visions of grandeur in my head, knowing I could turn it into something special.

(Doesn't it look like a dog was chewing on that chair arm??) I immediately knew I wanted to remove the skirt and spray the legs, but it was awhile before I decided which way to go with the fabric. I originally purchased Kravet's  Bansuri print in Storm with intentions of going the punchy Ikat route...

but ended up sticking with a classic look which allows the settee to be updated any number of ways with various color/style pillows and throws.

I decided to go with black fabric with nailhead trim and because I'm a bit of a fabric...collector (ahem), I actually had 10 yards of a great upholstery weight textured Ebony cotton fabric in my office. So it only made sense for me to put it to use!

Brushed chrome nailheads. 
I'm thrilled with the way it turned out! As with (almost) every piece I buy/refinish, I struggled with whether to keep or sell this one, but I've decided to sell it. For now it lives in my eat-in kitchen (and looks pretty fab behind the table, I must say!), but as soon as I can wrangle another photograph, it will be listed for sale in my shop. If you'd love to take it home, drop me a line! Local Atlanta pick-up/delivery available or I can ship it to your location.