Fabulous Friday – French Arm Chairs

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It’s Fabulous Friday! One of my fabulous favorites is the French arm chair. My parents had a set in their formal living room and I was always fascinated with them. I loved all the attention to detail; the carving of the wood, the tapestry, and over all look of the chairs. Being a child of the 80’s, let’s face it, furniture was ugly.  At least it was to me, so…not…my taste! I’ve always had a “thang” for French style decorating, maybe due to these chairs, IDK?

I lost both of my parents to cancer (horrible disease and a future post) so in a way, these chairs comfort me.❤️ On Christmas morning we would open our presents in “The Formal Living Room” (yes, I used air quotes when talking about this room because it was reserved for formal/special events.) naturally, I always had to sit in one of the French chairs! Photos of dressing up with your BFF’s, dance recitals, Proms, you name it, were taken with these chairs – happy memories. I now own them and they proudly sit in my “formal living room”.

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I don’t think I could ever paint my parent’s chairs, for sentimental reasons. I like the memories I have when I look at them.

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A couple of weeks ago my BFF gave me a set to restyle (stay tuned for their transformation) finally finished this one yesterday. I’m quite pleased with the result and love how you can change the look with something as simple as a lumbar pillow…
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I can’t wait to share the transformation process with you…next week my friends, next week! Hint: I used ASCP French Linen and Old White.
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Have a Fabulous Friday!
– Sarah