Double Take: Pink Floral French Side Chair Before & After

A year ago I bought this chair from an estate sale for $20. It was one of many chairs in my chair addiction collection. If it was cute, I’d buy it! Plain and simple. And this chair was cute! I loved the curvy legs and back. I did not love the existing look however.
French side chair

Fast forward to the present and this chair has finally received the much deserved makeover.

Pink Floral French Side ChairPink Floral French Side Chair

Isn’t she pretty? I gave her a coat of Gloss White by Rustoleum and upholstered the seat in “Campbell” by Duralee Fabrics. I added double-welt piping for the perfect touch. In case you’ve missed it I wrote up a tutorial explaining my sewing process on double-welt piping.

Pink Floral French Side ChairPink Floral French Side Chair

I love the large-scale pink floral design on the fabric. And I hope the lovely recipient of this chair loves it just as much. It’ll make a nice home in a girl’s room. We’re hoping to have that room finished in the next few months even though we have yet to start the project. Yikes! But we have been working diligently from home as you all can see. Most of the pieces for her room are being furnished by things I’ve had in my possession for a year…which speaks volumes about my thrifting obsession.
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48 Responses to Double Take: Pink Floral French Side Chair Before & After

  1. Katie @ Wildwood Creek

    Love the fabric! Beautiful makeover!

  2. Amy

    I have a chair just like this one. I have left the dark wood on the chair, but have recoved the seat. The only thing I haven’t finished is the piping. Thanks for the tutorial! Come check out my site when you get a chance!

    • Milla

      Thanks for visiting Amy! We will surely check out your site.

  3. Addison

    Wow, excellent job! I love the fabric.

    • Milla

      Thanks for visiting Addison

  4. Virginia

    Great transformation! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that chair!!!

    • Milla

      Thanks for visiting Virginia. We love to transform chairs, which you’ll see if you haven’t yet looked at our other projects.

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  6. Priscila

    That fabric is beautiful! I bought a chair at a yard sale I want to reupholster but idk where to start!

    • Kahli

      Hey priscilla! Thanks for visiting. What kind of chair is it?

  7. Deborah

    Öooohhh, she’s really GORGEOUS…and that double piping…be still my heart!! Off to check out your piping tutorial!

    • Milla

      Hi Deborah. Thanks for stopping by! The floral print really makes this chair I think. Oh and it’s beautiful curves

  8. cassie

    oh my goodness- LOVE the style, love the colors, love the fabric, love everything about this chair except that it is not mine. 😉

    • Kahli

      LOL! Cassie you are hilarious! I have extra of this fabric maybe I should offer it as a giveaway at some point especially if I have at least a yard leftover.

  9. Brooke @

    This chair is awesome! I love the graphic floral print! Can’t wait to see the whole room!

    • Milla

      Hi Brooke. I’m excited to see what the room looks like too lol. We’ll be done soon. It’s just that almost everything in the room is a diy project. Thanks for visiting.

  10. Kelly Mann

    Beautiful fabric and beautifully done! Thanks so much for the comment!

    • Milla

      Thanks Kelly and thanks for stopping by!

  11. Nikki

    I love this chair! The facbric is lovely! New follower :) Found your blog through the Show Me What You Got link party,

    Stop by and visit us @

    • Kahli

      Oh thanks for becoming a follower Nikki. We appreciate it! Your comment was caught in spam :(. I’ve been to your blog before when it was photograph naturally. So I’ll be sure to check out your new blog!

  12. Vicky

    Oolala Mademoiselle! The fabric is fabulous and the piping just gives it such an elegant touch!

    • Milla

      Thanks Vicky! I can’t believe this pretty fabric sat in the closet for over a year before we did something with it.

  13. Lissa

    Love your chair makeover – it looks so beautiful!

    • Milla

      Thanks very much Lisa!!

  14. Sarah

    I love what you’ve done to it! Looks amazing!

  15. Just Jaime

    So pretty! I have a chair like this to redo! I love that fabric!

    • Milla

      Oh really? Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Thanks for visiting!

  16. angie

    love the colors of the chairs very pretty

    • Milla

      Thanks for visiting Angie!

  17. Gwen

    That fabric is gorgeous! Tres Chic!

    • Milla

      Thanks so much Gwen! We appreciate!

  18. Jaime at crafty scrappy happy

    Ohh my goodness I am in love! I adore the double piping—I am going to have to go and check out your tutorial! I am so darn in love with your blog—-so so so talented and so much inspiration here! Thank you SO much for linking up over at crafty scrappy happy!

    • Milla

      Thanks Jamie. thanks for hosting!

  19. Margaret@RummageLiving

    Hi guys! I featured you on TGIF!! Great job!!!

    • Milla

      Oh wow! Thanks Margaret. We will check it out

  20. Theresa

    Hi Ladies, Your chair re-purpose is great! I love the fabric you picked! I love all the diy I am seeing here. Have a great weekend!

  21. Katie

    Love this chair!! It’s so bright and fun! The fabric looks gorgeous with the white – such a fun combo!!

    • Milla

      Thanks Katie! Yea white was the best choice

  22. Jaime at crafty scrappy happy

    Hi Friends I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful makeover! Thank you SO much for linking up!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  23. simple home life

    I love this little chair makeover! Fabulous fabric! Thank you for sharing this at my Simply Creations Link Party!

  24. Nikki

    Back again! I would love it if you would come by and share your chair at my linky party.

  25. Ellen

    Love the chair it so pretty. I also think the print is very cute.

    • Milla

      Awww Ellen Hugs to you as well. Thanks for visiting!!

  26. Jill

    Love your transformations, especially this little chair that was ok before…the after is very special! Going to be spending lots of time on your wonderful blog :)

    • Kahli

      Hey Jill! I just came from your great blog. I’m still on there looking at all your lovely stuff :)

  27. Deana

    wow! fantastic! I would love it if you liked this up to my weekly blog party From Trash to Treasure.

  28. BeezRentalDesigns

    This would look great in my bedroom! Beautiful!

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