Chinoiserie Twins

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 -

Chinoiserie is so BIG right now! I'm not usually a bandwagon-jump-on-er so I've resisted the urge to buy a few pieces just because "they're in style"... Then I saw these two on craigslist for a price I couldn't pass up.

 I've always liked this silhouette for armchairs. Not sure what it's called, but I like the straight lines and scooped sides.

I wasn't digging the whole "Tommy Bahama wannabe" look, plus this finish was chipping off in a few areas (and not in a cool way). That was easily fixed with some black paint and fun upholstery.

What do you think now? It's a good thing I don't have any black in my house or I would be tempted to keep the pair.

Linking at:

Liz Marie Blog
The Shabby Creek Cottage

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The Shabby NestFurniture Feature Fridays


  1. What a great makeover! The fabric you chose is perfect!

  2. Looks good, I really like the fabric.

  3. Those are nice! Love the black/white combo.

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  5. Great re-do, loving the black and white combo!
    I'm visiting you today from Liz Marie. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
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  6. I love what you have done with these! I just bought my own high back rattan chair and am contemplating a whole new look for it! I cant believe that even Ikea has a similar one for $130!? When I spotted on for 15 i grabbed it, despite my husbands complaining. ;) Thanks for inspiring me with your colour selection!

  7. Love your black and white chairs! I"m featuring them in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for joining the party!

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  9. A very good and informative article indeed. It helps me a lot to enhance my knowledge, I really like the furniture's and i am loving the black and white combo! furniture shops


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