"The Reinvented Recliner"

Whew!  What a week last week was!  Thankfully I made it through and as promised I'm back to share with you guys the details of the wingback recliner in my recent client project. 
 
 
First off, when your client tells you she NEEDS a recliner in the living space, you deliver a recliner.  I'll admit however, sourcing a chic recliner on a budget is no small feat, especially when your upholsterer has mentioned on several occasions that he hates recovering recliners.  Thankfully, you have a really good relationship with him and he makes an exception for you.  ; )
 
First I needed to locate a vintage option that had a streamlined silhouette that would work well with the plan for the space.  Thankfully, I was able to score this Lane Furniture wingback recliner on Craigslist. 
 
 
I know, it's pretty bad, but the best ones always are.  I decided on a navy blue cotton blend for the interior of the chair and decided to go with a blue and cream herringbone print on the exterior. 
 
 
Mark worked his magic on this piece and I don't begin to try to understand what that means exactly.
 
 

 
All I know is that when I get that final text message with the finished product, I can hardly believe the transformation.  
 
 
We decided to dress it up a bit with a nail head trim. How awesome is that result? 

 
So awesome in fact, I had a really hard time giving this one up.  I think there may be a recliner in my future. 
 


 
The finished product was absolutely amazing in the space.  So sophisticated, yet so comfy. 
 
 
In addition to the recliner, Mark also spruced up a pair of leather ottomans I found. 
 
 
It's amazing how a simple faux leather trim and a few brass nails elevated the look of these two.
 
 
See the full reveal HERE!
 
Yet another case for the value of reinventing furniture.  Speaking of reinventing furniture, I'm pleased to announce that I'm a contributing writer in this month's Pride Magazine.
 
 
  I'm sharing my top tips for breathing new life into vintage upholstered pieces.  If you're local to Charlotte, be sure to check it out!
 
Have a great week!!
 
 
 

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Brenna Morgan said... Reply To This Comment

Brilliant! I just love that recliner. That is the best looking recliner EVER!

Cheryl Luckett said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Brenna!

Yolanda said... Reply To This Comment

Love it!!! You have an awesome design eye.

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