Lavender and White Slipcovered Chair & Photo Actions

In my last post, I mentioned that I painted and slipcovered the French Country chair
that I picked up a while ago at an estate sale for around $30.00.
Well, here she is all romantic and pretty…
(Oh, she’s definitely a girl.)
white lavender slipcover repurosed lavender French chair
The chair originally looked like this…
(A perfectly fine chair with beautiful fabric that didn’t work with what I have goin’ on over here.)
I had also purchased some vintage lavender linens from Miss Mustard Seed’s
Oh, how I love these linens and I’m always searching for more of them.
There was a set of four napkins and one huge, square towel or centerpiece linen.
I used the larger square piece to slipcover the top of the down-filled cushion.
The rest of the chair was slipcovered and ruffled with Rachel Ashwell’s Dream White Linen.

Linen ties keep everything in place.
and hit it with two coats of clear wax.
(I’ll share more about Pure White, French Linen, and Coco this weekend.)
And, here’s one more shot just because I’m in. love. with. this. chair.
and because it took and entire Sunday to make the slipcover!
Before I go, I wanted to let you know that my friends,
have each recently written some posts about taking great photos.
(Donna is actually doing an entire series this month called, 31 Days from Blog to Biz)
Well, guru Marian shared the Flora Bella Photoshop actions that she uses
to make her great photos awesome.
I’ve been hemming and hawing over purchasing the Luxe set for months
and after reading Marian’s post today, I finally made the investment.
And. Oh. my. heavens.
BEFORE actions…
AFTER the Cashmere action was applied (and adjusted)…
white lavender slipcover repurosed lavender French chair
Pretty cool, huh?
This post is long enough so I’ll share more about actions next week
after I’ve had a little more time to play and get privy.
Thanks for reading.

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  1. Katie says:

    This chair is gorgeous Jami!! You did a fabulous job! Sunday well spent! It looks as though it would be so cozy to sink down into!

  2. Shannon says:

    That chair looks amazing! What a transformation, love the colors and how soft and cozy it looks :)

  3. Beautiful chair Jami!! :) Love your new photoshop too!! xoxo Rachel

  4. {oc cottage} says:

    Holy cats! I am nearly speechless…but not quite because I must continue to gush! That is soooo awesome…you are amazing northern girl!!!

    m ^..^

  5. Ozma of Odds says:

    …LOVE how your chair turned out!!! and the florabella textures too:)
    xo, Rosemary

  6. chris says:

    Oh, Jami. What fun! I love the new look…she is perfectly you. :)

  7. Ohhh my word Jami it is absolutely beyond gorgeous!!! I pretty much adore everything about i!
    Thank you for sharing it with us!!


  8. This is so sweet! I love the ruffle.

  9. Karen says:

    That turned out beautifully. It’s a totally different chair…so gorgeous! The ps actions are so fantastic, as is your photography.

  10. June says:

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!!!! You did a beautiful job on this lovely chair Jami!

  11. Jami…it’s dream chic! Beautiful!

  12. Love that chair!!! You are one talented lady!!! :) And the new photoshop action is amazing!!!


  13. You rock, you know that right? That chair is so decadent! And with the way you’re snapping photos these days, every mag will be standing in line to have you!

    Gorgeous! And thanks for the mention!! xo


  14. Great transformation! That chair is beautiful and is just calling to be sat in, it looks so comfy!

  15. The slipcover is just fantastic! I love how that chair came out!!

  16. Your chair turned out beautifully, Jami! I love the ruffled slip and the pillow cushion! Nice fabric choices.

  17. Wonderful transformation!

  18. Judy says:

    The chair is gorgeous. You have such a way with things. Just stunning.

  19. Sarah says:

    I love that chair! Beautiful job! :)

  20. Beautiful chair! Love it in white. Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

  21. Susan says:

    Such a pretty chair now! You’ve completely transformed it into quite a beauty. Love the linens. :)
    - Susan

  22. Stephanie says:

    OH MY GOSH! I love it! What style and vision you have! Who wouldn’t want to sit on that chair and sink into that beautiful fabric. I too am going to purchase those actions after reading Marian’s post. Seems like cheating a little, but hey, I am no photographer and could use all the help I can get. I can not believe what a fast sewer you are, and the quality and attention to detail and unbelievable. Great job Jami!

  23. Francine says:

    I love the way this chair came out :)

  24. Nan says:

    What an adorable little chair! I love it – so plump and inviting! Great job!

  25. Allison says:

    Your chair is gorgeous, Jami! You did a beautiful job.

  26. Judy says:

    Jami! Would I love to sit down or rather sink down into that gorgeous million dollar chair! I can’t believe it is the same chair you started with. How absolutely French chic!

  27. We’re your newest followers and think you do such a fantastic job! Visit us anytime.

  28. Kim says:

    Oh, what a sweet little chair! Love how cozy it looks. I think I would feel like a queen! :0)

  29. Your chair is gorgeous, Jami! Love the fluffy down cushion and ruffles. You truly transformed it! Great photos too.

  30. Jami, So gorgeous!! The chair turned out perfect.

  31. Hi Jami,
    Girl, this chair rocks!!! I would love to have this in my home, you did a fantastic job!!!
    Hope your doing well sweet friend!
    Have a beautiful weekend.

  32. Karen says:

    It looks so comfy and inviting now. Just lovely! God bless x

  33. This is beautiful, Jami. I love using linens for sewing pillows. These cushions are fab. Will have to check out RA’s fabric line now that she’s opened a store close by.

  34. Jami ~ that chair is absolutely stunning! Your extreme talent is so evident in the visions that you have and the work you do! There is nothing better than the feel of vintage linen….. ♥

    xoxo laurie

  35. Absolutely scrumptious!!!
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  36. Who "NEW" Creations says:

    I have a chair & rocker like your girl!….Yuck on the country version and awesome on your new version! Now I need to do mine!
    P.S. I want my house to grow up and be just like yours. Diane

  37. {northern cottage} says:

    this is so beyond pretty – I keep coming back to look at it! thanks for sharing & the inspiration! Now i’m on the hunt for a similar chair!

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