Black & Pink Chair Makeover


Remember when Danny wore black & pink to the prom?  I fell in love with him it THEN.  I was 10 and my Mom & Dad took me to see the movie “Grease”.  Danny was so smooth, and charming.  Add a little romantic chic & feminine and BOOM…you have my “Black & Pink Chair Makeover”.

Gorgeous black & pink chair makeover...

So yah, I like black & pink together. Was it “Grease” that did it?  I have no idea.  Either way you have to admit that they are a great pair.  Sexy, bold, chic, romantic, feminine, yet masculine.  They are just darn pretty together.

So, when my oldest daughter picked out this beautiful pink rose fabric I just had to have it.  I knew it would make these chairs that I inherited POP with interest.

Here they were in our bedroom about 8 years ago.  I love the shape.

(see our bedroom now HERE)

Way Way Before

Here they are when I attempted to get bold.

Way Before (click for more on this transformation).

Then, I got really bold and reupholster them with a zebra print blanket that had ripped.  It was a perfect match because the blanket was from my Mom, and the chairs were originally from her Dad in the late 50’s (maybe that’s why I chose black & pink, hmmmm???).

They looked really good, and I actually kept the zebra fabric under the rose fabric if I want to go back to it.  Plus, it’s from my MOM!

Before (click for full tutorial on how to reupholster these chairs).

Here’s one for Valentine’s Day…aren’t those black shoes sexy?  I bet my husband wishes I would wear them.

Place Mat Turned Heart Pillow

Okay, so here’s one now all embellished with pink roses.  It almost looks like a cake.  Or possibly one of those 1975 pool caps we had to wear in the gym pool.  Oh no, I hope it doesn’t  😯 .

Gorgeous black & pink chair makeover...

Oh look…here’s my handsome grandfather hanging over his chairs with his great granddaughter’s fabric.  Pretty cool.  I know he would LOVE them.  I just happened to have a pink rose frame.

Gorgeous black & pink chair makeover...

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Do you love that little silver accent table like I do?

What a pretty accent table!

If so, you can get the entire look here…all you need are some arm chairs to paint black (the link to the full tutorial is above on how to reupholster & paint the chairs).

You can shop this look here:

Silver Accent Table 

Black Sequin Pillow

Pink Rose Fabric

Black Retro Rotary Phone

I think I might watch Grease this weekend.  Have a good one!

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20 Responses

  1. JaneEllen says:

    Wowsers, talk about S-E-X-Y. Gotta love those chairs with pin rose fabric and all embellishment to your scene. Where do you have this? Back in your room?
    Love your ceiling, does look like a cabin, snazzy one, but a cabin. Would love to have wood ceiling but not cottage cheese ceiling in our mfg.home. When people order a house they don’t pay attention to things have to live with, aaarrrgghh.
    Hope you have wonderful weekend Julie.

    otta love those chairs and all else. Awesome old phone too. Finding that fabric is like icing on cake and embellishments to scene are pretty hot too. Good job.

  2. dad says:

    The Chairs turned out GREAT, Good Job to all, love, Dad

  3. dad says:

    PS, Mom loved them also.

  4. becky says:

    Hi Julie ~ Wow, am I the first comment 2day?! ~ This trio sure pops with excitement & charm! ~ I wanted to give my Mom something different & cool this Valentine’s Day, & I think this will be really fun to recreate! My Dad passed away in Oct. 2012 & he loved to give my Mom roses; he grew them, all shades but she really loves PINK ones & she has been blue lately, thinking of him….I love your captivating silver table & I am looking around to see which tiny able I can spray silver, & which chair I can repaint black! I just ordered 2 yards of the pink roses fabric… u remember where u found the pink roses frame? ~ As usual u have been very busy fashioning something quaint for us all to enjoy, just love this3some!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Julie – I absolutely love the silver table. The chairs are outstanding! How are the roses holding up? I would be afraid I’d crush them 😮
    Happy Valentines day!

  6. Shelley MacMillan says:

    Cute, cute, cute, but I must admit I really love the zebra, too.
    Thanks for the ideas!

  7. erika wilson says:

    What a lovely combination! Perfect! I also love the zebra and am glad you didn’t trash it. You have a good eye.

  8. Ivory says:

    OMG Julia, everything you touches turns into treasure. Those fab pink seat covering are breathtaking. I love them! I just to,d my hubby you will be moving in with us. ??? honey your work always rock. I have a little table like the one you have here, but I love the color of yours. Our formal dinning room chairs also like the ones you have here to. Happy Valentine Day!

  9. carol says:

    Wonderful; I love each and every one of the chair transformations. You really have ‘the eye’, ‘the touch’, and ‘the talent’ to make things turn out just right. Each one has its’ own personality. Thank you Julie 🙂

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Thank you, Carol! I was a little worried about this one, but it really is so pretty in person. Happy Valentine’s Day early!

  10. Sue says:

    Those chairs are so stinkin’ cute! Your daughter has great taste as well! Love the fabric!

  11. Laurel in PA says:

    Love the pink and black combination. Many years ago, my mom got a car in that color combo. The car didn’t last long but the memory of its coolness did. I admire your ingenuity and stamina. Can’t wait to see the next project.

  12. Dee says:

    You are so creative! I love the chic look!!

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