I am so glad that you have come to visit my dear neighbors, I have lots going on at Anne’s Attic – design this last week, but today I will share with you one of my very favorite redoes!

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This shabby looking chair frame is what I started with. I call it a harp back chair, which I purchased for $5.00 at a thrift store about five years ago. The chair is called a Duncan Phyfe Lyre chair. Duncan Phyfe Lyre was Scottish born, he settled in New York City and opened a shop and started making these beautiful chairs 1784. They were usually made in birch but a few were made in mahogany like mine is, it was made in about 1930.

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My chair is fragile, I use it in my bedroom where it doesn’t get a lot of wear. Its like an old friend.

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To recover the seat I put a chicken feed bag on it.

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I sanded it down and used two coats of flat white paint, then I distressed with sand paper. Lastly I sprayed it with a clear flat finishing spray. I am really happy with the out come of my old chair. It makes me smile every time I walk by it. Its like an old friend that go a new hair do.

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Stay tuned in for more redoes! Have a Great Weekend!

Life is LOVERLY when you are doing what you love!



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1 thought on “A LOVERLY reDo

  1. Thanks so much for visiting me and my blog today, Anne 🙂 You’ve got a lovely blog, and I love your chair re-do. That feed sack was such a great inspiration–looks wonderful on the chair.


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