The consensus was that I should leave the chair As Is and add some decorative upholstery tacks around the curve of the front legs. Another suggestion was that I add a pillow with a pop of color. As soon as I read those two suggestions I knew exactly what this chair needed.
Here it is as you all saw it last week after being chalk painted. In case you missed that post, you can see it here at Chalk French Provincial Chair: What Would You Do.
Adding Embellishments To A Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair
Chair Embellishment Project One: Adding A Pop ColorWell I don't call myself the Interior Frugalista for nothing. I remembered I had leftover fabric from the Kitchen Window Roman Shade that I made using an extra drapery panel from the living room.
I also remembered I had some leftover fabric from the Master Bedroom Faux Roman Shade that I made from drapery panels. Perfect to use for piping on the pillow.
Out came the sewing machine and I got to work.
It took all of fifteen minutes and zero...let me repeat...zero dollars to make. Mission accomplished - a pop of color on the Chalk Painted French Provincial Chair.
It wasn't until after I took the picture that I saw the crease in the fabric. Note to self - steam pillow cover.
Chair Embellishment Two - Adding Decorative TrimMy first idea was to add silver upholstery tacks around the legs of the chair. Our living room is accented with silver and so I thought these would be perfect.
FAIL - far too masculine for this curvy chair. I could have gone online and purchased some much daintier tacks but that would require patience to await their arrival. Patience is not a virtue I was blessed with, ask Mr. Frugalista.
I had these pretty self-adhesive pearl stickers leftover from the Christmas Cone Trees I made during the holidays. They come in strips so they were easy to line up and a little hot glue secured them in place.
I think they're perfect.
Here is a close up of both the pearls and the pillow.
I'm loving how the chair looks in our living room, especially paired with the small French Provincial Nesting Table.
Thank you so much for your feedback and suggestions. I knew you would come up with the perfect solution.