Changing The Look Of A Vintage Settee
Once an item that flew out of antiques stores, settees are not moving as quickly as they did in previous decades when more traditional styles of furnishings were in style. Today, younger buyers are after furnishings with cleaner lines and upholstery with either graphic bold fabrics or plain textiles that add some texture to the room.
My friend Clyde did his hair salon in a theme of black and pink colors and updated a vintage settee to match the decor of his salon. Clyde changed an old brown wood settee by removing the cane backing and adding an upholstered back. The dark wood finish was replaced with black paint and faux pink fur fabric was added for the seat.
Visit Clyde's salon http://www.clydestamandshairdesign.com/
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.
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