French Settee Makeover







Hi Friends!

Im excited to share with you my DIY makeover of this beautiful settee and chairs I had purchased many years ago.

Hubby and I were browsing Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta, and I spotted this gorgeous French setee and chairs.

Upon looking at the set I wasn't quite sure where I would put it. At the time we had just moved into our current home and I had 90% of the interior house finished and decorated.

I already had a beautiful sofa for my home as well as a victorian sofa I had inherited from my great-grandmother.

None of that matterd tho'… I  had already fallen head over heels in love with the gorgeous ornate wood carvings and caned back. 

The seller was willing to give us a good deal so it was too good to pass up! πŸ™‚


*** Fast Forward***

All these years I never used the set. πŸ™ They sat in my basement and later in the storage unit.


A few weeks ago I saw them in my storage unit and my  light bulb went OFF!

I knew exactly how I would decorate them and where I would put them.





I painted both the setee and chairs and distressed them lightly. 

I've yet to have them both reupholsted. However, for now and to keep the project budget friendly I was able to cover them all with gorgeous swoon worthy fabrics that were lightly drapped on the chairs. 


Believe it or not…I coverd the setee with a light pink lacy ruffled shower curtain I purchased from Urban Barn.

 Pretty huh?







The chairs I use in my Living Room.






The settee is in my bedroom (boudoir as I like to call it. πŸ™‚ ) at the foot of my bed against the fireplace.











Hubby and I just recentely celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversay and one of my sweet gifts was a new Rachel Ashwell White Duvet called Petticoat.

So pretty!!!






Thanks to my handy little cellphone photographer Grant he captured this photo of me and my fur babies enjoying our lovely settee.




It's truly amazing what a little paint and some pretty fabric can do!

A night and day transformation.



I have some fun photos to share with you REAL soon using the settee as a whimsy photo prop. Can't wait to share!




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Linda P.

Just absolutely gorgeous, Jenn!!! What a beautiful transformation. I loved getting a peek at your gorgeous, almost edible bedroom, too! Oh, it makes me think of whipped frosting and cupcakes. I am officially inspired.

Ohhh myyyy! Love, love, love! Your rooms are so pretty and romantic! The chairs and settee turned out adorable!Great idea using the shower curtain for the seats too. I am in love with Rachel’s duvet set, I would sure love one for myself…A girl can dream, right? Thanks for sharing and have a great day! Marcia

Wow! I love the chair seats alot! Very pretty! The pieces are just gorgeous. I don’t know how you could bear to have them down in the basement for so long!

So charming!! I love your gorgeous settee and chair and LOVE LOVE LOVE them in white too!! πŸ™‚

Hello sweet Jenn, The settee and chair makeover is gorgeous!!! You did a beautiful job sweetie! It always amazes me what white paint can do! I love the pretty ruffle shower curtain you used for a cover and the lovely pillows too! You are so creative! Your bedroom is gorgeous!!! I love how sweet, feminine, pretty and cheerful it is! I love all the soft colors and darling vignettes! Dearest, you are so gorgeous!!!! I love the photo your sweet Grant took of you and your adorable furry babies! Your sweet spirit shines through in your beautiful face! A true Southern Belle! I look forward to seeing the photo prop! Oh, and your sweet Viv looked so adorable! She makes a perfect bunny ballerina! Blessings to you and your dear ones! Love, Paula xoxo

Love them jenn….they turned out beautiful.

Hello again, beautiful Jenn! I forgot to wish you and your hubby a very happy and blessed 10 year wedding anniversary! Yay!!! I love the petticoat duvet! That was such a sweet and romantic gift! Have a lovely day sweet friend! xoxo~Paula

Hi Jenn… love your gorgeous settee!… you are so talented and creative, it turned out just stunning!… your boudoir is c’est magnifique!… congratulations on your 10th anniversary… Jack and I celebrated our 35th yesterday!… your fur babies are precious!… love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Beautiful Jenn ! I am laughing tho that you had them in storage. I really need to get some things out myself and either use them or lose them.
Happy anniversary too and may you share many more happy ones.

Oh my gosh, those pieces are amazing, Jenn.

Thank you girl! πŸ˜‰

looks great Jenn. I love them in white. good thing you could see past the drab brown before hand! I have 3 dressers in my bedroom that I keep telling my husband I’m going to paint white.. he hates the idea! but he’ll like it when its done. I have to show him the picture of your room. He’ll surely count his blessings then! lol. (really he doesnt care.. he has his barn! lol)
have a great week

Fabulous!!! You did an amazing makeover on the set, and what a wonderful find as well! I also swooned when I saw your RA white petticoat duvet… I am in LOVE with it and am currently saving $ for it. Is it as beautiful as it looks? Lucky girl!
Enjoy your lovelies…
~ Stephanie

Great transformation Jenn! The pieces look *right at home* in your home, can’t wait to see them used as props–so fun! xo,Jen

I love the chair!!!! Absolutely marvelous transformation. I am a new follower and I have fallen in love with your “Boudior”! The Armoire is stunning. Thank you for sharing this with us.
T. Dean
Dean Designs

wow, what an amazing transformation!! you have the most beautiful bedroom i have ever seen – so feminine and romantic and pretty!

Romantique Inspirations~

Hi Jenn, OH my gosh, I can’t believe you waited this long….. those pieces are exquisite. I absolutely love them and all the wonderful details they have and you look pretty as ever with your cute fur babies.
Enjoy your Day~

Beautiful. I love all of your photos. Just amazing!

Katie Posh Totty Designz UK

Super adorable as always Jenn – love Katie in the UK x

Amazing post and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!

I love it!!!

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