MARCH – Fab Furniture Flippin Contest – MIX & MATCH

Hello and welcome to the MARCH Fab Furniture Flippin Contest.  I missed out on the February contest, so I was very keen to take part this month. The theme for the March is – Mix and Match! Great briefing if you ask me.. my brain was going at a speed of light with various ideas as usual… but I did end up going with the first idea that came into my head…. I hope you love it as much as I do!


This month’s contest is hosted by Colleen from 58 Water Street  and Charlotte from Ciburbanity, don’t forget to visit all the hosts and check out their fabulous creations!

This month’s competition is sponsored by  Fairfield World.  At Fairfield World you will find various products like batting, foam, and fillers for your upholstery needs!

My first thought for this month’s theme was to mix up different types of furniture into one great thing!  I came up with an idea to use two old chairs and make them into one French inspired sofa/seat.  I went on a lookout for 2 french style chairs, but surprise surprise I couldn’t find any!!! I kept praying I would find the chairs, but no such luck for weeks… As I was running out of time I decided to use two ordinary chairs and simply improvise.. as I was working away one day, I thought I should drive to the local amenity site.. don’t ask me why, I just had to… anyway after looking around I thought.. well that was waste of time as there was nothing there – and then as I was about to leave…….. I saw 2 Louis Style chairs in the BURN PILE!!!!

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I kid you not…. I run to the pile and I must have had the biggest grin on my face, I wanted do a happy dance there and then – those two chairs were exactly what i was after and someone wanted to BURN them!!!!! It didn’t matter that they were scratched, damaged and missing an arm… I tried to act all cool and collected as I was carrying the chairs to the car but inside I was screaming from happiness (well if anyone can imagine how I felt at that moment – it’s you all!!!!)


I came home and immediately scrapped the old  idea and started working on my new finds!  perfect perfect perfect * I sang as I was doing a little dance around them*

I removed the fabric and the seats and  fixed the two chairs together.  I removed the old tatty fabric and the padding from the backs.


I then sanded them and painted them using chalk paint.   To bring the two chairs together I decided to use an mdf board to create a backing for the whole seat.  I glued the upholstery foam on the backs of the chairs and shaped them.


To create the seating area I used an mdf board which I cut out using a jigsaw and glued on some upholstery foam and batting.  I then upholstered it using a plain fabric.  As I was after a nice French look for this seat I used Toile de Jouy fabric in blue for the backs of the chairs. To bring the two fabrics together I decided to a beautiful blue fabric I had at home and created  some double welting  {full tutorial to follow} which was glued around the seat and chairs using hot glue gun (mix and match – it’s all in the theme).


I loved the frame as it was but it was missing something.. and then I remembered, my friend gave me this beautiful moulding for my birthday a few years ago but I never used it as I was waiting for the right project.. It would be perfect for this!! I painted the roses with chalk paint  and shaded it using some blue paint.


To finish off the French inspired look as I was after I created a fancy bolster pillow.  I have never done it but I really wanted to incorporate the fabrics I used on the sofa so decided to give it a go!   And here is my take on the Mix & Match theme!!

What do you think? Oui ou Non ?

beautiful-diy-french-style-seat blue-french-style-sofa




Coco approves!!





FFFC main graphic updated (10.2015)

Also, several from the FFFC Team will be blogging about their own fantastic Fab Flippin Projects! Stay tuned to each of their pages and make sure you pay them a visit!

Evey of Evey’s Creations (Co-Creator)
Stacy of Anastasia Vintage (Co-Creator)
Charlotte of Ciburbanity
Lynn of Fern Avenue
Carrie of Thirty Eighth Street
Colleen of 58 Water Street
Thea of Sweet Tea Refinishing

The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest is open only to the entrants who have signed up through the group Facebook page.  If you are interested in participating in this contest going forward, please contact the lovely Evey at or Stacy at or email the FFFC team at  to find out how!

Charlotte’s Project

ottoman with chairs in background

Colleen’s Project

From Evija with Love SIGNATURE NEW


59 thoughts on “MARCH – Fab Furniture Flippin Contest – MIX & MATCH

  1. Wow, what an amazing transformation! Love the beautiful fabric you chose and the gorgeous flower embellishment. Thanks for sharing your makeover at Talk of the Town.

  2. Oui, magnifique! love the touch of blue on the roses! Love the whole thing, just wonderful thanx.

  3. What an incredible project Evija! I love that you saved those chairs from a burn pile. That is just crazy to me! Anyway, great job! You’ve inspired me to make one of these the next time I see two beaten up chairs at a garage sale. I totally love this idea! I’d love it if you’d share this amazing project at Vintage Charm, which is all about vintage, repurposing, and upcycling. The party’s on right now. I hope to see you there. Tuula P.S. Coco is adorable.

  4. Evija you always amaze me! I love what you did with those rescued chairs. I can’t imagine someone wanted to burn any furniture… I can’t find the name in English, but they remind me of the old “lover” french chairs.

  5. You did a wonderful job with those chairs. I like how you put a backing on to form a cohesive unit. The painted moulding took it up a notch, and then your blue toile fabric — lovely. Congrats on your bolster pillow. What a great project.

  6. Evija, how completely and utterly perfect! You now have me obssessing over finding similar chairs to refurbish. Just stunning! Please, please come and share this project at my Five Star Frou-Frou linkup? It’s a feature in the making!

  7. Oh mais oui, oui, oui! This is a wonderful project and looks fantastic! I’ll definitely be pinning this for future reference, if not for the love seat, per se, but the amazing makeover. Great work! Sue via #MakingHome

  8. Beautiful! I LOVE how you combined the two chairs together. What a find from the garbage – I can’t believe it!

  9. this is the best chairs turned bench I’ve seen I think. A lot of times it ends up looking mostly like a couple of chairs sitting really close to each other, but your project here, really looks like a darling French country bench! Well done. I see you have a link party too… think I’ll join in. 😉

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  11. This is incredible! I hope you win the challenge as it is stunning. Featuring tonight on The Painted Drawer – Friday’s Furniture Fix Link Party! Thanks so much for linking up your projects!

  12. Gorgeous….question? The floral on the back. What & how did you do that? Are they porcelain? Luv, nancy

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  14. Hi Evija! I just wanted to say congratulations on being our Vintage Charm March Feature of the Month. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous project with us. You’ve inspired me!

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