Monday, January 4, 2010

Chinoiserie Stool DIY

Above is Gump's new version of its Palace Stool in black lacquer with an aqua blue seat. It is available for $298.00 plus shipping. I love the Chinoiserie styling and colors, but I think the polyester fabric is a bit tacky. I would opt instead for the Cindy Crawford Collection for JCPenney Trellis Stool for $99.99. I bought one and love it-it is very well made. With a $5.00 can of black paint and a great silk or other high end remnant, you will have an even nicer and much cheaper Chinoiserie piece. But I do love the black and aqua color combination. A great idea to borrow and do your own better version.


21 comments:

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

That's a great idea! Love the stool! :)

Theresa Cheek said...

Great research! I agree, the "bones" of the second one are a little more ornate. Can't you see a snippet of Fortuny on it?

SweetPea said...

I've been meaning to paint and recover my JCP version in a ruby green fabric.

Kristin said...

After reading your blog, I bought 2 stools, painted them black and recovered them in a black and white trellis. They are now at home at the end of my bed. Thanks for the tip!!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Love the stools! I went to JCPenny but they were sold out...would love to have put a fun fabric on the seat and paint it in high gloss black.

Averill said...

I only wish this stool came in a larger, ottoman-size! It'd be the perfect addition to my living room....

Kitty said...

Just in from skiing and catching up on my Chinoiserie Chic! Missed it! I think I prefer the Penny version. Because it isn't trimmed in Boyd's Bears and gingham, I'm sure our local store has a load of them in stock -- maybe I can snatch up a few! xo kitty

Scott Fazzini said...

You've got to be kidding me! That beautiful little stool is from the Cindy Crawford collection for J.C. Penny?! It's absolutely fantastic! Wait... why does Cindy Crawford have a home collection for J.C. Penny?! Oh well.

Style Redux 2 said...

Dagny-I'd love to see what you would do with it!

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-Great minds think alike-I have been looking for a piece of blue Fortuny for it!

Style Redux 2 said...

Sweet Pea-I love Ruby Green-fabulous idea!

Style Redux 2 said...

Sweet Pea-I love Ruby Green-fabulous idea!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kristin-They sound perfect!

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-You can find a spot for this!

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-You should be able to order it online.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Welcome back-hope you had fun. You could do the Chinoiserie stool in gingham-LOL!

Style Redux 2 said...

Scott-Believe it or not, her collection has several nice pieces in it. Who would have thought?

Jess said...

I am sold on this idea - 2 are coming in the mail!

Style Redux 2 said...

Jess-You'll love them!

kayce hughes said...

Thanks for the tip! I will be heading over to JCP.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kayce-Good luck!