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A makeover…story

Hi !!!!
After settling down in Bangalore, It is now time for me to re-do some of the very old rugged furniture that we had. So, to begin with, I started with this simple Chair. This was carpented by a local artisan in the year 1984 and was being used at my in-laws as a writing table chair. This is made out of pure teak wood and is painted in an off-white oil colour. Since I wanted to match it with the decor of my house, I decided to bedeck this with some colourful kundan stones .

Since my childhood days, I have always been fascinated by the different shapes, sizes and the vibrant colours of kundan stones. I have always considered this as my favourite in decorating articles. They were primarily found and used in Rajasthan. But today, most of the shops in the neighbourhood have a huge collection of kundan stones in various colours shapes and sizes.

The same chair after a makeover…………….

The chair is bedecked with kundan stones to form a pattern. I then painted the rest of the portion in Artist’s Gold paint.

Vasudha Narasimhan

  • A "cheery" disposition

    Wow! That looks like it took a lot ot time…but such a lovely turnout.

    May 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm
  • Veda Murthy

    wow!!!!!!!!!i m speechless vasu!its just amazing!!!!!

    May 18, 2009 at 3:46 am
  • Vasudha.dilip

    Would you believe it if i said, i just took a day roughly about 7 hrs to finish it…..Thanks for the comments. please keep visiting for more…..

    May 18, 2009 at 3:47 am
  • Arch at Rang

    Interesting makeover:-)

    May 19, 2009 at 5:02 am
  • Patricia Torres

    Very impressive makeover… You’ve give me a few ideas… now!!

    May 19, 2009 at 10:16 am
  • Vasudha.dilip

    Thank you patricia…. i am so happy to learn that u liked it….u are welcome to ask me anything…i will help you with whatever i know

    May 19, 2009 at 11:28 am
  • ArchitectDesign™

    Wow, the chair looks amazing -what a transformaion! Much more interesting and beautiful.

    May 26, 2009 at 1:24 am
  • Shubha Pramod

    hey vasu its just wonderfull…..keep it going!!!

    May 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm
  • trueblue

    Wow ! a “brilliant” makeover !

    Hi Vasudha, Just found your blog from ColorsDekor. Yet to browse through your stuff :)Great going !


    May 27, 2009 at 7:11 pm
  • trueblue

    A quick question :
    Is there something special about the kundan stones ..and where would you get to buy them ?

    I am looking at your chair , again n again . It is a beautiful makeover. wish i could see it in person ..sometimes the pictures dont do enough justice to the piece 🙂

    May 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm
  • Vasudha.dilip

    Many Thanks to all…

    Hello Aswathy….I left a comment with the details u asked for on ur blog…kindly chk

    May 28, 2009 at 6:00 am
  • Lisa


    June 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm
  • Sans

    Vasudha, WOW! I am loving your blog already. Such inspiration for my "little" ones 🙂

    August 4, 2009 at 1:27 pm
  • Sophisticated blogger

    I love the chair makeover. One of my favorite. I cant wait to see more of your projects.

    I put you on my blog (I started it)

    March 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm
  • Anonymous

    I love the chair. So creative!!!

    You have great taste!

    I have flair in interior design. I will post about your blog and add the link!


    March 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm
  • Hilary

    I am looking forward to stenciling on stools this summer! Thanks for the inspiration! The stones make it one of a kind.

    May 21, 2010 at 6:54 am
  • rithu

    Hi Maa'm as always I am taken by your creativity 🙂
    this is a wonderful piece of art with very little added but creating a very good piece of furniture. It looks more like one of those Mysore palace furniture collection used by a princess to sit on before her dressing table 🙂

    July 14, 2010 at 5:53 am
  • feistygirl


    I stumbled on to your blog through blogadda. And I just simply loved the way you did the chair transformation. I have a boring wooden stool at home which i guess can look better if i do something liek this. Any suggestions? I loved your blog by the way. Will keep dropping in for ideas…

    March 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm
  • Sohini

    This chair looks amazing…there's nothing like refurbishing old stuff. I am sure I can locate some old tattered pieces in our shed in Calcutta to redo….love the shade of gold u have used and it kind of has a subtle textured feel to it. U r very talented vasu.

    April 14, 2011 at 5:51 am
  • Anonymous

    I've just started a blog of myself and am new to this blog world…!!! Came across your blog while surfing through the various blogs. I found your's to be a very very interesting and a creative one…Simply loved your blog…:)

    October 4, 2011 at 7:41 am
  • neha

    Hi vasudha! i was going throug some blog and ur blog is just wonderful………….i live in bangalore and want a favour from u.i want to buy a sofa in fabric.can u suggest me where i have to go? i m very confused?

    December 25, 2012 at 5:40 am