Archive | September 2013

Good Bones + Beautiful Fabric = 1Happy Customer

This chair was a charmer back in the day…

but when the owner found it at a tag sale, the worn upholstery and yellowed wood2013-07-25 08.11.36en frame prevented her from being the showstopper she once was. Time had not been kind. Recognizing the “good bones” of the Louis chair, the new owner came to Chrysalis in search of design ideas and the perfect fabric.

For a quick history of “Louis chairs” check out this blog post at I DREAM OF CHAIRS.

In stock, we had a lovely linen with a cream background and a French motif in shades of gray and tan. With the purchase of gorgeous fabric & a linen pleated trim, plus a can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in FRENCH LINEN from SWEET SOUTH COTTAGE the new project began.

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The old fabric is removed and the springs checked for durability and retied where needed for comfortable support. A coat or two of the chalk paint gives immediate new life to the old chair. A bit of sanding (optional) and then a finish with wax gives the wood a fresh, yet vintage feel.

The fabric is installed, the trim added and what was once a beauty is now beautiful again!

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Chrysalis Fine Fabrics does not upholster in-house, however we can give you the contact information for several local upholster companies. We do create custom pillows from our fabrics and assist in your fabric and furniture design needs.

1410 Market St., Tallahassee, FL 32312 850-224-2924

Please remember to vote for us in the Tally Awards Interior Design Category. We appreciate your support.


We’re Asking for Your VOTE -Tally Awards 2014

The Tally Awards are the people’s choice awards for Tallahassee’s favorite businesses. It’s a competition that is decided strictly by the votes of the populace of Tallahassee and the surrounding area. A predefined category list is constructed each year to cover the wide variety of businesses.

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CHRYSALIS FINE FABRICS & FURNISHINGS has been nominated in the category of Interior Design  and WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE to win that category this year. Voting is open now through November 30, 2013.  CLICK HERE! Follow the steps for easy voting – and Thank you Tallahassee!TallyAward logo

The Tally Awards are the people’s choice awards for Tallahassee’s favorite businesses!  Voting is easy and can be done by logging in through your existing Facebook profile.

Step 1:

The recommended way to vote is by logging in through Facebook.  Click on the Facebook Logo to the right and login by using your Facebook credentials.

Or, you can register by creating a user name and unique e-mail address.  You will be e-mailed your password which you can then use to login through the form.

Step 2:

Once you have logged in, simply go through the categories to vote for your favorite business.  You don’t have to finish your voting in one sitting.  You can come back by logging in with your Facebook credentials or User ID and continue voting at any time up to the voting deadline.  You can even change your vote!

Step 3:

Make sure to click on the Submit button on the bottom of the form.  You will receive an on-screen confirmation that your vote was submitted.

The 2014 Tally Awards will be presented at an unforgettable formal black and white awards gala on February 8, 2014. The evening will include special recognition of specific Tally Awards winners throughout the night, a silent auction and the opportunity to celebrate with Tallahassee’s favorites! You will not want to miss this magnificent celebration in black and white splendor, with the proceeds benefiting Capital City Youth Services.

DATE: Saturday, February 8, 2014
LOCATION: Tallahassee Automobile Museum
6800 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308

ATTIRE: Black and White Formal

Thank you for voting Chrysalis Fine Fabrics & Furnishings #1 in the Interior Design category!

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CCYS Mission

Capital City Youth Services’ (CCYS) mission is to promote the healthy development of youth and families. CCYS offers counseling and outreach services to youth and their families, and emergency shelter services to youth in crisis. CCYS serves youth and families throughout the Big Bend area of North Florida, including Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Franklin, Liberty, Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties. All services are free and confidential. All programs focus on reaching out and helping youth and families who have found themselves in situations beyond their control.