Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kitchen chairs makeover (or another reason I'm not getting much writing done)

Remember that date I had with the Mister?  And the trip to the upholstery warehouse?  Well, I'm ready to debut the new dining room chairs we found on the street, and which were 100% inspired by these beauties I saw on Design Sponge and then again on our very own Sunset Home blog.   
But first, a breakdown:
Cost: chairs-free, paint and painting supplies-about $30, fabric-$22 TOTAL: $52
Time: a week, but if you were more industrious and say, maybe laid off and single, you could get it done in a weekend (including dry time).
Unanticipated side effects: numb right index finger from prolonged depression of spray paint button.  Sudden and acute need to buy new kitchen table and paint the walls. It's never ending, really.

Ok, so maybe they don't look so bad here but let me 
just say that the maple is fake and the fabric was filthy.

And—wait for it, wait for it.

Yes, we did all four chairs.  I just got sick of posing them.

What we did: sanded, primed with a spray primer (1 coat), painted with Rust-Oleum American Classics in Blossom White (3 coats), covered seat with a Schumacher fabric remnant. And, voila!


CSchoech said...

They're beautiful! I'm very impressed by your cleverness.

Hilary Belle said...


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! And won't that fabric hide just all the spills the twins have to offer! When I did my chairs over, picked a nice BLACK stripe. LOVE 'EM. Great work. Amazing though how much you can get done on a day (or even just a few hours) without kids around! Before you know it, they won't want any part of you. So enjoy the clinging while you can. On Saturday, I was almost lonely with everyone in the house or outside doing their own thing. But I rarely get lonely so I was just happy to have some peace. Checked on Tyler doing puzzles in the den and he told me to go away mommy. Little bit sad, but rallied regardless. xoxo, KT

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