January 21, 2011

Delicious Chair Revamp!

I have no idea why I've waited so long to post this project.
It's one that I have fallen in love with.

I guess that keeping up with Christmas posting put this on the back burner.
I have to tell you, looking at these pictures make me go CRAZY to be able to spraypaint.
But there is snow on the ground and I FREEZE.
So that's a no go.

Darn cold weather.
I have a lot of spray painting to do in the spring to make up for this lonnggg break.
Is it weird that I'm having spray paint- project withdrawals? that even normal?

I got this ah-mazing chair on the side of the road.
Not even kidding.
I wish there had been a million more with it.
So I snatched that baby up.

Isn't she a beaut?
Not really? Oh but I could see her all dressed up :)

You see, my big DIY dream at the moment is to have a table like this one.
I have a gorgeous dining room table already but I'm darn-set on painting it.
As soon as summer (and time) rolls around.
So I've been on the hunt for a couple more chairs to go with my cane-back ones I have.
They will get painted this summer too :)

But this chair was PERFECT.
See all the pretty details?
And just a little bit of caning on the back...

But a gross seat... so I took that sucker out.

I cleaned her up and then gave her a gleaming coat of Heirloom white.
Then I glazed her with my black antiquing glaze.

I found this yummy fabric at JoAnns and gave the seat a good redo.

And I just about died when I put them together.
I was in. love.

I think she's just gorgeous.

And the fabric was exactly what I was looking for.

The glaze made her detailed lines just pop right out...

I see this chair from where I sit on the couch in the living room and it just makes me smile.

One last look...

anyone else dying to spraypaint something?

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  1. Gorgeous!! And on the side of the road? It hurts my heart that people just give away stuff like that...but it also makes me happy that peeps like us will snatch them up ;). Great work!

  2. Ummm yes! We just got more snow today. I was so tempted to go into the garage to spray paint but the hubby frowned at that idea!

    Great re-do!! Love it!


  3. It looks great! I wish I had the patience to take on a project like that!

  4. Oh I {heart} this makeover! Definitely a fabric I would chose too! Thanks for linking up and what a fab blog! Going to follow you now!:)
    Bon @ Drab to Fab

  5. I totally need to find a chair like this! I've had my own little desk in our room for almost a year now but no chair because I can't seem to find the right one. I'm totally going to be on the hunt for a chair with good bones such as this to do a makeover on as well!

  6. Pretty! I just used this fabric myself, for a changing pad (another thing that butts go on... hehe). Nice work!

  7. Saw your link on Tater Tots...isn't that fabric yummy??? I bought a bunch and it's going on a project for my wall. Thanks for sharing!

  8. How could you not smile looking at that chair? Stunning. I can't believe someone left it out on the kerb! Lucky thing.
    Megs :)

  9. Great transformation! I love the fabric!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  10. I love that fabric!! So cute!

    Please link up at my linky party today! And be a follower!! Hope to see you there!!

  11. Ooooh, so yummy! Love that fabric, and the back of that chair is to die for. I featured you today on my favorite things :)

  12. Wow!Great makeover!I love the fabric you used to cover the pillow.I also like the color of the chair.I had remade an old chair too.Have a look a it!

  13. This chair redo is amazing! I am in love.

  14. I couldn't believe it when I seen the picture of your chair..... I just found 6 of these and the matching table on craigslist a week or so ago for $80.00. They are all in great shape, but I need to recover the seats. Can I ask what you used on the seats so they're not so flat? (Would love to paint the chairs..... your chair turned out soooo cute, but I don't think my husband would be too thrilled if I paint perfectly good chairs :(
    Thanks for sharing ~ Katrina

  15. I've been checking out your site (had to check this post out, my purse is the same fabric!). Newest follower!

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  18. It's a good idea. It is very helpful and unique for us. I appreciate your effort to use paint, and your work has transformed your old chair into something quite lovely. Keep sharing more ideas with us. Now it's time to get taxi Manchester Airport for more information.


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