March 02, 2012

Another Fabulous Chair Redo

If you could see my garage,
you would see that I have a slight obsession with chairs...

I actually even picked another cutie up off the side of the road a couple days ago.
They just find me :)

I adore them.
I think there's so much history behind them and there are tons of gorgeous, intricate details that are sometimes only found on a fabulously old chair.
I digress.

(But really, chairs are awesome.)

Remember my delicious chair revamp from the not-so-distant-past?
I get a ton of questions on the fabric used with that chair and you'll be pleased to know that you'll be seeing it again today :)
Aren't you excited??

It's just a fun, vibrant fabric that definitely deserved to be seen on more than one chair.
Actually, this summer I have a huge project planned involving several chairs that will be dressed the same.
I'm super excited about redoing my dining room.
I can't wait to share my vision with you guys soon!!!

This chair will be a part of my dining room redo and matches my chair from the previous post.
But he's a cutie all on it's own so check him out :

Don't you love the tall, elegant back on him?
And he had caning which was a big plus since the original chairs in my dining set also have caning.
I just needed to add a couple more so this guy will fit in perfectly without being all matchy-matchy.

I sprayed him down with heirloom white and while he dried, I pried off the seat and got to work covering the yuck upholstery.

And of course, it's in that fabulous, oh-so-colorful awesome fabric from the first chair!!

In case you're dying to know it's called 'mocca' by Alexander Henry.
I get mine at JoAnns but you can also find it here.

It's just funky enough to be amazing and it fits in perfectly with all my yellows, blues and browns around the house.

Doesn't the fabric look fabulous against the white paint?

And have I mentioned how much I love chair legs?
These are oh-so-gorgeous.

I added a bit of glaze to it to bring out some of the detailing.
A quick wipe-on, wipe-off technique.

And he's ready to join the party!!
I wish I could say that about all my chairs.
I have the four original chairs that need to get in on the redo action!

All in good time :)

And just because we all love a good before/after shot, here's his:

What do you think?
Will he make for a pretty awesome dining room set?

Hope you guys have a fabulous Friday :)
See ya back here Monday!

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  1. Seriously- you have talent! This chair brings a smile to my face. I love the white and the fabric choice! Great job girl it is awesome!

  2. Very cute Kelsey! I am working on a chair with a similar cushion shape. The corners are a challenge.

  3. Nicely done...I love the fabric!

  4. Awesome transformation! I just re-did chairs for our kitchen table. You can see them here:

  5. love it, love it...especially since you gave it new life. wonderful. :)

  6. LOVE IT!! I just love the fabric..nice colors!

    I'm your newest follower from If Only Life Could Be That Simple and I'm following you via GFC, Google + and facebook! Great blog :)

  7. This looks fantastic!! I absolutely love the fabric you chose. I'm coming over from the Sunday Social Blog Hop and I'm excited to be your newest follower. Can't wait to see what other awesome transformations you have up your sleeve.

    Newlyweds on a Budget

  8. This looks amazing! I love to find cheap chairs at thrift stores and with a little material and paint, you can make it look like new. Great job! I would love to have you share this at my link party!

  9. This is so adorable! I love the fabric you chose! Found you via Show Me What Ya Got linky party! :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

  10. Great fabric- it really pops. I recognize it from a purse my mom made so I had to click to see your project. Following you now.

  11. I love the funky fabric you picked. The chair turned out great!


  12. LOVE IT! That is one of my favorite fabrics EVERRR! I have throw pillows and basket liners made out of the same stuff in our home!

    Nat from

  13. Wowzers! What a great chair transformation!! I would love for you to link it up at my party going on now at Jillify It!


  14. Love the fabric with the white chairs! I need them in my living room!!!

  15. On the behalf of all the chairs you have saved... THANK YOU!!!!

    CRAP... TO FAB.. thanks to you!!! :)

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer - From Dream To Reality!

    P.S. Following you via Linky Followers :)

  16. I love it with the heirloom white! I don't think I'll ever get over that awesome fabric! ;)

  17. Kelsey, I've totally been eyeing this post even before you linked up. LOVE the fabric you chose. It's so cute. The entire chair turned out perfect! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  18. that is some of my favorite fabric...chair looks great!

  19. I was really shocked when I saw the before and afters! What an amazing transformation. I wouldn't have even known they were the same chair. Awesome job! :)

  20. Love this chair! It's such a transformation!! Would LOVE to have you share this at my linky party thats going on right now...and if you like what you see become a new follower!

  21. Thanks so much for linking up at the Stache party each week! You have so many amazing projects!


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