Saturday, October 15, 2011

Birthing new chairs...well almost!




My chairs after painting and reupholstering.
It's been awhile and I've been awol enjoying the end of the summer and the start of school which can only mean...F O O T B A L L! From August through November my life is football. And that means driving to all parts of the nearby country, working in the concession stand, freezing in the bleachers cheering for my kids. But alas, it also means that I am absent from the blog world for a season. However it doesn't mean that I have been absent from my projects, it just means that my projects are taking f o r eveh! 


Picture of the chairs that was on Craig's List
Well, I have finally...well almost finally....finished my kitchen chair project. We have been without chairs at our kitchen table for a couple of months now. Really hard to eat that way! You might be wondering why. It is not because I've been painting and repurposing chairs it's because I sold the chairs that went with the table. Something I've wanted to do for sometime. I finally got around to posting them on Craig's List to see what would happen. Yikes folks, they sold in less than 24 hours! Wasn't planning on that for sure. I didn't even know what I was going to do for new chairs!


So I started looking and the ones I LOVE are at Pier 1 for a price I have to refuse, cause I cannot pay that kind of money. But alas I found a great pair of old chairs off Craig's list for $10 for all 3 chairs. So minus the cost of about 5 cans of spray paint and a few yards of material and batting, the chairs cost about $45. to refinish and reupholster all three.


Isn't it funny how, just like birthing a baby, birthing repurposed furniture is soooo painful but as soon as you see the finished project you forget all the pain of the labor! This project sure had it's painful moments and anything that could go wrong did. From running out of paint, to having to strip down the old batting and bleaching the wood seat to get rid of a rather pungent (putrid!) smell that was permeating from these beauties! But, in the end, I am really happy with how they turned out. Hope you enjoy them too!


Linking up this week to:
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Weekend Wrapup Party at Tater Tots and Jello

Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Potpourri Friday at 2805

 

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7 comments:

  1. I'm impressed with all your work and the chairs turned out beautifully.

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  2. Love your chair transformations! I just finished my 4 dinning room chairs ... It is so much work ... but worth it. You did a great job! They look lovely! Stop in and check out mine if you have the time :) Your newest follower, Francine

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  3. great job!

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    warmly.

    michele

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  4. Well, I bet it's nice to be able to sit down at the table to eat now!! Especially on those!!
    They turned out great, Cyndi!! Love the white on that style of chair. Good choice!

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  5. Your chairs look really nice. I didn't realize you had done them already until I came over to your blog. That birthing part is really true ~ I hate the sanding part. Great job!
    Cindy

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  6. You painted chairs are so nice & I really like your fabric selection!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday! Your participation is appreciated!

    I have just become a friend and follower and hope you will too!

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