Friday, October 30, 2015

Home Fri, Vol 1

A couple of months ago, I found two abandoned Chippendale chairs.  I drove past them & told myself to keep going.  

Then, of course, I turned right back around.  

My deal was if they fit in my car (I drive a small one) that I could bring them home.  Ta-dah!

Did we really need two extra dining room chairs?  No, not really, but extra seating is always a plus.   I immediately had plans for these & they were in great shape.

Pretend I took this picture with a smarter smartphone or real camera & that the lighting was better, thank you.  Just pretend it's a better picture overall (I was excited to get the project going...) - here's my Before:

The only thing they really needed was some new fabric for the seats.  You can't see it very well, but the fabric was a bit stained from normal use and not so much my style.  My day job occasionally lets me bring home beautiful fabric samples & I knew which ones I wanted to use.  I tore off the old fabric, cleaned them as best I could, & sanded down the wood.

Enter a few cans of white spray paint:
My husband painted the chair bases for me.  He's awesome like that & also cleans up or helps minimize DIY disasters - not that I've ever had any ;-).  

And after staple-gunning the fabric to the chair pads - we got these lovelies:
(again, pretend this is award-winning photography...)

The fabric is a silk blend and I was lucky as the two samples just fit.  I also love that the fabric colors are not identical.  I think they compliment each other well & add an unexpected kick to a very traditional chair design.

And, viola!

Cheers and Happy Friday,