Friday, July 15, 2011

Thing one and Thing two

Well, here is the story of a couple of NOT so pretty chairs.
I got these at my local goodwill for only $4.99.
They were very sturdy and surprisingly enough.."made in Poland"...:)
I had heard of Polish glass, but had never heard much of Polish furniture.


















Anyway, even though they were very well made, I was not a fan of the red stain and the pink vinyl covering on the seats...YUCK!














Soooooooooo, I got to priming them....


















and while I waited for the primer to dry, I got to covering the seats with my material.




















notice again..the yucky...(yes that is a scientific term) pink vinyl...:)
















also notice the ton of staples and why I covered over this and didn't pull them all out!!!!















and here she is all covered....MUCH BETTER!!!





















Now I could get to painting in an heirloom white.




















And then to distressing......

















and then re-attaching the seats to the chair....






















and then I hand painted on No. 1 and No.2 on the back of the chairs. I have seen these in so many posts, I don't even know who to give credit too...:)




















now look how perfect they look with my "french label table"..




















you can see the link to the table @ http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/07/french-dining-table.html


I hope you have a beautiful day!
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19 comments:

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Super cute!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Oh, so cute! I don't know why it is, but numbers make everything even better!

Deborah March said...

YUM!!!!

At The Picket Fence said...

Those look great! And wow, there were a lot of staples in the seats. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

The Stratton Family said...

Love your blog! It would be great if you came and linked some of your ideas to Lovely Little Snippets!
lovelylittlesnippets.blogspot.com

~ntsuab~ said...

I love it! Those chairs are adorable and they turned out great!

ntsuabart.blogspot.com

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Much better!! I hope you will link up to the Tuesday Confessional link party going on now. I'm co-hosting with A Reason to Skip the Housework, so your post will be seen on BOTH blogs!
http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-and-tuesday-time.html
I hope to see you soon!
~Macy

Jamie said...

Lovely. They look amazing with your table!!

Kat from California said...

Our Thrift Store isn't as inexpensive as yours, but I can find great stuff. The clothes are a lot cheaper and my daughter is always finding something. You did a fabulous job on all three of your items. The distressing of your table top gives me an idea of what to do with my veneer teak table. Thanks for sharing.

Cherished Bliss said...

Thanks for linking your projects up to Craft and Tell. It's amazing what a little paint and fabric will do. Love the transformation : )

Erin said...

Fabulous! I have made some great chair finds at GW as well...although I love the great design of yours! Love!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so much better! everything is better with white paint.

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Those look great! Thanks for linking! :)

KAT said...

very nice!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Those chairs are adorable! Please consider joining my linky party, Suzy's Open House Thursday, at www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com.

Patti said...

Great chairs...what a steal! Love the makeover, but what really caught my eye is your table - looks fabulous together!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ Just popping back by to say thanks for linking this up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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Those chairs are lovable and they curved out great! I like your creativity very much.
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Jacqueline said...

Your chairs look amazing! I love how you numbered them! Thank you for sharing at Simply Creations Link Party!