Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fun with Chairs

I just wanted to share a couple of changes going on around our crazy home!
 
Not too long ago, I shared a picture of two beautiful French Country chairs that I was thrilled to finally find!  I got them at a very reasonable price because they weren't stained or painted ... that was going to be *my* job (eek)!
 
 
Sooo, I removed the seats, got out my AS Pure White and clear wax and went to town painting, distressing (just a tad) and waxing.  I then stained the seats with two coats of American Walnut and then added two coats of polycrylic (so that they match our new table that I look forward to showing you).  Here's what they look like today (and, something tells me that I'll be adding a coat of a different paint color on top sometime):
 
 
The other little change is going on in our dining room.  You may remember that I shared this fun, French script fabric with you all:
 
 
Our six dining chairs have since been recovered (thanks to my sweet neighbor, Christy), and now, they look like this:
 
 
LOVE! 
 
I can't wait to share more with you all ... thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Becca

28 comments:

Judy said... Reply To This Comment

love those chairs and fabric! can't wait to see how your table turned out. i'm "fixing" to paint the bookcase that goes back in the guest room i'm working on...i hope to finish up soon with everything and post pics.

got my new sofa this week AND a gorgeous new painted chest that was an unexpected find (and buy)...according to hubby I gotta slow down now!

Allyson Pecilunas said... Reply To This Comment

Your new chairs look so good, Becca! I love the newly covered ones too!!

Stacey said... Reply To This Comment

You did a fantastic job on the chairs...they look amazing! You are so GOOD!!!

Gee Singh Newbanks said... Reply To This Comment

That fabric!! OOhhh I am in love.. The chairs, all of them, the new ones and the recovered ones are beautiful Becca!
:-) Gee

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Reply To This Comment

I love both chairs. Staining the seat was perfect, I love that and the upholstery on the other chairs is stunning. She did a fantastic job. So beautiful. Can't wait to see more. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, love the way you did the chairs and love the new fabric. I want to recover my chairs, too when I find the right fabric.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your chairs look great! Love the fabric on the dining chairs! Fabulous, my friend!

L said... Reply To This Comment

Fabulous job, Becca! I love how the chairs turned out.
The fabric is perfect for your dining area.

You are good at this decorating stuff!!! 'o) hehee

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

You did a rockin' job on those chairs Becca! They look absolutely beautiful and your dining room chair fabric is fantastic too! :-)
Vanessa

NanaDiana said... Reply To This Comment

Becca-LOVE the chairs. They look completely different- LOVE them-they are beautiful- xo Diana

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said... Reply To This Comment

Love the chairs! I wish you had pick me up a few too :)
Can't wait to see what else your up to.

CAS said... Reply To This Comment

Great job on the chairs, Becca; but really you are a "pro" at the painting by now, right? Great job on the upholstered chair -- love the fabric!

CAS

Debbiedoo's said... Reply To This Comment

Love that fabric Becca!

Gail said... Reply To This Comment

The chairs looks great Becca and I love that fabric! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Something Nice and Pretty said... Reply To This Comment

I do love that fabric! Your chairs look fantastic!

Juliana Ryan said... Reply To This Comment

What a beautiful blog. You are beautiful, too! I am just getting a blog started and finding my way around. I am your newest follower. Juliana

Rooms by Ann said... Reply To This Comment

I love those chairs, I also love the colors you chose to paint and stain then in . I can't wait to see more.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

Becca your kitchen chairs look FABULOUS!! Love the fabric on your dining room ones too!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said... Reply To This Comment

Great chairs...so love the fabric..it is the perfect compliment to the chair...Have wonderful weekend!

Sharing Shadymont said... Reply To This Comment

You did a fantastic job on the chairs, and the fabric is gorgeous!!

Andrea said... Reply To This Comment

love how you painted your frenchy chairs. They are just what I'm looking for too! the upholstered chairs are also wonderful!

Khairul Islam said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting.
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Betsy@ coastal-colors said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your chairs look amazing! I love the fabric!You always amaze me! It's gorgeous!

Cristina Garay said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful chairs! I love the fabric!

daisypetals said... Reply To This Comment

Your chairs look great! Where did you find unfinished french chairs? Oh, the possibilities! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

thistlewoodfarm said... Reply To This Comment

I love the chairs with that fabric! Seriously. They are so pretty!

Thanks for inspiring me today!
karianne

One bolt short of a toolbox said... Reply To This Comment

Stunning!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said... Reply To This Comment

You did a beautiful job refinishing your chairs!!! LOVE the stain on the seat. It looks so rich with the white painted wood! I hope you gave your neighbor a big hug! Those newly covered chairs are more than fabulous!