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Thursday, July 9, 2009

DIY

I just returned home from visiting my daughter, and almost forgot that Thursday is DIY day over at ASPTL. I had told my daughter before our visit, to choose one project that I could help her with while we were there, so here it is!
BEFORE



I snapped the before pic, before we forgot, and the after pic on the way out the door this AM so it is a little blurry. She and her husband were given this table and chairs when they helped clean out a house. Since they had no dining room table or chairs, it was the perfect project for an economical solution.
I found the fabric for $6.00 a yard and they threw in a yard that had been precut w/ a slight water stain on the bottom, that was not even noticeable. We were not even sure that we had enough fabric, especially since we wanted to try to have the pattern match somewhat on the seats. Amazingly enough, the match ended up being almost the depth of the seat, so we had no waste when it came to matching.
We chose not to use spray paint because there were 6 chairs and that would have ended up costing way too much. We worked and sweated, and worked and sweated, but she is loving the end results. She still has to put a clear coat on the table top, and a few touch ups, but the project is almost complete, and will be a great addition to their dining room.
Next time I visit, hopefully I will have pictures of the complete set. It was hard work, but well worth it, and a fun time together. Jackie

16 comments:

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

The chairs turned out great! Love the dramatic fabric!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello!

Amy

Vanessa said...

The chair it's lovely itself. Love the fabric!

Christina said...

Oh, Jackie!! I love this--the chair, the fabric and the transformation. What a wonderful thing that you could help your daughter.

Love it!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Great job on your chair!

Crystal said...

Wow that chair looks awesome! I love the fabric. Can't wait to see the picture of the complete set.

Ginny said...

What a transformation! The chair fabric is wonderful.

Songbirdtiff said...

I have some very similar fabric waiting for a rocking chair makeover. Your chairs look wonderful! It is a shame that spray paint is so pricey compared to canned paint.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love that fabric - sure wish that would work somewhere in my home...so pretty!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love that damask pattern! It's so elegant. Those came out so good!

Manuela

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Thank you for the sweet prayers.Hugs.

You did a great job on the chair !

sherri said...

The chairs went from frumpy to chic! Way to go! You inspire to want to do this kind of project!

Victoria said...

Oh I love the chair make over! It's just beautiful!

Jill said...

Oh.Love.It!

Smelling Coffee said...

You did an amazing job! Very inspirational!!!

Dawn Jenkins said...

Loving that chair girlie!!!

zane said...

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