Monday, September 12, 2011

Chairs and tables and chairs... oh my!

I have to make this brief as I need a shower before meeting the bus, getting food into the kid and homework done and then rushing off to soccer practice...

Here are the chairs I showed you a while ago:


and now

And here are those tables [have I mentioned how I dislike painting turned legs?]

Sloooow progress

And here are a couple chairs I don't think I've mentioned [are you now getting the idea how full my garage really is?]

When I got the caned chairs the man giving them to me wanted these gone too and was having a problem with no-shows to his Craigslist ad.  So, I took them even though they are totally not my style.  I tried cleaning the fabric today to just get them to a consignment shop and sold, but no go, those stains are here to stay.  

So, on to plan B, sand the wood, paint them black [it's what I have] and reupholster with a large, bold graphic/floral [inexpensive] fabric which I do not have.

... but wait a second... what about using drop cloth fabric [that I already have]?  hmmmmmm.... And I could stencil the fabric w/ a fleur de Lis or another stencil I have?  Thoughts?

I was sanding things so took the sander to the nicks/water stains on the Scandinavian/Mid Century chairs just to see how they would look... and then I polished the wood with Howards Bees Wax/Orange oil... WOW!  They look Great!  So on to plan... C?  Who's on first? LOL   
New plan is sand, wax, and reupholster in a nice fabric and get them outta' here!


Anonymous said...

Ohhh... I like the Scandinavian chairs!!!! They have some nice potential!! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

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Deborah March said...

Your cane back chairs are so very FABULOUS...lucky you!! You asked what I'd do with them on a post to my blog...depends on your decor, but for me, they'd be white-white-WHITE...sort of a creamy white, kwim? Then I'd redo the upholstered chair seats with a fabric that fits your own decor...GOOD LUCK...will be back to see what you do with these beauties!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your chairs are fabulous- I love cane backs!! I host a link party on the weekends if you would like to come share sometime! :)

Pamma said...

Love all your finds and transformation in progress thoughts. Those chairs (both are and are going to look great after final execution) are great finds!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Just stopping back by to say thanks for linking up your beautiful projects at Feathered Nest Friday ~ hope you will come share again soon!

The White Farmhouse said...

Those last set of chairs would look awesome with some stenciled subway art fabric! Especially if you are going to paint them black or if not. Loving those cane chairs too!