Friday, September 7, 2012

Chair Affair


I frequently come across single chairs while I am out hunting for new items. Chairs are fun to makeover because I get to choose fabric as well as paint.  I feel fortunate that here in Santa Cruz, we have Hart's Fabrics which has a wonderful selection of fabrics.


Nancy and I found this chair at our favorite, local thrift shop.  We have had it for a while, but just recently got around to getting it reupholstered.  I cannot manage to find any before shots of this one, but picture it with a worn, tapestry fabric and and orange wood finish.


We found this fun, vibrant fabric with raised, fuzzy patterns at Hart's Fabrics.  I was planning to reupholster this chair myself, but never got around to it.  We hired an upholsterer and she did a fabulous job, complete with double welting trim.


Nancy painted the chair first with Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint and then a top coat of Old White.



I found this child's chair at a yard sale in Sacramento when I was visiting my family.  This chair has a darling shape and is a sophisticated style for a tiny person's chair.  The fabric was stained and the old, orange foam underneath was disintegrating.


I replaced the seat cushion with new foam and reupholstered the seat with some linen I already had.


I painted the chair with Duck Egg Chalk Paint and used Napoleanic Blue to paint faux grain sack stripes down the center.


This little chair sold the first weekend I put it for sale at Loot.



 This old, singer sewing bench with a removable seat also came from a yard sale.


I painted the bench with Emperor's Silk Chalk Paint.  I added thicker foam for the cushion and reupholstered it with a charcoal grey and white chevron stripe linen also from Hart's.



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15 comments:

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Love them all! I tried to pick my favorite, but honestly can't. They are all so lovely!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great job on the chairs--I have one just like the first one that is still awaiting its remake :)

Courtney said...

Beautiful choices - they all look fab!! Love the hand painted stripes, I've done that a bit myself in the past and the chevron linen - gorgeous!!
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Decor & Harmony said...

Oolala! I love the chairs :) great choice of fabrics and colors too. You given me an ides for my bench....love that bold red with the black and white.

De tout, de rien said...

Great stuff! I love the fabric you picked for the first chair, it's absolutely fabulous!

And great minds think alike, I was planning to make faux grain sack fabric the same way!

Helen said...

They just kept getting better and better. I love the first chair,and the second and then I saw the STOOL! I LOVE THAT STOOL.

kathryn cain said...

love them all...but no1 is my favorite...yes I did a post on chairs too....and don't yu just love painting all those legs and rails

The Mississippi Martha said...

Great job on the chairs! I looove that first one! It looks really similar to one at Shades of Light I've had my eye on forever. You did a fantastic job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

they are all gorgeous! l love the bold color and pattern of the last one especially!

pink*cherub*moon said...

Beautiful! Love that blue chair fabric! I always find so much inspiration here! Thanks Amanda for sharing! Hugs, Leena

jennyfer black said...

I like those stools. A beautiful stools. Nice photos by the way. Thanks for sharing that. God bless you.

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Nicole said...

I'm in love with your creations...

Lovely Idea

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