Monday, October 03, 2016

Sea of Chairs



Clara and I have been scouting around your junkier antique stores for affordable furniture for the stone house. A while ago we found a dropleaf dining table and six chairs--all orange wood and terrible fabric on the seats.

It's been a primer-and-three-coats kind of project, but we're to the point where we cover the seats with ticking now. 

The rising tide of furniture here is going to swamp us all if we can't get some of this into the other house soon.

8 comments:

Christina Gomez said...

That's great!

Melissa said...

White chairs and ticking, it will be beautiful!

Polly said...

That is a huge job. Your diligence will surely pay off! When I painted 6 chairs a few years ago (with a sort of criss-cross bamboo back--nightmare to paint), I vowed to never do it again. But now I'm kind of interested in chalk paint, so I may break the vow!

Repurposing is one of my favorite little pastimes. You're doing a great job of it here!!

Josephine's Girl said...

The chairs look so crisp and they'll look fantastic with ticking on them. Now here's the request: how about a before and after picture? I paint furniture all the time -- and Polly -- chalk paint is a dream -- the Waverly chalk paint at Wal-Mart has the best coverage I have found!

Judy said...

They look terrific. A job well done!

Lisa said...

Three coats - wow, but they look good. I guess we've all got a while yet before we see any "finished" photos. So much work!

Lisateresa

Anna said...

Ah, I failed to get before pictures. But I'll be posting finished pictures for sure. And the happy day will come when I can photograph them IN the stone house, yay!

Lisa said...

Oh - Josephine's Girl - it's nice to know that there are other chalk paint brands around! I've been thinking about it.

Lisateresa

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