this has been a project in the works since we got married. my dad found this hotel liquidation place, and knowing nothing about dining room chairs, we found some for $25 each in great shape, and all i wanted to do was change the fabric on them. we got them in our first house, and the color actually worked…so we lived with them-for 3 years.
when we moved, i made it my mission to re-do them. i knew the seat would pop off and be easy to re-cover, but i had no idea how hard it would be to do everything else…
this is the chair after the fabric was stripped from the back and cleaned
removing the staples: this was the hardest part, and i have to admit, my dad helped me with 99% of this. they were industrial staples and impossible to remove
we had to fill in the holes from the stapes with wood filler, and then sand it down
i picked a pantone paint-it is a very light grey. if you have chairs like this with a lot of angles, i highly recommend spray paint-big mistake on my part.
i love the way the chairs turned out because of the flaws from the staples and wood filler
it took me a good month to pick a fabric-i finally picked this one which really brightens up the room
how amazing does it look? i would have never been able to do this without my dad’s help. but i have to say, it was so worth it because after learning much more about dining room chairs, something like this would retail for $220+ each.
including price of chairs, fabric, paint (not including my free labor) these cost $38 each.
Filed under at home, decor
this was the first weekend it really felt like spring. a lot of time was spent outside, and it made me so excited for fun weekends to come. it was filled with lounging on our porch, long walks around our neighborhood, and daydrinking with friends. now if only a summer break came with the weather…
i was lucky enough to spend st. patrick's day outside with wonderful friends
i had to go into work a little bit this weekend, but at least when i walk around, this is the view
spring has definitely sprung (and so has the pollen)
planted some of my favorite herbs
splurged on some truffles and macaroons at cacao--well worth the price and calories
we headed back to the big easy this weekend for a wedding. i didn’t get to take too many pictures, but here is a glimpse into our little get-a-way.
we went straight to bulldogs on magazine when pulled into town
wall street journal called dat dog one of the best hot-dog places in the country-they were right
our hotel for the weekend
it seemed like it was hard for them to let go mardi gras but always looking forward to the next drinking-filled holiday around the corner
delish place we went last time-had to stop on the way out
took a little of mardi gras home with us
this has not been too shabby of a place to come for work: nice stores to visit, great seafood, and the hotel has been wonderful. hotel indigos have always been nice to stay in, but I’ve never stayed in one for work. i think it takes a work trip to realize how welcoming, homey, and clean a hotel is because you are in it much more than a vacation. my room is so cheery and bright!
work area complete with massive refrigerator
how great is that wallpaper?
this weekend was filled with fun activities-trying to stay outside as much as possible. i head to florida for work this week, so i hope the weather down there is as lovely as it has been here.
here are a few highlights from the weekend:
antiquing at kudzu
touring red brick brewery
lunch outside at our favorite sandwich place: victory
our yard is still popping up daily with new blooms