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.
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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
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
this was a really low-key weekend, which was much-needed even though these seem to fly by even faster than busy weekends. with the rainy weather with us most of the weekend, we definitely took advantage of being lazy and only getting out to eat some good food (of course).
friday night was so warm, we were able to spend the evening on our porch
saturday morning, i was so excited when i found that we still had my favorite jam from a feed and seed store in covington for an impromptu breakfast
i love all of the visual merchandising at urban outfitters right now
finally branched out from the nut-burger at urban pl8, and i found their vegetarian huevos rancheros to be just as delish
this weekend was a long one for me after working all last weekend, which was much needed. there is nothing better than having an extra day to clean and get organized and not have to waste one of your weekend days with it. here is an overview of what my weekend entailed.
turning on music instead of the tv
found a perfect frame to display some of our polaroids
finally having time to take a bath
bearing the cold for the winter beer festival-the view from the westside if my favorite
found the perfect mirrors at scott's for over the cabinet in the hallway
found knobs at anthro for the cabinet too
discovered that highland bakery has the best bagels in the city
remember here when i decided to give some pieces a face-lift? well i’m at it again.
i wanted to be particularly meticulous with this cabinet, as it has a very sentimental value. my grandfather made it to house their record player, 8-track, and to house all of the music in it, so here are some tips that i have learned:
-get an orbit sander–you can get a cheap one at home depot or lowe’s
-use spray primer-the thinner layers make the paint go on so much more smoothly
-3 very thin coats works much better than 2 thicker coats
start with really good helpers
the cabinet was very dark and glossy
so i just needed to make sure i got removed that entire layer of gloss
remove all of the doors and do all pieces separately
completed! i'm in love with pantone's interior paint--i went with skylight
i finally placed the lamp i bought for such a good price from the mart ($300 retail--got it for $40)
i'm so glad that i went with a light color because i feel like it makes the hallway look so clean
i still haven’t picked out any hardware for it, so any suggestions are welcome–happy friday!
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