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 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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recently, my sweet grandmother gave my dad, who was kind enough to give to me, her record system. not only did it come with the player, but the receiver (complete with 8-track player), speakers, and an amazing cabinet that my grandfather built. this comes with such a sentimental value, and we have been wanting a record player from some time now–so i am doubly excited about this.
i also was lucky enough to receive all the old records too–with great artists like louis armstrong, dean martin, and frank sinatra.
we went immediately to criminal records in l5p and picked out a few of our fav albums that we knew would sound great on the system.
so it’s been about 2 months since i’ve posted, but i’m back! we moved late september, then i left my camera in nashville, then i lost my battery–but i’m done making excuses. i’m ready to get back to sharing my thoughts and favorite things with you all.
we hosted our first thanksgiving ever–my mom and i split the menu, so it wasn’t so overwhelming. we picked up an already prepared turkey at fox brothers bbq (which i highly recommend), and the meal and company was absolutely perfect.
because of my previously mentioned lost camera battery, the pictures are not up to my standard, but i had to share my table with you all because i’m pretty proud of it.
i hope your thanksgiving was filled with love and amazing food!
this weekend will be one of our last weekends in our loft. we close on our very first home on september 12th, and it has been worth the wait. after looking for well over a year, we could not be more excited about the house itself (inside and out), location, and of course-new decorating!
a friend introduced us to the most amazing antique market that i had driven by before but had never been to. kudzu antique market did not disappoint, and i made a “wish list” of items with my phone for our new place:
this piece i love for over the dining room table
i thought about this for behind our couch
how cool is this for a side table?
this is an old beer garden table for outside entertaining
there is a little inlet in the dining room that i would love to put this in
i have always wanted to stack suitcases for a bedside-table, and the prices here will definitely allow me do it
for a little bar area
the house has a long entryway-this bench would be perfect there
just love this