September 26, 2009

French Arm Chairs


I found these chairs on Craigslist for $40.
But they were a little plain for my taste.

The blond, white washed wood looked dated.

Although I think white upholstered furniture is stunning, I am a realist and realize it wouldn't last a week in my house.
The chairs were in excellent condition, the foam and fabric were fine.
In fact, they are even more comfortable than they look.

I took off the trim and painted them.
(Yes, with the fabric on.......)

The fabric was $2 yard from a local place going out of business. I stapled it on, and glued trim around the edges ($0.60 from the same place).

This is by no means a tutorial, just a fun weekend before and after.
I plan on recovering the chair in my studio soon, and posting a step by step detailed tutorial.

Go check out Between Naps on the Porch for more fun!
Kimba is hosting DIY day, go check it out!!

28 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

These are beautiful!! I just bought an old chair for $3 and plan to do a similar thing with it. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a lovely weekend

Proper Prim said...

Great job... I love the new look... that costume is so adorable... can't wait to see the butterfly...

Tracychele said...

Very Pretty! I love that kind of chair. You can put it in any setting and it looks great. Can't wait to see the next project. Have a great weekend!

golonghorns said...

Thanks for visiting craft i am and admiring my projects so far. I had the best time scrolling through your blog and seeing all your fabulous projects. You really inspire me! The tissue holders are so easy to make. If you do make a bunch use a template to cut out your fabric scraps it will make it go much faster. Blessings, Jennifer

Miss Mustard Seed said...

You're speaking my language with the French style chairs. Love what you did and you're so gutsy to paint with the fabric on. You're a girl who's not scared of commitment!

Brenda said...

You did a great job! They're beautiful!
Brenda

Sandy said...

Beautiful chairs, you did a great job on them.
Sandy

Dresser Girl said...

I love those chairs! I've been looking for those exact ones for months! They are BEAUTIFUL!!

Mrs. Petrie said...

The chairs look gorgeous. Nice job on the rehab!

Mimi said...

What a nice transformation!

Sedona @ MyDivineDelights said...

Oh, love the makeover!! I like the fabric on the sweet chairs! :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What pretty chairs and I love the fabric you used!
blessings
mary

Tammy@InStitches said...

I have the same chair and I've been thinking about re doing it for the second time !

Sheri said...

I am currently on the lookout for something like this for my living room. They look great!

I have a linky party going on over at my place, check it out! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-shade-tutorial.html

4Hoffman's said...

WOW! Those look GREAT! My whole bedroom set is that blonde white-washed stuff! I would love to paint it black but I'm scared! We'll see! LOL!!

Fifi Flowers said...

GREAT find... love the redo!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Beautiful transformation! You did an wonderful job! ~Rhonda :)

Melissa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! And I hope you will post a tutorial of recovering the chair... I have 2 chairs that I need to recover, but I've been scared to attack the project. I love how yours turned out!

niartist said...

GREAT JOB!!! I can't believe you found those for so cheap to begin with! :) Great work revamping them!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The chairs are just gorgeous. I love that style. What a great find. Hugs, Marty

Julie said...

The chairs are beautiful... you did a wonderful job...
xoxo
Julie

Kammy said...

Very nicely done - you have a great sense in style, sista !
Kammy

Mrs. Nepper said...

My goodness, another one. Sounds like you have a pretty killer Craigslist, and a good eye for some deals!

Elaine said...

What an amazing transformation!!! What city are you getting all that neat stuff on Craigslist from? Here in Seattle I never find cool stuff - or maybe I just need a few lessons on how to make it WORK!! :)

BTW - where are your window coverings from? They are to die for gorgeous!!!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Wonderful project! I recovered my breakfast room chairs years ago, and I was actually surprised at how simple it was. Sometimes you just have to get started ... getting started is the hardest part!

Tamera said...

What a great deal! I almost purchased a set off of my craigslist for $60...Love the new fabric and the rich color!

Annette said...

Beautiful! I think I saw that same CL ad, but by the time I made up my mind it had been removed. If those are the same ones, I glad they went to very capable hands.

REbekah said...

WOO HOO!!! They look great!!!! Way to go!