Thursday, October 21, 2010

Redemption of "Those Chairs"


Just so you know...I am done eating worms for a while. My mood has lifted, the weather is wonderfully cool , ....and I finished  " The Chair Project " !
     I was so depressed about those stinkin' chairs earlier this week, that a few of you suggested I just forget about them and dump them . I have to admit , I was tempted. But then , I am too stubborn . I would rather live with an ugly thing (at least for a while) before admitting defeat.

So,  .......I finished the other chair yesterday ! Plus a little table that I had planned to go with this duo from the start . I am happy to report that I am quite pleased with the end result after all..

                                    Here is how the little trio turned out:

The little table was just a lbj (little brown job) , that I got for $6.00 at Goodwill.

I primed with Kilz spray primer, of course, and then sprayed with the same Kryola Satin Black.

Then I stencilled the design on with some left over white paint I had in the garage.

The distress effect was achieved by a little sanding, and a little dry brushing with white.
Don't ask me why.... I was just playing around with it.

Lets take another look:



Not bad, after all the drama!

My only problem now is, I don't have room for it...

Do you have an awful project that turned out OK in the end?
Let me know!

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  1. OH, SUZANNE!!!!! I am SO IN LOOOOVE!!!! I wish SO BAD I lived close to you (I don't even know where you're at, btw) and could come pick this BEAUTIFUL trio up for my bedroom. I wish, I wish, I wish!!!!!!! I am so happy you came out of your funk and finished this. GREAT JOB!!!

  2. Beautiful, beatiful works!!!
    I lake it!

    Kisses and nice weekend Suzanne.

  3. GREAT job!! I love the stencil...did you make it or buy it? IT's perfect!

  4. OMG, did you reupholster those chairs yourself? They look fab-u-lous! I am a sucker for anything black and white.

  5. What a fantastic transformation! So well done and creative

  6. OMG! So fabulous! I {heart} black and white!

  7. I knew you could pull this off! Great job, and keep up the good work!

  8. Suzanne, all of your pieces turned out beautifully! I love the stencil you used on the table. The chairs are absolutely gorgeous, so glad it all came together for you!

  9. I was laughing so hard at the end of your post you said "I don't have room for it"... I just finished 2 chairs (that look almost identical to yours but painted white) and they were a pain too... and I don't have a place for them either!! Crazy ! ann at housefinally.blogspot

  10. This trio turned out great! Sometimes it's good to be stubborn *lol* Great job!


  11. I am glad you stuck it out! Your $6 a piece chairs look priceless now! I love the damask fabric and the damask stencil on the little table. They are gorgeous!

  12. They turned out great! So glad you didn't give up. The table is really cute, too. Love the stencil job.

  13. This looks so great! I found you through the blog hop on The fabric you chose is very pretty.

  14. I'm so glad that you kept at it. The chairs are amazing! they turned out awesome!


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