Monday, March 12, 2012

French Script Dining Room Chair

Went into the local thrift store this past Friday and found 5 dining room chairs for a fine price. However, one of them will need to have some tender loving care, as it was a chewing toy for a puppy or maybe a grown gr8 dane like mine, that never seem to outgrow chewing something. Oh yeah, it is leather that they never seem to outgrow chewing. I hate to think about how many shoes I have lost and how many cowboy boots my husband has lost. The joy of living with gr8 danes! Surely can't be a materialistic person, cause they will get to your most idolized thing first! However, once a gr8 dane invades your life, you are a gr8 dane host for the rest of your life.

Oh, that is right I started this post about the dining room chairs that I came upon. Here is a picture of a chair prior to it's transformation.

I took the chair apart, ripped off the upholstery and started work using one of my newest colors of chalk paint (Pure White) that my dear husband bought for my birthday last week. He bought me four colors, a new can of clear wax and a wax brush! I told him all that I wanted for my birthday was chalk paint and he listened big time!

Added some new padding, as the chair padding was a mess. The upholstery fabric is a print that I found at one of my local fabric stores. Then I happened to come across the same fabric at that very same night looking for something else and it was half the price including free shipping for purchases over $35. Thank goodness I only purchased a half yard. Goes to show that you really have to be careful on your whim purchases!

Here is the final product, sans waxing.

She is now located in my Etsy shop. I will finish her four siblings this week.

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  1. What a wonderful transformation! Just lovely.

    And I love your great Danes. We have one that lives across the alley from us on the 4th floor of a condo building. He just fits on their little outdoor porch and when he barks up there it reverberates throughout the neighborhood!

    And it drives my little beagle crazy whenever he spots him out there on that little condo porch.



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  3. Yep, I lost my favorite pair of heels to my brothers Dog! Your chair looks great! Thank you for your Craigs List tips. I live in Orlando, next time you stop buy let me know what part of Florida you are moving to


  4. Cute makeover on the her new seat.