One Down, Five To Go

Posted by on Jan 9, 2010 in Blog

Moving from a tiny apartment to a real house meant that I would need a lot more furniture. I gave my wonderful in-laws a list of things we would need since they are masters of finding awesome deals. Before we even moved out, they scored us a dining room table and 6 chairs for our new house for a grand total of $45.

The table, which was a $5 score, needed a ton of TLC but thanks to my father-in-law, it looks fantastic. The chairs were snatched up for $40. The design is great and they were in pretty good shape but the vinyl seats were screaming to be redone. It took me 6 months of looking at the chairs and the decor in my dining room before I settled on brown and white striped fabric for the seats. I have found that the right choice for me will always present itself, I just need to be patient.

Here is the first chair that I re-did:


The seat cushions had to be completely redone with foam and dacron but the effort is totally worth it. You can see below that the brown vinyl left something to be desired both in aesthetics and in comfort.

The next step, after I finish the other five chairs, is to paint them white. My husband wasn’t totally on board but he seems to be opening up to the idea. Once all the chairs are finished, I will post some room shots to show off the gorgeous table with the chairs that are now worthy enough to be paired with it.

5 Comments

  1. i love the scrollwork on the backs of these chairs! they remind me of "How About Orange"'s logo…. (Google it if that phrase is unfamiliar) I think they'll look great painted white!

  2. these chairs are beautiful! I love the striped fabric you chose, and they are going to look fabulous in white

  3. yes, white!!! they are already looking gorgeous with the new fabric.

  4. I looked for your email address to email you…but couldn't find it…so here goes.

    My fiance gave me an I OWE YOU sewing machine for my birthday this year. Yay! But…I have no idea where to start on this. I primarily quilt (by hand up until now!) but want a machine that could last me a loooong while. Every shop I go in to, they pump their own brand…soooo…I dunno what to do.

    What do you recommend? I read that the Brothers line is amazing. But I don't see those in the stores…so…any thoughts? I'd LOVE your opinion.

  5. I think they are going to look awesome. You should consider painting them before recovering them. I find that way much easier.

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