Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Linen Chair Love

I've been wanting to make some linen chairs for a while now and was just waiting for the perfect set to come along. I found a darling pair of chairs that were solid, well-made and priced right. Here's how they turned out:

Good Ole Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, distressed and clear waxed:

I chose to gather the cushion and it took FOREVER!  Not sure I'm ever going to do that again, but it is pretty:

A pretty curve, that might have seemed too much unless a neutral fabric was chosen:

Before and After:

I love how these turned out.  Since it is real linen, I did Scotch Guard them and I'm not sure I'd let them be in a family room with MY kids!!

Here's some Internet Linen love:

Carrier and Company


House Beautiful

Linen: So lovely, textured and timeless. I especially love how it looks with the dark woods.

As an added post, here are another set of French Script chairs I redid.

(and, yes, that is PLASTIC on the cushion! ewww, it was sticky too!)

And the After:

Spring has hit early here in the Chicago area and all I can think is "Garage Sale season is almost here!" Yipppeee!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Shabby to Chic part II

As promised, here are pictures of the china cabinet and oval coffee table I completed and are up for sale:

And the oval coffee table (the camera makes is a lot darker than its color really is):

The chairs sold super fast and I'm wishing I had a few more waiting in the wings.  Can garage sale season come any faster? Can't wait.

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