Mar 20, 2013

Two Chair Makeovers

Well, here is the promised chair makeover.  A day late, but better late than never.  And to make up for it, I am including a bonus chair makeover that I did a while back, but never posted about. 

I just finished this one, though.  And I love how it turned out.  I hadn't painted a chair white in a long time and all of a sudden, this chair just HAD to be white. 

There are actually three of these chairs.  Cracked vinyl seats and all.
This chair was sooo wobbly, almost every single joint was loose.  My husband took it apart and cleaned all the joints for me and together we glued it back together.  I didn't take pictures of this process, but we have two more to go.  Is anyone interested in a tutorial? 
I used Cece Caldwell chalk paint in Simply White. It's actually quite a nice shade of white.  It's not too stark and has a little bit of warmth to it.  I love how I can distress this paint right in the kitchen using a wet rag... no mess required!  The clear wax finished it off nicely. 
Gorgeous legs!
And I added some pretty new fabric.  Once the vinyl was off we discovered a layer of batting and then the original leather seat. I left the leather intact just in case someone wants to restore it someday. 
And this is the second chair I completed.

My husband loved the way it was before.  He thought it was the perfect 'undone' or 'deconstructed' chair. 
If you think this chair looks familiar, you're probably right.  I have done several others like it. 
You can view them here and here.
I used another coffee sack on the seat, but this time finished the edges with upholstery tacks for a bit of a different look .  It was painted in Vermont Slate Chalk paint, by Cece Caldwell and finished with clear wax. 

Linking to:
The 36th Avenue
My Repurposed Life
The Shabby Nest
Miss Mustard Seed
Homespun Happenings
Funky Junk Interiors
Coastal Charm
Domestically Speaking
The Shabby Creek Cottage


  1. I love the chairs, I have 8 of the first chair, all painted in white too. But I have not been able to find the right fabric for them to finish them. Both of these are gorgeous, good job. hugs Tobey

  2. Great choice of fabric for that white chair. Love the grain sack seat in the slate one. When you first started your post with how long its been since you did a chair, I realized I had not done a chair since back in the fall!

  3. What great chairs! Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?! Love the fabrics that you used as well! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  4. They both turned out beautiful - but I'm over the top crazy in love with the first one!!!
    Beautiful transformations!
    Visiting from the Shabby Nest,

  5. I LOVE them...fabulous job!! Found you from MMS...

    Your newest follower,

  6. Love them! I can't wait to refurb some of the chairs I've collected!

  7. I love both of them! great job! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  8. Such different looks, and I love them both! ~di @ Musings

  9. Hello, I just found your blog, and I look forward to adding you to my blog list. Happy Easter! I also have a love for makeovers on chairs. I use to do them often, you have inspired me.
    Blessings, Roxy

  10. Your chairs look great Cynthia! I saw your turquoise chest too - lovely!

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