Monday, October 19, 2009

Procrastinator Party ~ The After

You may recall my project for the Procrastinator Party over at The Inspired Room was/is 4 of these chairs. I'm doing the reverse of most people ~ going from white to brown.



Here they are with the seats removed and ready for painting.



This is the fabric that will be used on the seats.



These are the tools you will need if you are going to recover a seat on a chair like this.



Old fabric is off and new fabric is ready to be stapled on!



One down, three to go! {sigh}



All four seats are done. Painting is the next step. I was going to use the brown paint I had gotten for free from Glidden, but it wasn't working out. I had to get spray paint.




I just finished in time and it was not due to procrastinating. I would have been done Saturday, if my car battery didn't decide to die as I was heading out to get spray paint. But I perservered. Two of the seats are not attached. I laid them across for the pictures and when the paint is fully dried {probably tomorrow evening; it felt a little tacky to the touch} I'll screw them on.

Here they are! It looks like a line up.




The pictures are horrible and I apologize. It was dark out and, if I can get better pictures, I'll come back and edit them in.



One of these chairs I use at my vanity, so I wanted to make it pretty and girly. I added a sheer skirt {don't mind the dust, I was just a little busy reupholstering and painting chairs this week!}.




I think that if I join in next year, I'm going to pick a smaller project. In fact, I'm going to start this weekend ~ procrastinating over small projects. I am glad this project is finally done {it's been 2-3 years in the making} so I'm thankful for the nudge the party provided. Thanks Melissa!

I'm also linking up with Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday. It's her first one, so come visit and see all the great furniture redo's!


Don't forget to enter our Pixie Dust Decor Giveaway running this week!


40 comments:

Elaine said...

Very nice. They look so elegant now. Great job.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Kathy,

The chairs look great! I really love the pattern. Those are the colors I am thinking about using in the guest bedroom. But just have not quite pulled it all together yet...

Thank you for sharing your project with us!

~ Tracy

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Your chairs look great and I love the fabric you chose! I have to get busy and get my post together...glad I saw yours to remind me!

Design Esquire said...

Great job!

Beverly said...

how pretty! Great job.

Maria Killam said...

That is so incredible what you did! And the skirt, how fun is that! Love it!

ButterYum said...

Perfect! I love the chairs so much better now. Great job!

:)
ButterYum

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I like that you went against the trend and did brown. It goes perfectly with your fabric. Congrats on finishing!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Congrats on getting them all done! They look great.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I think they look great brown! Great job! You definitely got farther along with your project than I did. Love the fabric and the girly vanity seat!

Tamera said...

Kathy~
LOVE the chairs....did i miss the kind of paint you used? They look great and the frilly skirt is perfect...wish O had a vanity:)
Thanks for stopping by! I'm with you on picking a SMALL project next time...small like unloading the dishwasher...HA!

Tamera@doubledelight

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks, Elaine! It will take me a little getting used to because they were white for so long.

That will look great, Tracy! I love mixing brown with other colors. I'm actually working with a client now that will have brown comob's in various rooms {they like brown}.

Hi Lisa! I love that fabric, too, and that is what had me want to do the chairs over in the first place.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks, Christine! So glad I'm done!

Thank you, Beverly!

I was going to hold off on the skirt until after I posted, Maria, but I just wanted to get them done by this time.

Thank you, Butteryum! I'm so glad I finally got to use this fabric!

cherry said...

These turned out great love the fabric. hugs, Cherry

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks, Kasey! I do that sometimes {I'm such a rebel!}. I lived with them white for so long that I really needed a change and the brown goes better in my house than black would.

Thank you, Beth! I can't believe I did get them all done!

Thanks, Carolyn! I just kept thinking of how bad it would be if I failed ~ especially after proclaiming it!

Thank you,Tamera! I just used a basic brown spray paint from my local Sears Hardware, because trying to brush on my free brown paint from Glidden wasn't working and it would have taken me forever.

cindy@cottage instincts said...

K, that fabric is to.die.for. LOVE it...and with the brown of the chairs, those things are delicious! Great job :o)
peace.

Jane said...

Love these Chairs now Kathy! They look warmer and richer, very nice work!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

Red Door Home said...

Love the chairs in brown. Goes to show that white is not always the best choice. Thanks for joining my blog. Can't wait to see your next project.

Matt and Ashlee said...

Hey Kathy! Nice job on the chairs! I am glad to see this, I am redoing mine in the next 2 weeks!

Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen said...

Yeah spray paint is the BEST for chair painting! I love them!

Inspired Comblogulations said...

Kathy, I am loving those... we can't all do white!!!?
Lovely and well done.
Lee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thank you, Cherry!

Thank you,Cindy! I love the fabric, too! The whole time I was doing these chairs, I kept thinking of a Hershey's chocolate bar.

Thanks, Jane! I thought they were warmer too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

@ Red Door Home ~ Thank you! The white didn't really fit in anymore, and I find I'm leaning toward the browns more.

Thank you, Ashlee ~ it's really an easy project that can make a big difference.

I absolutely agree, Blair. It just wasn't working with the sponge brush.

Thank you, Lee! The new color is growing on me.

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

The lines of those chairs are so pretty and are shown off so much better with their new dark color. Great makeover.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love the brown! Beautiful! And great job on reupholstering too! Wow, love that skirt...

Room to Inspire said...

The fabric is beautiful and I love the new color. I find I am always turning something white into brown or black!

Chelsea

Angie said...

They looks so rich and gorgeous!

Simply Susan said...

Total transformation! Just gorgeous!

Susan @ Your home, only better. said...

I love spray paint! Good job!

Susan

ps - visiting from the HOMEdigz.com party!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks, Tracy! I've been debating whether or not to try rub and buff in a gold on the flowers on the back.

Thank you, Melissa! Thanks for hosting this "kick in the butt" party.

I'm glad to know I'm within the norm going from white to brown, Chelsea!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks, Angie!

Thank you, {Simply} Susan! They do look very different now, don't they?

Thanks, Susan! I'm starting to love spray paint, too! {This could be a bad thing, though!}.

Amber said...

Wow your chairs turned out beautifully! I especially love the one with the sheer skirt- that is fantastic!

Jane said...

Your chairs turned out fantastic....I love the brown paint and fabric!
Jane

Sharon said...

Love the transformation.

jstwhatiwnt said...

A little thought, paint, and some terrific fabric and you have created some beautiful chairs.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thank you, Amber! I just had to something girly-girl on my chair!

Thanks, Jane! I am liking them!

Thank you,Sharon!

Jstwhatiwnt ~ thanks very much! These chairs are great because I can use them anywhere in my house that I may need an extra.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I just love these chairs! And the fabric you chose is gorgeous. They have such a unique shape everything you did really accentuates that. Thanks for sharing and linking up to my party.

Sarah said...

i have never seen a chair with a back like that before, how cool and unique. great job with the reupholstery!

"m" said...

Very pretty. The brown paint and your choice of fabric, warmed them up and accentuated their character.

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I absolutely love your chairs! Love the color. Love the fabric. You did a great job on them.

And I love the Christmas trees in the black urns that you found at GW! Yes, score!

Shannon

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