Friday, April 3, 2015

Dining Room Chairs

When I redecorated my dining room I got six chairs to go around the table, but I wanted a couple of different chairs for each end of the table. I usually have to wait to get what I want or need until I find something unique that speaks to me.
So in the meantime I placed a couple of chairs that I already had at each end of the dining room table. 
It's being looking like this for about a year.

I was browsing around, not looking for anything in particular when I found a couple of chairs that could work. Hmmm they are not what I had in mind, but at $10 for both I couldn't go wrong, right? :)

This are the chairs before.

Can you see that totally amazing very antique little cart behind the chair, what is it a shopping cart? I'll tell you that story soon!

I considered not to paint this chairs for a few seconds, but I couldn't resist the adventure of how to paint them and to see a big transformation. 
I stayed again in my comfort zone, I know I should be more adventurous and try something else. But since those are the colors on the hutch, I decided to stick to that scheme. So I used ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Pain) Paris Gray for the base coat and I dried brush a coat ofASCP Old white on top of the Paris Gray.
I didn't do any distressing as that was happening as I was dry brushing them by itself. I finished them with a coat of dark wax. 

Of course the fabric they came with wasn't going to work for me so I used  some fabric that I already have in my stash. I removed the existing fabric and used it as my template to cut the new fabric.

The fabric I used was plain linen, I kind of wanted the adventure and the transformation to go a bit farther. I have gorgeous blue and white curtains in the dining room so I decided to paint some blue stripes in the fabric emulating a grain sack to tie with the curtains.
This was a fun job that my little helper enjoyed doing with me!

And here is the end result!

What do you think?
Hope you enjoyed the makeover!!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Those are beautiful and I loved your helper!!!! My helper is 4 legged and nowhere near as cute!

  2. You did a great job on the chairs and your dining room looks outstanding!!!


  3. Beautiful transformation, Cristina! I'm feeling almost daring enough to try some painted grain stripes myself :)

  4. Hi Christine. I love the fresh makeover and grain sack like stripes you gave to your Dining Room Chairs. What a transformation. Thank you so much for linking up to the ladies at 2 Bees in a Pod and I'm featuring these on my page at our Something to Talk About Link Party on Monday. I'll be sharing on social media throughout the day too. Have a nice weekend, Lisa at Concord Cottage

  5. Great idea painting the fabric to look like grain sack! The chairs turned out beautifully!

  6. Your room is coming together beautifully. The end chairs have the neatest carvings.