Thursday, 4 July 2013
New (to me) Chairs
I have looked and looked for a before picture as I am sure I must have taken one but cannot find anything. This was a great excuse to look back at photos of the children which was great though.
So back to the chairs. I got these on freecycle. The previous owner had planned to refurbish them but she hadn't done it in several years so decided it wasn't going to happen and gave them away. They were pretty local so I got them and then I too kept them for quite a few months while I got around to doing them. They were brown wood with horrible seat covers. I bought a hand held stapler to do the job. It was ok but really doesn't have enough power. Lots of staples fail to go in properly and have to be removed which is a pain. I now have a pneumatic stapler which I love, but it is over kill if you are only going to tackle small projects. So I bought the fabric in the fabulous Burnt Street shop in Seaforth.
I wanted something a bit shabby chic which I think this is.
Then I painted them. I used water based primer and water based semigloss. One I did turquoise by mixing the white with some dulux green buoy which is my favourite paint colour.
I love the shape of these chairs and they are so comfortable. I love a cushioned chair and you just cannot beat them for comfort. If they get marked I will just change the fabric. I love that the turquoise chair picks out a little bit of turquoise in the fabric. We use these all the time and I love to have chairs that don't match. Some people hate this but not me. And they were recycled which I love.
Now because it is another glorious day in paradise, I think we will take the ferry over to the city. Have a great day!