Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cottage Green Chairs

The only thing better than finding a great little chair...



is finding a matching set of four chairs!





Single chairs are everywhere, but it's not so easy to find a nice set.





This set came from the same barn sale as Megan's Paris Grey Vanity/Desk you saw last time.




Don't they look nice and pretty now?








Chairs take forever to paint, so I used Behr's Ultra Premium Plus paint and primer in one in a soft green called Wasabi Powder. At least that eliminated the priming step.











The fabric was a remnant I'd picked up at another barn sale a few months ago. I was planning to make some pillows. But I love the cream and green combination and I had just enough fabric for the four chairs.



When recovering chairs, I always replace the foam and batting. It's just a good idea to start clean, fresh and cushy!



What a sweet fabric!


And there you have it! Not just one cottage green chair...


but a lovely set of four!



I think they'd look dreamy around a cream or natural wood table!

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34 comments:

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

They are charming!

Twice Nice said...

That's a gorgeous color of green! I'm sure they'll go quickly at your next tag sale! Deb

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Cottage green is perfect. I love green. I like the seat covers too!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love these pretty chairs! The fabric is lovely.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love the chairs the color looks beautiful on them!

mitzismiscellany.com said...

I love your little chairs. The paint and fabric totally transform them!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on finding the set...that's way cool!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Holly Lefevre said...

Great find! I am on the hunt for 6 chairs...last year I passed up a set that was only $75/set...and am still kicking myself (i was out of town at the time...but still!). LOVE that wasabi color!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i looooove these chairs!!!! what a great set!!! and a great find! i am going to finally get some painting done this week and i can't wait. my parents are super and being so accommodating so i can work.... i need to as a stress reliever! :)

LANA said...

I absolutely love that green colour. Yes, I too am very fond of Behr's all in one paint. I have used it frequently - it sure saves alot of work. Lana www.lifeatwildberrycottage.com

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Gosh, they look so much better! Thanks for linking up over at Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva. Love to see you there!

xoxo
Kathleen

Jochim Family said...

how did you know this is my favorite color! We must have very similar tastes, ever since I started linking up, your pieces are always the ones I check out--even before I know they're yours. ;) Nicely done! Jessica @ paintinmyhair.blogspot.com

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

SCORE! Love the quilted fabric seats! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

very merry vintage style said...

Very nice... so true, a set is hard to find. These look great! Thanks for linking this post up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Lindsay said...

These turned out SO wonderful! The color you chose is awesome! Green is so soothing! Great job!

I have a link party going on now, called Show & Share. I'd love to have you link this up!

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-2.html

Linda Makiej said...

so Beautiful!!!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a terrific score, Sharon! You're so right. It's hard to find that many nice chairs, at a good price, and in decent condition.

Thanks for joining the party again this week.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambeberrycottage.blogspot.com/

P. said...

They look so fresh in that shade of green! They're great chairs, and good for you to find four of them!

C. Joy said...

Good job! I like the fabric you've used.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your chairs! And how wonderful to find FOUR!!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Jeanne said...

Love your set of chairs. I agree, a set is so much nicer. Love the green and cream. You did a very nice job with the makeover.
Hugs, Jeanne

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

you did a great job! I would love them around my white table!

ok, so regarding the paint you recommend..do you have to sand?

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think the fabric is totally perfect. These will sell in a heart beat. Thank you for linking up to Open House Party. I sure do appreciate it!

At The Picket Fence said...

I seriously LOVE these!! If I had room for them and could get them from your place to mine I would be there in a heartbeat. LOL! The fabric choice was perfect too. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Debra @ Common Ground said...

These turned out so pretty! Love that gorgeous green, great job! thanks so much for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

Renee said...

I LOVE this transformation! I would love it if you would enter this post into my brand new Shabby Shares Saturday link party at http://rustic-crafts.com :)

Terry said...

How lucky to find more than one chair! They turned out so perfect! Thanks for linking up, I love the transformation!

A Lived in Home said...

They look very nice! i really like the soft green color!

The Hopeless Romantic said...

I know what u mean, im looking for a set of canebacks for my new farmhouse table. So far, no luck, urs turned out great.................Bonnie

Katie said...

Beautiful color!

Jennifer said...

These chairs came out gorgeous! I love the green - very smart to use the primer and paint in one!! Can I come to the barn sales with you - you find such great stuff!! Thanks for linking up to Saturday Social!

xoxo

Jenn

Jenn Erickson said...

Sheesh...I wish we had barn sales out here!

What a beautiful set of chairs! I love the carved detail on the backs. Perfect color and fabric choices (as always)!

Jenn

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Great chairs and a chic color:)

niartist said...

Love how this turned out. BRAVO!

I wanted to let you know that I've got a great giveaway that ends Friday. It's for $100 to wallquotes.com, and trust me they've got something I know you'll love!

Stop by and enter ASAP. I'd love to see what you would do with their products! See you soon!

Artie
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