Thursday, March 22, 2012

Karla's Chairs

If you've seen the pictures of Karla's garage, you know the girl has quite a chair collection!


Since I posted these photos a few weeks ago, Karla has been on a chair painting frenzy!


This set of three came from an estate sale. They had a cute shape and were very sturdy. Karla described them as really ugly. I think they just needed a little love.



The seats were covered with a blue floral fabric that pretty much looked like an old plastic tablecloth.


The blue paint was chippy, but not in a good way.



Karla decided that cream was the way to go for a fresh new look.




Now they are distressed in a soft and pretty way.


And the seats are covered in a fun cream, brown and black floral fabric.


Sooo much better!


Three chairs down! More to come .....


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27 comments:

Twice Nice said...

What a nice transformation! I love how that blue shows through the distressing. Gorgeous job, kudos to Karla!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

great job, karla! they look so much better! :)

Allison@FabRehab said...

Dear Karla, I'm coming to your garage. I love it. Seriously though, great makeover!

Kathy said...

Now they are lovely and ready to be loved!

the girlfriend gap said...

love the things you redo here.
the chairs look awesome!
I need to redo a chair. I am remaking the cushion. how thick of foam should I use for the cushion? And do you use batting to cover the foam before covering with fabric ? thanks for the help. nannyjsewsweet@gmail.com
Janita

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

Oh so pretty! Love how the distressing shows off the blue underneath. Well done, Karla.

restorenation said...

We love that you're recycling something old - and doing it with such style! You really gave the chairs a fresh and modern look. Great use of existing furniture!

restorenation said...

We love that you're recycling something old - and doing it with such style. You really gave the chairs a fresh and modern look. Great job reusing existing furniture!

NanaDiana said...

They look great. Isn't it funny that you find a set of 3? That has happened to me a couple of times. I finally asked the one gal that was selling THREE and keeping the 4th. She said the 4th one had arms on it...so I suppose that happens quite often. xo Diana

GirlRural.com said...

Love the chairs. I was afraid for a minute that the blue with floral seats was the after. Ha ha. Love the new seat covers!

Ali Richardson said...

Pretty! Now they are nice and fresh. I love how the blue came through on the destressing too.

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Sayuri said...

I want that garage! lol
What a nice collection of old (and very nicely selected )furniture!
Great job on the chairs too!

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Anna Williams said...

This looks great - I love the new fabric you've chosen, and what a gorgeous back those chairs have!!

Anna (My Design Ethos)

marthaleone said...

Hi: Somehow I missed my chair image that you featured with the other great projects on Tuesday. What a nice surprise it was to stumble upon it! I must have been foggy on Tuesday! Thank you again!

Green Willow Pond said...

So much prettier now! I love a bit of the blue paint peeking through in the distresses areas. Nice job. Deborah

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Beautiful transformation and I think the fabric is perfect. Karla's garage looks like a treasure trove of wonderful stuff! Looks sort of like my garage only I have a bunch of junk. :o) Happy Sunday...Ann

Sandy Ang said...

wow that's definitely a chair collection!

Hartwood Roses said...

There's just something infinitely appealing about chairs ... no matter how many we have waiting in the wings for their turn at a transformation. I have three sets in the shed right now ... shhh, don't tell anyone.

Anyway, the cream paint and new fabric did wonders for these little chairs.

Rose said...

It is amazing what a little TLC can do. I would love it if you came over today to my Sunday Round UP Party @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/ and shared with us.
Thanks Rose

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Much better!! So fresh and pretty. And p.s. to Karla, I'll be tagging along with Allison! :)

Tatum @ Tatum's Take said...

What a great transformation!

driftwoodesign said...

I've painted chairs blue before white just to get that look. A hint of the right blue, edging the distressing of white painted furniture is so fun. When it is notice it feels like an extra special treat.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Terry said...

Love how your chairs turned out! Thanks for sharing at Sunday Blog Love. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

The chairs look terrific love the fabric choice to.

Vivek Sharma said...

karlas chairs shown here is wonderful just too good
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