Monday, January 19, 2009

Special Report

Let's face it, I am a Martha wannabe. I cook. I bake (thus leading to my ass problem). I need to throw myself into a project every once in a while.
Sometimes my projects don't get finished. Like the one time I had a rummage sale and decided that I had to sell my dining room pictures and do something new and fresh. I sold them for 5 dollars each. The wall is so damn bare, 2 years later, not so much as a shadow on it- Except for the two screws sticking out that remind me everyday of my project failure.
Sometimes though, my projects turn out! And sometimes they turn out so well that I exhume my buried blog to show you! I am not sure how I got the idea. I just know that I was dropping off boxes of things at Goodwill to declutter my home and the next thing I know, I am driving home with two sticky, gross chairs knowing that I wanted them to be pretty again.

I paid 5.99 for each chair.
dining chair redo

They were barely worth that.
dining chair redo
I stripped them down, sanded them and tried to make them pretty again...

I think it worked!
dining chair redo

If you look closely, they are by no means perfect. But they make me happy. I made something so very old and dingy look bright and fun again!
dining chair redo
Now if I could just keep my kids and their sticky little fingers off of them...

dining chair redo

14 comments:

SJSFalter+ said...

You made those chairs gorgeous!

BethanyWD said...

They are gorgeous! You've inspired me! The fabric and the grain in the wood are my favorite parts of the project.

Stephanette said...

They're beautiful! Glad to see you're doing well.

Lost A Sock said...

Love that!

And...you're back!

rebcram said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous. Nice work. :)

AnnieM said...

Thank you, thank you! Anyone who walks into my house hears the story of my chairs and is expected to tell me how great they look. Not really, but almost.

Bethany it is Amy Butler fabric. Can't go wrong with her stuff.

Ashley said...

Aww, they are awesome!! I had to come out of the compfort of my feed reader just to say hi and smooches .... I've missed you :)

hthr said...

whoa! love them!

Ms. Mamma said...

luscious!

Ms. Mamma said...

What the status of the future frybrid? Did you get a different one?

C said...

OOOooooooooh la la! I love the fabric you chose! That is my fave shade too! Great job! You totally rock!

BTW, I didn't know you were back!! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! :) Now, if I can get this baby to sleep so I can catch up on some blogs! ;)

Teapot said...

Those are great!!! We did the same thing at our store for our party room and we added clear thick plastic over the top and it works like a charm!! And its cute!!

www.teapotparties.com

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