Friday, April 22, 2011

It's still a great idea!

Last fall I had a great idea...I wanted a "farmhouse"-style table for myself, surrounded by eight different pressed-back chairs--all painted white.


(You can read more about it here and here.)

It was a great idea...but the execution turned out to be...flawed (see the above links for the rest of the story!). As a result, I sold the table to one woman, six of the chairs to another, and two of the chairs were returned to the friend I originally purchased them from (but fixed and painted).

My friend, however, decided to take the idea and run with it.

Since last fall, she has been on the hunt for her own set of pressed-back chairs...she wanted a total of ten! She is near to completing her set...and I am finishing them for her.

I showed you a sneak peak of one of her chairs here. Here is the before, in case you don't remember!


Here are three more chairs that I found for her:


Look familiar? They are the same style as the chairs for the Gathering Table set I also finished last fall! But these ones were a real bargain. Remember the $10 table I shared? These were actually part of the deal! (It was rough, really...)


I finished six of the chairs this last week! There are two more to go, but they require a bit more structural work than I have had time for yet.


This is the chair I replaced the seat on...

There are actually four chairs of this style, although one has arms.

And this is actually my favorite chair, although I don't have a "before" shot. Isn't it gorgeous?


All the chairs have been lightly sanded and primed, then painted with Sherwin Williams "Creamy," distressed, and glazed with watered-down Burnt Umber acrylic paint.

Eight down...two more to go!





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22 comments:

Darling @ Junque 'n my Trunk said...

They look fantastic! Good Job.

Becca said...

Wow ... they look incredible !! Happy Easter. Becca

Eileen said...

These chairs look gorgeous painted white. I love them. All the caning work you did also looks great.

Rachel said...

Wow........ not a great comment but wow.....

Karen @ THEBUSYBUG said...

Beautiful..... I'm re-doing my dining room chairs also. Come and visit my blog to see what I'm up to :-) Bug Hugs.

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

Wow, so much work! But the chairs are beautiful. The detail is gorgeous with the glaze.

MessyMissy said...

I love your favorite chair as well. What a nice friend you are!! I would love it if you would link this project up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess....each week I pick one project to feature on my side bar!! Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/3chfp5t

Pamela said...

These look fantastic!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi! I saw your link at Kim's. These chairs look amazing...but what a huge job. I'm a new follower and am going to look around your blog some more. Come visit me if you have time! ~Ann

European Paint Finishes said...

I've gotta hand it to you... we've done these chairs before and they require a lot of patience there is so much time involved with each one. They look great. Nicely done!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wonderful job on the chairs! They look so beautiful with the new paint.

Terry said...

Bang! That's me shooting myself in the foot for selling my chairs like these instead of painting them! Yours look fab.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Lovely job on those chairs, I have one that I found along side the road in the 80"s!

Full Circle Creations said...

Great job!

Deanna said...

They look fantastic! Love how that burnt umber brings out the details of the carvings.

The Painted Parlor said...

Those are adorable! I love all the detail. I'm looking for a new dining set to re-do for myself, I would LOVE find chairs like those :)

Come visit my lil blog if you want! I found yours through MMS's llink party.
paintedparlor.blogspot.com :)

Me said...

I have 8 of these chairs that I inherited and I wish I could just give them to you but we're in Texas!

gina3 said...

These look great! I have 6 of them myself all painted white around a table they came with that of course I redid too. I didn't add any glaze or stain to mine but now you've got me thinking I should go back and do that.

Simply Bungalow said...

They look great. Beautiful transformation.
~Heidi

Funky Junk Interiors said...

WOW what incredible chairs! The detailing is outstanding in white!

Donna

The Old Block House said...

Love these!

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Rachel said...

Great look on those chairs...Rachel