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...
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!