Thursday, May 5, 2011

Beachy Chairs

Last summer I met Jen from Easy Peasy Chic when she bought these barstools from me:


I was tickled when she contacted me a few weeks ago about helping her with her kitchen makeover! She recently purchased a lovely black pedestal table, but she wanted her chairs to bring in a fun pop of color into her kitchen.

We started with four of these beautiful Napoleon-style chairs, which she originally purchased at Down East Home.


Monday I gave them a light sanding, and then wiped them down with Liquid Sander (love that stuff for chair legs and spindles). I was so happy to see the sun!!

Next each chair was painted a different color!
There's creamy white, pale yellow, lime green, and aqua blue.

The best part? Jen only needed to buy a sample pot of paint for each chair. That's only $3/each, and she has some left over for frames or knick-knacks. (I am loving Behr Ultra paint lately.)


I have to admit, I thought they looked so cute at this point I hesitated to glaze and distress them...but I did anyway. ;-) The pretty curves and details stand out so much better.

The edges are just lightly sanded, and I used a black glaze to tie in to Jen's black table.

After glazing and distressing, each chair got a few coats of Minwax Polycryclic for protection.

They turned out great! I told Jen that if there had been eight chairs, she might not have gotten them back...


But after all, I think they look better in her kitchen, don't you?






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24 comments:

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I love these chairs...the colors are so beachy perfect!!!

Full Circle Creations said...

Am loving those chairs. Great job once again!

Holly

Jen said...

Korrie! You are amazing. Thanks for playing such a key role in my makeover. I am almost done! :)I am looking for a small shelf/hutch to fit in a small pass-through area in my kitchen. Let me know if you run on to any good ideas/find. Thanks again...the chairs are more beautiful than I imagined!! :)

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Love the pastels with the black! Great Job!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Now those are just too fun!

Susan Woods said...

Now it appears I need to buy paint for my chairs around my table. That looks so lovely. They have personality and cohesiveness. Well done!

~PJ said...

I just want to sit at that table with some girlfriends and play cards, it looks just so inviting! A great redo!

Lisa Anderson said...

So adorable! I love the colors you chose for the chairs! Very fun and vibrant :)

Screaming Meme said...

I love what you did with the chairs and stools! Come by & sign up for my continual giveaway...this week a $100 giveaway! And a few of my recent posts about furniture and bird cages...and a hilarious story about me! ;) Meme

Sarah, Three Boys said...

I love the colors you guys picked, they are great!!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

What a fun set! The colors are so fresh and really add a lot of personality! Love the round sisal rug, too! Cute!

Rachel said...

My big long table with benches and end chairs just got very borring...........

Cute doesn't even cut it!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love the colors!! You did an awesome job!
*hugs*deb

Katie said...

Gorgeous!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the colors on those chairs are just so darn happy! i love it!

Stacey said...

That looks so awesome! I love the mismatched look - so nice!
Stacey of Embracing Change

The Cannary's said...

i have been wanting to do something like this with my kitchen chairs! I want to use bright colors like turquoise, teal, butternut, and pumpkin...hmmm...what do you think?

http://cannaryfamily.blogspot.com/2010/11/chairs-that-need-help.html

Heather Ward said...

Love, love, love!!! What color did you use for the blue chair? I'm starting a hutch re-do this weekend and that might be the perfect color for the back wall!!!

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

I love the stools, no the chairs- allright I will take them both! Do you live close by? Or maybe you could just post them to Workshop Wednesday. It would be a great addition to the party!

Linda said...

Such a charming project...I love how each chair is a different color! Hopped over from Savvy Southern Style!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those look great. Love the different colors with the black table. Great job. Thanks for joining WUW.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

What a lovely look! I really like the fun colours and although I know it is a tough decision sometimes to distress, I think it really adds to the look and ties in nicely with the table. A charming room that she must be very pleased with.

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

Thanks for sharing this @ Workshop Wednesday. Hope to see you this week!

Isabel said...

I have been thinking about doing that to my chairs but I couldnt picture them well in my mind! Thank you for the inspiration!