Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Finally...a little DIY project....White dining chairs with navy trellis fabric!




I've had these chairs sitting in our garage FOREVER. 

They were $2 each at my local thrift store....yes, you read that right...$2 !

A few coats of white semi-gloss, and some new seat fabric, and they're as good as new!






I decided that I wanted to add some navy blue to our home....something a little bit dramatic in the middle of all the pale, calming colours :)

I found this P. Kaufmann "Slick" indoor/outdoor fabric on Amazon, and I LOVE it!






It's a really heavy canvas-type material that I'm hoping will hold up a little better than the Kelly Wearstler linen "Imperial Trellis" fabric I almost bought. With two small boys around, I don't want to have to worry about it at all. The best part is that this fabric is only $22/yard (a heck of a lot less than the coveted Kelly Wearstler stuff.....as lovely as it is!). So, if and when the stains happen, I can just grab my trusty staple gun and add another layer of fabric on top :)



I had some help from my talented friend, Astrid, which made the job a lot more enjoyable :)

This girl can do anything. I'm not even kidding you....she literally knows how to do everything. Check out her jewelry here and her blog here.






Absolutely NOT loving my hideous glass-top table with these chairs....so I'm on the hunt for a new wood table. I'll keep you posted!





But....even with the ugly table, I'm excited to have something new to look at. As always.




I hope you're enjoying these last few weeks of summer!!! 





17 comments:

  1. They look amazing! Love the fabric choice too, nicer than the Wearstler prints, will be easier to clean. As for the price of those chairs - score! I just scored a French provincial shaped dresser for $45! Hardly used, the drawers look like new. Can't wait to sand and paint!

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  2. Love navy and love that fabric. It looks delicious on your chairs :) Lovely work.

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  3. Your chairs look amazing. Aren't you glad they didn't sit in your garage any longer! I love the idea of a quick recovery job once the stains happen :)
    Angex

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  4. The navy works so well! It gives your eyes somewhere to anchor. (Or whatever they say in interior design speak ;)

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  5. I LOVE the white chairs! I'm planning on painting mine in the Fall, once I've made the trip out to buy some Annie Sloan chalk paint, (as it's the only kind I think I want to use on these), as they're antiques.....you've inspired me to get a move on!

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  6. Your chairs are beautiful! They have a similar shape to mine which I painted and covered, so of course it caught my eye! But seriously, I love everything about your chairs!

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  7. I love your dining area! The navy and white accented with pink looks so inviting. Can you come over and update our house too, please? :)

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  8. The chairs look fabulous! Love the navy against the pink.

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  9. Your chairs look beautiful. Love that fabric! I also like the pop of pink that you've brought in to your dining area. It's a lovely space.

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  10. they look so good!! what great finds. i love your house!

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  11. Gorgeous!!! Navy was a perfect choice! Wow, what a score on the chairs!

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  12. those are beautiful!!! i love the color you chose!

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  13. Oooooooh I love that fabric! The chairs look fabulous all put together! Great, great job!

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  14. i love what you did to the chairs. And I even like the table with them, too! Looks great!

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  15. These are beautiful. I love that fabric...can't wait to see what you do w/ the table find.

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  16. Loving navy blue right now! Happy to see how good it looks on your chairs!

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  17. LOVE THIS! I featured you on my Favorites of the Week! Hope you can stop by: www.howtonestforless.com

    Erin @ How to Nest for Less

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