our dining room chairs {a happy place to put our bums}

March 22, 2010

I used to have a glass din­ing room table with chairs that matched and before Ella was born, I sold them because I can’t stand glass. Fast for­ward 18 months or so. I now have a sim­ple dark din­ing room table from ikea and I had the bril­liant idea to col­lect misc chairs from yard sales/estate sales/goodwill and re-paint and re-cover them all for my din­ing room. SUPER. This was an excel­lent SUMMER project, but it was the dead of win­ter and I ended up hav­ing 5 per­fectly unlovely chairs for many months before I could go out­side to spray paint them.

What­ever. The point is, SPRING is here and the chairs are DONE DONE DONE. The fam­ily is sooooo delighted to have happy lit­tle seats for our bums dur­ing meal time.


dining room chairs- before


dining room chairs- after

I used a colo­nial white paint. The fab­ric was PERFECT and FREE because it came from my mother-in-law. Appar­ently this used to be old flour sacks that HER mother kept because she like the fab­ric. It was never used until now– and I LOVE IT!

dining chair - close up after

dining chair - close up



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  • Maria

    Again, you never cease to amaze! The chairs look awesome :)

  • Bar­bara Cash

    Very nice job..They are beautiful!!!

  • IN LOVE with what you have done!!!! Dag gum girl.….pregnancy is mak­ing you bril­liant. Okay, we need to dish on my din­ing room, I am ready for a re-do and I need your eye and tal­ents. Dra­matic redo!

  • Melanie

    Those are awe­some chairs

  • Those are fan­tas­tic! They turned out great! I love that they are all dif­fer­ent styles but with the same color and fab­ric. They just look great! I want them. Can I have them? Please? Now I want to paint my table and chairs. Love them.


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