They have slowly but surely been receiving updates on a weekly basis and they are finally complete! They went from this…
As soon as we got the chairs home, I started looking for inspiration of what I wanted the chairs to look like in the end. I first turned to some blog queens for their input and the amazingEmily A. Clark suggested a fresh coat of paint and new upholstery. I completely agreed and took to the web for some inspiration. The entire transformation began with this chair from Ballard Designs…
|Do you see that price?? $429-581= Crazytown|
In an effort to bring the c-list chairs up to par with the a-list Ballard version, I started with sanding and painting the frames white (I used Valspar’s Honeymilk.)
Then it was time to buck up and give upholstering the good ole college try. I decided to use canvas drop clothes because they were the perfect color already and I wouldn’t feel awful if the upholstering went terribly bad and had to be ripped apart.
To give them a punch of color, I taped two strips to the back panels and painted them a blue color to match our dinnerware.
Once the chairs were painted and upholstered, they looked a little too new for my liking. So, I mixed a homemade glaze (a combo of mustard, gray, and green paints with water did the trick) and ran a sanding block over the edges to give some age to the chairs.
I absolutely love how they turned out and am proud that I was able to fight my impatient-ness (that is so not a word, but I am going with it) to take my time and do them correctly!
So what do you think, did I take the chairs from the original c-list (craigslist) state to the a-list (Ballard Designs) state?
|New dining room chairs and wall photo gallery|