Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chevron Chairs - Sister Files

We found these two chairs at the Faith Farm Thrift Store a few weeks back.  They were $30 for the two chairs and the table.  So figure about $5 a chair.  From a distance, they aren't too bad.
However, upon closer inspection, they have been painted with some sort of shabby chic paint technique of ivory paint and smears of blue all over them. 
The dirty seats were beautifully and loosely upholstered in this cotton fabric.  Here you can see more of the blue paint.
I painted them using Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White.  After two coats, I sanded them down to smoothen the paint and give the edges some texture.  I used a blue zig zag fabric from to cover the chairs. 
 Here you can see the sanded edges.
I think they turned out beautiful.  My sister came to pick them up last night and she loved them.  They will be sitting under the turquoise chandelier.  The two other chairs are also done, but I haven't gotten pictures of them.  I painted the base of the table and am now trying to figure out the top.  I may ask for some advice on that tomorrow.  So what do you think of the chairs?

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The DIY Show Off


gail@My Repurposed Life 6/22/2011  

I love the new look of your sister's chairs! The chevron print looks fabulous on your newly painted chairs!

Wonderfully Domestic 6/22/2011  

SO much better! Good job :)

Unknown 6/22/2011  

They look so much better!! I love chevron fabric too!

Melz 6/22/2011  

OMG I bought this same fabric from the same website last week! Great minds think alike! I will be using them to make pillows for my bedroom. :) LOVE the chairs! Your sister must be so excited!

Jonel 6/22/2011  

I love the chairs! I want to steal them! My dining table will have cane back chairs but not pretty ones like this =(.

Ashley 6/22/2011  

So great! You managed to breath life in two ugly, dying chairs!! They look fantastic!

Two Thirty Five Designs 6/22/2011  

OH MY!!!! I LOVE these!!! Superb job, they look wonderful!!!!

Sam | Away She Went 6/22/2011  

Wow, some people have some weird shabby chic painting techniques! They turned out amazing! You should probably just bring them to my house!

Ali Richardson 6/22/2011  

Ooooooh, those turned out SO prety!

Anonymous,  6/22/2011  

They were quite yuck weren't they?! Sooo much better now. Nice and bright and fresh - and more professional looking! Great job :)

Cassie Bustamante 6/22/2011  

oh i love those! the fabric is perfect on those chairs!

Kim@Chattafabulous 6/22/2011  

Yep, I do love them!

Kristin Miracle Lewis @ west on cole 6/22/2011  

They look beautiful!! They looked kind of scary when you bought them but they are so lucky to get a chic makeover and a new home!

Michelle 6/23/2011  

I so love a good chair makeover, they look fabulous!

Anonymous,  6/23/2011  


Katie 6/23/2011  

I love it! The modern chevron pattern looks great with the antique chairs! So cute!

Amy 6/23/2011  

LOVE THEM! Awesome job

Lisa @ Cozy Condo Living 6/23/2011  

Great job on those chairs. They look so much better. Your sis is lucky.

Lesley 6/23/2011  

Grrr, I can't stand when I see that someone tried to age something by splotching some random paint all over it. I adore DIYs and dig giving things a try...but come on. Shabby chic it did not look. Now though, well, you know those are on my list of things to steal from your sister's house.

Stacey 6/23/2011  

Ooooooo..the chairs are so pretty! Love the chevron...dreamy beautiful chairs! Awesome job!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Kelli W 6/24/2011  

They are beautiful! I love the new fabric! Stopping by from TT&J:)

Lauren 6/24/2011  

Love it! I'm obsessed with all things chevron!

Leslie 6/24/2011  

Ooohhh! I've been seeing so much chalk paint recently! If only it weren't so darn expensive! Love the look with the chevron!

Unknown 6/24/2011  

What an amazing refurb! I just ordered this fabric to make dinning room napkins from this week! Now I really can't wait to get my hands on it, it worked so beautifully with your chairs!

A M A R A D I 6/25/2011  

Great job ! They look beautiful now !

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked 6/26/2011  

These are beautiful! Love the paint color and that gorgeous fabric!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign 6/27/2011  

What a steal:) They will look great under the chandelier!

Megan Gunyan 6/28/2011  

They look fabulous! Do you like that chalk paint? I'm dying to try it but trying to justify the expense! Augh!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy 6/28/2011  

So preeeeetty! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker 6/29/2011  

They look great! I love them, great deal!

mary h. 6/29/2011  

These chairs are Gorgeous!!!! A question...What type of foam would you recommend to recover dining chairs?

Roeshel 6/29/2011  

Beautiful! Of course they are! Everything you do is gorgeous. No exception here! Great find!

Thanks for sharing! ;)


Anonymous,  7/01/2011  

Looks great! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Suzy 7/05/2011  

I love a good chair makeover, pair it with chevron, and I'm in love!

Cindy 7/11/2011  

LOVE THE CHAIRS! And now I think that I have to paint my chairs (very similar to yours) white....I painted them black two years ago.

SimplySalvage 10/08/2011  

Love your version of the chairs. I just finished my own chevron chair and have a full tutorial here: . Probably about the same process you used! Thanks for the share.

Dara M. 2/15/2012  

I mentioned your chairs on my post today. They were my inspiration chairs. Take a look at how mine turned out.

Tracy ~ If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Baked A Cake 3/20/2012  

Thank you for posting this I have the same chairs and was looking for the perfect paint. I am pleased that they stock it in a near by store. Hope mine turn out as good as yours. By the way I am also going to buy the pink chalk pain for a corner unit would you say that one litre goes far?

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