Little changes

always lead to bigger ones, I find and I have been making a start on changing things in my home.

My first project (which has taken me a week to do - but thats cos there were two of them), were my kitchen chairs.

This is what they looked like before:


Mind, I had started to sand them before I remembered to take a picture, so this shows one of them that I had only just light sanding too. Isn't it an ugly, unloved piece of furniture!!

This is what they look like after:

Not bad eh!!


I'm really pleased with the finished result especially as its all my own work.

I sanded them, primed them, painted them red in places,candle waxed them  painted them cream - 3 times, then wire wooled them to bring out the red paint slightly and give that distressed look to them.
What do you think, think they look the part!!

The cushions on the seat are from Laura Ashley and are red and cream checked gingham, I loved them as soon as I saw them, and bought them in readiness for this project.

38 comments:

Melissa said...

You did a wonderful job, Su. It looks great!

Patti said...

Umm can you recover chairs too? Your chair looks amazing!! Love it! My dining room chairs were (well I thought they were) really expensive and they look dreadful. Sammy spilt water on one of them and believe it or not it stained it so badly.

Love

Patti xxx

Тatyana said...

Wow! It's so beautiful! And your kitchen looks like mine! :) The same colours, the same style! I would love to have such chairs in my kitchen!

staci said...

I love it! I want to come sit in your cute chair and have a cup of tea with you!

Nancy said...

I think you did a fantastic job Su! They look just like a before and after in a magazine! The gingham cushions are perfect.

Cathy B said...

Your chair looks great!!!

doris said...

Very pretty!

corinna said...

fresh and happy

FayeRaye said...

very light and airy!~ Nice touch!! Faye

valerie said...

Beautiful! Great job Su!

Carol R said...

Great job Su. Please may I pop round for a coffee and a natter and sit on one of your lovely chairs?

Cari said...

They are absolutely beautiful - you are very talented

Sherre said...

Great job! I love the new look!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The chair looks fabulous and the cushion a perfect compliment to the chair.

Peg said...

Absolutely beautiful! I imagine it looks even nicer in the 'flesh'. Well done you.

Peg x

Pam said...

They look amazing! You did a great job re-finishing your chairs.

CindyMae said...

Great job! Love the new look of the chairs!!

JOLENE said...

What a beautiful job you did on your chairs, you worked your magic and they are perfect. Worth the week of labor for sure!!!

Brigitte said...

It looks really great, particularly with the matching cushion. And it seems to go perfectly with your kitchen colours.

Karan said...

What a great job you've done Su - it looks fab. :0)

Christine said...

Great job Su, your "new" chairs look fantastic

Katrina said...

Very nice! I love how it looks.

mainely stitching said...

They're GORGEOUS!!

Lois said...

What a great result! They're lovely.

Giovanna said...

Lovely work on the chairs - how very clever of you!

Andrea said...

A DIY master in the making. A wonderful job on the chairs.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful job!!!Love your blog. You do such beautiful work.
Debra NC

Vonna said...

Looks great! Wanna come on over and paint mine? :) Or you can just go ahead and send yours over ;)

Susan said...

Very pretty, Su! I think you did a fantastic job. I have a new desk in my stitching room, but no chair, because I can't find the perfect chair for it. I might have to borrow your idea, and find an old one and spruce it up.

You did a great job! You should be proud!

Cathy said...

I love it! It turned out just beautiful! Very fresh looking and cheery!

Cathy ♥

Maggi Co said...

Guau!!!!!!! Tienes un blog espectacular, con unas labores preciosas.

Enhorabuena!!! Un gusto excelente.



Raquel

Charlene said...

Amazing before and after - you should post to HGTV! Love the new look!

Von said...

Nice work there, Su!!

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Casa Pearl said...

They turned out wonderfully! I'm so impressed with your finished project.

Marsha said...

they now look exactly like my grandmother's kitchen chairs. Hers slid up to a porcelain top table and I think a ring or two on the chairs were painted red so, I love the red checked chair pad. Very festive. Great job.

J Rae said...

Great job! Love the way it looks!

tammie said...

well done lovely chairs .. i love blue gingham but my husband is a manu fan and would love the red.. look you have done a great job and i am goign to take your idea and use it when i have some time lol...

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