Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Funky Chair Pair

These two sad chairs have been sitting in my garage all winter~

After a nice sanding, a spray of Kilz, and another light sanding, they were ready to go!

I sprayed on a coat of peacock blue ("Caribe") from Home Depot.

Next, they got a heavy distressing with 60 grit sandpaper (80 grit works great, too).
  After that I went over them with a finer grit sand paper to smooth it out.

I glazed with RL black glaze mostly by just brushing on and wiping some off with a damp cloth~
The glaze relaxed the blue just the right amount!

After two coats of poly, the painting part of this project was in the bag!

This fun fabric at Hobby Lobby was the perfect match for recovering the "new" chairs.

I used a 40% off coupon I found online from HL to buy a staple gun that I was going to need for my first recovering project. :)

There are so many tutorials on recovering chairs, and I am so not qualified yet to give one, so I think I'll leave it at that.  I will say it was simple to do!

Here's a before of the chairs again~

Here they are, all glammed up!









While my husband does not fully appreciate the awesomeness of the "crazy" zebra stripes, I guaranteed him sum teenage gal S gunA lov em! :) 

*As a side note, Mike and Melanie over at The Frosted Gardner are giving away a $50 Home Depot gift card as a thank you to their 1,000 followers.  They do amazing furniture transformations~ head on over and check them out!  :)


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55 comments:

laxsupermom said...

Love the new color! And the fabric is so fun! Great job on your first re-covering project! Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

Great colours they came up a treat. You did a wonderful job on the recovering too. ;-)

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

wow what a makeover they look fantastic I love the shade of blue with the animal print, really funky

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

great job on the chairs, love the distressing

thecrankyqueen said...

WOW! Love the chairs and the paint really made the lines and designs "pop"...you did good and yes some teen or even a more mod decorator will love them. Thanx for the tutorial. Tiff

Ali Richardson said...

SO SO great!! Super fun and unique. Great job :)

Kacey said...

Fun! I love the shape of those chair backs. The glaze really adds dimension.

the modern cottage said...

I love the blue!

fresh_look_furniture said...

They look great! The other day I was digging through a box in the attic and found zebra print fabric! Too cool to see your post with similar fabric only days later! :) GREAT JOB!

nickys nook said...

Ummm how cute the chairs are absolutely beautiful

Sarah's Salvages said...

So cute! Those chairs have the cutest designs, glad you rescued them!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Great job Kim! I love the blue, but you already know that. And that zebra fabric is such fun! I have some chairs in the garage waiting for a makeover. You've inspired me to get busy on them!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i opened the link and heard angels sing!!! I LOVE them, kim! the color, pattern perfection!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love the shape of the chairs! Even though I'm more of a pastel girl, I love the blue you used, and best of it it could match so many decors. I'll admit I'm not so crazy about the zebra print, but that's just personal taste. Somebody else *will* love the fabric and have to have the chairs before someone else takes them!

MiriamR said...

love those chairs! what a great find and I LOVE the blue!!

Natalie said...

Love these! The color, the shape of the chairs, the zebra pattern, the little table they're sitting beside! Love, love, love! Fantastic job!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

What a fun look! Very unique chairs. I love how you distressed them!

Have a great night! :) Michelle

Anna See said...

Super fun and funky!

Scribbler said...

I am long past being a teenager, and I love them. Color makes me happy.

Chrissie said...

I just love these funky wild chairs. You did an amazing job, they are just gorgeous. Unique and chic!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I am in LOVE with these chairs. The finish on them is awesome and the zebra fabric...perfect. Nice job staging them...they look like something out of a magazine.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your chairs really took on some animal magnetism. Great job!

Just happily became a friend and follower. Hope you will stop by and also check out my Giveaway!

Allison said...

I love your chairs! They are beautiful! Very striking in the blue and the zebra. These would look wonderful in my home! You did a fantastic job.

Julie said...

Very nice! Peacock is one of my current faves!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

I sure am glad those made it out of your garage Kim, because they are AWESOME! The paint color and fabric you chose are to die for!

Take care,
Lisa

Pam said...

Great color. Very unexpected, but it works!

A Vintage Vine said...

Kim...those are so COOL!!! Yes, I used the word cool.....that color really hightlights the detail on the chair backs....Great choice!

Divine Theatre said...

Wow! I love this!
I saw your link on Kim's blog...I am your newest follower!

Andie

Traci said...

Those chairs are kick! It must be fun to create furniture that doesn't have to "go" with your other decor. I really like the blue.
Traci

Heidi said...

I picked this link out of em all. lOve the colors and the fun bird!

chickhardware.blogspot.com

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Those are a couple of chairs with attitude! I just love their shape and your use of bold color and fabric... you did a great job!

Lori

P.S. What do husbands know as far as fabrics go? Most, not much. :)

craftynan said...

hiya , wow i just love these chairs x tfs
xmaggiex

European Paint Finishes said...

I likee Kim! Always like your color choices -Nice job on the distressing :)))

Traci said...

I can't believe that you and Ms Frugal Face have redone the same chairs. I loved the chairs when I saw them on your blog and I couldn't believe it when I saw the same chairs show up tonight on the Shabby Chic Cottage linky party.
I loved them in black too.
Traci

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love those. What a great color and love how you sanded them just right. Perfect fabric with that color. Thanks for joining WUW.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! The most fabulous redo that I have seen in a long time!!

Kristy Carberry said...

Love the blue! Thanks for sharing!

Rene said...

I could tell be the little picture that I was going to love this! You did a great job on those chairs!

Bettsi said...

I'm a middle aged teenager and I love those chairs! I was dreaming (literally) the other night about a zebra print ottoman!

The Rusty Bucket said...

You are a brave woman! I totally envy you. I have my basic fall-backs that I tend to use over and over. Color? Until someone buys me a box of crayons, I only see red, black and white. I admire your style!
-Bethanie

Tootsie said...

they turned out awesome! I am a new follower to your blog...can't wait to read more. I do gardening and interior makeover stuff...furniture etc on my blog

Megan said...

the blue is so striking and perfect with the animal print.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

In my generation, I would have said, "Far out!!" I love the creativity in all that you are doing. You continue to experiment with wonderful designs, textures, colors, and fabrics. Well done!!! :)

Tiffany Steers, Sylacauga, AL said...

FYI, Your newest blog posts are not taking us to your new post, but to an error page that says blog cannot be found...thought you should know. Tiff

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

These. Are. Stunning! I love the design on the backs of the chairs! Over from SNS @ Funky Junk.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

So, I see you everywhere I link up, and then I see your list of link-ups here, and I guess I see why. :) I thought I might as well stop in and see what you have here. FUN STUFF!! Looks like you keep super busy here. I know how you feel. I home-school, blog, and try to do some fixing up stuff as well. Yeah, and that's why I'm linking up at 1 am, and then planning on going out on the porch and polyerthaning when I am done here. :) Gotta get it done when we can, right. (Oh, and my husband wouldn't be too thrilled about the zebra chair either, but I LOVE THEM! :) ) Have a nice night, and I hope you get lots of great results from linking up at SNS: nice to be one of the firsts, isn't it? I think that was my first time to be first EVER!!!! :)

Emily said...

Love the color! So cute!!!
-emily
nestnestingnested.blogspot

Marriah said...

They look fabulous! I love the color and the fabric. I have never heard of Hobby Holly so I looked it up and I am always happy to find a new fabric store. We are super limited were I live. Great job.
www.mylifeunzipped.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

Very cute, love the color and print! I've got some blue paint almost that same color leftover from my son's room that I never though to use on furniture and a chair I was going to redo anyway, so I'll have to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration!

Claire said...

What a fab job you did-mighty funky with the zebra-the chairs have an awesome back -adorable!!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Hi Kim, I thought you dropped out of blog world for a minute and it made me sad. I looked on the side bar for Second Time and it was gonzo.....went to gmail to find an old email between you and I and found your new blog name and new design...love it! Glad you didn't leave us!!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

great job kim! I like the blue with that fabric.
gail

Restyled Vintage said...

Congrats on the blog name change, Kim! I also changed my blog/business name after a few months, and have never looked back :)

Cute chairs, too, by the way :)

xx Karen

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You changed your name??? Details please!!!

Galexi Cupcakes said...

Love the name change.. and LURVE the chairs!!
-Jackie

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