Sep 26, 2012

Re-Invintaged Chairs

Back in July, I found these 2 chairs at the local Habitat Store. I thought they looked awesome. When I originally spotted them & inquired on the price, I was told $10 each. Not that I thought that was a bad price, but I was on the hunt for a high back chair for a customer and wasn't sure these fit the bill - so I held off....and they were still there 2 months later with a sticker on them finally. That price was much better than before and they came home with me. The table was actually purchase later & I got it cheaper than it was originally marked at because one of the legs are broke. You can't tell and a little wood glue & it will be good as new. The sad part is that table was at a garage sale for less than my discounted price, yet I walked away. duh! Who knew it wouldn't sell and would end up at the Habitat store for more money?

I haven't gotten to the table yet, but I have gotten the chairs done and I love them even more than before!

I don't know if you can tell, but the chairs are paint two-toned, so look closely.

Then I did the faux French graphics from the ever-popular Graphics Fairy on the drop cloth fabric. To get this image, click here.
This one didn't turn out as clean as I would have liked, but it was better than the other 2 before it, so it was good enough. I only used my fingertips to press the image onto the fabric. It has a more worn look by doing it this way.

Then I decided to try using the end of a permanent marker to rub over the transfer to see if it would work better.
What do you think? ....Umm yeah, I'll be using the marker from now on to transfer my images this way. To get this image, click here.

Now, have a look at my gorgeous legs!  I mean the ones on the chairs.
The only two-toned painting I did on them was the vertical indentations and some distressing, of course!

So that is how the chairs turned out. I'm not sure if I want to do the same thing with the table in the first photo and make it a set or do the table differently. 

decisions. decisions.

I am linking up to these parties:

  Primitive and Proper
Crafty Confessions


Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful!! You did a superb job on these.


Cindy said...

I love your chairs! Great colors. Can't wait to see the table...

It's All Connected said...

The two tone is very subtle and a really nice touch! I always use a spoon to do an image transfer. ~ Maureen

Cynthia said...

Beautiful!! My two favorite graphic from The Greaphics Fairy. Love the paint on the chairs too. Came out great.


ShantyGirl said...

I would totally make it a set, love the two toning and distress on the chairs awesome job!

Vanessa said...

Those look great! I love refinishing old stuff to make it new again. You did a great job.

Andrea Amu said...

Ummmm... these are GORGEOUS! I am in love!
I so wish we lived closeby! I know we would be real good shoppin' and craftin' buddies! :)

suzyq said...

Gorgeous makeovers!!! Love the transfers on the drop cloths - have to try this soon

Rita said...

Great makeover. Your chairs look so pretty now.

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, these are amazing!!! Your chairs look fabulous. I love the transfers you chose. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Always so thrilled to see your great projects. :)

Karen at said...

These chairs look awesome! I love the two toned distressing! Goog lunch with the table, these are the things I think about all of the time, sometimes my brain feels crowded ;)

Elsa och Helena said...

Lovely did a great job:)


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so pretty! i really love the very subtle two toned look!

Tracy said...

These turned out beautifully.
I love the fabric on the chair. I don't understand how you transferred the image without using an iron though?
You are the queen of re-vamping furniture.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the legs. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

The Thrifty Challenge said...

These look absolutely beautiful. I really like the two colours you used for the chairs. Great work!

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