Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chair Make-over














It seems like forever since my last post. We have had copious viruses invade our computer and apparently I have been sending all of my facebook friends questionable comments with very dubious video links attached! So we ended up bying a new computer, which has been on the cards for a while anyway, and now all appears to be good.

With so much time away from the computer I have been able to get some projects finished,lol.

I scored these chairs off ebay for under $100, painted them up and reupholstered them. They are sold so I am really pleased that my hobby is finally making me a little $$

I've included a sneak peak of my current project, a before shot that is. You could be waiting a while for the after now that I am back blogging!

It's so good to be back and I have soooo much catching up to do of all your wonderful posts.

Angex

27 comments:

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Hi Ange. Good to see you're back! I love the chairs you madeover. Can I ask what type of fabric that is on them and where you got it? They look so fresh and frenchy!
Kristine

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

The chairs are looking good!!! Have to hate those PC viruses, no fun! Take care
Kristin

Kerri said...

Hi Ange, welcome back, you were missed! Now you know I love a good before and after, and those chairs look fantastic. What a great job you did - it's a pity they're already sold! K xx

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Hi Ange! The chairs are Beautiful! Love them! I wanted a set like this but couldn't find any! You are great at finding such good deals! I really like how you left the wicker natural! Love the contrast! & the linen material & trim is gorgeous!

We just got a new laptop.. still trying to get use to it. I'm use to my huge 20in screen on our desktop..everything looks so different! So sorry about that virus! I just keep deleting.. no problem! :) If you set up a new page.. just let me know so I can friend you!

Hope you guys have a Beautiful Weekend! We are expecting great weather! Great for Josh's game!

Big Hugs ~ Teresa

Kristopher K Design said...

Good to have you back Ange, I was also getting crazy messages from your profile on FB - I guessed the messages were not "really" from you ;)
Chairs are fabulous .... happy blogging ..... Cheers Kris :)

Creamy White said...

Ange, that wasn't fun at all about the viruses, right? But I'm glad you are back, Ange and yes, doing your lovely "chairs"!!!! I have some here to start a project but have no idea how....I wish we were closer and I would be your client!
Very weel done!!!
Next post of mine will be about a Ruffle Flower (DIY)!!! It's for you Ange and let me know if I can mention you!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Li :-)

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

Umm just read Li's comment above... ruffle flower? I want one too!!! If i am picturing it correctly i forsure want one.

hi ange! Since you have been away fighting viruses you probably haven't seen my finished chairs, come check them out - tell me what you think! Mine sold too (i actually wanted to keep them but can't say no to money when your unemployed lol), isn't it cool that someone gives us money for doing something we love - i am now on the hunt for more chairs - i love them!

Marina at Shabby Whites said...

Ange, so glad your back. I was wondering where you were ;-)
Great job on the chairs, and way to go on selling them.

~Marina

Tina said...

So lovely to have you back Ange, sorry you have had so much trouble with viruses:( I am loving those chairs!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Ange..I too have been away from blogging but am starting to catch up on all the posts I have missed out on..... Love your chairs & am looking forward to seeing the other one finished, your daughters room looks great as well...

Have a great weekend....

Lyn xxx

Alison Gibbs said...

Ange great job on the makeover of the chairs, they look fabulous.
So many people seem to be having computer issues.
Have a great weekend
Alison

Sandy's Place said...

Hi Ange, I can't believe it I can leave a comment on your blog. Maybe it was something to do with your old computer. Love those chairs can't wait to see them. Your next project looks awesome too. Sandy

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Ange...firstly glad you have overcome viruses....(dont think i have had any..thank goodness as i think i am protected by some anti virus programme christian installed)

Anyway...LOVE LOVE your chair makeovers...How good is this natural linen/hessian type look??

I only wish i was soo clever...

cannot wait to see the next makeovers..

xx andrea

bluehydrangea said...

Great job!! the chairs look fantastic and I can't wait to see what you do next!

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange,I kept checking in for new posts incase I had missed some...I really missed your posts. The chairs look amazing, glad it was a computer illness and not a human illness that kept you away,cheers Katherine

Alaina said...

Great chairs, no wonder they sold. My husband taught me a trick to stop hackers trying to get to the computer. I have been getting it from so comment areas. Control Alt Delete. This should bring up Windows security then hit task manager, then end task. This will close whatever internet window you were in. I hope you do not have anymore problems with your computer. And you did not send me any bad stuff. Have a wonderful weekend.

Ange said...

Oh Heaven! I LOVE your chairs (thank small mercies for pesky viruses hey? ;-), they would be just great around my dining room table. How do you sell once you've finished? Do you put them back on Ebay or sell them locally? I used to hold private sales in chateaux or at a friend's house who had built up a big clientèle after 15 years of selling up market homewares. Do you do the same?

Kyandra said...

Hi Ange..so glad you're back. I love those chairs :) such a clever lady. Can't wait to see what you do with the new set..have a lovely weekend Kym X

1 Funky Woman said...

Love the chair redo! They really look fabulous. Great that they can make you money! Can't wait to see how you transform the others!

Alaina said...

Thanks for stopping by to see my pinks. I would think sub tropical you would be able to grow a lot. Guess that's why you like chair so much, no water necessary. Enjoy the rest of your day. I can't wait to see the next project.

Karyn said...

Ange the chairs look fantastic ! I should be staying home painting furniture too today. But with two small children the beach beacons. What paint do you use on your furniture ? Sad about the viruses, my camera has been out of action for 3 weeks now , so Im limited on my blogging choices. Hope you get to Burleigh beach later.
Karyn x

Mara said...

Hi Ange! thank you so much for your visit and your kind comment!! Wow, your chairs are amazing, you really did a fantastic job!
I will come again and again to look at you wonderful blog!
Hugs!
Mara

Kristen said...

Oh wow!! They turned out great! It's always nice to make money doing something you enjoy doing, aye?!!

rosebud and bluebells said...

Wow, love the chairs, what an amazing job you did. Cannot wait to see the finished result on the new project.
Donna xx

MelsRosePlace said...

they are absolutely divine...you are soooo clever. I have been hopeless on the blog front so it was great to see your latest news. Mel xxx

Natasha said...

Sorry I haven't been by for a while Ange. So glad to hear that everything is back to normal for you too. I hope that those nasty viruses don't infiltrate your new computer!

Love the before shot-can't wait to see the after!

Take care and enjoy this beautiful Autumn weather!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

omg, those chair projects are fabulous!! you did such a lovely job of them! jx