Monday, April 5, 2010

Dining Chair Makeover.

My dining chairs are finished and they are keepers for sure! I love these chairs. I bought them, (plus a table which I promptly sold) on ebay for around $80 the lot. My kind friend Sandy from the blog Sandy's Place painted them for me in Dulux White Antique USA. Then I set about upholstering them in a mid-grey vinyl. This will be very practical when it comes to beetroot and spaghetti sauce! Next I attached the nailhead. It was my first time using this continuous strip of studs and I am loving it! Lastly I painted the brass feature on the bottom of the front legs a nice bright silver.





I have not seen many of these chairs around and despite numerous google image searches the following 2 images were all I could come up with. I nearly died when I was watching The Blindside and saw these chairs which are very similar. (Did anyone else cry for approximately half of that movie or was it just me?)


image via here



Source unknown sorry. (please let me know if it's yours)



Didn't Sandy do a great paint job! That's the old upholstery fabric.









47 comments:

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

These are awesome Ange. So french chic and I love the new colour combination. Stunning.

MelsRosePlace said...

They look so fantastic Ange..absolutely love them and i want to try those tacks too! Definitely keepers like you say, great job. Mel xxx

Tina said...

They look amazing Ange!! Sandy did a fantastic job painting them and you did a wonderful job re-upholstering them! I love the new colour vinyl and how neat are those continuous studs!! Fantastic job. Enjoy those beauties! ~ Tina xx

Alison Gibbs said...

Ange they look fabulous. Certainly a great idea to use the grey vinyl to keep it clean from all the bits and pieces younger family members tend to drop.
Alison

The Stylish House said...

Ange,
I’m impressed these chairs look amazing! They look high end and tre chic. Don’t worry about the beetroot and spaghetti that will just give them more character and patina. I’m glad you mentioned Blindside. I was debating about watching it, but now I will with a box of tissues next to me.
Cathy

The Frosted Gardner said...

These look ever so lovely!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Absolutely FAN-TAS-TIC! Oh, and how I wish that I could report that the room you featured were mine.

Cottage Dreamers said...

Beautiful chairs!!! I love the design!
☺ Celeste

Janean said...

absolutely FAB. FAB. FAB!!!

Revival said...

WOW! I believe these are the ones you consulted me about? I l-u-v them! I was eying vinyl the other day. Do you recommend it? And - is that nail head trim the strip kind without the actually "nail" part? If so, how did you attach? Great job! I am so inspired.
Katie

brismod said...

Ange, you and Sandy should go into business. They look really good.

Natasha said...

These look wonderful-you really know how to spot a bargain! They look really great with the white table. You and Sandy are the "new dynamic decorating duo!"

Best wishes and happy week,
Natasha.

A-M said...

Oh they are glorious... like something out of a magazine.... only better! Well done! A-M xx

Creamy White said...

Très Chic, Ange! Both of you did an amazing job. Congratulations!!!
Ans, Yes, I do cry a lot in movies like you! Kids movies, drama, even comercials (depends, of course the kind...)
Have a lovely week,
:-) Li

theoldboathouse said...

Well done...fab job. They seem a great size, is it the pic or are they a little larger then others of a similar size. Sandy is a treasure!! cheers Katherine

theoldboathouse said...

ooops meant to say similar size...lol, K xx

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Stunning. Love the vinyl upholstery and nail trim.

Revival said...

Ange,

http://www.westelm.com/

And I'm giving you my personal email since we always have entirely too much to talk about :) katiebosley@gmail.com

xo Katie

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

Ange....they are AMAZING!!!!! They look so perfect at your table!!! What a fabulous find! And the vinyl is a genius idea :) The nailhead trim just sets it all off....lovely!

Patty said...

Wow those chairs look so chic now! And yes, I cried through pretty much the whole movie ;)

The Zhush said...

OMG! Those chairs look amazing! And, yes, just like the movie! Beautiful! Well done.

Kellie Collis said...

They look stunning - fabulous work! xx

Kerry said...

Gorgeous chairs and a great job you girls did. Where did you get the continuous nailhead trim? Love it.

J.Covington said...

Hi Ange,

Those are fabulous looking chairs - and what a deal! I've looked around trying to find a name for that style, but I haven't figured it out yet. I will be at the High Point furniture market next week and if I spy a similar style, I'll let you know!

Alex

Ange said...

Ange they are not only exceptionally stunning but immensely practical. I'm with Anita - you girls should go into business!!

A Room For Everyone said...

LOVE them, Wow, I'm so impressed! I just adore nail head detail - I even have something similar in my main bathroom shower! Rachaelxx

Razmataz said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that nailhead trim...it really makes them current and french, especailly with the grey.

Vitania said...

Wow Ange...these are amazing. Sandy did a brilliant job with the painting of them... and the gray with nailhead trim is so smart.

Vie

paula said...

these are incredibly gorgeous!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Those lovelies are amazingly stunning, Ange. Love it.

Have a happy day! xo

Kristopher K Design said...

Wow - your new chairs look amazing ... love Dulux White Antique USA too :)

Sending you some Sunshine ... to award your inspiring blog with: The Sunshine Award!
Cheers Kris
http://kristopherkdesign.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunshine-award.html

Brabourne Farm said...

Fabulous job Ange (and Sandy) - just shows what a lot of imagination and a tin of white paint can do! Leigh

Anna said...

Amazing job Ange and Sandy..you gals make a good team...Ange..I think you are the master of upholstery...I am still figuring out how on earth I am going to do my Jason recliner...Im almost tempted to leave it as it..just because I would stuff it up..lol

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Wow, they're amazing. What a great find, and great work recovering them too!

Mermaid said...

WOW!! They look amazing. Just goes to show that sometimes something is too good for the rubbish dump.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

What a wonderful transformation! They look so pretty. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog! Have a wonderful weekend!
Take care
Kristin

cranberry cottage said...

You wre not kidding when you told me you had chairs! Is that why you are called Chair Up? Thanks for visiting me!!!I am grateful.
Melissa

Creamy White said...

HI Ange, I've been missing you!!!!
It was late night when I did the ruffle flower, but I'll make more and will post the DIY soon. It's too cute to keep it for myself only...
Have a lovely and beautiful weekend,
Hugs,
Li :-)

wendy from the Land of The Long White Cloud NZ said...

HI Ange
thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment....i bet you miss Tauranga it is a beautiful place!!!
i love your chairs and what you did with them....

Deb said...

The chairs look beautiful, and I love your white table too! I will be watching The Blind Side this weekend, can't wait! Enjoy your "new" room!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Girlfriend...youy did a great job on those chairs....love them!!!

Marina said...

Love ~ love ~ love your chairs. I've never seen those continuous nail heads before...really neat. Great job!

Marina said...

Ange, thank you for the "follow" and the enthusiastic comment! I'd love a "mention"

I also have to say I was so busy admiring your chairs I didn't realize how G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S your table is.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

WOW i really like this!!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful chairs. Very similar to the ones in the movie. Haven't seen Blind Side yet, but want to see it SOON! Sad Sandra Bullock is going through marital problems.

Alaina said...

I am having chair envy, thanks for stopping by to see the shed, between you and me, we probably have enough chairs to seat an army.

Tracy said...

OMG - these are gorgeous! I so wish I could find chairs HALF as chic as yours. I am in the process of re-doing my dining room now and found you via a Google search for painting dining chairs white - so glad I did. Very nice! You are quite talented! Happy Memorial Day!