Monday, July 26, 2010

Quick Chair Makeover.

I won this dining set on ebay last week and decided to just do a quick recover of the seats before I flick them on. They would look a whole lot better painted white, or even black, but I really don't have the energy to do the painting at the moment. The paintwork is in pretty good condition, as is the cane backing.
I am thinking I will paint the table white at some stage and sell it at a later date. In the mean time it is just the perfect height for me to do my upholstery work. I normally work on the floor but these days my knees are taking longer to recover from all the bending, (ahhh, don't we all just love the aging process,lol).

So here is the set as it appeared on ebay.....










78 dollars later it was mine :o)
Below is the fabric someone chose to cover it in.(I refuse to pass judgement).



Below is what was under that top fabric, a good example of why we don't upholster dining chairs in cream fabric nést-ce pas?


...and below in their new outfit. Fabric $4/m at Spotlight *SCORE*.



The set has 2 carvers which I love.



...and some nice detail.





ta da!






My son has gone on his year 11 outdoor education camp today and the forecast aint looking good..."why is it so?"



35 comments:

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

I LURVE that upholstery fabric Ange. It brings them into the 21 century beautifully. Love them.
I know what you mean about working on the floor. Most weekends my poor knees are red for days after kneeling on the concrete floor in the garage!
Kristine
xox

Beach Vintage said...

That fabric is so lovely and the price amazing! Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog last friday. Hugs. Simone xx

Christine said...

Great makeover Ange and on such a budget!! Well done! You always find such great ebay bargains!! Christine xx

Trish said...

Another great find & awesome make over, I love that fabric, I was looking at it in spotlight myself, I loved it in orange as well!!

Amanda said...

I love the new fabric you've upholstered it in!! Looks wonderful - you are so clever Ange x

Restyled Vintage said...

They look great, Ange. I like the colour of the paintwork as it is. Great price you got them for, too!
xx Karen

Thea said...

You're so good at transformations. Brilliant as usual! x

therileyhousebuild said...

Brilliant transformation - they look so fresh and bright! Jane :)

Paper Tree Design said...

Love it!! You always manage to find great bargains. That fabric is lovely - what a beautiful transformation. Michelle

summerhouselc said...

Hi Ange, I really love what you have done; I actually have the same fabric in blue, but paid a bit more!! Dont you just love spotlight!!! Hope you are having a lovely week hun,
lots of hugs your way,
Lauraxxx

brismod said...

Wow! Great choice of fabric. I can't believe how inexpensive it was. Another fine job Ange! xx

Jen T said...

Oh I love how clean it all looks. So crisp..great buys & it's all so pretty!

awal.ny said...

Hi Ange, I love your choice of fabric. You little table was cute too. You do an amazing job and I always look forward to your next project.

The Frosted Gardner said...

Much Much Much better!

Patti said...

Those chairs are beautiful! Great job!

Tara said...

What a fab bargain. The new fabric looks so fresh..Great job!!

A Room For Everyone said...

Oh, school camps...either the weather or the food is bad! You have such a good eye, that dining setting is fantastic and what a bargain. I really love the fabric you've chosen. You should have your own furniture makeover show! Rachaelxx

Jenny said...

Another wonderful makeover Ange! You are very clever at finding the bargains and making them look a million bucks! Have a great day!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That new fabric made such a huge difference! Wow!

Letitia Linke said...

Fantastic again, Ange!! x

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I am in love with that fabric! Beautiful!

french doors and verandahs said...

You have such a good eye for this Ange! I bet the people you bought it off will buy it back again after seeing what you've done! Great job clever lady!
X Briohny.

Melissa K said...

Hi Ange,
I found your blog via my sister's blog (The White Shed). I just love the work you've done on the different pieces of furniture. I'm now following your blog and look forward to seeing more lovely posts in future :)
Melissa

Natasha said...

your chairs look great! Good choice of fabric!!

Northern Light

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love the fabric!! The chairs look amazing!
XO

Kristopher K said...

... Another great buy : Another fabulous makeover :) Hope your sons camp was/is fun ... regardless of all the rain !!!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

What a fabulous improvement...I'm sure you will have no trouble on-selling these! Tracey xx

Ruby and Belle said...

They look great Ange, don't you love ebay.
Don't forget the Butterfly Tree Markets are on this sunday at the Arts Centre at the Gold Coast, it is free entry and parking, if you get a chance to pop in make sure you come and say Hi
Mekaela

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Another great makeover! Love the fabric you chose, it gives the chairs some zip!!

Mommy Mayhem said...

love the new fabric!! I really couldn't imagine how you would make those chairs look beautiful but you did it!!

Deb said...

Hi Ange,
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Fabulous to know another Gold Coaster.
Great dining setting and what a bargain the fabric is really great gives the chair a little zest.
Take care, Deb

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It`s amazing how creative you are!

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Lovely greetings from Germany...

Cornflake said...

Oh you're so clever, well done. I love the fabric you choose, you have a great eye.
xx

Lord Cowell said...

Such a professional finish, and I love the fabric colour and pattern. The chain pattern is really in at the moment in many fabrics and wall papers I have been looking at. Hope it is starting to warm up across the ditch. Hamilton still has its cold and wet days. David.

Helen M said...

I absolutely love your blog, you are obviously very talented, how about doing a step by step how-to guide for re-upholstering for some of us who have no idea?
Thanks,
Helen M