Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Recycled Chairs

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I was driving down a street near home where I spotted chairs that were the right size and shape for my kitchen being discarded on someones lawn in our neighborhood. I remembered that I had some fabric that I got at a fantastic discount at a local store a year ago and that is when it came to me to reupholster the chairs. I bought some almond colored paint from Lowes. I bought batting for quilting at a local craft store and I already had a staple gun that I use for building canvas stretchers for painting. With all that I was able go from shabby to chic in a week. The chairs took much longer than anticipated to paint. Plan to spend at least 5 hours in total on just painting. The chairs were from the 60's and in poor condition. Comments and questions welcome.

2 comments:

Sedie said...

I think you did a fantastic job on those chairs!!! I love the idea of truly making something yours by shaping it up!

Katherine Robbins said...

Thank you for the lovely comment Sedie.

Thoughts from a person living a creative life.