Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Like New Chairs!!!

I did it!  

I finished my first upholstery  project, and I must say, I love it!!

Here's the before.

The table and chairs were given to us when we moved into our house by my in-laws.  We've had it for 15 years.   That should help explain the stains.

After we (Nonny, helped me take them apart and take off the fabric), tore them apart then I took a little black paint and just wiped it on to make the finish a little darker.

This is a side by side, it's not a huge difference, but still darker than it was.

And here it is finished.   

I still can't get over how good they look.  I don't think it looks too bad for my first time.
I had 6 of them to do, and I had to re-do one of them, but I think it was well worth it.

Linked up at A Soft Place to Land 

And It's So Very Cheri!


  1. your chairs look fabulous! Don't they just make you smile when you look at them? That's how my projects (well, most of 'em) make me feel!
    great job!

  2. Wow! Seriously, WOW!! I LOVE the material you chose!!! (Now, are you ready to do HIS couch???:))

  3. Love love love it! It looks great!

  4. It looks AWESOME!
    I'm SO impressed :)
    I bought a chair but I still havent' tackled the project :)

  5. Very nice! What does the back look Like? I have chairs similar to that, but I'm not sure what to do with the back. I'm impressed!

  6. visiting from santa's workshop- LOVE your new chairs!

  7. They look great, I love the fabric you chose! Good job!