Friday, August 5, 2011

French dining chairs

Of course all of you know that I am in love with things that look frenchy.  I stumbled up four frenchy cane back dining chairs at a garage sale for a steal.  I mean I really thought the police would arrest me if they found out how much I paid for all four.  What can I say other than this dog was thrown a bone.  Anyways, here is a peak of the before.



The picture doesn't show all the little scratches.  The seat was basically a piece of wood covered with material.  So, out comes the paint and drop cloth.  I have to say my friend had given me 5" cushion foams a while ago which came in handy for this.  (Thanks Jessica)  So after cutting the cushion into equals thicknesses, I had my foam for the seats for free.  After all my work, here is how one of the host's chair turned out.


I definitely wanted some sort of punch for the host and hostess's chairs.  So, after using freezer paper as my stencil.  This is a close up of the seat.


A little distressing to add a little charm.


Now, there is a unique, charming set of dining chairs just waiting to grace someones lovely home.  Don't mind the pink chairs in the background.  I know I posted out that find long ago.  I tend to put off projects for the house and put things for the booth first.  Maybe that will change once the kids are in school.


Would love to know if you like them.  Let me know.  I'm sharing over at:
 Furniture Feature Fridays French Country Cottage

 Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
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24 comments:

  1. Wow, those turned out gorgeous, love them!

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  2. This type of chair never goes out of style! They turned out so pretty.

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  3. Julie, They are fabulous! Love the stencil too.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  4. BE STILL MY ENVIOUS HEART!!! Absolutely positively GORGEOUS!!

    Deborah
    visiting from
    upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com

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  5. Turned out great! You may want to link this for Metamorphosis Monday at BNOTP. Awesome before and after! I'd love to see a tutorial post on how you did the stenciling...it's wonderful! :)

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  6. Those are gorgeous! I'm looking for chairs just like that--they are hard to find here. Thanks for the inspiration. If you have time, I would love it if you would stop by and share these at my linky party this week.

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  7. I don't just like them, I LOVE them, Julie! Love the new color and seat; the stencil is great. Love the bolster pillow you did as well. Great transformation!

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  8. This is just my style. I have 4 similar chairs I have been working on, but am really struggling with the cushion part. Any tips?? My seats were totally trashed so I am starting from scratch there. Thanks, Andrea @ townandprairie.blogspot.com PS I am signing on, hope you come over!

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  9. I am also obsessed with anything French and I LOVE what you did with these. Great job!

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  10. hi Julie - these are fantastic. great to be able to pick up these gorgeous chairs cheaply. I have scored 8 this year - and i'm keeing all of them!. still need to refurbish mine. bit like you and do stuff for my booth first! although I've just finished a french provincial sideboard for my dining room that i'll be posting about this weekend.
    have a great weekend
    cheers Fiona
    www.lilyfieldlife.blogspot.com

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  11. Simply stunning! I bet the person who sold them to you so cheaply would be crying right now if they saw them :)

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  12. They are GORGEOUS!! I love them. You did an amazing job!!

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  13. I love these! I just bought two chairs today that I want to do like these. Thanks for sharing this! Lovely!

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  14. Incredible, what a transformation! Well done!

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  15. I love it! You did a great job. I want to go looking for old chairs now.

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  16. They are gorgeous! Someones going to be very lucky to own them.

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  17. Those chairs sure turned out great. I have seen similar ones at HomeGoogs and they sell for 199.00 each. I'm sure yours are a better quality to start with.

    I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for bloggers with less than 500 followers.... and I would like to invite you! (the linky is open now)

    xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!
    www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

    I am # 141 in the Met Monday party.

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  18. They came out wonderful!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  19. They are GORGEOUS!! I love them, how did you get the graphic for the seat? Its amazing!
    Terry
    Now following your blog!

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  20. Beautiful! They've got gorgeous lines, and you really brought out their potential. Love the stenciled cushions!

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  21. I am in LOVE with these chairs, they turned out amazing! You have inspired me, I have been working on upholstering a thrift store find, and I decided that I am going the grain sack route. Thanks again for the inspiration...I am off to explore your blog further :)

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