Tuesday, November 15, 2011

No turning back now!

You may be thinking, where  I have been (or not)?  To be honest.  For the past week, I have been utterly lazy.  I haven't had the desire to do much of anything.  I take that back, I did do a little getting my booth ready for the holidays.  Nothing like taking a jump to get yourself out of a lazy slump.

Remember these chairs? 

I think the consensus was to paint the wood white and proceed with upholstering with a drop cloth.  Today I decided to get the process started.  First thing I did was pulled off the cording.  I have learned from past projects that you really want to be careful not to pull the cording too hard and rip the fabric since I needed to use the fabric for a template when I go to upholster it.

Once the cording was off, I needed to paint.  I sanded the frame and spray painted the primer.  I love how fast this went.  I followed it up with two coats of a satin white latex.  So, here they are at the point where I now can't turn back.  Nothing like spray paint on fabric to make you want to actually get the project done instead of letting them sit and sit and sit. 

Now that I have shared my first step, perhaps this will hold me accountable to make progress on a daily basis.  I may give the chairs a gray wash to tone down the white.  What do you think? 

I'll be back tomorrow to share whatever progress, big or small, that I make.  Hope you'll stay tuned.


  1. They look great as in but a grey whitewash would also look great. I have no yet been brave enough to recover a project like this but now my daughter wants me to recover a settee. I'm always willing to try!

  2. Beautiful chairs! I like them as they are too, but a grey wash could be pretty as well. Perhaps wait until the new fabric is on to decide. If you still think it needs toning down then carefully (tape off fabric) touch them up with a grey wash.

  3. Hi Julie
    I know how it goes to feel lazy and not be inspired...but it looks like you are working your way out of that. You did a good job on the chairs. I like white but I think softening them up with the grey wash would look awesome.
    Can't wait to see what you did next...
    hope you have a good evening


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