Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Whatever Wednesday: Dining Chairs Makeover

About 1 1/2 years ago, I found my dream table at a garage sale for $75!!! It was awesome and I was so excited about it. It was exactly what I was looking for, colors and all.
The only problem with it, it only had 4 chairs. I was pregnant with my third child when we bought it. If I wanted to buy more chairs that matched, it would be $180 each. Yikes!! It hasn't been too bad only having 4 chairs until recently. Now that our baby is 14 months, he sits at the table with us. We would just bring out a folding chair for dinner time. It's not the prettiest thing in the world but it worked.

I was getting sick of the folding chairs, so I decided to do something about it. We had some chairs left over from our last table. They are cheap and not pretty but they are much better than the folding chairs. So I redid them real quick and now we have 6 chairs. It's a little crowded, but not too bad :)

Here they are before, pretty ugly. Lots of ugly stains to go with them too!

All I did was spray painted them a dark brown and added fabric. I used a staple gun. I then put plastic over the fabric. I know it looks tacky, but with three kids, plastic looks better than horrible stains!
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26 comments:

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Love the fabric! They will look great at the table. Great score on the table price too.

Shayna Mills said...

Awesome redo! Love the outcome. Hopping over from Show and tell

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I have the same problem, need more chairs. Those chairs look great with your set. Great job.
Brooke

Heather said...

Looks good. I have vinyl over my fabric chair seats too, you are right in that it's better than letting them get stained and ruined.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is awesome fabric! I love it! Thanks for linking up today!!

Meg said...

Lovely! Great job. I don't think plastic is tacky with children around! In fact, if we could do the whole house in plastic, I would be all for it! Ah, how simple would clean up be then?? A girl can dream. ;)

Trish said...

The plastic thing made me laugh. I broke down and bought a plastic cover to go over our tablecloth. Everytime I look at it I cringe, but it's better then having to wash the cloth tablecloth after every meal. The chairs turned out great!

Katie said...

The plastic cracks me up, too. :) But ya gotta do what ya gotta do! The chairs look great!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Plastic is a much needed item with kids and dining room chairs! They turned out great Kaysi!

Tank you for posting to Talented Tuesday :)

Sugar Bananas said...

Beautiful fabric! ...and the right price is always a plus. Thanks for posting. I'll be back. I'm now following :)

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your very wise... you will need the plastic! I have 3 kids too. I tried to keep nice fabric on my bar stools. Cans and cans of Stain Guard couldn't go to battle with my 3 children. Now the stools are covered in a washable leather.

Lanie Ree said...

The plastic is a great idea- my mom could have used some. with 5 kids, the chairs were always stained. I love the fabric you chose!

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts

Heather said...

Nice work! I dont blame you for covering them. Who wants to work that hard to make them look good and then have them destroyed?! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

They turned out great. And the plastic. I know how you feel, but it's so much better than gross stained fabric! When your kids get older you can take it off!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

Scrappy Gifts said...

cute chairs!

Fawnda said...

Great transformation! they turned out great! : )

Jessica Hills said...

Those turned out good! I love a good chair revamp.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a great job... I TOTALLY understand the plastic on the chairs... I'm tempted to do the same.

Bobbie said...

Those look great thanks for linking up to check me out saturdays www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

Heidi@cutoncemeasuretwice said...

Cute fabric. I totally understand the plastic covers!

Allison Shops said...

Love the fabric. Nice job! Dropping by from BNOTP.

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a great thrifty job!! I love your 'new' chairs!!

Happy Met Monday

xoxo
Janie

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

These turned out great! What a great idea to reuse your old chairs!

thanks for linking up!

be sure to enter my giveaway if you haven't already!

Hope to see you this Friday for another link party!

Lori said...

I love them!!!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me this week for another great party!
Sorry, it's taken me a while to come and visit, but i was out last week!

Lori said...

I'm featuring these over at Life As Lori if you would like to grab my button please do!

LuckyStarHeather said...

Love them :) Great job!

Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!