Chairs in a trash pile brought back to life!

nicole__April 14, 2010

Before chairs:

Chairs after:

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katie_in

OMG...those are beautiful.

I like them better "after" than "before."

Job well done :)

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 9:13PM
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sunnyca_gw

Wow!! That must have been a job matching up that plaid to get it right. You did a very professional job! Enjoy! Jan

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 9:41PM
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nicole__

Thank you!!!!

I should also mention I only have $27.50 total in material to upholster both chairs! The upholstery shop I found locally marks down fabrics to $1yd when they get low on a bolt. Another shop was throwing out 4" foam slabs when the edges started to discolor from the sunlight they were sitting in(I got 3 slabs, stored them in my attic).

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 10:37PM
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des_arc_ya_ya

Oooh, girl! You did good!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2010 at 11:18AM
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nicole__

WOW! Thanks! I can't believe you like the chairs.....I never know how a project is going to turn out till it's done! :0)

    Bookmark   April 15, 2010 at 11:54AM
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toomuchglass

I'm speechless . It's just awesome.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2010 at 11:13AM
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nicole__

toomuchglass.....thank you! Your all sooooooooooo nice! I'm getting mixed reactions to my finished project....as usual. :0) This is the question.....DO YOU THINK I SHOULD PAINT THE WOOD ACCENTS ON THESE CHAIRS GLOSS BLACK? Please give me your honest opinion.....really...

Here is a link that might be useful: Posted question here, no input so far....

    Bookmark   April 17, 2010 at 1:04PM
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mjowest

don't paint- leave the wood color.!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2010 at 6:50AM
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laurastheme

They're fabulous! You did good!! I agree with mjowest...leave the wood as is.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 3:04AM
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violethush

The wood looks great! Don't paint it! It's too beautiful!

You did a wonderful transformation job! Where did you learn to upholster? You are very skilled.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 9:56PM
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nicole__

This was my first attempt at tearing down chairs to the bones. I'm teaching myself upholstery. :0) No special tools....or machine I might add.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 9:14AM
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sorie6

WOW those turned out beautiful. Don't paint the wood. TFS.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 5:56PM
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marti8a

I didn't comment on your linked post because I didn't want to register, but I also vote no on the painted wood. They look absolutely perfect just the way they are. I am soooo impressed. I'm also encouraged because you said you are self taught.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2010 at 1:36PM
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nonacook

Boo Hoo--the pictures are gone!!!!!

    Bookmark   May 26, 2010 at 1:03PM
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nicole__

Here are the pics ...again:
Before:

After:

    Bookmark   May 26, 2010 at 1:17PM
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nonacook

Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 10:42AM
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