So Easy It's Embarrassing!

Monday, April 26, 2010

So I had some extra time this weekend (which is sometimes a dangerous thing) ...

and I starting thinking (another dangerous thing!) ...

I went out to the garage where these had been languishing for over a year ..

There's a set of four all like this

Seat cushions are needlepoint (badly stained).  The whole vibe is kinda granny chic, but I wanted to make them a bit more sophisticated, soooo, after a bit of sanding, I chose one of these...

I have had this fabric for nine years!!  It's called "Tamarind Tree" and it is by Greef. I  love  chinoiserie prints!!!!

Out came the staple gun 

Note to self: Look for a cute pink staple gun

Here is really interesting shot I took of the underside of the seat cushion after I stapled it in place.  Wow.  Please note I did save the original needlepoint underneath - in case some day some one wants to clean it up and revive it.

No other tools were misused in the makover of these chairs - in fact the cushions just pop out because they sit on top of this frame ..

So here is a shot of the finished project (picture 4 of them)

I would call that a pretty good weekend!!!

Hope yours was great too!!

P.S.  Take the time to visit Monkey Grass Hill, a fun blog I recently discovered. There is lots of great stuff here and a handmade jewelry giveaway!  (gorgeous!)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for mention. You're my kind of blog--you had me at "you had these four chairs". I have such an obsession with redoing chairs. They look fantastic!!

I'll be following your now too.


Kathysue said...

Looks great!! Love the fabric with the black chair. It looks as if you and I were both using staple guns this weekend. I covered a stool and hubby sprayed painted a footstool black!! I love fast easy projects that turn out so well, don't you? Have a great week, Kathysue

Karena said...

Hi Kim. so glad I found you! Now I feel like my weekends need to be much more productive! Great job!

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Raina Cox said...

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Erica Cook said...

This chair turned out fabulous! Good stuff... will be following. xo Erica

Heather at Satisfying Spaces said...

I just spent my weekend painting chairs and am recovering the seats in linen for my dining room. I wish I had spray painted the chairs. It ended up being more tedious than expected.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Well, aren't you just the crafty thing??? I wish I could say I was as productive as you and Kathysue, but I wasn't! It was a play weekend for me, and I needed it!
These look great! I spraypainted my dining chairs about 6 months ago, and I have just loved them. Where are you using these little beauties?

My Interior Life said...

Love the shape of these chairs, and you did a great job on the paint/reupholstering! Sounds like you had a much more productive weekend than I did.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, I love you! We have 6 needlepoint chairs, hand me downs from my husband's grandmother. They WERE pristine, but sadly our 3 cats have had their way with them (it is tragic, truly). I never thought to recover them, just because I thought I shouldn't mess with antiques. But you know what, just recovering with staples wouldn't hurt them at all, thank you for the inspiration! Love!