Monday, 3 March 2014

Before and After ~ Chairs and Stools

I can't resist a challenge so when it was a challenge which involved re-loving a piece of furniture I was very excited! Any excuse to get my paintbrushes out!

The challenge was set by Emma at Frugally Peachy, see more details here.

We were recently given two dining chairs and two stools which had belonged to Jonny's Grandma. I had painted the chairs and re-covered the seats but hadn't got round to doing the stools so this challenge was my chance. The stools come in really handy around the house: opening the loft ladder, changing light bulbs, hanging curtains, extra seating etc etc. But they are just not to our taste so a lick of paint means they will still be useful but look good too!

Here are the stools before:



After, transformed with a coat of Annie Sloan 'Old White', two coats of Farrow & Ball 'Dove Tale' and the seat pad re-covered with spotty oilcloth.







What do you think?


Here are the before and after pictures of the chairs (apologies for the before pictures):









The chairs were painted with one coat of Annie Sloan 'Old White' and two coats of Farrow & Ball 'Strong White'. I decided to use red spotty oilcloth for the chairs as they stay in the kitchen but the stools can usually be found in any room in the house so went for more neutral colours.

The chairs were given to us, I already had the paint in leftover from other projects, so all I needed to buy was the oilcloth. The oilcloth was £10 per metre and I used half a metre of grey and half a metre of red so in total the four chairs cost me £10 - bargain!!






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Thank you for reading xx


Today I am linking up with:
The Dedicated House ~ Make it pretty Monday

13 comments:

  1. This is EXCELLENT!! They look amazing! Thank you so much for taking part....I hope you'll join in the next one! X

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    1. Thanks Emma! I definitely will, it was great to motivate me to finish a project! Looking forward to seeing others projects :) xx

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  2. These look so beautiful!! What a transformation :) xxx

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  3. See other entries and the next challenge here:
    http://frugallypeachy.co.uk/2014/03/04/craftblogclub-i-re-love-you-challenge-reveal/

    xx

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  4. These look fabulous!! You'd pay a fortune for something like that if you went to a shop! I especially like the stool — well done! Caro X

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    1. Thank you! I know, it's amazing how easy it is to do and yet how expensive they can be! I'm really pleased with them, they will be in our home for many years to come. Thank you for stopping by :)

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  5. They are gorgeous. Great job! Your house looks beautiful too. Give us a tour! x

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    1. Thank you! I'm working my way up to a tour but still lots to do so I'm just showing snippets and hiding the mess behind me haha :) Can't wait to see your house tour in a magazine - so exciting!! x

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  6. The finished stools (and chairs) are gorgeous - I absolutely love the final colour x

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    1. Thank you! Me too :)
      Thanks for stopping by x

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  7. I absolutely LOVE both the chairs and the stools! Great idea to use oilcloth for the seats too, makes them extra durable!

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    1. Thank you! Yes oilcloth is very practical with little ones around and looks pretty too :)
      Thanks for stopping by x

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