February 04, 2013

Reimagined Monday: Dining Room Chair Makeover


As the first entry into our February Reimagined Monday contest, Evelyn's dining room chair makeover is an excellent example of how to make the most of pieces you already own.

Here is Evelyn's project, in her own words:

Our old dining room chairs were still in good condition, so when we bought a new dining room suite I wanted to hang on to them as extra seating for parties.

This summer, I spotted the perfect fabric to recover the chairs with. It is Waverly’s Canton Bazaar in 100% cotton. I thought the contrast between the black material with cream highlights would look lovely with Annie Sloan’s Old Ochre Chalk Paint®. I purchased enough material so that each chair would have an unique scene on it.

Each chair was hand-painted with 3 coats of Old Ochre. Then my husband hand-applied two coats of Varathane Diamond Wood in Satin Finish for protection. The product we chose was water-based and non-yellowing.   

Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint® has very little odor, but the varathane, although water-based, is still quite strong so it must be used in a well-ventilated area.

We then used a staple gun to attach the new material to the seat covers. As the old material was still in good condition, we simply recovered over the existing material and padding.

The chairs were a lot of  work to do, but we’re very pleased with the results. 

Talk about showroom gorgeousness.  We love them, Evelyn!  Thank you for sharing your project.

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