Friday, July 6, 2012

Chair Revamp

So one of my favorite things to do is to give old things new life.  Seriously.  If I could quit my day job and hunt junk to repurpose all the time I would.

A few months back (yes, months!) Seth had a friend make us a kitchen table as a surprise for me.  Ours came from craigslist, then to my apartment, and eventually into our house.  We couldn't eat at it without our plates touching.  It was so teeny! So I was really excited to get a new table, and I wanted to find the perfect chairs to go with it.

For a while I tossed around the idea of mixing and matching chairs and painting them all white.  The problem was, I couldn't seem to find 4 chairs I liked at a reasonable price! One night we found ourselves at an auction in Easley, and before I knew it we had won 6 wooden chairs and a table for 20 dollars!  I can't lie-it's kind of a thrill to stick that little auction card in the air! I couldn't say no to such a good deal, so I had to think of something to make them each different.  (I'm using the table as a craft space, I'll share more about that later)

So these were the chairs...
Not bad, but they needed something.
I thought about painting them, but I wanted each one to be different.  In the end I decided to give them all different cushions.  My mom suggested oilcloth, and I jumped on that idea!
If you don't know what oilcloth is, it's the vinyl-like fabric usually with floral or fruit prints that you would find in your grandmother's kitchen.  I love it!
So the hunt began! I finally found an Etsy shop with an assortment of oilcloth, and you can even buy it in partial yards, which was exactly what I needed. 
So far, I have covered the cushions and I love them in my kitchen!  Pretty simple cover-just staple-gunned those suckers on!

I gave them a really good wipe down, but I haven't decided whether or not I should paint them.  I thought about white, but now I'm thinking it might be too much with the crazy cushions!  What do you think?

Happy Friday!

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