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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

One, Two, Three, Four...Quirky Chairs To Adore?

Sometimes girls just wanna have fun.  Snap your fingers, instant gratification fun. So I purchased four ordinary chairs months ago with the intention of doing them "right away." But right away had to include cool.  Different. And Fun.  And so they sat. And sat.  I'd stare at them and at times I think they stared back. Obviously, inspiration and fun were off on holiday...together. Without me.


Then one incredible day, the idea hit me.  I was off to the races.  First, I removed the caning...



I painted them a creamy white as shown here. Next came distressing and glazing.


I had my dear brother print stylized numbers (1, 2, 3, and 4) in chocolate on my burlap.  Here, I'm stapling number 3 on the back (can you can see the outline of it peeking through?) On top of this went a layer of batting (secured with spray adhesive).


Finally, on went the top layer of burlap.  The stapled edges are hidden beneath french gimp braid (from good ol' Hobby Lobby) in a complimentary hue.



I forgot to show you the seats.  Ughh.  I love pancakes. Just not sitting on 'em.  Take a look at these time-worn beasts before...


Three inch foam and french gimp braid can work miracles I tell you...Here's a seat sneak peek!


And without further ado, I introduce four playful chairs for your viewing pleasure...


I'm pairing them with a round pedestal table...that's next on my "get it done" list.  I'm thinking while I have inspiration in a choke-hold...I shouldn't let go.  Not until it taps out.

What do you think?

Sharing this week at  Wow Us Wednesday and also Furniture Feature Friday

Blessings and Abundant Peace!
Arlene




41 comments:

  1. Arlene! These chairs are fabulous! You've done such a great job transforming them!

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    1. Thanks so much Jess...It's warm comments such as yours that will keep my designing fire lit!

      Blessings and Abundant Peace
      Arlene

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  2. 1,2,3,4 I love these! You did an amazing job transforming them - the burlap looks perfect! ~Marcy

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    1. Marcy, thanks for your lovely comment, and I'm following you too!

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  3. It looks fabulous!! Quite inspiring!

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  4. Wow,love your chairs...they are just fabulous! Can't wait to see them in the room :o)
    ~Des

    PS. I am now following you on Google...hope you
    will follow me back :o)

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    1. Thank you Des...and i'm following you back!

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  5. Oh, how I love these chairs. Cute, cute, cute. Thanks for sharing them at Wow.

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  6. Oh I have just fell in love. They had me at their number! I love them so.

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  7. I usually don't comment on any blog with word verification on, but these are just so beautiful I had to let you know above. So from now on I will just admire quietly.

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    1. Thank you Terry for going the extra mile to leave your comment. That means SO much to me! Didn't know I had word verification but thanks to you I found it and turned it off (I think). Oh the perils of a new blogger...I'm gonna get the hang of this I promise!

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  8. What a great before and after! I love ALL your chair rehab projects. Visiting from FFF.

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  9. These are AMAZING!!! I love them! I am your newest follower. Stop by sometime... I am new to blogging too : ) Sarah

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Now I'm following you too!

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  10. Love your chairs. They are just fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Your chairs are gorgeous! Love the burlap!

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  12. The chairs are just wonderful. I love anything with graphics and those are the best. I'm going to start following your blog.

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  13. You did an awesome job on the chairs.

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  14. I forgot to say, "Welcome to blogland". I'm following you. Stop by and visit me sometime.
    xoxoRosemary

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  15. I'm in chair "love". Your chairs turned out so darling. You are very creative. I look forward to see more of your creative juices flowing. Welcome to blogging. I am signing up to be your latest follower!
    Donna

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  16. These are great! I love their new look. The color, the burlap, the numbers. All of it! I'd love to know more about how your brother printed the numbers.

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  17. Beautiful! What a wonderful transformation...love them.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  18. Oh my gosh, they look fabulous. What a great job you did.
    Hope I get to see the finished table with all your lovely chairs.
    good going!
    blessings, nellie

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  19. You are super-talented. Those chairs are the bomb-diggity! I'm so happy to have found your sweet blog. Here from Kim's party and following along from now on!
    Stop by sometime if you'd like.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  20. WHERE do you find all those fabulous chairs? (of course they are only fabulous after you have added your touch to them) still I have had no luck finding anything worth re-doing in my area of Fl. Maybe I have to start looking around in GA. (I have family there so it's a possibility)

    Is there any chance you can provide a "follow via email" option? I would love to receive updates in my inbox.
    melissalee1@bellsouth.net

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  21. Those chairs are the bomb! Happy to have found your blog via Kim's. I'm in GA too but about to relocate. What city are you in?
    Look forward to following your lovely blog!

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  22. I love these chairs. The idea is fantastic. I'm also a neebie blogger and look forward to your posts!. Dawn

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  23. Coming over from Savvy. These chairs turned out great. I love anything with numbers. Welcome to blogging. Hugs, Kim

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  24. Nice job - I saw a lot of burlap upholstered pieces at Scott's Antique Market - I am still not sure about how comfortable they are - what's your take?

    BTW, it looks like you are a fellow Georgian! Just found and am now following you site - check mine out when you have a chance,

    Gerrie

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  25. I saw you featured on Wow Us Wednesday and just had to check out your blog. I am totally in LOVE with your chairs! You did such a great job transforming them.

    I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back.

    Again great job!!

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  26. I'm joining as your follower so I can come back and view more. Love those chairs!

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  27. LOVE them, I came via Kim, so nice to meet you :-)

    I would love you to do a tutorial !!!

    All the best,

    Kathy :)

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    1. Thanks Kathy! And yes, I'd love to do a tutorial. Email me at justforarlene@gmail.com please.

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  28. Wow, I absolutely love these chairs and what you've done with them.

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  29. Oh Arlene, your chairs are gorgeous. Such a great makeover you gave them.

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  32. Really beautiful! I am in love with these chairs....

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