Monday, May 24, 2010

The bold and the beautiful


Yay the chairs are finished! Here is a picture of them before...
Here is them after....!!!!
As you can see I like to take shots from all angles so you can get the whole picture. : )



I painted the chairs three coats of white. Then hubby stripped the old fabric off.
This is the chair after the fabric was put on.
Hot hubby working.
Here I am hot gluing the trim on.

44 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Great post! Chairs looks awesome; I would pay seriously good money for something that looked like this!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

GO YOU! - the after is FANTASTIC - i'm jealous - looks AWESOME!!!

*muah*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

The Zhush said...

WOW! Incredible before and afters...love the job you did! LOVE!

Sophie said...

WOW they look amazing. I can imagine people would pay ridiculous amounts for these beautiful chairs. well done. very impressive. thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I love your blog too :)
xx
rofflear.blogspot.com

Kiri said...

Hi Leah!

Those chairs are awesome! Your style is so the opposite of mine, but I absolutely adore it! It inspires me to be a little more creative :) Have a wonderful Monday!
~Kiri

avant garde said...

i cannot believe how amazing those chairs came out. you guys did such a fabulous job!! my eyes popped at the afters. i love the detailing at the top of the wood on the chair frame, it pops out more painted white. love, love, love! :)

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

So Snazzy I luv them! Perfect blend of tradtional and modern :)

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

they look terrific with the rest of your furniture. nice job...i would never think to tackle a job like that-did you just staple the new fabric and glue the trim?? your stripes line up so well:)

The Everett Family said...

You guys are a good team! Great work! They look so nice!
My living room is next on your design docket ok :)

hip hip gin gin said...

Oh wow!! These look amazing! Awesome choice of fabric, they are really gorgeous and I'm totally jealous!

Chelsea Robbins said...

those are so hot. omg, i'm literally gasping at your amazing-ness.

you go girl

Leah said...

Alison- Richard stapled on the new fabric after the old fabric was removed with an air compressed staple gun (strongly recommend) and then I hot glued the trim on. Richard is always the one to hang pictures and that sort of thing up perfectly so I am so glad he was such a great help putting the fabric on. I don't think I would have done near as well without him!
Hope you had a great weekend! Love you all!

Nuit said...

OH WOOOOOW!!! Leah your chairs look amazing!!!! I really like the great contrast they create in your living room, pretty perfect if you ask me ;)

.carolyn. said...

great chairs! and i'm in love with the green you chose for that credenza in the background. i have an antique buffet i've been thinking of painting green- this is just how i hope it will turn out.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

WOW they look fantastic! I love them! They bring that already fantastic space to the next level.

Hope u had a wonderful weekend :)

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

Leah... those look absolutely FABULOUS! your living room is super adorable! I'm such a sucker for stripes... I have a pair of chairs in an almost identical black and white stripes and I feel they make such a statement! Well done!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

OMG, you just made my heart skip a beat!!! I LOVE them! You're soo good. I need to do the same, pronto!! (I have two chairs like that as well that's been sitting in the basement forever)

Did you paint or spray panit?

xoxo
dagny

Jen said...

Are you serious??? You did those?? They look AMAZING! Like REALLY Amazing! Perfect color too! Girl, you sure know fabulousness! ;-)

Anna Liesemeyer said...

WOW!! These are incredible! I like you already:) I re-upholstered the chairs in my kitchen. ..always looking for more design inspiration.

Love your blog and look forward to following!

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

They look amazing! So chic and really adds to the space. Great job!

Kiki said...

The chairs are amazing!!! I have three (3) chairs I have to tackle as well - hopefully, they will look half as good..

XOXO
Kiki

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

They look awesome! Bravo!!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Oh my goodness these look AMAZING! They look like you bought them straight from the furniture store. GREAT job! They look wonderful in your living room!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Those look superb! They turned out even better than expected!

Cole said...

Your house looks adorable! I'm stealing decorating ideas already. lovely blog.
nicole visiting from
http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love them!! I have a pair very similar-- I just need to finish them...so you have inspired me:)

P.S. I love this... said...

*adding air compressed staple gun to birthday gift wish list*

Those chairs are fabulous! Seems easy enough, you've given me courage to give it a try.

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Those chairs look PHENOMENAL!!!! Loving the black(?) and whiteness, and the stripeyness, cheers to a job well done!

{Cara} said...

I LOVE THESE!!! They came out beautiful- Teach me please!!

Avant-Garde Living said...

Awesome Job! You must be so proud! When will you be starting your reupholstering business? :)

Fran said...

Fabulous! You rock! When do you find the time???

Kathysue said...

Be still my heart, a girl after my own heart, Black and white stripe!!!! My favorite. They turned out beautifully and they make the room. You must be so proud and happy with what you have accomplished. I am still trying to tackle the antique rocker, I definitely have a love hate relationship going on with it. I posted the fabric I am using and you can see it and the trim but the chair gave us yet again another problem but we have conquered it and we are on our way. Happy Monday!! Kathysue

Jesse said...

They are gorgeous! The perfect pieces in your room! You go girl!

simplygrove said...

Go you!!! These look amazing!!!

Erin said...

Those are great! Wish I was crafty!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Those chairs turned out amazingly! I am so impressed that you did them yourself! I want to re-upholster an ottoman I have and you have sold me on striped fabric!

Tiina said...

great great great, they look fabulous!! i did a similar do with our kitchen table chairs a while ago!

http://elcestockholm.blogspot.com/2010/05/little-home-fix.html

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Omg. Seriously, SO impresssed!!! Your chairs are phenomenal. Can you and your hubby come work some magic on some of my chairs ha! xx

Diana Mieczan said...

This looks amazing! the colours are stunning:) Well done:)
Kisses

Anna said...

Leah...fantastic...what an amazing job both you and hubby have done on those chairs..Good skills I say!! Your home is looking fabulous...so many changes...youve got the knack lovely x

Mrs. Chic said...

your living room is fab!! What great chairs :)

christa jean said...

Wow Leah! You've got quite the following now!

I would love to sit in one of your chairs and stick my toesies into that fluffy rug of yours. Love it!

Brittany said...

i wish i could email you because i have so many questions!

i just found 2 chairs (practically identical) to yours on craigslist for a steal!

i've been searching for months for a pair, but now that i've found them i'm worried about recovering them. then i remembered this post!

i wanted to know if you did them yourself (if so, how did it go?!!). or did you have it done?

if you have a moment, let me know!

yours look so great! xoxo

splendid little thrills said...

Beautiful! Could you possibly post a upholstery tutorial?

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