Friday, May 13, 2011

painted table and a chair's found potential

Let me tell ya! It has been a week here in Crazy town! One of those that by Friday night leaves me wanting nothing more than  a long hot bath, a good book and a weekend long escape! Is that too much to ask??? Don't get me wrong, I love my children, but they about drove me to my brink this week!! So the projects I am sharing were actually done last week, but I haven't gotten around to blogging about them.

So the I finished(?) the chair from this post. I still don't know if I am in love with it. We left off at re webbing in the previous post. We also had to re-tie the springs. This part was not so fun. Luckily my sweet sweet husband helped me out a little a lot with this part! I tied them onto the webbing and I came home one night to find this:

I attempted it. Really I did. But I thought my head was going to EXPLODE trying to get those springs to lay right.

After that I tried just putting a few layers of batting over and the burlap, then sitting on it. My tush had some major protests! One of the back springs was determined to remind me of its presence. Since I hadn't budgeted for foam as well. (That stuff is not cheap) I went down to my stash and found some leftover scraps from the kitchen chair project. I pieced them together as best I could layered lots of batting over it and reupholstered. Bonus?? I actually had enough drop cloth leftover from the kitchen chair project as well, so that cost me nothing! So that is FIVE chairs recovered with one drop cloth!

Anyway, here is the final product.

I still feel like maybe it needs a little somethin' somethin'. At least a nice colorful pillow. I also considered doing some simple stripes like a vintage grain sack look.  Kinda like these:
Whatcha' think??

Also I painted the table to go with my new chairs

a couple coats of Zinsser primer and a few coats of Rustoleum Heirloom White and tada...

I love how bright this area is now!


  1. The redo looks great and I love the table and chairs.

  2. Oh, that chair is just beautiful!

  3. Love the redos. I'm thinking of painting a table top with Rustoleum black satin. Does the Rustoleum hold up to regular use? Can you post how you prepped the table and what if anything you used to seal it? Thanks so much!