Saturday, September 13, 2014

Is anyone there? Shhhhhhh


I just bought 2 of these ( to keep !!! )



I plan on painting them - and reupholstering them.

Myself.

I haven't told John

I can't tell John

He's going to hit the roof.

And we really can't afford a new roof this year.

The end.

P.S.  He knows about this now - he didn't quite hit the roof
But it was close - it was oh so close ( I promised him it would be painted and listed within a week )
I'm afraid those 2 chairs will send him right through it



Me

XOXO


28 comments:

  1. Seriously, those chairs are A-MAZING! I would never be able to pass them up. I can only imagine how they will look after you work some magic.
    simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks MIchelle - I feel like I just won the chair lottery!
      xox

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    1. Hey Rita - somebody HAS to stop me LOL
      You're a no reply blogger - which is new - ( thought I'd let you know )
      Hugs,
      Me

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  3. Nice chairs!! I would have bought them too, but then we've established that I have NO self control when it comes to furniture (or anything else come to think of it) :-)) Just a thought, if you were wanting the fabric in a dove grey you could look at painting the upholstery? I have been playing around with Annie Sloan on chairs because it's SO much cheaper and easier than reupholstering. Best results so far; cleaning the fabric and leaving it damp before applying slightly diluted paint, letting it dry then lightly sanding it. Next applying slightly more diluted paint and sanding when dry (you can repeat this as often as needed but if the original fabric is light coloured and you're painting a shade darker, two usually does it) Finally I wax it and the result is a bit like canvas or very thin leather depending on the texture of the fabric. I've also been stencilling or spraying through lace before waxing to add a bit of interest and they have been flying out of the shop - happy days...

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    1. Oh I'm all over the place with what I want to do here - I've painted fabric on chairs before - and that is of course a possibility ( a strong one actually ) and yes they do feel like canvas after - but now I'm thinking drop cloth - with ASCP French linen on the frame - I'll have a thousand ideas before I actually do them LOL
      XOXO

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  4. We just can't tell them everything!

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  5. Suzan,
    These are awesome!!!!!! They will look so great. Just love the bones to these chairs. Super sweet score. Hurry up and get these done I cannot wait to see these done. What a re love these are going to be.
    Kris

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  6. This sounds like the scenario around here sometimes!

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    1. Well a woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do Lynn LOL
      XOXO

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  7. you are such a naughty girl! But those chairs are going to be so pretty! Glad you found something to do....I know you're bored. LOL!

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  8. Perfectly lovely chairs. Arrange to pick them up when he goes to bed. Tell the seller you do shift work at Tim Horton's, then shove them in the back of the garage. ; ) Patty

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  9. You are in my prayers!!! Remember that when he hits the roof, skylights work wonders for filling in the hole.

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    1. LOL - I WANT a skylight upstairs - maybe that's where I should tell him about them ?
      XOXO

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  10. Love the chairs and your secret is safe with me...:) I have to do the same thing sometimes...my hubby doesn't like too much "junk" sitting around...lol! Those are treasures though!

    Blessings, Vicky

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  11. love painting the upholstery on chairs. I started one last year (or more) and really need to get back to it and finish. so many objects needing painting, so little time.

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  12. Lovin' your chairs..treat John nice cause we don't want that head of his going thru ANYthing.:)

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  13. You certainly do live dangerously. And I LOVE it!!!!!! Oh, and good luck to you, when you tell
    John about the chairs, Maybe you could just place them someplace in a room where they look good, and he won't notice them...Sure, you could do that...that would work, (or not) just saying, anyway.... Hugs to you, Bonnie in WI

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  14. IF he ever starts reading your blog you are in deep, deep doo-doo. LOVE those chairs- I would have bought them, too. lol xo Diana

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  15. During my blogging time I've been fortunate enough to glean pearls of wisdom from my fellow bloggers with a few more years life experience than I, my favourite pearl of wisdom is this, " it's easier to as forgiveness than to ask permission" I love the chairs :)

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  16. Yes, someone is there... Those chairs are wonderful. I wish I could find some like that!

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  17. Oh girl....I do hope you can accomplish your projects and the new chairs sort of slide under the radar. ;)

    BTW...I'm going to be back on Monday from my little hiatus from Project Inspire{d}. I hope you can join me again at 8 PM! [hugs]

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  18. I'm completely in love with all chairs right now. You did the right thing. =D

    -andi

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  19. Ahhh just tell him you bought them so you could spend long evenings sitting together sharing your dreams and ideas.
    Ok or sell them..
    Barbara Ann
    Www.etsy.com/shop/ barbaraannscreations

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  20. I LOVE those chairs!! They look comfy! I think I can see them in white????? Am I right?????

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  21. Sooo, you survived telling about the table - good for you! I would have snatched up the chairs too! I'm jealous...they are going to be perfect! Tell John I said so!

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  22. Love the chairs & hope you share your reupholstering story with us when you re-do them! And I have to tell you, I am in awe with how quickly you can get a huge painting job done, (seriously...a week for the table & all those complicated chairs?!!!) not to mention all the reno & decorating work you do. I wish I had half your energy. Hope you still find that day to relax & read!

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xoxo