I wanted something Spring/Summer like - because I've definitely got a bad case of winter doldrums
And so I went with this fabric which I ordered on line.
Most of you liked it - some of you didn't - John HATED it - while I secretly fretted over it not being what I imagined - it's hard to order things on line and get an accurate perspective of what it'll look like in person.
I told myself that if it didn't look good on the chairs I'd use it somehow in the blue guest room - but I really had a vision in my head
I saw a white French Provincial Dining Set in a Paris Apartment once - with bright colorful chairs - and it got filed away in my brain for " some day "
It took it's time getting here but " some day " finally arrived !
Ooops - sorry - the fabric isn't stapled in the above photo !
I distressed the edges a little - so that it didn't look quite so pristine
Another thing I worried about was that I just eyeballed the measurements - ( who does that ? really, there's something wrong with me I know )
But luckily I have just enough for 6 chairs - and I do mean JUST enough !
Here it is all stapled - nice and neat
Most of you that follow know by now that I'm a black and white and grey kind of person - I love color in other's homes - but have never been one to apply it in my own - so I don't quite understand why I'm almost giddy over these - but I am !
Doesn't it look like the happiest dining room chair?
They even make John happy !
Well he's not dancing around with glee or anything - but he actually said last night that he really liked them - and that's GOLD coming from him.
Suzan says - We'll paint the dining room completely white - and these will be the feature !
John says - I'm not sure about that
Suzan says - You're never sure about anything until you see it - you hated this fabric until it was on the chairs.
John says - I haven't made my mind up about keeping this set...............
Ok - we'll let him think I'm selling it -
But I'm not.
I'm too in love.
I finished one of the arm chairs as well
I primed them first ( because of fear of tannin coming through AND to save money on paint )
By doing that, it only took 2 coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Pure White
The dining room ( or the office for that matter ) have not been touched yet - it's sealed off so that I don't have to look at it - but here's the seller's photo
Dear God ..............really, just Dear God
I don't even know where to begin - there's panelling and wall paper to come off ( including on the ceiling ) and those horrible heater covers and the color of the floor and and and ............
I'm sure it was lovely in it's hey day - but hey - that day has long since sailed.
We need to change the windows - and put in French doors to the garden - maybe add a window seat - this is going to be a lot of work.
But I know what's going in there when it's finished !
Ok there's only so much I can say about a chair LOL !!!
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone
I'll be painting a few more of them today -
And then a table
And then a buffet/hutch
And maybe, just maybe, a chandelier !
I've got sunshine ( on a cloudy day )
When it's cold outside, I've got the month of May......................
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