Shabby chic chairs with polkadot seats - renovation project

I was inspired by a chair that Sam's mum bought to pick up a couple of old chairs from the recycling shop at the rubbish tip and give them the shabby chic treatment!

I forgot to take a photo of what they looked like before, but they had rush woven seats which I cut off as they were very damp and dirty. Sanding them all down was the most time consuming bit!


shabby chic chair
 
I cut pieces of recycled board and filed them down to make them fit perfectly in the seat gap.

vintage chair renovation
 
Here's the first layer of paint going on.

shabby chic chair
 
I didn't take any other photos of the process, so here they are finished! I upholstered them with spotty blue fabric.

vintage chair

shabby chic chair renovation

reupholstered chair
 
I sanded down some areas with fine sandpaper to give that shabby chic look.

reupholstered rush chair

chair revamp

shabby chic vintage chair

shabby chic chair

These chairs are for sale, collection only (or nearby delivery for a small charge), £30 each. So, if you like them and you live anywhere near Torquay, Devon, get in touch!

I'm sharing this post at the following link up parties: Handmade Harbour, Craft-o-Maniac, Between Naps on the Porch, Poppy LovesThe Purple Pumpkin and Sumo's Sweet Stuff.

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Clare Willcocks: Shabby chic chairs with polkadot seats - renovation project

Monday, 14 October 2013

Shabby chic chairs with polkadot seats - renovation project

I was inspired by a chair that Sam's mum bought to pick up a couple of old chairs from the recycling shop at the rubbish tip and give them the shabby chic treatment!

I forgot to take a photo of what they looked like before, but they had rush woven seats which I cut off as they were very damp and dirty. Sanding them all down was the most time consuming bit!


shabby chic chair
 
I cut pieces of recycled board and filed them down to make them fit perfectly in the seat gap.

vintage chair renovation
 
Here's the first layer of paint going on.

shabby chic chair
 
I didn't take any other photos of the process, so here they are finished! I upholstered them with spotty blue fabric.

vintage chair

shabby chic chair renovation

reupholstered chair
 
I sanded down some areas with fine sandpaper to give that shabby chic look.

reupholstered rush chair

chair revamp

shabby chic vintage chair

shabby chic chair

These chairs are for sale, collection only (or nearby delivery for a small charge), £30 each. So, if you like them and you live anywhere near Torquay, Devon, get in touch!

I'm sharing this post at the following link up parties: Handmade Harbour, Craft-o-Maniac, Between Naps on the Porch, Poppy LovesThe Purple Pumpkin and Sumo's Sweet Stuff.

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6 Comments:

At 15 October 2013 at 00:06 , Blogger Lucy Blossom said...

They look lovely, they'd be perfect in a country style kitchen

 
At 15 October 2013 at 07:52 , OpenID knitnrun4sanity said...

They look really great. With my three boys around there would be no need for sand paper - shabby chic would be achieved in no time at all!

 
At 15 October 2013 at 13:37 , Blogger Emma Made said...

What a lovely finish. The dots work really well with the shabby chic theme! x

 
At 19 October 2013 at 00:30 , Blogger Duck Egg said...

It is very nice collection for home improvement about Shabby Chic fabric. thanks for shearing this blog.

 
At 23 October 2013 at 23:34 , Blogger ike said...

How cool - love the spotty fabric too :-) I've got a couple here that I've 'hoarded' for 2 years ... would you fancy doing them for me ???? hee hee LoL

IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
At 2 March 2014 at 13:22 , Blogger Julia Nyanyo said...

Love love loveity love these chairs! They are transformed and that fabric could not be a better choice.

 

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