Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Have a Seat

I had this old chair for several years that I would pull up to the table when we needed extra seating. It was one of those chairs from maybe the 40's. It looked like something someone in more recent years stood on to reach something high or to reach a spot to do touchup painting. It was less than pretty. One of the shops in my area has a lady who paints on furniture and I loved the look of what she does.
I recovered the old burgandy leather {vinyl?} seat with a traditional Waverly looking black printed fabric and gave her a swatch of my colors. Here's what she did.
When I went in to pick it up she had brought in a couple of other old chairs she had painted and reseated. Good grief, now what was I suppose to do? I almost loved the one in the store more than mine I had brought in. I took mine home but couldn't quit thinking of the second one. Yep, you guessed it...I went back for the other thinking I was being too spendy.
On one leg of this one she wrote in copper paint: Good friends, Good drink, Good Conversation On the other leg it says: A Good laugh is sunshine in a House
Sorry, I know it doesn't show up very well.
I LOVE both of these chairs and use them frequently. They are great to pull up to my dining room table when many of us are gathered. One sits at our kitchen desk (the one with the coffee cups) and the other is in the corner of my dining room. We have an open floor plan so they are very visible and I get tons of compliments on them.
I know many of you are good with a paintbrush so you could do this yourself and save $$$. Aren't they fun?

6 comments:

sheila from life @ #17 said...

that last photo is so cute :) kind of like they're about to go for a walk or something...

southerninspiration said...

I love your chairs...I have a thing for chairs, I've decided. I might rather have a room full of fun chairs, than a couch! ;)

Suzanne

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those chairs are adorable! Love them both.

Paula said...

They are so fun! You must get tons of comments about them when people visit.

Nancy said...

Those are cute chairs! I love them. I bought 2 chairs a few weeks back at a yard sale, but they need some work...I'll probably work on them after the Holidays!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Those are adorable!! Love your site, you know I love faux greenery and flowers too. :)