Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Little Eye Candy on a Monday

We just returned from Sanibel Island, Florida. *sigh*
I love Minnesota most of the time, but come mid January-mid March, I'm over it. And this year is no exception...we've had more snow than most years, and more is coming tomorrow. I miss garage sales. I miss spray painting.

Ok, pity party over.

To get the week started right, here are some befores and afters of some of my first rehabs that I have never shared before.

Before: drippy white glossy paint with faux denim seat


After: Semi gloss black paint with updated fabric

Before: Wobbly wooden chair with stained seat circa 1970


After: Rustoleum Colonial Red spray paint, distressed with walnut stain and a super fun fabric (this was my first sale at a local occasional shop!)


Before: Curb alert stool...great bones, not so great plastic type cushion

After: Semi-gloss black paint with some pretty fabric

Before: One of a pair of chairs...cute shape that needs updating
After: Heirloom white with floral fabric
And true to form, not the best pictures. But hopefully they are good enough to motivate you to hit Goodwill or another thrift shop this week :)

~Allison

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22 comments:

Meg and Mum's said...

Sigh... all those chairs and stools. I'd be in heaven. You've done such an amazing job!
I ventured out today in the scorching heat to visit the goodwill store and managed to pick up a few goodies, but sadly no chairs. With scorching heat I mean 40°c (which would be about 109.4F). But school went back today so there was no stopping me! Mwoooahahahah...
Megs :)

jandjhome said...

I'm loving the benches. I've been on the lookout for one with no luck.

A Vintage Vine said...

You do such awesome stuff! Love them all!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Wow - your chair renovations look so great! I love the fabrics you chose too!
Yep - definitely inspired to hit the thrift stores! :)

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Love the benches and Sanibel too. I wish I could find one of those curb side. I can't wait for Spring, I miss the flea market and garage sales :(

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

you go girl, i love the red chair!

mary said...

These are F.A.B! Thanks for stopping by my blog! xox!

the cape on the corner said...

what great redos! i especially love that first stool with that fern fabric. i have GOT to get the guts to do this myself...maybe in the spring.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Love your thrifty finds! I shopped the Craig last week and scored some great stuff. Stop by my blog when you get a chance - I have a coupon code for 10% off anything at Overstock!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it all looks wonderful but the black stool and the last chairs make my heart go pitter patter. pure loveliness!

knack said...

Love that first bench with the black and yellow fabric! Great work!

xo

paige renee said...

I love all of the paint colors and fabrics that you choose - they look great! I have been in the mood lately for a Goodwill trip and now I am even more!

charlotteannette said...

Love it! Can I ask what type of foam you used in each of those? I have been doing kind of the same type of projects, CHAIRS (http://charlotteannette.blogspot.com/2009/12/dreadful-pink-chair-makeover-part-3.html) and STOOL (http://charlotteannette.blogspot.com/2009/11/before-and-after-sad-vanity-bench.html)and I used slab foam covered in quilt batting. Is that your suggestion?

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Love the fabrics you use Allison...They are so eclectic and vibrant.

Take care,
Lisa

Rachael said...

Love the fabrics!! I actually made a pillow from that yellow/gray leafy one LOL!! I hope you'll stop by my weekend linky party :) http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the transformations. Cute fabrics. Really love the red chair seeing how I love red. Thanks for joining the party.

Tammy said...

love em all, what type of staple gun do you use? i'm on the hunt for one. thanks for linking up with Type A

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

great job . love the red. ive used that color on a few pieces myself.

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Nice job on all of the pieces. I like the piano bench/stool the best! Thanks for sharing @ ccc and linking back.
gail

Holly Austin said...

LOVE the first bench with all the yellow in the fabric and the red chair - gorgeous!

Steph @ BirdhouseFamily said...

Love the bench!

catherine said...

I love the gray/yellow bench (as yo can tell from my header I LOVE these colors) Great Job!