Tuesday, April 19, 2011

An Unlikely Pair

I picked up this pair of solid maple chairs at GW last month....$1.99 each. Seriously. I loved the lines and sweetness of the chairs. They sat and sat and sat in my garage. Until my husband said "there's too much stuff in here" (have you heard him say that before? I have!). Sadly, I agreed. As much as I loved the chairs, I had nowhere to put them. The two on the ends are a matching set.
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I emailed my good friend Marnie, who is a local photographer and asked if she needed any chairs for props, etc. She had just been thinking about doing something like this...so a deal was made. A good deal for both of us...I get more garage space and she get's cheap (read: free) photo props to play around with. Oh, and I got to spray paint. Peeps...I have been waiting for this day a loooong time. Minnesota has been brutal...and it just got above 40*. Marnie wanted one chair in purple and one in distressed white. Easy-peasy!

So yesterday, I finished 2 chairs! I *heart* spray paint for it's ease!
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I love them both...they are so different. One, regal and fun. The other, shabby and understated. I hope both will photograph well!

~Allison

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29 comments:

Jaime said...

Allison what a fun makeover, the purple is certainly out of the ordinary. They would be so cute with a patterned cushion with cute frilly ties.

Brandi said...

How neat that you got to have fun and use a new color! They both look fabulous Allison!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those are so fun! the white one could be used just about anywhere, and the purple i can see at a mirrored desk with modern accents in the room- that would be awesome!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Those are super cute chairs! And yes, I have heard those same words spoken about my garage!

Olive Cooper said...

Very well done...I like them both♥

MommaHen said...

<3 white <3

Brooks Interior said...

Can't wait to see what you do with that coffee table in your garage. My mom still has one exactly like it as well as the "matching" end tables.

Tammy @ Type A said...

i love them both, but man that purple is hot! thanks for partying at Type A!

Emily said...

those have got to be the cutest chairs ive ever seen!

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Great deal and great chairs! And the colors are great. Nice job!

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Sorry I used the word great so much...I should really go to bed :)

Butterflies & Seashells said...

I love the chairs. Great colors and it is amazing how different they look just because of the color!

Benita

Jenn ~ Flea With Me said...

spectacular! $1.99, really?? i have a self-imposed ban on buying more chairs, i need to get rid of some first.

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

those are cute!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Love them both :-) They are so cute. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas! Have a great day.

oops! said...

Oh so different and both so adorable! This is the perfect picture to show what can be done with paint!

Kari @ fresh paint creations said...

I love the lines on these chairs and they turned out so cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will enjoy following a fellow Minnesotan! :)

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

I was trying to decide which one I like the most but they are both really really cute. that shade of purple is beautiful. saw you on house of hepworths.

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kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

They look fantastic! And it really is amazing what a coat of paint can do...two identical chairs that now look nothing alike...fantastic!!! I'd love to see some of the photos she takes with those as props!

Shara@LittleGrayTable said...

Love the purple. So different. Lucky friend! :)

Shara

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

What a cute pair!

imriz said...

i love how you play with the purple paint:)

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Christina said...

these look great...I love both looks!

Thanks for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

gail said...

I love a great chair redo! super deal!
thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can!
gail

Cindy said...

Such fun colors, really like the purple!

Allison Shops said...

Love the lines of the chairs. They turned out great. I have two shabby chairs purchased in San Francisco for DD1. She decided not to keep so they came back to Alabama with me. One day, I spied them in a magazine (paint) ad. They are in my house tour, Part 2, if you're interested (in the Shabby Chic bedroom). The man we bought them from had told us inventory changed often and that things were rented for photo shoots. Dropping by from BNOTP.

Allison
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SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Allison! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? The link is at http://www.homemakeronadime.com/2011/04/creative-bloggers-party-hop-042411.html.
Thank you so much :)

A Vintage Vine said...

WOW...I like the purple one...which is a surprise to me!!! Fun to have some more space in the garage!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Is there a full moon tonight? Normally I'm a white shabby girl, but I'm loving that purple one. I can totally see that one being great for kids or teenager pictures.