Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Inexpensive Chair Redo

So, remember how I told you I was working on redoing a few chairs from my kitchen table? Uh, yeah...I finally finished them!

I'm like the queen of procrastination when it comes to these types of projects {especially if the project is out of sight in my basement}.

Look at the before, hahaha! 
That's what living with a toddler does to your furniture

Hey, no complaints though...I would have just as happily kept sitting on the dirty chair. Some people in the world have nothing, let alone furniture. Its good to keep things in perspective. 

The funny thing about my table is that those black chairs were from the tiny $100 Walmart table we purchased when we first got married. We didn't have the money to get a new one because we chose not to go into debt {using our credit card} over it
I prayed for a new table because we needed more space for our bible study group. God honored that prayer because someone {who asked to remain anonymous} blessed us with the beautiful, brand new table pictured above. Needless to say, we were floored by their generosity.

Is God good or what? : )

  ~ ~ ~

So, the chairs kind of wound up being a family project.

Aww look at my sweet, hardworking boys : ) They are always so helpful to me {melt}. Hubby didn't do all of the spray painting though, I promise! He just started it for me because he's a sweetheart like that. I am such a lucky woman, I tell ya!

To cover the dingy doo-doo seat cushions all I did was plop them on some pretty fabric and cut out a big enough piece to cover those suckers up! Easy peasy.

I don't own a staple gun {seriously need to get one!} so I used the next best thing I had...

Elmer's Craft Bond Spray Adhesive. It worked really well, too! 

After I allowed the Elmer's glue to dry a bit, I screwed the seat cushions back onto the chair frames and...


We got a whole new look for our kitchen table and it was a totally fun, frugal way to do it.

Sorry it took me 10 years  forever to show you the finished product! 

With LOVE,

This post is participating with

Spotlight Yourself @ It's So Very Cheri, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage

18 loving comments:

Lisa said...

So creative and frugal! It is so neat to hear how some people are truly grateful for everything and giving God the credit for providing...even a dining room table. Your little boy is blessed to have parents that are truly thankful for the big and little things in life. Have you read George Mueller?

Allison said...

Those look awesome! Great job!

And thanks for you comment on my Tasty Tuesday post. I am with you- I LOVE desserts! I think most of my Tasty Tuesday posts have been of desserts and not meals! haha What can I say? I ALWAYS have a sweet tooth! :)

Emily @ Finding My Aloha said...

I love it! It looks awesome! Doesnt learning how to upholster make you want to recover everything in sight?

Thanks for popping over to my blog today and saying hi! I'm loving your blog too :)

And yes, Hawaii is spellbinding :)

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Laura it looks great!! You all did a good job :) Nice to have helpers!!

Debbie said...

Yes, He is! Good that is. Your chairs turned out great. I have chairs that are easy to recover too, but a word of encouragement ~ get yourself a staple gun!

High Heeled Life said...

The more we are able to re-invent, reuse the more we will truly appreciate what we have.
God always, gives us what we need, we just have to ask - an keep our eyes, and heart open to his message/response/gift - as itv may not come in the manner we "wanted" it .. but instead in the manner that fills our "need". Great post and reminder to give thanks. HHL

Heidi said...

I have those same chairs (and I think they may even look worse then yours did....)whoever picked that fabric to put on a dining chair was crazy! it grabs and shows everything. I've been DYING to redo mine. Thanks for the inspiration :)

decdiva1 said...

laura, so great to meet you! thanks for stopping by my blog (cottageromance.blogspot.com)i love your heart for God and dedication to serving Him! so mature for someone just 24! great job on the chair re-do also! they look tres chic!

Ruth said...

awesome job on the chair redo..:)

girlfrugal said...

Love the fabric on the new chairs, along with the color choice. Very cheery!

jen @ {decor junkie} said...

The "new" chairs look great! I love the color of the paint you used. Very bright and happy! It definitely brightens up your dining room!

Meg said...

Wow, what a great transformation! Love the color as well! Great job.

I would love for you to visit my blog for a fun giveaway! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com. Have a wonderful day!

Rae Davis said...

The chairs turned out great.. probably cuz Bubby helped, though. :)

Junksterchick@gmail.com said...

This is the first time I have been on your site. I love you bible verse and the chair redo. My boys are older now but I still have issues with keeping things clean! What I thought was so awesome is you call your son Bubby! All our boys were Bubby growing up - they are now 21, 19 and 15 and that doesnt fly anymore but it reminded me of the time when they were cute (like your son) and the great joy they brought to us then. Yes, the joy is still there but different... Thanks for your inspiration. Elaine

cherry said...

They look great love the color.
Happy 4th to you & yours
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

JanMary said...

They have turned out beautifully, and great you were able to re-use them too.

Hi from N Ireland.

Elizabeth said...

Love the green, so fresh and yet, calming. :) great job!!

sarahjean said...

I love the color.. you did an awesome job!
I love making old furniture look new again!

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