Vintage Dining Chairs

ok.. so I call these my “butterfly” chairs.. Can you see why or is it just me?

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I have not a single before photo of these chairs! They came with a dining table, but my customer had her own chairs… so these little lovelies have been waiting patiently for me to work on them!

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I have four of them as you can see… and they were all in good physical shape. They were your basic maple dining chairs with some seriously pain in the rear seats… see “someone” at some point thought it was a good idea to put plastic over the fabric.. not a big deal until you have to take out the 50 gazillion staples from the fabric and then the plastic cover!! Not cool…

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So after the staples were all removed I added 2” foam and some cotton batting to the wood base and then covered it in new fabric… so purdy!

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The chairs were painted in Country Grey Chalk paint and heavily distressed, the “butterfly” was painted in Provence chalk paint over the Country Grey. They were then waxed and buffed to give them a final soft hand and sheen.

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It wasn’t really the look I was initially going for, but this is where they ended up.. I think I like them..

What do you think.. constructive criticism is always welcome here…Laughing out loud

Thanks for stopping by… until next time!

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Posted on May 13, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Very nice! What kind of wax do you use?

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  2. They look really nice!

    Cynthia

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  3. Can u use minwax over the chalk paint? I am apprehensive about the chalk paint step application but can’t beat the look! Very pretty the 4 ladies are!

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    • Absolutely! The color will be slightly different with it because it is yellow, but I like it better as it creates a very nice hard finish fast! Just go with the grain, no swiling motions at all, and you will be fine! Good luck and I’m so glad you liked my chairs!

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  4. I like the redo! Nice fabric too. Hey you see butterflies I see almost the makings of an owl. 😉

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  5. Your chairs look so pretty. I like them.
    Mary Alice

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  6. these are fabulous! love the colors and the awesome shape!

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  7. Love ASCP and the chairs are wonderful. So cute and cheery! Great job!!

    Melody

    http://www.mypassionfordeocr.blogspot.com

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  8. I think they turn out cute. Love the colors.
    Anne

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  9. I am working on the exact same chairs!! And I call them Butterfly, also. I hope mine turn out as great as yours did!!

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