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~Kitchen Chairs Get Classy~

May 24, 2010

*Edited: August 21, I am linking up to Nester's impromptu "chair party"


As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been a busy bee this past week. After re-painting Georgia's chair with spray paint and a monogram I was eyeing something else to paint.

 Our kitchen chairs were my next victims. 

I loathe those chairs. 

We bought them a long time ago and two have already met their fate. One fell apart over the winter, you can read about it here. I still haven't bought new chairs; partly indecision, procrastination and not wanting to spend a lot. I really want some modern chairs, I think they would go wonderfully with my old antique library desk that serves as our kitchen table.


{These are the type chairs I really want}

In the meantime, why not spray paint the chairs? 

Here they are before, in all their pale oak glory {along with my UGLY 90's oak kitchen that I can't spruce up because I am renting}




After 6 cans of spray paint, running to Home Depot to get more, dodging rain drops, breathing in fumes and keeping my dog away from the wet paint they are finally finished!




I think they look amazing. 


{I love our old table, it was our first furniture purchase when we got married almost 19 years ago, it was painted with layers of bright red and blue and then green, that we my husband lovingly stripped and sealed.}







My 14 year old daughter asked why hadn't I done this sooner, they look so much better.

 I have to agree. 

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35 comments:

  1. Chairs look great! Where did you get the fabulous runner fabric?

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  2. This DOES look wonderful, Barbara! I have the same chairs- only a darker stain (which I hate, too) and have thought about painting them black, but have been a little worried about how they would hold up to messy young grandchildren. Did you sand or prime, or just spray paint them? Ant advice on what kind of paint?

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  3. Barbara...they look amazing!!!! What a huge difference! Don't you just love paint? :) The dark colour looks great with your table!

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  4. Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

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  5. Hi Barbara
    Beautiful! What a transformation, it looks completely different. Whenever I do something like this I always wonder why I never did it sooner either! Enjoy your new chairs:)
    Janice

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  6. The chairs are gorgeous! And I love them paired with your antique table!

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  7. I am constantly amazed by the power of spray paint! Gorgeous!

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  8. Love the way the chairs turned out - great job!

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  9. Love how your chairs turned out Barbara! They really look awesome. The hard work sure was worth it! And I love that your daughter asked why you hadn't done them sooner, so cute :)

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  10. Mary - I made that runner using Waverly's Black Onyx fabric. I love that fabric and have made pillows, a memo board and recovered a chair. I have written several posts about my love of that print!

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  11. Linda- as for black chairs, they show up dirt and dust! I didn't prime just spray painted with Rustoleum's semi-gloss all surface spray. My hope is to get new chairs in the near future so I didn't sand or prime. I would if you want the finish to last (I am just plain lazy)

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  12. Thanks, Barbara! Your chairs look great!

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  13. Barbara, these look wonderful! It is always so inspiring to see the transformation that paint can make.

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  14. I did the exact same thing to my 90's kitchen chairs (same style). I'm so much happier. I'd love it if you'd come link up to my linky party on Friday!

    http://becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

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  15. What a fabulous transformation! Well done.

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  16. They look great! My girlfriend has the same chairs and I've keep telling her to paint them black - I will show her your post I'm sure once she sees them she'll go for it. Enjoy your new chairs.

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  17. The chairs look fabulous and I love your table. Well done!
    ~Tara

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  18. I love the black, it really updates the room. The contrast with the table is great.

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  19. Wow Barb - 6 cans of spray paint! It was definitely worth it though, your chairs looks great! Love your table runner too.

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  20. Great job. What a big difference they make in the room. I hate painting chairs, but you make it look so worthwhile.

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  21. SO much better!!! I am about to paint my ugly chairs, too. I have been debating about color, with black being one of the choices. Yours look great. You are helping me to make up my mind!

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  22. Such a HUGE transformation.. Great work!
    I like that you did not paint the table also....love it!

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  23. Great improvement -- just huge! I could see your table with a black top and white bottom, too. Well worth the work, I'd say. Congrats. Jane F.

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  24. Painting your chair black really showcases your table even more now... great job!

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  25. Seriously wish you lived closer!! I swear I found amazing chairs for you on our craigslist! They are perfect!! 4 of them for 25.00 which includes a table too...

    I wonder how much it would be to ship them......

    hollyrhodes8@hotmail.com

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  26. I don't know if my comment went through! =(

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  27. Thanks for linking and making this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

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  28. Absolutely perfect, Barbara!!
    V

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  29. You hit this one right on target. That table needed some black hugs! Perfect!!! Isn't it amazing what a little paint in the right areas will do? Enjoy your new table and chairs. :)

    And thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love the new look for these classic chairs. They are now stylish and chic and the fabric for your runner is lovely.

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  31. Wow, painting the chairs totally changed the look of the room, good job!

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  32. Love the new look. You can never go wrong with black paint in my opinion.

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  33. What a fabulous transformation! The black looks so classy and gorgeous! A whole new look! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  34. I love balck Windsor chairs-they are a real classic....you did a great job, they look fantastic. Completely rejuvenates the space.

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