Look What My Husband Dragged In:
Check out this Captains chair:
Isn't it amazing? I love it!
And here is The Man of the Hour ~ cleaning all the gunk and grunge off the chairs so they can be painted a nice fresh white. He doesn't even blink anymore when I say I want to paint something white. He always gets this cute little twinkle in his eye when he asks what color or finish I might want to do a piece of furniture in. Hmmm, wonder what that is all about? I think I'll have to branch out and pick some new colors ~ just to throw him off a little! I talked him into letting me use spray paint. I keep seeing amazing photos of spray paint transformations in blogland and on Pinterest and I just wanted to try it for myself. He is reluctant to let me have my way with them but he hesitantly gives me full artistic reign...
Here is the fabric I chose to recover the seats:
Check out the old fabric (below)! I had to use it as a template to cut the first one...yuck..ugh...blah...pfff...
This is just the first layer I removed. Underneath this was another disgustingly bad layer in a horrid gold color. STINKY!!!
First one cut ~ only four more to go!
|All five cut and ready to be attached!!!|
|Tools for recovering the seat cushions.|
Here I am (below) stretching and stapling. I put one staple in the center of each side first. This allowed me to get the fabric right where I wanted it and make sure that it was stretched nice and tight before finishing the rest of the stapling. Better to check the placement now than to wait until all the staples are in and have to remove them all later! (I probably could have pulled it even tighter than I did.)
|Stretching and pulling|
TA ~ DA!!!
|Stapling - what fun!|
|The first cushion is finished...not exactly centered but good enough...|
|(I had to plop it down on the chair to see how it looks!)|
|Aren't they adorable?|
Spray Paint Time!!!!
|They still need another coat of paint. I think I will add some glaze to bring out the beautiful details in the legs. It might be a good idea for me to watch a tutorial (or two) before tackling the glazing step...just sayin'...|
AREN'T THEY GORGEOUS???
|Can't wait to show you what the table looks like once we get it done! Soon I hope...|
Enjoy your projects!