Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dining chairs are done!!!

My thrift store find chairs from this post are done!!!



Like usual I ended up chainging my mind about the fabric choice... something I tend to do a lot. I found this indoor/outdoor fabric from Fabric.com thinking it will be easier to clean if anything spills on them, since they are dining chairs and I now have 3 little boys (2 of which have already proved to be messy eaters)...



I love the way they turned out!!




Here are a couple pictures of the before:







And their new handsome selves:





I can't wait to get the room back in order to see it all put together.

Can you spot my other make-over project in the background...more on that later.

~Megan

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dining Room Design Plan: the Chairs


Since we moved I haven't really gotten around to decorating the dining room/my craft room but now that the baby is here I'm ready to begin.

I found these 2 parsons chairs at my local Goodwill a couple weeks ago for only $4.99 a piece! You better believe I scooped them up the second they told me thier price!



There is some peeling of the faux leather...



But that's ok because I have plans to create some slipcovers for them. I'm also currently on the look out for some good wooden chairs with upholstry seating, that I will replace, to go along side with the parsons for more of an eclectic look that is a mix of formal and casual.
Here are the fabric samples I have choosen for the room:

This first one will be used to make slipcovers for my $4.99 parson chairs,



This yellow will be used as a small pillow on each parson, maybe,



And the stripe will be used to reupholster the wooden chairs I haven't found yet,



I will probably also throw in a pillow made from the same blue fabric as my family room pillows on a reading chair that sits in the corner of the room.

Thats the plan I have so far, hopefully tomorrow I will find more pieces and inspiration for the room.

~Megan

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