We apologize for the non-food-related post… but we thought since we were re-doing part of our dining area, you might be the slightest bit interested. We’ve been on the hunt for a more attractive and more comfortable set of dining room chairs for quite some time. After my recent addiction to Pinterest, I was hoping for the uber-stylish upholstered kind with sloping arms and beautiful details… but we just don’t have $300 x 6 chairs to throw around right now. Something like this would have been nice:
But, on a recent trip to a thrift store, I decided to embrace the hodge-podge dining room look and buy 4 wooden chairs to paint and recover. After all, I like to think I’m a little bit crafty, and I figured it would be a fun weekend project. My thought was that 4 different wooden chairs, all painted the same color and recovered in the same fabric, could look like a cute little hodge-podgey set. And it’d be much, much more affordable.
Here are the before pictures (two of the chairs are the same):
and a few pictures of the process: we sanded them, primed them, painted them, and recovered them over the course of 2 days.
And, here’s the price breakdown:
Primer: $7 (2 cans)
Paint: $10 (Walmart Spray Paint is $1 a can…and somehow we used 10 cans)
Staple Gun and staples: $13 (also from Walmart)
Sanding sponge: $3
Total: $89 buckaroos.
We are really happy with the new look of our dining area… and excited about our thrifty, crafty adventure. It was HARD work, but totally worth it. Hope you enjoyed your weekend, too! We’ll post more food/recipes soon!