Thursday, January 20, 2011


Hi There!
It has been a while since I last blogged, but please understand I was moving three boys bedrooms around, one den, and one huge craft room that sits above our three car garage.....I will cover more about all that in other post!!!!!

Anyway, here is another project I completed before becoming a blogger addict. We purchased a small cherry dining set right before leaving England from our favorite consignment store over there. The set consisted of four chairs similar to the ones shown here:

And a drop leave table, similar to this one:

One of the chairs didn't survive the move or maybe it was already damaged,  don't know but we only have three left. For this particular situation I only wanted to use two of them. I was painting a bed for one of the boys and in between drying time I decided to have some fun with these chairs. I gathered up my craft paints, my stencils, some crackle finish and brushes and went to work. 
Here they are finished and sitting in my sun room:

I purchased the fabric on sale and recovered the chair pads. The zebra fabric goes with the zanny style of the chairs, don't you think?

The chairs are similar but I used different finishes, colors and stencil patterns to give them some ....personality.... that's what I say! 
Mr. Giraffe Chair
Mrs Zebra Chair.
I also glued on some decorative buttons I had on hand to "glitz" them up a bit.

 Here you can see some of the stencil detail and some of the paint techniques.
  I had loads of fun with these two, hope you like them too!

 Thanks so much for stopping by.

Linking to:

Venessa's "Inspiration Fridays"

I joined Venessa\
Over at "Southern In My Heart"

Also linking to
 Miss Mustard Seed


  1. Wowzers! I love your home and makeovers!! I had a great time looking through your blog!

  2. Now these chairs have some "personality"!!! Great re do!!!

  3. Wow! Talk about giving something new life! That is a great transformation and I am so thrilled that you shared it at the Inspiration Friday party this week! :-)

  4. Fabulous! What fun! How did you ever decide what to paint where? Now THAT'S creativity!

    Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

  5. These chairs are just the cutest! They are so original and creative. How do you keep them still? They must be dancing all over the room!

    Yes, and I'm your follower!

  6. Love the makeover, the use of color and the variety of pattern are right up my alley! Great stuff!


  7. Mandy, Thank you for linking up to BeColorful's Motivated Monday. As you could probably tell this kind of look speaks to me. Total love. Your mix of colors and patterns is really impressive. I will be featuring them next week. So nice to have "met" you.
    Stay warm. The storm is moving through here but looks like it is headed your way.

  8. These are adorable, Mandy! Isn't it funny that once you start blogging you approach projects in a much differnt way? Taking pictures, mentally writing a post as you paint! You did a great job on these!

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