As I'm sure you know by now, I love birdies and owls! When I was buying the fabric at Jo-Ann to make my Summer wreath I passed by a cart full of gorgeous, bright fabrics! I thought they would all look beautiful on a chair and I was ecstatic when I found a pair at an antique store. Actually, I found one chair and my friend found the partner.
Once I brought the chairs home and began to remove the fabric I found another layer of fabric below. This photo shows the top layer on the right, and the original fabric on the left.
The original fabric actually had a beautiful design on it - I dont' know why someone covered it with the horrid fabric they chose. But, it wasn't my color and I am completely grossed out by old fabric, so I threw it all away! Uck!
After I removed the seats I gave the chairs a good hand sanding then cleaned them real well. I began hand painting a coat of white paint. I soon discovered that 1) This was going to take an eternity and 2) The wood was beginning to bleed through. So I make a quick trip to Lowe's and bought some spray paint primer and flat Valspar white spray paint. That did the job!
Next chore was the seat. I threw out the old cushioning - it practically crumbled in my hand when I took it off! Gross! For the cushion I just used a mattress topper I had. I layed the seats down and traced with a sharpie, then cut it out. I did this twice to ensure the seat would be double thick and comfortable!
Then I layered on the batting, followed by the fabric.
The fabric is Dwell Studio for Robert Allen Home, Botany Flora, Hydrangea. I got it at Jo-Ann Fabric. It's thick and durable, but still comfortable to sit on. Here they are all finished!
It has done nothing but rain for about 5 days (which we needed) so it was difficult to get real good photos. I had a few minutes of moderate light so I had to run out on the patio before it began to rain again.
I love the chunky legs! So cute!
Here is a close-up of the fabric - see the sweet birdies!
I was going to post them on Craigslist, but I sold them before I could! None other than Ms. Mandy J purchased them! Here they are in her foyer (excuse the bad photo - I left my camera at home and had to use my phone camera). The orange isn't quite as dark as it appears in these photos - the chairs looked PERFECT with the shade of orange!
And, as promised, here are some photos of her desk in her office. Again, excuse the poor photo quality!
She painted this chair herself - it has crazy splatters of orange all over it (from her wall colors) - isn't it so funky! I think it looks great with her desk!
Lastly, here is my favorite part of her entire house!
Sigh - isn't that a gorgeous door!