Sit A Spell

I love it when a unplanned plan comes together!

 That is the case with these two chairs...

I found them out at a garage sale recently...already with the hard part done...stripped to the bone!

Here is what they looked like,
Though this is only one, there are two identical ones. Someone was thinking of me since they stripped them and were rip for the picking!

I decided to keep much of the beautiful oak but also paint parts with Annie Sloan's Old While Chalk Paint. Hubby helped me out by cutting wood to cover the holes in the seats that I upholstered with paint drop cloth.
I designed a pattern to paint on the seats in my Silhouette program and cut it out on freezer paper. Freezer paper will act as my template stencil by ironing the shinny side to fabric so it sticks enough to stencil. After that, just peel off and it's done!
All that was left, was to screw the upholstered seats to the under side of the chairs.
I love how simple, yet different and interesting they came out...in a whimsical way!
I now have them set up in my booth with this vignette of the blue table between, the foot stool beyond and the cute teapot floor lamp behind.
Here is a quick look at the before and after of one of the chairs.

A big plus...they are really comfy too!

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Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
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Project Inspired Linky Party @ Cupcakes and Crinoline
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Cowgirl Up Link Party @ The Farmhouse Porch 
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Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
The Inspiration Board Link Party @ Homework
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
From Dream to Reality @ The DIY Dreamer
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Creative Tuesday @ The Rustic Pig 
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
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Be Inspired Party @ Elizabeth & Co.
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
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What We Accomplished Wednesday @ Green Willow Pond  
Adorned From Above Party @ Adorned From Above
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts
Inspiration Gallery Link Party @ The Golden Sycamore
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Paint Party @ Start at Home
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Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
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Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
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Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello 
Serenity Saturday @ Serenity You
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 

What To Do Weekends @ Crafts A La Mode
Get Schooled Saturday @ Too Much Time On My Hands
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That DIY Party @ DIY Show Off
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Think Pink Party @ Flamingo Toes
Let's Get Social Sunday @ My Turn for us 
Sunday Show Off Linky Party @ Twigg Studios
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  1. Oh I love them, how fun. I love the two toned paint job and the seat covers are fabulous. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. Terry, Again I am so glad to find you. Love what you do with furniture. The chairs are great! Hope you stop by and visit with me. Blessings!

  3. Very unique way you finished these - love it!! I am sure they will go quickly!

  4. love the idea of just painting the tops white. they turned out great!

  5. Lovely, what a find. Did you use foam on the wood for the seats?

    1. Yes, 1 inch foam, then a layer of batting, then the fabric.

  6. What a difference! I live the two toned effect! :)

  7. I love this! I have an only similar except the caning is great but love the half paint idea!

  8. Terry, your chairs came out great! They look perfect with the other items in your booth.

  9. These turned out really great! Love the stencil!

  10. Great update! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-weekend.html

  11. Wow, that's amazing. You turned a piece of junk into a real treasure. So talented!

    This would be a great addition to It's a Mom's Life Link Up. I hope you'll join us!

  12. I love your chairs Terry. You did an amazing transformation!!
    Have a great day..Tami xo

  13. These are absolutely perfect! I love the way they turned out.

    Thanks so much for sharing at this week's Project Inspire{d}.


    Mary Beth

  14. What a fun idea Terry; I love them! The stencil is perfect. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

  15. What cute chairs Terry! Love the paint job and the stencil! And comfy is always good!

  16. These turned out wonderful, what a huge transformation. I have two tall bar chairs that I've had on my list to redo. It's just getting around to doing them. I already have the paint and also purchased some drop cloth for this project. Just haven't decided what I want to put on the drop cloth yet.Love your "Sit a Spell" on yours. Seeing your project gets me to thinking that I really need to get those chairs done.


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