Thursday, September 18, 2014

Latest project!

I don't know if it seems like I've not been posting as much, or not. I should be more regular with it since I now have two mornings free each week! But I've been using that time to work on some projects.

After the tornado, one of our neighbors was planning to throw away 6 dining room chairs that had been in storage for at least 2 decades. I asked for them, and he was glad to get rid of them. I decided to fix them up and sell to make money to buy trees for the neighborhood.

Well, the six dwindled to 3. Some were just too damaged for me to repair.

But here are the three I did fix!
I'm worried the fabric's graphic print didn't photograph well. I didn't think about that. You know how sometimes when someone wears a thinly striped shirt, it can give you a headache to stare at it? Those stripes don't photograph well. This is a modern, graphic print. It might not photograph well, either.

Anyway, I still had to do repairs on the three chairs I kept. Wood glue does not take stain. That meant I had to paint them. And I've always been of the opinion that if you're going to do something, you might as well DO something. Why paint them white, when you can paint them fuchsia and sky blue?
They're pretty chairs, and I think the colors make the design of the back more noticeable.
I had enough paint for two hot pink chairs. I was thinking of my 26-year-old cousin with the color choice. It seems like something fun and funky that a single girl might like.
The fabric did not photograph well. I will have to do a better job on that.
Here's the backs of the pink chairs.
I'm pretty happy with them, but I know my tastes run a bit more eclectic than most, especially around here. I hope they sell. By the way, the fireplace, rug and chair fabric look crazy in this photo. Maybe it was a photographer error.

I also got two long kids' height tables and lots of little chairs from my church. My parents took one table and 4 chairs. The remaining chairs and table are my next projects. I'm planning to set up a homework table for the boys in the sunroom, so the table should work nicely. I can do all sorts of crazy colors on the chairs. It should be fun! And, tables are SO much easier to sand.


Blogger Ann Wyse said...

Fun! I love the fuscia! I think the fabric pattern looks fun, too. Maybe it's just a matter of scale; perhaps show a detail of just the fabric pattern when you post photos for sale?

(Even if you don't sell them, they seem like they'd be fun to keep!)

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not exactly what I would have chosen but I think they are cool.Nice job.
Grandpa Stew

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