Friday, December 16, 2011

My Painted French Dining Chairs

This makeover has been a long time coming.  But I can honestly say that I am so happy I finally took the plunge and painted and reupholstered my french dining chairs. I used my version of chalk paint in a soft limed white and reupholstered the seats. I feel as though I've bought brand new chairs from a sophisticated French shop!

From this overly shiny brown version:

to this chic version!

My dining room before:


to now:

Next on my list is refinishing the table top to a darker wood and painting the apron and legs.

School broke up today and the kids are so excited to be on holidays. It's twinged with a little sadness to be leaving their teachers. We have been blessed this year with two amazing, insightful and wise teachers.  Wishing all the staff at Orange Grove Public School a wonderful and relaxing break.  Thanks for a great year.


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  1. Fiona whow the chairs look wonderful. What a great job you have done. Your right they do look like they are straight out of an expensive french shop. Can't wait to see the dining table. Sandy x

  2. These chairs are killer Fiona! You've done a beautiful job. I want some! :)

  3. I'm lovin' the chic version! Very nice paint job. Great color choice.
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  4. Your chairs look fabulous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

  5. the chairs turned out Beautiful. Can't wait to see the table!

  6. they look beautiful, fiona! the room is lightened up wonderfully- i love it! you must be so happy!

  7. Fiona they look stunning...I have a similar dining suite in my to-do pile, and am even more excited to get onto it now I have seen your chairs! Looking forward to seeing your table painted to match :)

    xx Karaen

  8. Oh la la tres chic! What kind of fabric did you use for the seats? Thanks

  9. You did an outstanding job on these chairs...come by on Monday and share them with all of us at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY PARTY...hope to see ya there:)


  10. Love your dining chairs - We have some that are similar & I have yet to refinish the dining table on our set, as well - Best wishes!

  11. Very well done! I love the new color and think your dining room is lovely. I bet it will all really pop when you darken the dining table. Great job!

    Happy Holidays,

  12. They look adorable, great job...

    Cant wait to see the finished product,


  13. They look so pretty in white! I love all the curves!!!

  14. Wow Fiona, you have done a wonderful job on these chairs. Make sure you show us the table when you finish it!! Looking forward to following your blog this year :)

  15. Fantastic! I'm looking for an old set to do the same thing. What did you use to paint them? Brush or spray pint? Dull or gloss? Can't wait to see the table. Denise

  16. Fantastic! I'm looking for an old set to do the same thing. What did you use to paint them? Brush or spray pint? Dull or gloss? Can't wait to see the table. Denise

  17. Amazing collection your collection is great these chair is looking Marbolus especially these whit chairs i like these dinning chairs i like
    another chairs like that in


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