April 4, 2013

A Trio of Shabby Chairs


I found three perfect little chairs at the thrift store........ Perfect for transformations!

First up 


I know, I know...I hated to paint it, but...


...I know what will sell in my booth at Orange Tree, and that is: anything sweet and shabby.  I purchased this--oh so sweet--floral fabric from Carousel Designs for $8.40 a yard



Next up, this little vanity chair


 

I used a stencil with white paint on this chair and the next one. I saw this white paint/ tan fabric combo at Little Miss Maggie, and loved it!   I have made quite a few stools and chairs with this paint and fabric combo and they sell immediately....I priced them between $32-$36
Give it a try, it appears to be a hot seller!



And last up this dining chair, you've seen them with the raised rose on the back



There...You've officially had your chair fix for the day!

Once again I want you to know how much I appreciate you stopping by...I know it is a few minutes of your day that you will never get back, and my heart soars with the fact that you decided to spend those few minutes with me!

Happy Creating!  
Carol  

53 comments:

Hosanna said...

So cute! I did a chair this week in blue with a burlap-like seat; but I didn't stencil it as you have here. So pretty! :)

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Love them all Carol!! I have always had an affinity with anything that has a harp on it. I just bought a side table for my family room with the harp motif on each end. A big hug and congratulations on being published in Stampington. Cool! xo

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So darling! I'm always amazed at what paint does. I have quite a thing for chairs too!

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

I have a lot of painting to do in my home, wouldn't you come to PARIS and help me ??
No spring for the moment here !
xoxo
Joëlle

Susan Erb said...

Lovely as usual! I am always guaranteed a pleasant few minutes when I visit your blog and that is why I keep coming back :)

I have an old chair I need redone and am still searching for the perfect fabric.

Sue

Teresa said...

Amazing!
Utterly lovely and whimsical, each and everyone of them.
Already envious of the ones that are going to buy them and have a Carol work of Art in their place.
Thank you for sharing,
Teresa

Mad Maine said...

Gorgeous! Love them all :-)

Bente said...

I love them. They became fantastic after you laid your hand on them.
Have a great day.

Hugs

NanaDiana said...

Great fix ups, Carol. I have a set of 8 of those rosette chairs(last photo). However, I acquired them over the years and stripped them all down....lol...so I guess I WON'T be painting them..but I LOVE yours-xo Diana

Gina said...

I'm in love with all three! They are lovely.

Connie said...

Dear Carol, you are the wizard of make-overs. I need you here helping me sand on Gypsy Rose,LOL. I already have about 25 hours of sanding time in. Once we get this hard stuff done and start oiling and painting, she'll start to shine:)
Your chair make-overs and absolute amazing . . . they are going to sell almost before you set them down in your booth. You amaze me!
Have a great weekend.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You are an artist in chair transformations. Loved seeing all three.
Joy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are all beautiful, Carol! I am going to be looking for chairs for my booth, but it seems I will have to find those without fabric. Apparently, there is a thing in Ohio where you have to have them sprayed if they are second hand and I'm still trying to figure out what you do when it's new filling and fabric. This goes for pillows, too. So this might be a damper on those things I want to have in my booth now.

Trisha said...

Carol, they all are beautiful. I have some I want to fix, too. Just waiting for the weather to warm up a little. Have a Blessed day, Trisha

Decora Adora said...

So darling! I'm always amazed at what paint does. I have quite a thing for chairs too!
Have a blessed day

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
Very shabby chic!
I could paint the last two chairs, but the 1st I'm not really sure.
But if the objective is for re-sale you have to do what you have to do! It really does look better.

Createology said...

Your chairs are divine and I can see why they sell out. New life and fresh outlook are a very good thing. Happy Transforming Dear...

Mari said...

Soooo pretty, I love them all ;) you always do such great makeovers ;)

Smiles~
Mari

Donna said...

Oh gosh, those are gorgeous!

marda said...

Love what you did with them. The one you hated to paint would never sell like that... you're version is so much prettier.

carolina said...

Impresiónante cambio....me encantan
un besin
Carolina

Holly Loves Art said...

I just LOVE seeing the before and afters of these wonderful chairs! So fabulous!

sissie said...

Very cute Carol. Chairs are hard to sell in my booth...don't know why.
I'm glad yours are selling.

Love the fabric on the first one.

hugs
Sissie

Desiree Siegel said...

Love them! Do you do any priming or sanding first, or just paint them as is? You make it look so easy! And BEAUTIFUL!!!
tdsiegel@hotmail.com

shari said...

Beautiful, I love them all. After spending time on your blog, I'm considering painting some of my antiques I spent many many hours stripping years ago. If I thought I could do as good of a job as you I wouldn't hesitate. I love everything you do!!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

It is a treat to look at all the amazing things you do to make things pretty. Our front porch needs spiffing up and I want to find a chair to paint (or I mean have my husband paint! lol). I love your first chair idea you showed! Nancy

LindaC said...

I love re-doing chairs (not necessarily the painting part)because there are so many possibilities. Your white paint/tan combo is delightful! Thanks for the inspirations!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These are just beautiful transformations! You have a real talent for this, Carol!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love a pretty chair. I guess because they are so easy to fix up and the result can be so amazing--like these! Love that floral fabric :)

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh this is just the most beautiful!!! I love love the white and gray material with the wood! You are so talented! :D

Hugs,

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You found these beauties at the thrift store? Wow, love the bones on all three of them and your fabulous transformations!!

Vicky said...

Great transformation and embellishment!I am your newest follower.
Hugs Vicky

Debbie said...

Personally, I think that painting a random solo chair is the way to go. My problem is getting the courage to paint a set of them. (But I have!)

My favorite is the lyre back vanity chair. I love that!

Amy Clark said...

Wow what great finds! I love that first one!!! Will I see you at the Fancy Flea tomorrow?

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Heart Vintage Design said...

Great transformations!

Shelly said...

I just love stopping in to see what you are creating. I've got to get brave and do this to some chairs I have. When I started painting things, everybody wanted it smooth, covered and perfect. I've not really adapted to this messy, rubbed off , old world charm we all love now. I bought some supplies but haven't been brave enough to try really "messing" it up. I believe you have inspired me and I have some cute burlap ready to go.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

: ) thanks for the inspiration (())

lynn said...

the world's a better place with your pretties, carol:) i love these so much! happy weekend!

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Carol, I adore chairs too and these are fabulous and I love what you have done. Just charming. Love the fabric on the first one and the graphic is awesome.
I just found a chair last weekend and will share the redo on Monday.
Have a great weekend and happy creating.
XO CM

Marlynne said...

I'm sure the cuties will sell! Sounds like you have a fun business!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
All three chairs came out stunning but what also caught my eye was the Tussie Mussie on the first chair. I am sure you also made that too. Very pretty!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your encouraging words on my weight loss journey!! I have lost another 2.4 pounds so I am up to 7.8 pounds lost in 3 weeks!!

Hugs,
Deb

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Carol...they are all beautiful. My fave is the first one. LOving that fabric...perfectly shabby chic!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love your chairs, Carol. I have a bit of a chair fetish myself. Thanks a bunch for the shout out too. I always appreciate it.

Rebecca Nelson said...

You are just like MOI. No grass grows under your feet either! :)

My first month was wildly successful in my booth. Oh my gosh! Crazy as it sounds they offered me a larger space that is fab...must think.

Think. Think. Think.

You are crazy talented.

xoRebecca

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your creations are always adorable and such great prices! I love that little stool. Thanks for the tips!
Hugs,
Patti

Iprefervintage said...

I love that floral fabric. Painting was the right choice on that chair.

Donna said...

Your chairs turned out beautifully! Doesn't everything look better painted white? They will sell quickly for sure:)

Debbiedoo's said...

You sure did find three perfect little chairs Carol. What great re-dos!

A Southern Rose said...

I love them all! You made them so beautiful. I have a couple that I would like to re-do. Thanks for the inspiration.

The Stitching Coop said...

I LOVE THE MUSIC CHAIR!!! Perfectly done. Chairs, one can never ever have too many. Well maybe if you live in a round house I suppose but if there is corner without a purpose, BUY a chair I say! I love mismatched everything so your singing my song! Well done as always. Your such an inspiration and make me feel guilty for slow sluggish days. :) Hugs. Tammy

Simply Lokal said...

I love the chairs. - Revis

Barbara Jean said...

love your transformations...
all so sweet.

barb

Annesphamily said...

Oh your chairs are wonderful! Love that floral fabric! Gorgeous! I am happy I stopped by.