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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Umm... Pirate Chairs?

Don't worry, we're on to new things. And that's exactly why there's been a lull. Big projects.

My proj was a sexy Drexel re-do. These 2 side chairs were incredibly well-built, and had svelt, gracefully mod lines. They were a no-brainer at $2 a piece. Unnoticeable with their mid-century, grey-green wood, they were marked down and ready to go. Whoo Hooo!

Unfortunately, I don't have the complete before picture. You all know that grey-green finish, though, right?  Here's the white pleather seat cover:


Very practical, to say the most.

The mod lines were begging for a brave new world, but as I lifted the chickadee yellow spray paint can, I felt a little guilty. I gazed at the petite little well-built Drexels, and couldn't help but flash to the 2 quirky blonde twins from Antiques Road Show. "If this set had it's original finish, it would be worth $3,000 more!"  I entertained that thought for a mere second. Hey, I got no patience for that possibility, which is exactly why I'm holding a can of spray paint in my hand, right?


And when you look closely, you see the disaster of that darn yellow spray paint.

So. I used my brain, and went wild in another direction. Several coats of a peachy yellow I made up on my own, and then rubs of white paint in all the cracks and edges. Yummy... gardeny... buttery... good.


with a little parrot sittin on the shoulder for companionship. I was tempted to place a corsage on the shoulder but, arrrrgh, me showed restraint.  I found those little parrots on some retro wooden napkin ring holders. Popped em off and painted them a deserving white. I still have the 6 colorful others left, and won't be touching those babies. I love them.


I had fun with the April fabric, too.

If no one wants these, I will relish setting these out on my front porch. They remind me of my grandma's wall of window paned glass, framing her Los Altos garden in the summertime.






Linked to:
makeityoursday, justagirl, Domestically Speaking, BlueCricket, RoomtoInspire, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Mustard Seed Creations, Remodelaholic, The Shabby Nest, Finding Fabulous, Funky Junk Interiors, Tatertots and Jello

30 comments:

  1. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!! I love these chairs! they are so bright and cheery and spring-ready. did i mention i think they are AWESOME?!?!

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  2. Very fun! Love when those accidents turn out better than the "plan." ;)

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  3. I love the lines of these chairs! They turned out wonderful. Joining you from Transformation Thursday.

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  4. Your chairs are adorable!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I made the pictures bigger, but when I start messing with the brightness, the colors wash out, or the cabinet becomes glow-in-the-dark white. Any advice?

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  5. I love the chairs. OMG..... They're perfect! You did good.

    Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. Hope you'll come back soon. We love ocmpany. Blessings, Pat

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  6. Love these chairs...the oval cutouts are gorgeous, perfect fabric choice!

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  7. Love the chairs! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. These are awesome chairs! They are so springy and fun!

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  9. Love the chairs. Amazing colours! I have the perfect spot for those!!

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  10. These turned out so pretty! I love everything about them. Especially since they started out with white pleather. You did an amazing job.

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts

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  11. These chairs are just perfect for Spring! The yellow, the fabric and those darling birds. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired this week!

    Chelsea

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  12. These are beautiful. I love that they have a rustic vintage feel yet are fresh and sunny.
    LOVE them!!!
    Kristine
    xxx

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  13. Really nice! I love the fabric you chose for the seats!! The neatest thing is the surprise of it with the yellow and how well it goes together.

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  14. Love it! So glad I stumbled upon your blog. Thanks for sharing~

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  15. I'm featuring this today over at Life in the Pitts. Thanks again for linking up!

    http://lanieree.blogspot.com/2010/04/featuring-you_09.html

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  16. Love the color combo that you used. They look fabulous!

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  17. seriously, don't leave those outside unattended, they will surely get stolen purely for being awesome and lovely and adorable and genius and fabulous.

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  18. When I read "if no one wants these" I screamed I WANT THEM!!!! I mean seriously, can you ship them to me??? The are absolutely gorgeous and just what I have been looking for, the color and fabric are perfect!!
    Toni

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  19. WOW! The creamy yellow and that fabric is stunning... and the cute little birdie is charming. Thanks for sharing at the POPP.

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  20. So pretty! I love this!!! You did an amazing job on the resto.

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  21. Fabulous chairs! Love the green and yellow together... very spring. :-)

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  22. Oh those chairs scream charm! You did a great job. I have to ask what the fabric is. :o) It is perfect for a quilt I am putting together (little bit at a time).
    Have a nice weekend.
    Sincerely ~ Trish

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  23. I really like the yellow and green combination. So chic!

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  24. absolutely delightful! I ADORE these two chairs. I'll bring the sweet tea and be right over!!! I dropped in from SNS and am so happy that I did. Hope to see you back at my place sometime soon! I have become a follower and hope you will do the same. until later...

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  25. Very fun! They look so clean and refreshed now. Love the birds!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day!

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  26. Those chairs are so fun, but the soft color scheme keeps them from being crazy. Somehow, it all works...even the untraditional bird perched on the shoulder of the person who fills the seat. Great work!

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  27. These are so adorable! I love them!
    www.frundy.com

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  28. Love all those descriptive words - yummy, buttery, garden and good. Love this!

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