I LOVE doing furniture makeovers!  These chairs were no exception.  I found these chairs at The Barn, my favorite “go to” place where I get most of my finds.  When I first saw a photograph of these chairs posted for sale, I nearly fell off of my chair!  It was love at first sight and I had to have them.  I purchased a set of six, which included two captains chairs for an unbelievable $35 total.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.


I waited for a nice sunny day and prepared my chairs for paint.  I started underneath and gave them a good oil based primer coat first.  After about four hours, I spray painted them with the same heirloom white paint to match my table makeover.  (I really need to invest in a paint sprayer).


Primed and painted, the chairs were now ready for some distressing!  This will really give them the look I’m going for.


Ready for her closeup! ha!


After some light sanding, the design really started to stand out.  Yes! Yes!  Just as I’d hoped they’d look.  Now, onto the fabric store to check out some upholstery.


After some major shopping for the perfect upholstery, I found some fabric with some french style handwritten type letters that I finally decided on.  My first thought was to do something in brighter colors but nothing was standing out at me more than the fabric I chose.


After I measured the fabric, I began stapling it onto the seats.  This was my first time re-upholstering a chair seat, and it was a fairly simple process…pull tight and staple! I decided to go right over top of what was already on the chair.



As you can see, the original seat is in the back, and the newly upholstered chair in the front.


Why hello….isn’t she a beauty!  If I ever want to change the fabric, it’s an easy project…and believe me, I will!


And the final result with the newly made over table as well!  Check out my kitchen table makeover too!  A match made in heaven!  I hope you are inspired!