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.

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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).

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

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Ready for her closeup! ha!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

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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!

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