3.07.2013

More Chairs

Y'all know I have been working on these chairs for a couple weeks now and I can say they are FINISHED! Well, six are done and if I ever decide to paint the last two stored away I will do them, too. These were certainly not a boat load of fun to paint, but sometimes you have to just push through if you want things changed.

I showed you some peeks of the dining chairs done in Old White last week. 

I gave you some closeups of the details with the jute trim to give a professional looking finish. In the beginning I was going to paint all the chairs Old White, but then I had a new idea.

I decided to paint two of the chairs a soft grey. I mixed 50 50 Old White and French Linen. It is a really pretty grey.

Originally I was going to paint all the chairs in French Linen, but it was too grey and didn't go well with the buffalo check fabric I had chosen. As you can see I used a different fabric on the two lighter grey chairs.

This is actually the first fabric choice I ordered. It is a beautiful linen that my friend Anita of Cedar Hill Ranch uses to make beautiful slipcovers in her home and she told me where I could order it from.

I ordered three yards and now have a ton left over. I just need to figure out what to use the rest for. Maybe pillows or I might attempt recovering a bench I have. If I was a good seamstress I would attempt making a slip for my bench, but I'm not. I actually break out in a sweat when I attempt using my sewing machine.

I just had to have the buffalo check, too. I am drawn to buffalo checks like a moth to a flame. I have enough of this leftover, too for some pillows.

These chairs were scuffed up and waxed with Miss Mustard Seed's creamy wax. 

These wall brackets that are also a mix of greys and gold that I painted last year or the year before hang right above the grey chairs.

The grey chairs also work well with the grey hutch that I painted many moons ago.

Painting the chairs was a lot of work, but so worth it. Wish I had done them sooner.
I have also switched these pillows from the white and grey chairs. Decisions decisions.

I will show you the wide shots soon where you will also see this. It would have made this post way too long.
:)

Wishing Mr. Savvy, my best friend and hubby of 38 years, a very Happy Birthday!!

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72 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Mr. Savvy! Kim, your chairs look amazing! Wow ... you truly did an incredible job ... they were "meant" to be that way. I love the fabric, too! (Love the shot with the hutch in the background ... gorgeous!)

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  2. Beautiful Kim! LOVE the fabric and the paint color too! Great mix I need to try that one!
    xx
    Anne

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  3. Kim! Guess what!?? Today is Mr. Finch Rest's birthday too!

    I hope they both have a wonderful day for sure!

    Love the job you did on these projects, each one.

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  4. Kim those turned out AMAZING! I love the Buffalo check fabric, just perfect.

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  5. Oh Kim, it all looks so fabulous!! Thanks for the shout out. I'm so glad you liked the fabric. It is beautiful on your chairs. And you added that nice detail with the trim around the bottom edge, which I don't normally see, great idea!! I am still in love with your china hutch and your chandy, and the whole room is so calm, serene and elegant. Great job my friend.

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  6. Un travail astreignant mais un résultat fantastique... J'ai entièrement cérusé les meubles et chaises de mon atelier il y a quelques années, je n'ai jamais regretté.
    Gros bisous

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  7. Happy Birthday to your sweet Hubby! I hope he has a wonderful day!
    Your chairs look so fantastic!!! Can't wait to see more!!

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  8. Kim... love your chairs. I am a huge fan of buffalo checks as well.

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  9. The chairs look wonderful, Kim! Well worth the time and effort you put into them. Love the fabrics you chose for the seats. That linen fabric looks wonderful with the gray chairs.

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  10. The chairs looks gorgeous. I especially love the buffalo check, they are stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  11. They turned out so nicely! Love the greys...especially in the photo with the cabinet.

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  12. Happy Birthday to your Hubby!!!

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  13. Your chairs turned out fabulous....I love the colors you used! Where did you find that burlap gimp? It is such a great detail....I might need some!!! LOL
    Happy Birthday to your hubby too!
    ~Des

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  14. Those chairs turned out wonderful Kim! I love that you mixed colors and fabrics. They look great in the room. Happy B-Day to Mr. Savvy!

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  15. Kim,
    the chairs are wonderful, great job!
    I am extra fond of the grey chairs, (grey is my color this year). If you have enough fabric, make pillowcases! There is nothing better than sleeping on Linen! I started with linen pillowcases, and now have everything linen....
    anyway, great job on the chairs!!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  16. great changes. I would love the details on the fabric as I have a chair to recover and it looks very close to my RH linen couch fabric.. I was going to order some from RH but at $60 a yard, forget it!

    HB to Mr. Savvy!!

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  17. I'm obsessed with buffalo checks too! Love the chairs! You did an amazing job! Happy B-day to Mr. Savvy!
    -Shelley

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  18. Those are gorgeous! Happy Birthday to your husband! He is very lucky to be living in such a beautiful home with a gorgeous lady!

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  19. The chairs look fabulous, Kim! I love both fabrics, they work so perfectly with the paint colors you chose!
    Happy Birthday to Mr. Savvy!

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  20. Hi Kimmie! Oh, your chairs look wonderful! You certainly can distress just perfectly. You never sit still do you? ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shleia :)

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  21. so worth all the hard work! I just adore your dining room. Easily one of my favorite rooms in your house (I say that about them all, though). Seeing your checks makes me so excited to get my dining room done. The chairs arrived yesterday, the table today (after ordered 8 wks ago!), and the check fabric should get to the seamstress any day for the drapes. I decided not to sew these ones myself-I want a professional result =) I just ordered a bunch of linen samples to use for a skirted table. I must be chanelling my inner Kim =)

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  22. So pretty! I really like the color of your hutch. How in the world did you get that weathered gray look? I've tried with chalk paint and distressing but never seem to get it right. You must have a special technique. Lovely :) Patti

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  23. Beautiful! Love French grays.

    Congratulation to your spouse and your marriage!!!

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  24. Beautiful, Kim...the picture showing the chairs and the hutch really amplifies the beauty of your paint job.

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  25. Kim you did a beautiful job on your chairs! Love the buffalo ck fabric and I love the different look you gave the other two chairs!
    Happy Birthday to Mr. Savvy!

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  26. the chairs came out great Kim. I've got five black ones that need painting but I'm dreading it. All those little grooves ugh. You must feel so good to have these done!
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

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  27. The chairs look AMAZING! Great job!!! they look very detail intense.

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  28. Happy Birthday to your hubs, Kim.

    I am loving these chairs! The buffalo plaid is fabulous.

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  29. Your chairs look fantastic - I know what a chore multiple chairs are to paint - I put my makeover off for ages before biting the bullet and going for it. Your makeover is really lovely though - really worth your effort - well done! J9 x

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  30. Your chairs are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! And I believe that I recognize the cording that you used?! xo

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  31. Happy Birthday to your hubby!!! I thank you so much for hi inspiration, I have a china Cabinet and table to do over this spring and this is exactly the shade I want!! I am a little nervous but I'm jumping in with both feet, I mean hands
    ( paint brushes)!!! Thanks again, your work looks beautiful and i love the linen,

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  32. Oh Kim the chairs are beautiful. I have that buffalo check in my duvet in my bedroom. I love that fabric. You do such beautiful work. I love all of the chairs that linen is so pretty.
    Kris

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  33. Kim, I've said this many, many times, but your energy level and expertise in doing all these projects continually awes me. The chairs are lovely. Love seeing the shots of your dining room. Such a beautiful,serene home!

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  34. Happy Birthday Mr. Savvy :-)
    Kim they chairs are luvly. I like the fact that you did them in 2 colours as well. I have always luved your grey hutch.
    I will be beyond busy the next few weeks.... my son and future daughter in law are buying a home together and furnishing it. I am being told that I will pay an active role in the decor. Today, a dining set was bought.. table 2 leaves and 6 chairs... all to be painted. I might be calling on you :-)
    Hugs, Gee

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  35. Oh Kim, your whole dining room looks awesome! I love the painted chairs and the fabrics. The buffalo check is gorgeous. I am glad this job is done for you!!! Happy birthday to Mr. Savvy!!! Hope you are having a fun day together. XO, Pinky

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  36. I really like the jute trim you used. I have never seen anything like it. Would you mind sharing where you got it? I love your style and I too love buffalo gingham check!

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  37. Your chairs look great, Kim. Love the fabric you chose. Chairs have to be one of the most time consuming pieces of furniture to paint. Good Job!
    Mary Alice

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  38. They are gorgeous! Now Kim don't you underestimate yourself on that bench slipcover! I can walk you through it if you decide to get brave and give it a try :) They are really so much easier than it seems if you just take it step by step. Your upholstery job on those chair seats looks fantastic.

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  39. Really like that you used two fabrics for the chairs. Makes them stand out. Love the buffalo check myself. Guess I'll have to get some eventually when I can sew again.
    Brenda

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  40. Kim, you are Always painting something! The chairs look great! I love the soft gray and the linen-y fabric. The trim is a great addition too. Have a good weekend and for goodness sakes put down the paintbrush!

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  41. Kim they look fantastic! You are indeed the master painter. I am IN LOVE with that linen and the buffalo check...so beautiful :)

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  42. The chairs look fantastic, Kim. I love that you used the two soft colours and fabrics, so very pretty. Happy Birthday to your Mr. Savvy.

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  43. Your chairs look wonderful...love your fabric choices. Happy Birthday to Mr. Savvy!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  44. I love how those chairs turned out! I bet that really lightened up the room even more. Can't wait to see the full room reveal.

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  45. Kim, your chairs are wonderful! I like the idea of the two gray ones. can't wait to see the full reveal!

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  46. I especially love the grey ones.

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  47. The chairs look amazing Kim! They are such a pain to paint but worth it for such a dramatic change. That buffalo fabric had me swooning too... it is gorgeous!

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  48. A very Happy Birthday to Mr. Savvy! Those chairs are a work of art. You do such amazing painting projects. That dining room picture is beautiful fit for a magazine for sure.

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  49. Kim, I first saw this post this morning while sitting in the doctors office. Looking at them on my computer is so much more fun than my phone. :) As always, you amaze! That's going to be one gorgeous room.

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  50. lovin those checks!

    michele

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  51. I love the chairs!!!...and love, love the custom paint color you created for the other chairs...and you know how much I love that linen!...Fantastic job Kim...I can envision the dining room now....over the top gorgeous!!

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  52. Amazing makeovers Kim! Do share your source on the fab!;) I am still hemming and hawing over the chairs out in the garage. Since they are being sold I really do not want to spend the money on the Calico Corners fabric. Can not wait to see your other project. I am already loving the nail head trim. What color is your dining room painted?

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  53. Absolutely gorgeous! But then everything you do is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  54. Looks great Kim...I love the natural wood around the windows of your hutch..first time I noticed it. Cant wait to see the chairs.

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  55. Your chairs look beautiful. I love the fact that you went with two colors.

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  56. The chairs look wonderful, Kim...I love your choices! Happy Birthday to Mr. Savvy!

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  57. Kim, I know you are so happy to be done with those chairs! They look fabulous!! I love the buffalo check fabric. Enjoy your weekend, Gail

    P.S. Happy Birthday Mr. Savvy!

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  58. The chairs look great and that was a heck of a lot of work. BTW, where did you buy the buffalo check fabric? I love it!

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  59. exquisite, as ususal ;) i especially love the trim you used on the linen chairs. could you pleeeze tell me what that is? is it tacked? i have a french bergere i covered last year, but i never found trim for it. so it sits across from me, staring at me, waiting... what you've done is the perfect touch - love it!

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  60. Happy, Happy Birthday to Mr. Savvy!! Kim, I LOVE that buffalo check!! Looks great and the color you blended is perfect! It is a lot of trouble to paint a chair, let alone a whole set of them, but in this case, it was well worth the effort! Kudos to you. blessings ~ tanna

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  61. Well you just gave all us non sewing non upholstery ladies hope. So far so good, and do I see a tufted button seat too? You got fancy with your skills.

    Hope the birthday boy gets a special chair at dinner tonight.

    Bliss

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  62. Kim, I think I'm a day late in wishing Mr. Savvy happy birthday. I hope you had a good time helping him celebrate! I am in awe of the job you did on these chairs. They are gorgeous! I, too, would be interested in a post about the trim that you added to the chair seats.

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  63. I'm with Jane...could you show us how you did the trim? These are simply stunning and look 110% professional. If you need help with your sewing just let me know. Happy Birthday to Mr. Savvy!

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  64. Kim...you know how much I love this....I mean I am all about the neutrals. I know it was a lot of work but I think they are just fabulous...your DR is perfect right :) Done?

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  65. Kim, these chairs turned out fantastic. Love the choice of fabrics and the edges are finished beautifully. The choices of colors with the rest of the room is so great.

    p.s. Love the bracket too.

    Cynthia

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  66. Your chairs look amazing. My dining room drapes are buffalo check, and I've been debating painting my older cherry table. I'm not on the fence anymore-this will definitely be my summer project! Love it!

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  67. Kim these are wonderful but I am an idiot...I'd associate covering with fabric WITH sewing ? I hope that you show or explain how you did that portion too though I'll check farther down to see if you explained in a prior post but if not I'd love to see that ! :)

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  68. now those i love! mostly the buffalo check fabric!
    i just had red buffalo plain curtains made from my living and dining.
    LOVE the soft yellow...did you post where it was from? i didn't read the previous comments...lol
    have a great weekend
    xotiff

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  69. The chairs look wonderful! They go perfectly in your dining room. Love your fabric choices... I would have both in my home!

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