Another Kijiji find.. 4 vintage chairs for $80. You really can't go wrong with sturdy chairs for $20 a piece! I Really liked the x-Back style but hated the RED paint! It's a little too farm house for me. The first thing I did was remove the seat cushion so all I had left was the wood base. Then I painted the chairs with a primer and 2 coats of BM Natural Linen paint. I wanted a softer, Shabby Chic look.
Here is my newly painted chairs with the original fabric seat.. Well it looks better to me rather than the ALL red option BUT still not quite the look I was going for.. So instead I ordered these amazing seat Slipcovers from a shop on Etsy called Ticking and Toile. Each slipcover is handmade with linen fabric. I chose white linen fabric.. My thinking was if worse came to worse and someone spilled red wine etc I can always just bleach them!! Plus I have a toddler need I say more!
I decided to cheat and leave the main seat as is..The red checkered plaid fabric!! I just covered it with my new fabulous white slipcovers.. And somehow the red didn't show through the fabric!!!...How lucky is that!
It's the exact Shabby Chic relaxed look I was going for!!!
The Long ballerina ties lend to the shabby chic Romantic vibe.. And the best part is the covers are not meant to fit perfect, they flow and drape naturally. So they are a great transferable piece that I can use on any future dining chairs.
Full Dining Room Reveal Coming soon....
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