Thursday, March 3, 2011

Have A Seat

When are dining chairs considered “vintage” instead of just ugly and old?  My dining chairs were definitely the latter. :)  Just plain ugly!

I’ve blogged about these chairs before.

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Yep, ugly!

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Here they are now.  No1 and there’s also a No2

Update on the burlap.  NOT great for sitting on every day.  Even though we only use the table and chairs several times a year, because of the loose weave and the overall nature of burlap, the numbers are beginning to wear off.

So, then I thought “slipcovers!”

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Which is when I made this one.  I loved the way that it turned out.  Well, except for the front, which needs ties to stay put.  But I didn’t use a pattern.  So months later, when I was ready to slip my other chairs, oops……I wasn’t quite sure that I could duplicate it.  Sigh……..

This chair was next.

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Drop clothes for the seat and white linen for the pleats.

Then, hey, why have any two alike, right?

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So I ruffled the last one.  With cotton lace.

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Here are the backs.  So……hands down, the fitted button back is the most functional and stays put the best. 

So now that I’ve figured that out……:)

I guess I’m done.  In the end, I really don’t mind the fact that they’re all different.  And hey, it gave me something to blog about. :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Denise

19 comments:

  1. Hi Denise, Your chairs look beautiful and you did a cool job on the fabric also. Thank You for stopping by have a good evening....Julian

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  2. I like the fact that they're all different! And I can so relate to waiting so long you forgot home you made it in the first place! LOL! They turned out great and look terrific, Denise!

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  3. I love them all different, too...although that button back looks so tailed and professional!

    I used to collect different place settings long ago so I could give every guest a unique place at the table....now it's paper plates...haha! Oh, how times have changed :)

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  4. Your chairs looks wonderful and the slips are darling, I love the different looks! Isn't it amazing what paint and some fabric can do! so glad you came to the party,
    xo,
    Debra

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  5. I love love love the fitted button back one. And the chairs look great painted white. I always think it's so amazing how white paint can make the ugliest thing look great.

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  6. I love them!! They are fabulous and I think that they are different is really cool. It adds to the overall texture of the pieces!!
    Very cool!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. HI Denise,
    I think the slipcovers all look fabulous and I love them with different looks. Adds some whimsey to your room and I love it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  8. They all look great, Denise! I like the idea of a different style, but they have the same fabric look so they look good together. I don't know which I like better! I love the new color, too. It's funny how the details on the back of the chair stand out more now that they are white.

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  9. I love them being different Denise! I'm not a matchy kindda girl. I think you transformed those ugly ducklings into beautiful swans...every one!!!
    big hugs

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  10. Absolutely darling~ Love your chairs and their pretty slips!! Stopping by from Common Ground- now following~ Nice to meet you! :)

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  11. Love them all!!! Differents and beautiful,Great!

    Xoxo
    Charo

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  12. Hi Denise! I just wanted to stop by and say "thank you" for visiting my blog! I certainly enjoyed my visit at yours! I, for one, love the different slipcover on each chair. It really creates a sense of playfulness, which I adore! Anyway, I am your newest follower and am looking forward to your future posts!

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  13. I love them!! And I also love the fact that they ARE different!! Great job!

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  14. They look great all different! Shows off all your talent with the sewing machine!
    x
    Carole

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  15. Merci de ton passage ,je découvre ainsi ton blog.

    A kiss of France.

    Manon

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  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

    LuLu~*xoxo

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  17. Those are wonderful! The white paint made all of the difference in the world and then you put your lovely slipcovers on them and WOW! I like all of them, the ruffles are so pretty! I liked the number seat but I have to agree on the burlap... who sits on that stuff? :) thanks for sharing these, they are gorgeous! xoxo

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  18. Denise, Your Chair slips are absolutely gorgeous, I adore the buttoned back style, you are so clever. I always get so excited when I see a knew blog post from you, I adore your blog! Hugs, Mandy x

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