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Monday, December 12, 2011

A Chair Affair...Take 2!

You might remember that I fell in lurve with these chairs during the height of my Pinterest addiction.
This image became my inspiration for my dream dining chairs. 














AND, you might remember that I made a fool of myself when I found these Louis chairs at a neighbors yard sale.



I immediately began dreaming of Annie Sloan sending me buckets and buckets of her "French Linen" chalk paint. I would recover them in a lovely linen fabric sent to me from Martha Stewart and jazz up the back medallion with a funky fabric from Candice Olson.

Now that they are stripped down...mama likey! (I'm talking about the chairs, people!)
I think the opening on the chair back is fun and unexpected!


I know that I will chicken out and go forward with "Operation Reupholster!" BUT, I vow to keep this one (all nakey-snakey) in the living room until January 5th...'cause I'm wild like that.






Link Par-taay at:
http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/
http://addicted2decorating.com/
http://missmustardseed.com/
http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
http://www.craftyconfessions.com/
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/
http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/

14 comments:

  1. Love those chairs! I'm so envious!!
    And funny enough...we have the exact same high chair as in your inspiration picture...ha!

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  2. Nice! I likey too! Why come you find Louis chairs at yard sales and I just find baby toys and old toasters? No fair...

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  3. Great idea for dining chairs. How lucky to find some at a garage sale!

    Sharon

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  4. Your chairs are fabulous!!! I vote keep the back open!!! You would be doing a favor to the sitter to hold in those abs for a mini workout!!

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  5. I think you should sit naked IN the naked chair. BAM. I just blew your mind, didn't I?

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  6. Those chairs are gorgeous! I never find things like that at garage sales!
    -Shelley

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  7. I think guests like to see the unexpected. I love it! Just think if you kept it that way it would be much less work!

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  8. Just darling!!! Love the back on this piece! (or lack of one)

    Smiles from Miss Mustard Seed's linky party,
    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois
    (AKA: Party Central tonight)

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  9. I'm totally in love with your chairs--I've unsucessfully been searching for a pair for a few years now! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

    Now Following!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
    www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com

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  10. I love this chair. I have a French chair that we stripped the fabric off of and the cardboard under the back of it is wonky and needs a professional intervention. If I remove the cardboard backing, I could do the seat myself. What a great idea. I love the openess of it. Wonderful job!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your chairs at my Show & Tell party!

    Sharon

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  12. Great look!! Following you from thrifty decor chick-stop by for a visit!!

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