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« on: September 21, 2008 08:56:19 PM »

So, today my boyfriend and I laid our hands on four perfectly good chairs and a dining room table for 50 bucks. (Well, that and a couch for $100 bucks but my mom bought it for us, thank you mom).

This is the fabric I chose to reupholster with its a Japanese kimoko silk brocade. We have an Asian theme in our  apartment.

This is the original chair. Its um... interesting to say the least.

Some stains on the fabric and not enough padding.

During the painting process out on the apartment patio. They are going to be thrilled about the little bit of over spray that didn't make it onto the plastic drop cloth.

More of the in process. Ignore the over spray.

The boyfriend helps with the painting process. Mostly because I suck at the painting (and see the balcony of our crappy but affordable complex already looks trashed so I really don't feel too bad about the over spray).

Putting my browncoat to work.</p>

And the finished project!

So the painting isn't fantastic because well I suck at spray painting. Next time brush paint all the way or something that can be stained instead of painting but I like it. I also added padding to the chairs because they were a little flat.

All done. Thanks for check them out. Love to know what everyone thinks.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008 09:58:54 PM »

Great fabric, they are really pretty!  I LOVE spraypaint, but apartments have to be the worst place to use it in  Sad  Are you going to paint the table too? 

« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008 11:28:15 PM »

Beautiful job. I have some old chairs that I've been wanting to re-do for a long time, and I think you have inspired me to actually DO it! =)

Oh, and I adore the fabric!
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008 10:46:33 AM »

No I wont be painting the table I actually did the chairs so they would match and I wouldn't have too.

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008 12:32:28 AM »

Lovely fabric and a great job.  I'd love to see the chairs with the diningroom table if possible. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008 06:33:16 AM »

Very Nice!

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2008 07:39:18 AM »

Great job.. they look fantastic and expensive!

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009 10:33:15 AM »

Wow.  Great buy.  And after you and the boy were done, there is a noticable difference.  I hope you're both proud.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009 11:43:45 AM »

Those are really nice!

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