"These will look great with some paint and new fabric!"... and then nothing happens. They remain crappy and every time you walk by them you think:
"These chairs desperately need a make over... I really should just go ahead and DO IT!", but still nothing happens...
After vacation this year, my oldest daughter Nelly Bo went on and on about how she needs a study desk and a chair in her room and after a couple of days of her constantly repeating how much she really really needed a study desk in her room, I gave in and we drove to IKEA (just 10 minutes away - YAY!!!) to get her a cheap and cheerful desk. (Look at those awesome new curvy legs IKEA have now for their basic table tops... I got to get more!!!) But a new chair...??? No, we have many chairs that we can fix up at home, I thought. And suddenly it happens.
Nelly Bo collected her favorite flower prints from my fabric stash. There is Tilda fabric, Sweet Shoppe by Michele d'Amore, Rosie Two Step and Pam Kitty Mini Roses by Holly Holderman... A fabulous choice if I may say so without being biased... She has good taste my girl. :D
I decided on simple stripes instead of squares and simply sew some fabric strips together and dressed the seat using a stapler gun. Painted the chair with 3 layers of white acrylic water based paint after lightly sanding the chair before and VOILA!!! Why didn't I do this earlier? It is stunning!!! A true Cinderella story!!!
Well now I only have two more chairs to play with. I think one will become a boyish blue chair with gingham and classic stripes for Luca Bo... And the third one maybe light light pink with some floral fabric... For me to sit on at my sewing desk.