Glazed Chair is finished!

Jun 15th, 2011

You may have missed the previous post about when my hubsters brought these chairs home for me from a business trip. I was ecstatic, and over the last few weeks in between nursing the babsters and taking care of the other kiddos who are home for summer break, I have found a few hours here and there to work on transforming the chairs into my style.

Believe me, when I get a new piece of furniture with this much character, I don’t take the decision lightly on what to do with them. I contemplated leaving the chair wood, but I concluded that it wouldn’t fit my style. I know some may not agree with me about painting the wood, but ultimately, I want my home to be MY style.

So, the before picture (below) shows the potential. Holy cow, I was soooo pumped when he showed up with two of these HEAVY, sturdy chairs. What a hunk! (referring to my husband…but it seems to fit as a nickname to the chair also). Ha ha.

Next, I primed these bad boys with KILZ and sprayed them with Krylon Ivory Gloss. I have decided that spray painting properly takes practice, and over the last two years of refinishing furniture, I have become more and more confident in my skills.

Next, I glazed the chairs, and to demonstrate this technique, I videoed the glazing process to help all you amazing readers to visualize how to replicate it at home.Check out the glazing tutorial.

Check out the difference of the chair with out glaze compared to the chair with glaze. What a HUGE difference!

The next dilemma began. Where should I put these bad boys!?!? I concluded that they were PERFECT to go at the head and foot of my dining room table. They are extremely comfortable chairs, and since we already had a mismatched theme going on, they would fit right in.

In case you forgot what my kitchen looks like, here is a photo. Yes, I have an orange and brown wall.

I bought this orange and brown fabric a few years back at Home Fabrics (my favorite fabric store) located in Las Vegas. Sidenote: Shopping online does not do this store justice. You must check it out in PERSON. This store does not sponsor me in any way. I just REALLY like their stores, so I choose to share my opinion with you. 

The fabric matched my kitchen to a T, and was a perfect choice for the look I was trying to achieve. I reupholstered the seat using the same technique I’ve shown in the past when I turned a sofa table into a bench.

It now reflects my style and it matches my kitchen PERFECTLY!

Now, I can sit and play ROOK in comfort. (Rook is our FAVORITE game and is a huge family tradition in the family).

I’m pretty proud of the end result, I’m not going to lie.

I am completely done with one of the chairs, and soon I will have both done to go on both sides of the dining room table! YAY!!!!

Comments

  1. Wow! Gorgeous! I love your dining room colors. http://www.inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com

  2. What fun!
    It takes vision to pull together everything the way you have – That's definitely not a skill I'm blessed with, so kudos to you! :)

    Emily

  3. I actually got to the end of this post and said "oh wow" so obviously I am impressed!

    Really though I love it, the cushion fabric is FAB-U-LOUS!

  4. wow! i love all the colors and patters…great job!

  5. I like the way they tie the white from the bench fabric in with all the other colors on your chairs! What a fun "set" you have now.

  6. That chair looks amazing!! Great job!

  7. OH MY!! That is to die for! Really. SUPER cute. LOve.Love.Love. :)

  8. AAAAA MAZING!!! I love the cute fabric you picked too:)

  9. I so love the mismatched chairs!!! What a great idea!

  10. Those chairs are beautiful. I love the rest of your dining room chairs also.

  11. Really "ban clothing"?? you're not crazy about the couch? And do you think she CARES? Why on earth would you think you were justified in saying that? If you don't care for something on SOMEONE ELSES BLOG….move on! Seriously, have a little class!

  12. those turned out gorgeous!!

  13. banclothing says:

    It is awesome that your husband picks stuff up for you! Can't say my husband would do the same. I like the mismatched dining chairs; not so crazy about the couch though.

  14. Looks awesome!! What glaze do you suggest? I have tried a few but they seem so sticky.. Yours looks like it just rubs right off!! Or is there a secret/mixture to it all?! thanks-

  15. The Yoder's Four says:

    I LOVE the material on the cushions! I want to steal your fabric stash!! :) The chairs look fabulous!

  16. Oh I really love your dinning table and the chairs and couch. I really want to get a couch or something like that for part of a dinning table. Or just have really comfy chairs. But my dinning room isn't big enough. It all looks so comfy and ready for dinner and a night of games.

  17. Brooke, the chairs look awesome :) You gave them the "Brooke touch." Stop by for a blog visit.

  18. I love every part of that room – so cheerful and pretty!

  19. What a fun room and those chairs are really done well. Love your choice of fabric selection in the room, too! :)

  20. I LOVE those chairs! I have pillows on my sectional in the same fabric…LOL. Bought them at Home Goods.

  21. I'm still really interested in what a glaze would look like if it were a color OTHER than black! Pink glaze on a yellow chair? Brown glaze over white? Turquiose glaze of lime or kiwi green? Red glaze over a white or black table? Is this possible????!!!

  22. Looks fantastic! Love the color choices in your kitchen and that fabric!

  23. Those look fantastic! They were beautiful to begin with and you just made them better!

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  24. Wow – love this!!

  25. Love the chair – love the fabric – I think I'll glaze a chair this weekend – you inspire me!

  26. Love the chairs and settee at the table!! I have a settee I need to do something with, and now I think I know what. :)

  27. The chairs are GORGEOUS! How do I get my husband to bring chairs like that home? ha! Very inspirational!

  28. totally inspired from your dining room set! that's been something i have envisioned since Friends! what kind of chair is the biggest one? i want to be on the look out for that kind of chair and how much fabric did it take to upholster? thanks again!! love it!!

  29. i would love to feature your chair redo on my revival monday. please let me know if this would be ok with you.
    lauren

  30. Absolutely spectacular! The glazing looks amazing!!

  31. I was rambling around the internet and stumbled on this post … OMG! … I have those chairs! Well, to be more specific, I have the entire dining room set; two arm chairs, four regular chairs, table. Solid wood and monstrously heavy. You were right in calling them "hunks". My husband and I purchased the set 10 years ago and it still looks brand new. I would dearly love to paint the chairs and the bottom part of the table but sadly, the husband has a thing for the wood. Still, I plan to reupholster the seats sometime in the Spring – something fabulously turquoise!

  32. I love the orange color and was wondering if you mind sharing with me the name of the color and where you got it from? I want to put it in my kitchen.

  33. I would love to know the name of the orange color in your kitchen and you got the paint. I want to do that same color in my kitchen.

  34. Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com says:

    The color is called "Summer Heat" by Behr. Hopefully they still have the same color for you! :)

  35. gapeachmom2 says:

    How did you get inside my head & see what I envision?! =) I love your blog and stumbled here via a Google search. Thanks for the ideas! I will be a regular follower from now on.

  36. gapeachmom2 says:

    You are inside my head, dear! LOVE love LOVE your blog! Thanks for some more ideas… I am sure the hubby will love to hear that. lol

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