Monday, June 20, 2011


Hello Everyone:)

Thank you so much for your really sweet comments you left on my last post. You made a fun experience even better knowing you shared in the excitement with me:) You have no idea how much I appreciate you all!
Today I wanted to give you  a tutorial on how I made two chairs into my style. This is a very easy project to do, you can do it!
I am soooo happy with the results:)

I bought two of these chairs at the flea market this past weekend. They were $15.00 for the two. They had great bones and were already sturdy. It was a gorgeous day out and I couldn't wait to finish work so that I could get started working on them.

 I put down my canvas drop cloth, gathered my brushes and one of my favorite colors of creamy white paint and was ready to get started.
 The paint I had from a previous project. I bought it from ACE Hardware. It is called 'Distant White'.
      I knew I would love it the minute I started to paint:)
 After is was painted and the paint was dry, I took out my favorite tool, my Mouse Sander. I love this sander!!! I wanted a very distressed look on these chairs so I sanded a lot of the paint so the beautiful dark wood would show through.
 After that was done. It was time to cover the seats. I had this wonderful hemp coffee bag with a gorgeous color wide stripe down the middle of it.  I cut the bag open down the sides.
 Then I placed each cushion on it and cut enough fabric around it so that I can staple it to the bottom, cutting off the excess. Fergie was a great help holding the fabric down for me;)
 I folded the fabric to make a seam so that the staples would hold it in place. Staples work best on this kind of fabric. If I had used tacks it would have come apart.  I love how the cushions came out, don't you????
 Here is some detail of the heavy distressed look I gave to them. The carving is so beautiful.
                                                  A little photo shoot.

It was so easy to do and I am really happy with the results. I hope I have inspired you to take on a special project today. I enjoyed the beautiful weather listening to the birds in my garden and creating something I truly love for my kitchen.

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This is where you will find fabulous shops that your fellow Bloggers own, every Tuesday!!! Everyone can visit and anyone can link up. Advertisement is FREE! Why is it FREE you may ask? Well, we know what owning an on- line boutique and etsy is all about. All the work and creativity that goes into it all. We wanted to be a place where you get a break from expensive advertising and just do it for FREE. No catches or jumping through hoops. We won't even ask for your first born;) All we ask is that you grab the link and/ or button and put it on your blog. This is a great way for your online boutiques, etsy shops, ebay, Bonanza etc. to find the cream of the crop shoppers. For more information, please click the BLOGGERS' BODEGA on our side bar. Happy Shopping!!!

'Till next time....................
~Debra XXX


  1. First of all what a great idea, this party for blogger shop owners! Thanks so much!! And secondly I love those chairs. You are lucky to have found them at such a great price. I love what you did with them, they are charming.

  2. I am in LOVE with this chair...the paint, the distressing {I have a Mouse Sander, too and I love it!} The fabric is just perfect for the style of the chair. Beautiful job, Debra!


  3. Love it Debra!!

    barbara jean

  4. Debra...the chair is beautiful! Thanks for taking us through the steps! Finally got a chance to join in on your blogger's bodega...thank you!!

  5. The chairs turned out fabulous Debra!
    Nice price too

  6. Those chairs turned out beautiful!!!
    Have a lovely Tuesday!
    XXX Ido

  7. And your tutorial is perfect!!! And I love the picture with you precious dog too!!

  8. Totally GORGEOUS and soooo you! The only problem is that I don't think you have any room for those to fit in your house should probably send them my way. If you have forgotten, I only live 29 minutes from you...LOL!!!


  9. I'm not one bit surprised by your creation!

    wish I'd thought of it .... wink wink

  10. Lovely idea for a party. Too bad for me I haven't a shop. The chair turned into a beauty. You two really are vixens, aren't you?

  11. Great details on that piece and now it shows up even better. I'm actually one that really enjoys painting. That's a good thing because I have a lot of painting to do this Summer.
    Hope all is well! and the garden in flourishing with all the rain we've had.


  12. Hola Debra, great work on that chair, just lovely how it turned out!!! Wonderful seeing Fifi at your home for her new book and have loved your garden... and so sorry to visit you back after such a long time, anyway, it´s been a pleasure visiting your great blog!!!
    hugs dear

  13. p.s. great idea the blogger´s bodega (warehouse for us in spanish)

  14. what a simple but stunning makeover! I love it...and yay for you on your photo must be so excited! I love how you many wonderful vintage treasures!
    THANKS for all of the sweet words of encouragement...hope you had a great weekend!

  15. Your chairs turned out great! Love the color you chose. Love the idea,I've got to remember to put the shop on your site..hugs ~lynne~