Tuesday, August 24

The handyman can...

Well, not exactly the "handyman," but maybe the handywoman?

I came across a wonderful blog a couple months ago, and it really gave me an itch to find a project.

After about 20 seconds of searching on craigslist, I found the most perfect project - a dining room table and chairs. Our current table was on the smaller side, and we only had 4 chairs. The craigslist table had 5 chairs (one short once the baby comes, but we'll deal with that later) and huge potential.

I started out with this:And ended up with..... THIS:

To find the blog that inspired it all, go here.

11 comments:

Eric and Jenny said...

So cute, those chairs are so happy and fun, that would make any morning bright and happy eating breakfast at that table. Great job on your project!

Ashley Dickman said...

LOOK AT YOU!!!! love them! so cute!

I've always wanted to put cushions on my chairs!

can you please come over and teach me how to use our sewing machine!? I'm sure only stapling was involved in this project, but I know what you can do with a sewing machine too... let's just say i don't even know how to put the thread on the thing!

Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com said...

I featured your fab project over at All Things Thrifty today! Well deserved! Great job!
-Brooke

KrisKay said...

SOOOO awesome!!! Ok you have to share your fabric store secrets? What kind of fabric is it?

Jon and Melissa said...

Amazing Jen! Where did you find the time!! And energy...aren't you like 33weeks and 1 day pregnant???? I love it, I wish I could see your whole house-you have such great style! Wow!

Rhiannon said...

great job! i saw your chairs over at all things thrifty. love me some mismatched chairs!

Megan said...

1. You are awesome because you have Will Smith on your page :o) Switch...great song!

2. Love the chairs! They look great :)

Suzanne said...

found your blog from allthingsthrifty--your chairs are ADORABLE!!!! really and truly cute! what kind of fabric is it? i am totally loving it!

Jennifer said...

Great find!! Love how it turned out!! What did you use to cover the chair?

Steve and Katie said...

I love it! So creative and fun. Give me hope that my sad little table and folding chairs don't have to stay that way forever! Maybe I'll find a thrift store miracle too....

Karen said...

JEN!!! you make me sick - i have been plotting to paint and recover our dining table and chairs (that i DO NOT love) for years - that's right, no exaggeration 2 years and you probably whipped this out in a weekend. you are just a make it happen kind of gal - way to go. i do LOVE your fun bright set - way to go!!