Sunday, December 11, 2011

Grainsack Chairs Before/After

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Here is a little before and after  project that I finished the week we moved into the store.  It was a fun project and it went fairly fast, which is a good thing since I had so many other things to do those last few days.

So here is the before.
Oops!
 I just realalized that it is not a true before because the frame was a stained wood color before I painted them.  This is the way the chair pad looked though.

So first I painted them in a creamy white.  I sanded them next.  Finally I rubbed a mixture of Annie Sloan wax over them to "age" them.  If you look close you can see the "aged"one.

The one on the left is the "aged"one.

A close-up to see the details better.

After.  All finished with a new seat cover.

The chairs turned out exactly as I thought they would.  I love them.

They are not too frilly, just good lines and simple details.

The seat covers add a little color and fun.

One last close-up of some details.


Before

After

These chairs are currently available in the store.  Come on in to see them in person.  Sit in them for a bit to see how incredibly comfortable they are. 
 If you wait too long I might just sneak them into my car and take them back home.  I love them and they would work well in my house.  But that is how this business works, right?
  We sell things that we love.

The Vintage Bricoleur
3750 Taylor Road
Loomis, CA,  95650
Inside the High Hand fruit sheds.

Terry (one of the bricoleurs)





4 comments:

Rita said...

Terry,
I love the result! Have a wonderful Christmas. Ciao Rita

Rachel VanHook said...

I want some Cincinnati feed sacks!!!!!! That's where we live and I've never seen them before....I also saw some feedsack clutches (purse lover that I am..) somewhere and was thinking about making one up to see how it looks.

bonnies junk in the trunk said...

LOVE these ... hope to visit your shop soon ~ my shop is crazyyy busy ... guess its a season or somethin' ... bonnie:o)

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