So, lately I've been wondering to myself "When did I become a DIY kinda gal?"
I have always loved being creative and crafty, but I really got the itch when I got engaged in 2009 (WOW! Typing 2009 made it feel like FOREVER ago). The main reason I became so interested in it was because I was soon going to have my own home to decorate and fix up myself. And that got me SO excited. :)
I got engaged in August of 2009 and ever since then DIY projects, being crafty, and transforming someone else's junk to become my treasure has been a passion of mine.
I was going through my old photos (I have THOUSANDS in my archives) and found a before picture of our kitchen table chairs. I redid them in March of 2010 right before I got married so we could use them in our first home. I got the chairs from my great grandmother's house (she gave them to me for free!) and knew that I could fix them up to look wonderful. I am excited to share with y'all the transformation.
Here's the before:
2. The chair itself was covered in some sort of shiny finish and was peeling off. It was a pain to remove and it took me forever.
3. I liked the lines of this chair and knew I could make something decent out of it.
And here is the after:
I got the fabric from Hancock's and painted the chairs this lovely white from Lowe's. (I don't know the exact color!! Sorry!)
I'll post a picture tomorrow with the chairs and my kitchen table (which I also got for free from my sweet mother!)
I'm likin' that transformation. Looks Pottery Barn-esque, I think!
Speaking of Pottery Barn, I have this LOVELY knock-off I just finished and will post it very very soon. It's one of my favorite projects I've done so far, but definately the most time consuming. I'll share why when I post the photos.
Hope you're having a WONDERFUL Thursday..TOMORROW IS FRIDAY!!! I will be doing a happy dance once I get off work tomorrow! WHOO HOO!
Until next time,
I shared my project at Feature Yourself Friday and It's a hodgepodge Friday.