Friday, October 3, 2008

Finally Working On My Dining Room Chairs!

Oops, I put my pictures in backwards , oh well. I finally covered my chairs, I was worried about doing this because the seat cushions were not removable so I was afraid I would mess them up, but I think they turned out pretty good, I used pillow cases for the fabric. I still have to put trim around the edges but other than that they are done. WOOHOO! Please don't mind the skeleton in the background I have boys and they love him, I didn't realize I got him in the pic till right now. Enjoy your weekend!


Becky said...

Wow Kelly
Those chairs are so pretty. You did a great job. I love them!!!! Now the skeleton...well he's pretty shabby
Do you have any scraps to make him a turban? How about some lipstick?
Ok...I'm off...but them we knew that didn't we.

Kim's Cottage said...

Very pretty indeed! The chairs, that is, not your friend in the background. ;-)

I like the idea of using pillowcases. Clever, thrifty thinking. You're GOOD! :-)

Have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful job Kelly!!! Just like a professional!! I hope you have a fun in that garden girl!!! Hey, I found more bargains today at Target. I love that store.


Dana said...

Love Everything! The chairs are fabulous and what a great bargain on your shabby chic curtains. Way to Go Kelly!

Many Shabby Blessings, Dana

just a little bit shabby said...

the chairs look great. I love your especially love the mirror. You've done a great job putting it together.
Have a good weekend!

Forever Vintage said...

Kelly the chairs look great. I have chairs that I need to get around to as well. So many projects and so little time!

Anonymous said...

Oh Gosh Kelly you crack me up, YES! I think hubby would mind if I put a cute lil' basket on his bike....LOL!!
I LOVE how your chair turned out....Great job!!! Lotsa hugs, Jannet

Lee Laurie said...

Your chairs look beautiful. I love the idea of using pillow cases. I bought some pretty (cheap)sheets the other day to make seat covers with. They match some dishes that I have perfectly. They have roses on them, of course.

Lee Laurie

Victoria Lynn said...

You did a great job on the chairs, that fabric is just perfect. I love the design of the chairs, so elegant and oh-so shabby chic! Are you going to trim them in gimp? I love recovering dining chairs. I somehow find it to satisfying (wierd, huh?). I love that the skeleton got in the picture...what would we do without our children? Have a wonderful weekend.
Victoria Lynn

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

The chair looks soooo are doing a great job...what kind of trim are you goin to use ???? I love that pillow as well..... and the skeleton just adds that little extra something.....
Mo :-)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh kelly! They look so so pretty! I love that fabric too! so charming!! ~ hugs ~ cyn

Anonymous said...

Very pretty chairs! I browsed your other posts and love the mantel from that door! I do have a curious question> I noticed you started a new blog and am wondering why- your other is so simular (my favorite is your camper)- just am new to this blogging thing and didn't know if your blog gets full or something and you have to start another one - have gone to a few today that have done the same thing which has peeked my curiousity ..

Blessings to you!


Jennifer said...

Kelly You did a great job on your chairs.They are so pretty.The skeleton is perfectly cottage too.LOL My boys love them also and we have them out for halloween too.Boys will be boys.I will post mine sometime this week.Hugs,Jen

Thrifty Miss Priss said...! That looks terrific!

Deborah said...

Lovely chairs and I love your dining room!

I'm having a giveaway this weekend...come on over!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It looks beautiful! I love that fabric!

Lee Laurie said...

I went back and looked at some of your older posts and I love your camper! It is so pretty! I'm jealous! I have a storage shed out in my backyard and boy do I have plans for it now! I'm gonna empty it out and put tounge and groove paneling up and paint it pale pink. I want to make me a studio in there. I have an old antique dining room table and chairs that was passed down to me from my great aunt. I'm gonna paint it white and cover the cushions like you did. I'm so excited! You have really inspired me! I guess I will have to take turns working on my cottage and my studio. Like I don't have enough to do already! Oh, I went back and looked and you and I do look alike. Isn't that something? Also my son,Cole favors one of your sons. Isn't that neat? You will have to show your son. Maybe we are related and just don't know it.LOL!! Your blog and home is beautiful.

Lee Laurie

P.S. Thats also neat about your dad's name being similar to mine. I was a month early and I weighed 5 pounds.Mom named me after her friend in high school. When I was in high school,I had a good friend named Laura Lee. LOL

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Just wanted to drop by and thank you for weighing in on my latest post. Everyone's thoughts and opinions are very valuable to me.

Love the chairs!


Lee Laurie said...

That was too funny when you put in your comment about me thinking you were nuts! LOL. I say that all of the time. I wish that we lived by each other. We have a lot in common and we would have so much fun! We would probably stay in trouble with thrift stores and yard sales.I have a feeling that we would be like Lucy and Ethel!!!

P.S.I saw where you love to shop and decorate. My friends all call me Miss.Shopper. They say that I could have that as a career! LOL

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Hi Sweet blog the chairs.
I have a surprise and you would be the perfect person to help me put the final touches on it....Coming to Ca. anytime soon LOL

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love your chairs Kelly! You did a great job.

Kelly said...

That is one of my favorites in shabby chic fabric! You did an awesome job....
And I am laughing thinking "I can't beleive she didn't paint that skull pink yet!!!" haha!

have a great week!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Beyond gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
M ^..^

Timi said...

They look great! You have inspired me to get my chairs done. Love the idea of covering them with pillowcases.
Thanks for the great idea.

Daisy Cottage said...

Beautiful job Kelly!!!
I love them!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

That chair is very pretty. I love the fabric.
How was your gardening weekend?

Liz said...

Such a pretty set! They turned out great!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OHHH those are gorgeous Kelly! You did a beautiful job!

My boys would love that skeleton too, lol!


Pink Slippers said... have my bedroom sheets on your chair. I found them at Marshalls. The print is so pretty. I know why you used it. I just love it. Wendy

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. Wis I could see the whole room!

Jessica said...

Hi Kelly,

Yes you are right the picture on your header is perfect...I just need all those roses. I like the idea of the blue. Thanks for your advice! Again, just love everything you have done. Thanks!
VintageBlonde from RMS

Anonymous said...

I'm a first time visitor to your lovely blog ~ Love your home!

Anonymous said...

Oh Kelly, your chairs are beautiful! You did a wonderful job!

ceekay said...

Very pretty. I love the fabric!

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

Oh those are just gorgeous!!!You did a fantastic job!

Quick question...the blue dresser with the white fronts in the background...did you paint that? If so, could you share with me the paint color.

I am trying to find the perfect blue and it's harder than it


sarah @ a beach cottage said...

i love it, I really would like to come across a chair that shape and have a go at recovering

I'm wondering how easy the fabric bit of it was? I've got a couple of chairs in the garage and I am going to have a go on those

great inspiration!


Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Kelly,
I just looked at the Crown Pillow and it is made by Circo not I'm sure at some point it will be at your Target....
Mo :-)

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

too sweet for paying me a visit...thanks, you know I just bought a hot glue gun, I hadn't thought of using trim to hide the unfinished bit, I'll try that, I went out to the garage and I actually have 4 chairs to cover, you've inspired me to have a go, with a little bit of trepidation!

love your blog, I'm gonna come back later with a beer and read back...


Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

OK Kelly, Have a wonderful time with your mistery blog friend!!!! But I bet I know who it is....could it be "BECKY" !!!!! If it is please give her a great big hug for me...she is the best....if it's "BECKY" LOL !!!!
Mo :-)

Anonymous said...

I came back to poke around your blog and see that dining rrom. But stopped at your cute pumpkin garden!

Elizabeth G. said...


You've done a really good job. They look beautiful!!

Again, you have great taste! I'll have to get your opinion again soon on some of my attempts at decorating. :)

Take care,

Anonymous said...

Hey I just saw your pics on Becky's blog and I just wanted to let you know that you look great as did your home. I'm glad you guys had a great time.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Very pretty!! LOL..I love the skeleton in the background. I have a few sitting around myself and I don't have any children at home. :)

Liz said...

Gasp! Your home is beautiful!!! So excited to have found your blog!

Anonymous said...

To find some more Dining Room Chairs here.

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