I found these chairs at my local Goodwill almost by mistake. I was leaving and feeling low because I didn't see anything I wanted that was a decent price. I saw some things I was interested in, but the prices these days are just way too high on some things. These were shoved in the back of a few dressers and mixed with other chairs:
They have a great shape and for their age, were in great structural condition. They were very dated though. I could tell the fabric had been replaced before but it was still just blah.
Then, I was at JoAnn Fabrics for a few things and stumbled upon their remnant bin, which is already a great discounted rate from the regular price, but was marked another 50% off. So, I got this fabulous gray/yellow Ikat fabric that normally would have cost me a FORTUNE!
Since I already had about 50 shades of gray...(sorry, I just had to!) from my living room painting job, I grabbed a light shade of gray. I whipped up my homemade version of Chalk Paint, which is just the paint, add a bit o' water and unsanded grout. Two coats and the chairs were fully covered. I distressed lightly, then topped with wax.
I just loved the way they turned out:
And, since I've been sharing bits and pieces of my home improvements with you, I want to share a great mirror I found. Again, another Goodwill salvation! I've been looking everywhere to find a mirror the right size for this space. I knew I wanted to paint it coral to bring it a POP of color and to match my two new throw pillows. I was even willing to pay decent money! Well, more than cheap ole me usually spends. But, alas, I saw this for $7 and couldn't resist. I headed to Lowes and picked up a small sample size of coral, whipped up my homemade chalk paint again, and my mirror was done!
A bit different for my usual taste, but I like it and it's staying there for a while. It really goes well with the pillows, see: