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Friday, July 19, 2013

Refinished Dining Chairs and Bench

I initially posted about just re-upholstering these chairs & the bench but I we (The Mr. decided to help me on it, yay) ended up refinishing it instead.  

After doing this fun and very interesting project over the weekend.  I am so happy and so pleased with how this turned out.

I am beyond giddy to show y'all these chairs & bench! Okay, here you go...
refinished bench and dining chairs

But let me show you how these chairs used to look like.
Now you know why I am so happy how these chairs look now? :)

It just look like brand new furnitures! happy dance, woot!woot! I we really love it!
Removing the seats from the chairs & the bench were pretty easy but taking off those staples was so challenging.

So I've got myself ready for that...
rea tecson
And then got myself into staple-removing process.

Tip: If you're going to do this yourself, try using a flat screw driver then lift one side of the staple and then pull the rest of the staple using a pliers.
Then the rest of the process will be easy, it is just time-consuming.

I removed my proper protection when the re-upholstering started.
 If you noticed I changed the lining underneath using a fleece because the old material was way too torn out and ugly to use.

And here's the interesting part, we spray-painted the chairs with chocolate brown on Saturday and there was no forecast to rain.

So while The Mr. and I were watching a good movie while drying the chairs - it!

Good thing he heard the rain and we ran outside to bring in the chairs but that was after the chairs were rained on! lol!

Hilarious that I still has to remember that I am a blogger and so I was able to manage to take photos before wiping the rain off!
It did not ruined the first coat of paint, it was dry enough.

The next day, we did the second coat and even with no rain forecast - we made sure that we can hear if it will suddenly rain.  So glad it didn't anymore.

I love how these chairs turned out...really...makes me want to reupholster more...
I'm not gonna lie, it was a lot of work than I thought it would but I would definitely do it again.  

There is a certain joy and satisfaction that this project gives me.  Makes me really feel giddy every time I see it and sit on it.

I hope you like it!

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side note: i just noticed while i was writing this post that it seems like i have a thing for this kind of pattern, look at my diy wallpaper... :)

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  1. Whew, glad the rain didn't ruin your chairs! I'm sure that job was not a piece of cake but it was worth it, it looks great!

    1. thank God, it was dry enough when the rain poured rosey!
      i agree that it wasn't easy but sure it gives me a different kind of joy afterwards♥

  2. Look at you go Rea! Those are pretty! You did a great job; I'd be giddy too:)

  3. This makeover looks fabulous, R! Well done!!


    1. I'm glad you think it is fab meredith, thanks!

  4. I have been wanting to do this to my dining room chairs as well! I love making old things new again! Im now following you via Bloglovin!

    Amanda @ Happily Ever After

    1. you should do it amanda, it is a lot of work but definitely will make you happy afterwards! goodluck! i want to see some photos of it if you want to share♥

      thanks for the follow, i followed you back! huggies♥

  5. Hi Rea this makeover looks fabulous, R! Well done!!

    1. thanks Angelica♥ totally worth all the effort!

  6. WOW. What an amazing fresh new look. How fun that you and the mister got to work on it together. Loving it!

    1. thank you Amy, you know when I work with my mister we could have some very "healthy disagreements" here and there lol! and this project was not an exemption...

      i think that's what it makes special - it is the time & effort that we both put into it♥

  7. You've just inspired me to re-upholster my kitchen chairs. They're all stained and look terrible. Thanks for the DIY tips!

    1. i'm glad to inspire you suzanne...go for refinishing your chairs! you will be pleased when you're done!

      let me see some photos okay...huggies♥

  8. What a great update for your chairs! They look great in your dining room. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    1. I'm so glad of throwback thursday because the old projects will have a chance to shine again :)
      thanks for hosting that paula!

  9. I love the pattern. Great job updating your chairs. It's such a keeper now. Thanks for sharing with Throwback Thursday..


    1. you throwback thursday is just awesome, it makes me share the old projects :) how fun!

      thanks for hosting it denyse :)

  10. The chairs turned out beautifully Rea! That is one of my favorite projects to do because the rewards is so big. Thanks so much for linking it up to Throwback Thursday!


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