Sunday, September 27, 2009

new dining room sneak peek!

It has just been one of those crazy weeks around here! Mainly in a good way except for the cold that is circulating through the house. So of course I realize that yet again I have forgotten to take a before shot. This is the closest I came. I am sure you get the idea: tacky wood, abundant amounts of tufting, and puke green/yellow crushed velvet.


My hands were literally bleeding while working on these and are stilled cramped up from prying so many staples out and then using the stapler to re-apply new fabric. Upholstery is definitely not as fun as painting!!!

I found 1 meter of greyish-blue velvet (used on the seat backs), 2 meters of striped upholstery linen (used on the seats) and 1 meter of silver taffeta (used on the backs) all in a cast-off bin at my local fabric store which definitely made my wallet very happy. In total it all came to $35!

I did a variation on the seats. Some have silver and cream stripes

And some have dark grey velvet and cream stripes.

I still have a few touch ups to make to everything, not to mention some furniture to move. But I'll have th whole set ready to share very soon~

36 comments:

Jessica said...

Wow, great job! These are beautiful. :)

Lynn said...

Very nice! I really like the varying patterns and textures - it really makes the chairs Into something special.

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Just gorgeous! I am loving grey so much right now!

Michelle said...

I just found your blog yesterday and am sooo inspired! I hope you don't mind I devoted a post to you: http://livelearnlove-allforjesus.blogspot.com/2009/09/maybejust-maybe.html Take care!! PS: Wren is absolutely adorable :)

Melissa said...

i am speechless!! gorgeous!! you have soooooooooo much talent! thank you so much for sharing with us!

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

You are really talented!
This is going to sound cheesy, but I'm really happy for that furniture & that you're giving it a new,beautiful,better life. :D

p.s.$35 for all of that fabric is a steal!!

Jill J said...

Wow Holly, as always, those look gorgeous! Do you happen to know the maker and color of the gray/ blue fabric? I have a project that I want to use that exact fabric on. (I'm sure I won't get the steal of a deal you did though.)

Rebecca said...

Holly its stunning!!! Your poor hands! I hope they are starting to heal since they were still sore yesterday! You did a great job on the upholstery and the fabrics are gorgeous...I can't wait to see the whole dining get up! Looks like its going to be a dining room set fit for Marie Antoinette!

undomestic chica said...

The difference is amazing! Great job

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Those chairs look so elegant and lovely after their transformation.

Heidi E. said...

Wow.. My friend told me about your blog and work is amazing.. What kind of paint do you use? How do you distress like that? I have tried so many times and have never been successful..

VidaModa said...

You did an amazing job! Love all the tone on tone, a designer after my own heart :)

Anna said...

amazing job!

raspberry creative said...

I am new to the blogging world and happened to stumble on to your blog a couple weeks ago. I have been so inspired by the seemingly outdated pieces you find and then are able to turn into beautiful pieces of furntire anyone would be happy to own. I also wanted to tell you that I mentioned you in a recent post on my own blog because of how inspired I have been. I also think Wren is absolutel beautiful.

Love Being a Nonny said...

I love how you take the *plain* and make it GORGEOUS! Thank You!

Carisa said...

Wow, that transformation is stunning. I love the stripe on the back of the chair.

Mrs. Petrie @ casapetrie.com

hopefuls #1 said...

Those look AWESOME!

~just ask~ said...

Hi -

I have really been enjoying your blog!

I noticed that your Halloween post was no longer up. I'm glad that I read it when I did - you gave such great ideas in it!

Good luck with all the projects and with your new shop! Keep the posts coming they are very fun!!

Holly and Sean said...

Thank you so much everyone!!

As for the fabric, I can honestly say that I have no idea what so ever as to the manufacturer. Sorry that is absolutely no help to anyone~

And the Halloween post should still be there Just Ask! Just scroll down the page a little, it should be below the pictures of Wren's bathroom.

Lou Cinda said...

Beautiful AND Elegant! LOVE IT!!

Lou Cinda

The DIY Show Off said...

Holly - your chairs look gorgeous. The fabric is beautiful. I can't wait to see it all pulled together - I know it's going to be stunning as usual. :)

Roeshel

Love the Decor! said...

Wow What beautiful chairs and the fabric was quite a deal!! Good for you!!

Little Lovables said...

the grey is perfectly beautiful

meg duerksen said...

i just cameover from TCB.
YOU are one talented lady! what a hard worker. you know just what something needs to look great! love all the white. :)

Trac~ said...

VERY NICE - love them! Great job! :o)

Rebecca said...

These are seriously gorgeous.. wow you have no idea how in love with your creations I am. I loooove the velvet!

Karen said...

Holly - I love that fabric and the chairs are adorable! I love the color gray of that chair slightly out of frame in the 3rd picture down - you wouldn't happen to know the paint name?

Miss Prissy Paige said...

Woah, those look great. I love that you used the varying stripes in the chairs. That's great you have such a big space for painting too.

the tichenor said...

I found your blog through the Pettijohn's... beautiful daughter, beautiful dining room! Just thought I'd say hello! xoxo

thedoodlegirl said...

These are absolutely STUNNING! Great job!! LOVE your projects and your blog. :)

Hawleywood said...

O.M.G. I do not even have any words to express the following emotions, but I will try:
1. THOSE CHAIRS--please don't even get me started on the gorgeosity (it's a word...look it up. No don't. I lied it's not a word).
2. THAT FABRIC--sweet Jesus I can barely handle the grey velvet alone, and then you had to throw in the stripes! I'm swooning now. Seriously.
3. YOUR WHOLE HOUSE--My house is definitely giving me a vomitron feeling right about now, especially after seeing all your amazing before-and-afters.

A-MAZING. There, I'm done abusing my caps lock key.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

I think I really really love these chairs, they're just exquisitely beautiful! Nice job :)

design gal said...

Holly, I love your work! Do you sand and prime every piece you do? If so, what kind of primer do you use? I would love to refinish bigger projects, but the task of sanding is so tedious! Any tips? :)
Thanks! I'll be sure to check back soon!

Vintage Junky said...

This is so lovely! I adore your blog! And, your Little Wren is adorable!

Smiles!
Michelle

Room to Inspire said...

These chairs are truly beautiful, I can't wait to see the entire reveal.

Chelsea

Emily said...

I just found your blog and I'm loving all of your work so much. These chairs are especially amazing! Do you have any suggestions for a good guide or a book that can give me a "how to upholster"? I recently got some amazing vintage chairs - amazing shape, hideous crushed mustard yellow COURDUROY (gag!) fabric. Help!

 
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