Monday, July 2, 2012

Going Bold w/ Teal & Orange



I found these great chairs on Craigslist for only $25.  They've been sitting around the house for quite some time.  I had a hard time deciding if I should go bold or neutral. 



My dear neighbor & friend gave me some great, orange fabric.  I decided to use it for the cushions.  It makes a great accent color to the teal colors already in our family room.

Check out the legs!  These are my favorite part....


The chairs were a 3 day project.  I painted them on Nashville's record breaking hottest day ever.  (I don't recommend this to anyone!)  The next day, I lightly distressed each one and added an antique glaze.  Finally, on the third day, I added the cushions.  With having four, small children, I've given myself grace in the area of having time frames.  The chair won't remember that it wasn't finished in a timely manner, but my kids will remember if I chose work over them.  So, grace in time frames works best for us!



Let's see those before & after pictures again.

Before....


And now, looking bold...





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18 comments:

  1. Wow, those look AWESOME! I love the seat fabric, and the color combination is great!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words & for stopping by!

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  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how these turned out! Where are they going?

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    1. Thanks, Jane! Good question!!! Right now, they are in the family room, but since they are more like dining room chairs...maybe the kitchen??!!

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  3. very cool! great color combination!

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  4. So playful. Love the fabric and color combo!

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  5. Great job!!! Love the colors!!! I want these chairs!!! :-))))

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  6. Beautiful! I ♥ them! Great color choices! I have some chairs similar to this that I haven't re-done yet. Just found you at DIY Project Parade and I'm now a follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy

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  7. You're featured this week on Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style! Stop by and grab a feature button when you have a chance. I'm also your newest follower. Have a fabulous 4th and thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  8. They look great! I'm glad you went bold...me, I always have trouble with that! Love that fabric.

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  9. Love the colors! I'm hosting my first linky party this Saturday at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to link this up.

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  10. These are SO gorgeous! Hope you can link it up at my trendy tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

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  11. I love your bold choice. Now would love to see them in your room. :D thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.
    p

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  12. I love these chairs!!! Happy to know about your blog and to be your newest follower! XO, Aimee

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  13. Amazing! The colors are fantastic! I only have 2 little ones, but I definitely understand breaking up the work! Beautiful job!

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  14. I love these chairs! JUst beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  15. I saw this post over on Hometalk and I had to stop by for the step-by-step instructions! What a great project and I really like the blue color you chose!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  16. Stunning! As much as I love my neutrals, I'm loving bold and beautiful lately too. These are gorgeous!

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