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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Before and After Kids School Chairs.Numbered webbing seats

These are going to be so cute ...

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Two kids oak school chairs that had been up in the attic for a long time ... no seats ... no problem.  
I took some chair webbing ... taped off the black stripes with green Duck tape and painted the outside edges. Tape stuck really good, no bleed and used it over and over again. 
I stenciled random numbers in the center stripe. 

... they would be perfect with this sweet little table that I bought at a garage sale for $2.00 ... (sorry no before of the table)

Table needed some repair and sanding ... and found aqua paint under the creamy white.  I gathered up several colors of paint to mix to try to match the aqua. Got pretty close. (see glob of paint).
Added un-sanded grout to make a chalk paint.

Oak chairs had a lot of texture, so I gave a light coat of paint, letting some of the wood grain show. Washing down with a damp cloth did the trick on giving the paint the time-worn look. Used Min-wax clear wax, then rubbed with Mix-wax Provincial stain and finished up with the clear wax. 

I painted the rings on the legs and did not stain them, so they are a brighter aqua. I may stain them to match the color of the chairs.

 I wove the webbing; tacking them to the rungs. Webbing was too wide to do a basket weave, but it will work like it is.


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 AFTER ...........

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  1. Hi Audrey, Those turned out really nice. Are they for you? Do you have grandchildren? You have been busy at work! Or is it play! Nancy

  2. Totally adorable and super creative! Boy, do you have vision! And talent! :)

  3. OMG! This is soooo great Audrey!!
    Blessings and hugs!

  4. Hello Audrey, Love your chairs and the table too! What a wonderful heirloom to pass down to those great grandchildren! Thank you so much for visiting my site, my husband did do a great job, he cemented the post in the ground for a permanent application. Would be great as a BBQ site as well!

    Thanks again,


  5. Thank you Audrey, folowing your lovely blog too!
    Have a nice weekend!

  6. Audrey, these are just so cute. I love the webbing.

  7. How charming! Wishing and hoping I come across some chairs and table to do this someday soon. Over from Kathe With an E blog hop. for what it's worth

  8. Oh my Gosh - they are beautiful - what a perfect color you chose!!!
    Love the webbing too - amazing transformation Audry!

  9. Oh Audrey those are just adorable! Love the webbing, great idea to stencil it.

    Love this project!

  10. I love your little chairs so much! Make sure you stop by my blog and grab a feature button! (it might not have been working earlier, but is fixed now!!)

    Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

  11. An adorable vignette of the two chairs and the table. They were made for each other - especially after all your hard work. Love the webbing, the numbers, and the aqua paint.

  12. Oh wow! So cute - I love the numbered webbing!

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