May 29, 2012

Faux Grainsack Dining Room Chairs


I am so excited now that the pieces of my dining room are starting to fall into place.

originally purchased the chairs from the Habitat 
Restore....remember what they looked like?


They were a lovely shade of.....BROWN!!

For their new look, I was inspired my THIS pin from my dining room pinterest board.  I used homemade chalkpaint that I had on-hand, leftover dropcloth from my slipcovering projects and leftover gray paint from our basement remodel.   

Voila.....



.....a whole new look!

I decided to make each chair seat a different "grain sack."


I used a foam brush, painter's tape and gray latex paint.  I wasn't overly concerned 
about perfection.  In reality, these are dining room chairs....there 
will be spillage, it's just a fact of my life!


Using materials that I had on-hand, the cost of this project was.....FREE!
All the materials that I used were leftover from other projects!

Total Project Cost:  $60/cost of 6 chairs

One more project check off my list....only a thousand more to go!





14 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They turned out beautiful. I love how you used a drop cloth for this project...how creative! Megan

ritajoy said...

They look awesome!

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

These came out wonderful! What a beautiful transformation!

You are brave for putting white on dining chairs. I'm the queen of spillage...esp if it's red. haha

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

They turned out great Nikki! What a fun idea. Love how it's all coming together.

Stacey @flickerwhips said...

Wonderful Nicole, i so need to do this! I've been meaning to recover the seats on my dining room chairs for forever now! I haven't been able to decide what to do, you just helped me out, thank you!

Bliss said...

Come over and make some for me. I want a vintage feed sack look with words. I know you can do it.

~Bliss~

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous! It's so neat to see that someone else has successfully done something that I'd been thinking about doing,, but wasn't sure how well it would work :) They look great!

Good Time Charlie said...

Love it!!! I love seeing the endless ideas and uses of drop cloths in decorating!

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Great idea! I have been wondering about painting drop cloths. I recently recovered an ottoman in drop cloth and love using that inexpensive fabric! I also love how you painted the chairs.

Anonymous said...

Wow! can't believe they were the same chairs! You did a beautiful job. I keep hearing aobut people using drop cloths for uphostering, but I bought a drop cloth at the thrift store and it is really heavy & stiff. I'd like to use it for pillows and a couple other projects, but is is so stiff and heavy. Do drop cloths come in diferent weights? Do you know of any way to soften it up? Thanks.
Cashel1916@yahoo.com

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

I'm loving this! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

Meeha Meeha said...

Wonderful job - these chairs turned out elegant and cozy at the same time! I love how you chose to make unique different patterns for each one of them :)

Sherry said...

These are so pretty! I love the caned chairs that are painted and your faux grainsack upholstery is downright darling with the little differing stripes! Love Them <3

Kim said...

What a great idea! Love these chairs, and I'm keeping this idea in my back pocket :)

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