Friday, March 4, 2011

Chinese Chippendale Chairs Makeover

Happy Friday! Before I show you my chairs I wanted to answer a couple of questions about my new fav product- Silver leaf rub 'n' buff. Amanda asked me how to apply it to cabinet hinges- it is super easy. I used a little angled eye makeup brush that I no longer use for makeup and just brushed a little onto the hinges right out of the tube. That's it. Once I covered the parts of the hinges that show from the outside, I opened the cabinets and brushed a little more on the parts that show when you open the cabinets. It really only took a few minutes once I got going.

A little note about R&B- it's actually wax based, so I don't know that it ever really dries hard like paint does. You probably don't want to use it on things that will be handled. One reader asked yesterday what I thought of using it on doorknobs- I don't think I would go there, at least not without some kind of sealer. You're probably better off with metallic spray paint for that application.

Now onto my chairs...

Remember this pretty Ralph Lauren Chinoiserie fabric remnant I found at DeBois textiles a few weeks ago?

(love those little pagodas!)

Here's where it ended up:

I also gave the chair frames a fresh coat of heirloom white last weekend during our brief bout of good spray painting weather:

I couldn't find a good "before" shot, but just trust me, they really needed a fresh coat of paint and new fabric!

I'm officially 39 weeks prego today, so I don't know how many more posts you'll see from me before my new little bundle arrives, but I'll definitely keep you posted!

Happy Weekend!



  1. Pam, the chairs turned out great and look so pretty with your garden stool sitting between them! Congratulations on getting to 39 weeks. I only got to 31 weeks with my twins, so I have no idea what it like to be pregnant that long. And look at you painting away!

  2. That fabric compliments the white chairs perfectly and I love your blue ceramic stool.
    Hope all goes well for you over the next wee while!

  3. Great blog! I'm now a follower. I saw you on tcb today. Also love your couch with it's slipcover. Awesome!

  4. Hi Pam!

    I'm here from Today's Creative Blog. Great ideas! I'm off to read up on a couch slipcover... Blessings

  5. Pam, saw ur blog on TCB and came on over. Love the Chippendale chairs as well as the slipcovers. But really got me was your morals & values and giving women who may be in a difficult situation at the moment a better (IMO) option to choose. Thank you for taking the stand! I am now a faithful follower.

  6. The chairs look great!
    Sending good labor vibes for you!

  7. Oh I see a few of my readers are doing their jobs and letting you know you were featured on today's creative blog. :) enjoy.

  8. Chairs look great! Love the blue and white.

  9. pam all of this is great! i just landed here and i love your blog!

    and btw, today i did a refashion that i think you'd like, a lace-cut out t-shirt that is no-sew! and easy to do with very little time.
    come and visit me at:

    thanks! sharde

  10. The chairs look great. I like your blog!

  11. The chairs look great. I was in Jayson Home and Garden in Chicago (love that store! for ideas only though because it is so expensive). They had one of your chairs, also painted white, with a beautiful navy and hot pink ikat. Guess how much just one chair cost? $695! Crazy!

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