First things first, I drew a random name from the many people who commented on my post about vintage cameras and Jaci N. wins the free camera! Thanks again for all of the comments. I hope to host another giveaway soon.
Now, on with today’s post. You know how groups of animals have specific names, like a ‘murder of crows’, a ‘troop of monkeys’ or a ‘school of fish’? Well, with chairs a grouping is called a ‘jumble of chairs.’ OK, yes, I just made that up. But it’s good, right? Let’s make it a thing.
I recently acquired a jumble of chairs from my friend Sue.
I happened to have a dining room table with no chairs, and Sue happened to be getting rid of her chairs but not her table. So it was a no-brainer to pair her chairs with my table.
Although Sue’s chairs were already white, I was using Fusion’s Limestone on the base of my table and the white of Sue’s chairs was too bright in comparison. So I sanded the chairs a bit to give the new paint every opportunity to stick to the old paint and then I added just one coat of the Limestone to update the shade of white on each chair.
I also reupholstered the chairs with some fabric that I painted with a grain sack stripe.
There are 8 chairs altogether, but one was still being re-glued when I took these photos.
It may seem like I have six chairs that match, and two that are mismatched, but actually I have 4 pairs of 2 each. The shield back chairs don’t all exactly match. If you look really closely you can see that each pair is slightly different.
And of course the two with the square backs are entirely different.
But the paint color and fabric unifies them all and I think they will be perfect with the table.
I’m not gonna lie, it was quite the job to paint and recover 8 chairs. I didn’t think I was ever going to finish! I’ll be glad when this one is behind me. Check back later in the week when I share the completed project including the table.