Chair Evolution October 1, 2012 DIY, Furniture Makeovers, Home Decor, Our House 2 Comments 3069 When I replaced my dining set last year, I had great plans to makeover the chairs and table to better suit my style. I started by recovering the cushions in drop cloth…it was the cheapest way to start, and you know I love drop cloth. Then I slowly started painting. White, of course. It seemed a natural choice, since the chairs looked a bit country. I painted 4 of the 8 chairs and the table before calling it quits. It was SO BORING. I figured since I only kept 4 chairs upstairs that I could get away with only doing half for awhile. And it was like that for about 6 months. But no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get past the fact that I hated the round knobs on the tops of the chairs. Even with the white country feel I created, they still looked odd to me. Having picked up sewing (albeit, rather badly at first), I decided to slipcover the chairs. At first I was very excited, but after sewing just 3 of them I lost steam. And, still only 4 of the chairs had been painted. I was tired of my mismatched set! Ok, I know it’s my fault. But I guess I just needed to get fed up to really confront the problem: the knobs. So I called my Dad for reinforcement. He does a lot of woodworking, so when I decided I should just cut the knobs off, I thought he would be the best person to help. 16 knobs later, the chairs were freed! Here’s a side by side of the evolution, thus far. I’m going with fresh paint and new upholstery, and hopefully this time, all 8 chairs will match. Here’s a little peek at where I am right now. I still have a long way to go, but I’m more than determined this time. Anyone else have a project that refuses to get done?! 2 Responses Amy Evans October 1, 2012 now, aren’t you glad you never talked me into finishing the rest of the slip covers for you 😀 Reply When All Else Fails… October 9, 2012 […] week, I told you how I finally bit the bullet and chopped the tops off of my dining chairs. Then I painted them (again). So here’s where things stand […] Reply Leave a Reply to Amy Evans Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.