Drop Cloth Chairs

These past few weeks have been very busy, between Easter festivities and having a sick bug circulate through our family, I quickly realized that I have fallen a bit behind on my blogging! ...But there have been plenty of new projects taking place in the Ciani home! 

Last night I was finally able to finish up a set of 4 of these beautiful vintage Thomasville dining chairs. I bought the set a few months ago off of a local resale site for only $20! Yes, that's 5 bucks per chair! Can you believe it?! They ended up sitting in my garage for quite some time while I contemplated on which direction to go with them. Well, I am happy to say they are finally done and turned out even more beautiful than I expected! Seriously crushing hard on these babies ;) 

My inspiration came from THESE CHAIRS by City Farmhouse 
I found them to be so beautiful, clean and classic.

All that was needed was 3 coats of Annie Sloan - Old White
some leftover craft paint & a small drop cloth

I purchased my drop cloth from Lowes for about $10. There are ones that are cheaper, but I wanted one that was a bit larger so I could also create some pillows with the leftover fabric. Drop cloths are great for seat cushions because of their durability and they hold the paint really well! (duh, that's what it's made for.)
Each chair came out to cost approx. $12 each
Talk about a deal!

The numbers I chose were: 22, 19, 53 & 78
These numbers have a special meaning to my husband and I. Adding personal touches to your home make it unique and is always a great conversation starter at parties/ get-togethers!

After finishing the chairs, I realized that I forgot to take step by step pictures on my 'BIG' camera...
most often I realize that I do this because I only have a short period of time to get projects done while my little one is napping or after she has gone to bed, so I usually turn to my trusty iPhone.

Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo, Jenn

14 comments so far

  1. They look fantastic! And what unbelievable bargains they are- it makes them all the more impressive :) x

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  3. Hi Jenn! I'm new to your blog. Absolutely LOVE it! Curious if you did any prep work to the chairs before using the Annie Sloan paint?

  4. HiJenn, how did you get the numbers and stripe to turn out so crisp?

  5. Amazing trasformation, they look fabolous! thanks for sharing.Brown TV Bed

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  11. These are lovely and I am planning to help a friend recover some dining chairs with drop cloth. Can you tell me what weight you used for the drop cloth and if you prepared it in any way prior to cutting/stenciling and reupholstering? thank you.

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