Aujourd’hui du projet, deux français chaises – Today’s Project, Two French Chairs.

I’ve never been to the Goodwill when it first opens in the morning. Now I’ll always go at that hour. I found two of what I knew could be lovely chairs for $15.00 total.:) The chairs also came with a rather large and obnoxious looking table. No need for the table, nor a way to transport the table, so I just simply re-donated the table.

Took a wire brush to the chairs to rid it the best I could of rust. Followed that with some spray “oil rubbed bronzed paint.”  The chair on the left hasn’t been painted yet. It’s actually much duller than it looks in this picture.

I didn’t have any material on hand, but had a bee in my bonnet mentality and wanted to finish these chairs NOW! A lot of our home has a French theme. Not quite as much as I’d like, yet, more than Mr. Wonderful would like.:) I was thinking French and then it hit me! I had an old cloth shower curtain that I liked, but we didn’t have a spot to use it in. Sooooooo, that’s what I used to cover the cushions! I picked out two different design areas from the curtain. I could have chosen the same scene for both, but that is just not me. I really wanted one of the chairs to have the Eiffel tower scene, but it was to close to the bottom edge of the curtain to suffice.

Now I have deux francais chaises! The shower curtain has the added bonus in that the seats will also repell water, maybe just a bit. From time to time I’m sure I’ll use them outdoors under the portico.

A closer look at the “lady” on the table.

I’m saving the remainder of the shower curtain and might cut out other scenes to frame or possibly make a few small pillows.

I love my new French chairs!~ Hope you find some treasures at the GW too!

Have a bright day and thanks for taking a look!


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19 Responses to Aujourd’hui du projet, deux français chaises – Today’s Project, Two French Chairs.

  1. These chairs look absolutely wonderful – and oh so full of whimsy! 🙂

    What a brilliant idea to use a shower curtain to cover them. I LOVE every aspect of this post! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Janet says:

    That is so creative! I love goodwill.

  3. Your chairs look great! I love Goodwill too!!!

  4. Mimi says:

    Your chairs are adorable!

  5. La says:

    Amazing chairs. Nice work!

  6. Oh, you are good! I do the same thing when I’m working on something, I want to finish it. Love the curtain fabric and the chairs!

  7. Sherry says:

    I love to see what people find at the GW. I have not done so well so far but I am inspired to continue looking. I love what you did with your chairs.

  8. Linda says:

    OOh lala–I think you got a GREAT deal on those chairs, and I love the shower curtain idea! The graphics are wonderful and so much fun. You will enjoy them, inside or out! think I’ll find a Goodwill near me to explore! Linda

  9. Kristin says:

    They are so pretty! Nice job! Enjoy your day 🙂

  10. mle says:

    Oh! what a great job! the cushions look really comfy & I love the clock on the lady : )

  11. Diane says:

    OMGosh, this is wonderful. I lovvvve anything French theme. Use some of your shower curtain to make a garden flag or hang it in your house. The pattern is so pretty you wouldn’t even have to change or add to it. I used a shower curtain to make this flag:

    Also made this flag:

    Anyway, I lovvvve what you did. Your table set is toooo cute Ü I need to check out GW. Never been to one. Thanks for the heads up.

  12. a-m says:

    OMG, you are so clever. The curtain fabric is perfect and the chairs have such a beautiful line. Well done! A-M xx

  13. Paula says:

    Adore the fabric, adds a great touch of whimsy to the chairs!
    Paula ~ Mise en scène

  14. LOVE these!!! Oooh I debated so much about going with a bright color or a black and white print when I did my dining set!!! Your chairs turned out beautifully!

  15. elizabeth says:

    Love your chairs and your whole east coast home. Thanks for the blog comments on my blog about the Columbia River gorge.

  16. They turned out wonderful! I love French decor….and those chairs are perfect! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you visit again soon.

  17. Andrea says:

    Wow! Great job! How very creative and resourceful of you! Thanks for stopping by a dash of parsley! I loved your idea about putting our family name on the piano…unfortunately it wasn’t ours…maybe next time? 😉

  18. Love the chairs. I think they would look extra cute with some little red lumbar pillows. Maybe you can do a little Eiffel Tower applique on them?!

  19. Cheri says:

    I am adding this to my favs list.


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