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!