Monday, December 3, 2012

Vintage 1965 Thomasville Chairs

How was your weekend? Mine was spent at wrestling again. Saturday and Sunday!
The kids were excited that it was finally the first of December and they could start opening their advent calendars. When my son was a toddler I actually had a homemade calendar with 24 individually wrapped presents. Now that my kids are older and in the Lego craze, all they want is a Lego calendar. Star Wars for Noa and Lego Friends for Lilly.
The only thing that bothers me about the calendars is that it makes them get up earlier to open their next door, haha! But they are special memories and I cherish them.

Today I want to share a project with you. A while ago I purchased these two 1965 vintage Thomasville chairs.

vintage 1965 Thomasville Chairs

vintage 1965 Thomasville Chairs

vintage 1965 Thomasville Chairs makeover

I really like the curves in their shape and of course my first instinct was to paint them white once again with a turquoise damask fabric but then I saw this fun, multi-colored striped fabric and remembered my favorite orange color that I had left in the garage. And voila this is what I came up with after the usual sanding, cleaning and priming.
The upholstering was a little tricky, because I had to keep the stripes perfectly straight.

refinished vintage 1965 Thomasville Chairs

orange and striped chair makeover

I love them I think they are fun. Aren't they? I can picture them in a kids room, at a small bistro table in a kitchen or maybe in an all white or plain office where they'd stand out.
They will be available in my Etsy store soon. I think I want to take some more nice photos first.

LOVE this fabric, don't you?

Talk to on Wednesday,



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27 comments :

  1. i think i might have just peed my pants in excitement over these chairs- they are AWESOME!

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  2. Adorable, so fun to see them done in something other than white!

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  3. OMG...the colors are perfect. This caught my eye right away at Cassie's party. To die for!!

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  4. Wow, super! Belts came out perfect!

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  5. So bright and gorgeous!! very summery...which we are now in where i live:)

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  6. Love the outcome! I am going to have to find some striped fabric soon so I can test some of them out.

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  7. those curves are amazing! love these chairs.

    hope you'll have a moment to stop by, and i'm hosting a giveaway as well today:
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    peace to you.

    michele

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  8. Such a fun transformation! You did a beautiful job!

    Allison

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  9. Too fun, Julia! Great vision for the color and fabric!

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  10. What color is the paint on the chairs..it's perfect!?

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    1. It is Valspar's Hacienda Tile spray paint.

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  11. Wow I love these! Will you share what fabric you used? I am trying to redo a rocker for our nursery and have been looking for something like this/with these colors. Love the paint color too, we purchased more of a red-orange spray but might take a look at the Valspar. I am loving your blog and will spend the rest of the morning poring over your projects - nursery is mostly black and white and I just might have to do something like your vinyl hallway in the closet in there! :)

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    1. The fabric was from Ikea and I love it!
      And thanks for the kind words

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    2. Thanks! Surprised I don't recognize it as I usually know Ikea's full catalog :) I'll have to look around a bit for it but at least gave me some inspiration. Have fun with the next project!!

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