I’ve started making our old painted chairs over again. In 2008 I painted them white and added some white and rosy Cath Kidston fabric to the seat to perk them up a bit as they were dark wood with tapestry seatpads. I liked the ladder backs on them and hey they were free so why not!
Unsurprisingly three and a bit years of wear and tear have now made them a bit grubby and the paint has worn off in patches. So time to go again! This time I’ve gone blue as I think it should last a bit longer than the cream. I’ve used some Cath Kidston fabric from eBay and a tester pot of Farrow and Ball and some wadding from the market. So I think so far it’s cost me just under £10 for both chairs, plus a bit of elbow grease.
I’m just waiting for the seat pad foam to come from eBay now, and then when I get time I can re-staple the new fabric to the pad and my chair will be done and I’ll post a photo. Hopefully before Christmas!