Monday, March 1, 2010

Old Chair Re-do

I am excited to be part of the First Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm -   I hope you will come by and see what everyone has to show..

At our Rivah house I want to be very thrifty and reuse all the fixtures and furniture that has been there for 'centuries'!!!  So to begin I re-did some old chairs that needed an update..I don't have a before picture, but I'm sure you an imagine - they were just plain wood chairs - I know these type of chairs have a certain name, but I can't remember what it is - maybe some of you can!?!


I had fun painting it - there are two of them and just the beginning of  what has to be done at the Rivah house ...I have so much to do ..notice the floors - hummm..they certainly need to be done!!!!  I love the distressed look, but even these may need a bit of an update!!


  1. I'm thinking they are called 'bistro chairs' and i'm thinking that i like what you've done with them! it's fun!

    have a great night!

  2. This style chair has been around forever. I remember having them in the lunchroom when I was in elementary school...eons ago! You have done a great job of bringing it into the 21st century with a cute and colorful makeover in one of my favorite color and green.

    Thanks for visiting me. :)

  3. You did a great job on the chairs and although I can't see the entire floor, I LOVE how it looks. But sometimes things do look better in a picture rather than real life!!! Nice to meet ya and I look forward to seeing more crazy, crafty and creative stuff!! Judi

  4. Hi! Cute chair! I think they might be called cane-back chairs.
    Mary Lou

  5. Fun & Funky! It looks a little MacKenzie Childs style with the black & white stripes.
    Very well done!

  6. So it! I have always called these ice cream parlor I doubt that is their name though. And, I rather like the distressed floor. :-)

    Hugs ~ Angie

  7. Darling ! The paint job is super! Love the floor!
    smiles, alice

  8. What a darling little how you painted it...looks great! Thanks for comingto my first NIFTY THRIFTY party...hope to see you next week:)


  9. I really like the fun colors you used to paint the chairs. I like the floor, it has a great distressed look!

  10. That is so cute! I love you color choices! Thanks for leaving the nice comment and I'm glad you became a part of the blogging community because of me...the more the merrier when it comes to blogging! I hope you get as much enjoyment out of it as I have...I'm sure you will!