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DIY: Yellow Chairs with Polka Dots & Zebra Print!

September 10, 2013

We were up in Seattle for a family reunion earlier this summer. While we were there we went through my grandma’s stuff at my aunt & uncle’s. It’s been 2 years since she passed away and we needed to go through her stuff to figure out what we all wanted to keep. I knew I wanted these chairs that she and my grandpa had. As much as I love the wood as it is, I wanted to spray paint them yellow. We chose Rust-Oleum Sun Yellow (Gloss). I didn’t want to sand them since I have no patience when it comes to sanding. So because we didn’t sand it, we used Rust-Oleum white spray paint & primer in 1 (satin).

Next was finding the perfect fabric. The old fabric had to go…no offense to my grandma! We went to a local fabric store and we didn’t find anything good so we went to JoAnn’s and came across the zebra fabric. I was surprised that Tyler liked it. He insisted we go with it. My eyes refused to stop looking, I secretly wanted to find something better and right then I saw this fabric with polka dots that were the perfect size! It reminded me of Elsie’s yellow chairs with polka dots. I knew I wanted this! Tyler wasn’t going to give up his zebra fabric so we agreed to do both to mix things up. I’m so happy with how they turned out and I love them. They are really comfortable to sit on.

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  • Reply Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird September 11, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – please come do my house for me!

  • Reply Megan September 11, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! And I’m in love with your table!!

  • Reply Katelin September 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    eee these are so awesome! and love the pictures on the wall too, so great.

  • Reply bbi September 29, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Wow! They look good! I think the table and the chairs are very contrasting thats why they fit perfectly with each other

  • Reply Cori December 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    So love the bright color and bold, dark patterns! You guys chose some great fabrics, and they go to together really well, too.

  • Reply Rachel G March 20, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Wow, those are so vibrant!! I like that you chose two different patterns for the fabric seats!

  • Reply Seng @sengerson.com April 22, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Those chairs look amazing!! Great job!!! It’ll be amazing piece to remember your grandma by!!

    Stay fabulous,
    Seng | http://www.sengerson.com

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