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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Italian love...

These , believe or not, have been my end-of-the-dining-table-chairs for the last 5 years...

Great legs...

Not so great, actually, horrendous seat cover!!
...For obvious reasons they have been wearing slipcovers...
...2 choices: plain cream and blue toile...
... Neither one a good fit...



So I decided to finally fix that...
A couple of yards of white canvas,
a very easy pattern,
2 cans of spray paint
and some printing later,
this is what I came up with....



When thinking about the graphics for the back of the chairs, many things came to mind...

Numbers...like that look but I've being seeing it more and more...
Crown...cute for a bedroom, not crazy about it for my dining room...
French writing...oui, oui, hmm, maybe not....
Italian writing...Bellissimo!!!

My family and I LOVE Italy so I copied the writing from 2 street signs...


Now every time we look at our chairs, we think of Italy, of our wonderful time there and the irresistible need to come back pretty soon because...
Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco...but mine is in the streets of Tuscany!

Ciao, cara!!!

14 comments:

Tara said...

Clara, those look wonderful, I love the idea...and it is so funny, I had the same fabric on my chairs, but it was purple and pink, GAG...love the covers!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

WOw! What a transformation! We love the writing. We have a few of those "need to get to" projects lerking around our homes, too! Well, okay, maybe more than a few!;0)
Karla & Karrie

Coastal Sisters said...

Oh my.........HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!

This was a great do-over! Truly fabu!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Christine said...

What a clever way to add charm to your dining room! Love it!!!

the wild raspberry said...

love love love those chairs...nice job!
i'm a bit envious that you've been to italy...ok ... maybe a lot envious! but i love ya anyways.
:)
chas

LuLu said...

I'm loving it! Oh they turned out wonderful. The writing is fantastic!!!
LuLu

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Buona Sera!!

Simply adore the changes you made. You two are FABULOUS!!

love it.

T

Honey Bend Vintage said...

Oh my I love them!
Bristol

delightfuldwelling said...

I love how those came out, so chic!

Avian said...

I just love this chair! It's a perfectly subtle way to ::hint:: to my husband about taking the family abroad!! I adore it!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

That is soooo cool! I love the typography. There's some tough competition over at Kimba's DIY this round!!!

Donna

the undomesticated wife said...

Wonderful rehab!!

Sara said...

Wow....looks so great. Makes me wish I could sew.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love the chairs, they look awesome! Love the writing on them!