Captain? What captain? || Before + After

A long time ago, I bought my kitchen table and chairs off Craigslist.  Two of the chairs were captains, which were fine at the time, but I soon realized these captains could not be pushed under the table.  So I grew to loathe them.   Using a Dremel, I cut off the arms and spindles.  After that, I basically followed this tutorial for priming and painting, and painted my two captain chairs yellow.  That was months and months ago.

My original plan was to add foam and fabric for my seats, but I got lazy.  So the chairs sat unfinished for all those months until this past weekend when I decided a coat of paint will do.  (I shared a sneak peek of the project on Facebook.  Feel free to follow along if you like seeing behind the scenes pictures.

And after . . .

I use one of the chairs in my sewing room, which also has the table I bought with the chairs .  The other one actually sits out in my carport.  :)  And to see what my current dining situation is, you can view that here.  (I painted the other four chairs in white.)

So what do you think?  Isn't it amazing what a little bit of paint can do?



  1. You have transformed something ordinary into something beautiful. Lovely job.

  2. You are so talented! Those chairs look fantastic! Will you help me pick out fabric to recover my dining room chairs?

  3. these chairs are so great! i love how they turned out - so lovely!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

  4. Gorgeous! My favorite color is yellow. :)

  5. Anonymous2/19/2013

    Nancy, those are amazing! Where did you get the idea for the design? You want to know something funny? It thought your header read "caption? what caption?" and I thought you were being funny... maybe I need more sleep. :-)

  6. Cooooool! What is on the seat? Is it fabric or did you paint the design? They look great.


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