Jennifer grew up with a mom who is incredibly talented around design and re-purposing pieces with "good bones" and obviously - based on the following photos - has developed that muscle herself. Here's Jennifer's email:
Hi Susan, My mom, Amy, helps out at Jubilee occasionally (and alerts me of any great deals she sees when helping out/shopping...not sure what she does more of!). Anyway, she bought a table/chairs set and she only needed the table...so I lucked out and scored the chairs! Yay! So I thought I'd send you some before and after pics.
They were a little beat up and the fabric was definitely not for me, but I loved the sleek style and thought the unique "squiggle" backs and medallions gave them such personality. I had originally planned to lightly sand and stain these, but they had some kind of super gloss finish to them and rather than spend hours sanding I opted to paint.
I used a mustard yellow paint (to coordinate with some artwork and other accents in the adjacent living room) and several coats and a topcoat later...here they are. I added some new foam for padding and picked out a neutral (but interesting) fabric for the seats. I'm loving my happy "new" dining room chairs.
P.S. I also bought a children's table/chairs set for my kids and I plan to use the leftover yellow paint on those chairs. My husband is a little concerned I'm going to paint all the wood furniture in the house...haha, I just might!
Wouldn't it be fun to gather around that great looking table in that sunny spot on those amazing chairs?! I absolutely love what Jennifer did!
A big THANK YOU to Jennifer!
Have you purchased something from Jubilee Furniture that you've transformed - as Jennifer did - and you'd be willing to take some photos and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the thought of inspiring others to see used furniture in a new way? Or, have you purchased something from Jubilee Furniture and done nothing but dusted it off and gave it a new home in your house and you'd be willing to take some photos and email me at email@example.com with the thought of inspiring others to see used furniture in a new way? If so - that's great! Whatchawaitingfor?
Enjoy this good day, dear reader!