Jan 22, 2013

My Sweet Silhouette Chairs

My mind is always spinning thinking about new ideas to be crafty.  So much so that I often find myself still awake at 3:00 am "researching" the internet for ideas.  One of my most favorite sites is The Graphics Fairy.  This is THE place to find wonderful graphics in every imaginable subject and the possibilities are endless!  I daydream (or nightdream) about different and unique ways I can use her goods.
Enter this project that I have been trying to get off the ground.  I've had a pair of these chairs sitting in my office for months while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do with them. 

I had previously painted these in chalk paint and covered them in the fabric you see on the seat.  They were o.k. - but not the fun I wanted them to be.  So, I tore off the fancy fabric and recovered the bottom with drop cloth.  I loved the way the white popped.
 I knew I wanted to add something to the back...so, I went to my favorite source....the Graphics Fairy, of course!  Initially, I had planned to put a chandelier graphic on them, but it just didn't seem right.  Then I thought about a crown...but no.  When I spotted these ADORABLE silhouette images, I knew these were it! 
I cut the fabric to size, ironed with a non-starch stiffener, and transferred the images with the wax paper method.  I didn't take pictures of this step, but there is so much info on the internet on different ways to transfer.  For this project, I wanted the rough, aged look as opposed to the crisp look when using transfer paper.
I attached the fabric with upholstery nails and glued on the gimp.  I first tried the nailhead look, but it really didn't look good, so I took them off and left the trim clean. 


I must admit that I really like the way they turned out!  I think they would be adorable on either side of a fireplace, foyer or even a master suite.  No matter where they are placed, they will always look so sweet looking towards one another.  :)
Happy Crafting!

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  1. Hi Susan, These are adorable!! I loved them so much that I'm featuring them over on my DIY Blog today! http://www.graphicsfairy-diy.com/2013/01/vintage-silhouette-chairs.html


    1. Thank you so much! I am in shock. :) This is truly an honor for a freshman blogger like me! Susan

  2. Just found that you have a blog, girl! Love these!

    1. A little late in responding....I am still new at this blog thing. :) Thanks so much and hope you have a great time at Lucketts this weekend!


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