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DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Chairs
April 14, 2011 By 47 Comments
Welcome to Transformation Thursday! It’s the one day of the week we all get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if you’ve been coming around for months (or years), or this is your very first transformation rodeo – everyone is welcome to link up your projects at the bottom of this post. Last week I told you all that we’ve been working on new chairs. Although I liked the mis-matched chairs we had, most of them were on the brink of falling apart. We looked at a few different options, but then the inevitable question “Can we build this?” came up. And so, my friends, we went from there. Mr. SCC thought about the cull cart lumber, which meant we could buy all the wood we needed to build 8 chairs for about $25. Throw in some screws and we were ready to go. We took my favorite old farmhouse style chair plus some ideas from The Design Confidential, and we had a plan. The only changes we made were to the seats and backs, other than that they are built according to the original designs.Each piece was cut, planed, drilled and sanded before being put together, so that once they were together all we had to do was wipe them down and paint. Using a spray gun (thank goodness for a dry, warm day), Mr. SCC put several coats on the chairs from every angle. Plain white, nuttin’ fancy. And after two weeks worth of work, Mr. SCC made 8 chairs for less than half the price of a store bought one. Not too shabby
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Welllllllll…………. Let’er rip, tater chip!