Monday, March 7, 2011

Ladder back chairs painted white

Happy Monday Everyone!!
I have finally completed painting my ladder back chairs!! OMG this was not fun to do!
I applaud all of you out there who do this on a daily basis. Patience is not one of
my strong points and I wanted them painted like yesterday.


It is all coming together nicely in the kitchen. I like the calmness of white.
Especially since my cupboards are red and this kitchen gets no sunlight at all.


When you think you have completely finished a piece do you ever walk away
and then come back to it to find you have missed an entire side???
Yes this happened quite a lot here...


Here's before the chairs were painted. I like them white so much better!


More photos to share...I just could not stop taking photos...I love the look so
much!!







Alaina from Arbor House Lane
said to me the other day ..." I bet you're walking around your home with a paint brush
in your hand looking for something else to paint!"
Yes...Alaina I am ashamed to say after all the complaining of painting these
chairs that is exactly what I am doing!!
I'm joining Jennifer Rizzo at Refresh your room party !
Pamela xo








52 comments:

  1. Those turned out so well. And they look so nice with your table.

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  2. I agree, the white chairs really look nice. Good decision. ~ Sarah

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  3. Well Pamela, once again we match...LOL... My long lost sister.. Have a beautiful Day.

    Pattie

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  4. They look GREAT! I love the antlers on the table. and I so enjoy your blog, Pamela!

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  5. Uh oh, you are turning into me. I love the chairs white and I still want to paint my dining room chairs yellow. I will start some time and I do dread it. My have more parts than yours. Ugh!
    You can link this to my party tomorrow night!

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  6. Wow, they really turned out GREAT! Looks so pretty and bright!

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  7. The chairs look great! The reason I said that is because once you start painting furniture you want to keep going. I have found that to be especially true with white paint. AND I have done the paint brush walk every time I paint something in my home, I walk around with the paint brush in my hand, thinking while I have it out what else can I paint. Have fun with your painting and thanks for the mention.

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  8. Hi Pamela, your chairs look amazing. I totally understand what you mean about patience and wanting them finished now, I too am very like that. I have been dreaming about giving out big dining table a bit of a makeover with paint (legs and sides) but I'm too chicken to start cos I know it's going to be a huge job. Trying to convince hubby to get involved. Anyway great job and very inspiring.
    Donna xx

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  9. I love it! It looks so fresh and beautiful! Now I want to dump my dining chairs and find some white chairs! Painting is quite a chore when you are in the middle of it, but when you are done...the results are so worth it!!! Angie xo

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  10. I just had to stop by your blog and follow you because of a funny comment you left about linky parties. I'm new to blogging so it's nice to read comments about things I haven't attempted yet. You have a lovely blog with many inspiring ideas. If you get a chance stop by Brambly and take a peek. Have a wonderful day.

    Ann-Marie

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  11. Hi Pamela-

    I think everything looks better in white - especially in the Spring. I also see that you live on Vancouver Island. Visited years ago -such a pretty place.
    My best- Diane

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  12. they really look so great painted white! I am sure you are thrilled. the power of paint is never to be underestimated!

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  13. Hi Pam...these chairs look really good and they are so worth the effort. Well done! Thanks for visiting my blog and your fun comments about linky parties. I see where you linked this post to a party so I'm going to go check it out right now. Have a great week~ Ann

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  14. Hi Pamela I love the chairs white the really pop now against that beautiful table! I'm always looking for something to paint. Have a great week, Martina

    Just became a follower!

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  15. Pamela, your dining room is beautiful! (We are putting vertical boards up in our living ~ dining area.) Your arched doorway is such a nice design feature!
    *Lynne*

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  16. The chairs look great Pamela! I think they go really well with the look of your dining room. I am a lot like you when it comes to painting. I lose patience and then when I'm done, I want to paint everything!!

    Very nicely done!

    XO,
    Jane

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  17. Pamela, You are a brave, brave soul. I think the chairs looks wonderful in your room. They really do brighten it up, don't they? LOVE it...and what a nice contrast to your red cabminets. I am just like you...when I get on a painting kick MyHero better move or he may end up a color he wasn't expecting! (How do the "boys" like it) xxoo Diana

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  18. They look great Pamela, I love them in white.Thanks for visiting.

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  19. The chairs look so pretty painted white! It really brightens up the room! I think the contrast of the wood table with the white chairs looks wonderful!

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  20. Well, I'm like you about missing a whole side or leg or underneath part too! LOL You did a great job on your chairs and I love the look with the natural wood table. Great Job!

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  21. Love what you did with the chairs! The entire room changed perspective! :) It looks so much cozier... very chick! It was worth the frustration I guess ;)

    Hugs,

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  22. They look fantastic!!! What a brilliant idea--and it looks amazing!!!
    XO

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  23. Those turned out great! They do really brighten it up. Chairs are not fun to paint. And I've never painted more than one at once, so I really admire your perseverance.

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  24. Your chairs look fantastic. I did a double-take when you showed how they looked before and then how they look now - so fresh and pretty.

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  25. The chairs look fabulous and I like the way they pick of the white on the walls.

    It makes the whole room look bright and cheery and I think your whole kitchen would look a whole lot brighter with more white....so when are you doing the table?

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  26. Yes! That looks beautiful, those white chairs set off the wood of the table to perfection! I love the look! I have wanting to paint my chairs white, I really think I might after seeing yours. I would leave my old table walnut stained, like it is, I think.
    I am impressed, your chairs look great!
    We lived in Langley for twelve years and there were very few old houses there. Some were very run down, but Ft. Langley has several old houses. Have you been there? It is a very sweet old town that has one street of businesses that are very fun to visit.

    Hugs, Cindy

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  27. i like the white better too!! everything looks great. i know exactly what you mean about walking away, and thinking you are done and then, oh boy....mised a spot. ha ha

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  28. They look beautiful, Pamela! I like them best this way! I bet you're glad that's done!

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  29. Nice job Pamela! They look great. I will be doing some chairs very soon myself...I am dreading it though, I know how tedious it can be.

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  30. The chairs look great Pamela! Love the white it really brightens the room up. So pretty with the wood table! Nice job.
    Kim:)

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  31. They look wonderful! So fresh and bright!

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  32. Pamela, this turned out so great...very inspiring! Thanks for your encouraging words about my kitchen re-do!

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  33. These chairs are darling! They look so good with your table.
    -emily
    www.nestnestingnested.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow, they make your room look so fresh and inviting. Great job! I also love that side table (with the lamps on top) that I caught a glimpse of in your photos. Lovely room!

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  35. I really like how your chairs turned out Pamela! The white is really pretty and fresh looking. Have a great day, I'm off to work! :-)

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  36. All your hard work paid off ~ it looks wonderful!

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  37. Your chairs look lovely, Pamela. It's fun to freshen up for spring!
    - Susan

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  38. Pam, your newly painted items always look amazing.

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  39. The chairs turned out marvelous! I must confess - I think my family thinks I walk around with a paint brush too!
    Hope you're having a wonderful day,
    Kathy

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  40. Oh That Is Lovely!..Everything seems to pop!..Love your corner cabinet archway & of course the view out that window!

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  41. Hi Pamela! The chairs look perfect now. Just the right compliment for your table. I know what you mean about a lack of patience. It's not one of my virtues. I will say though, that once you get started painting is addictive. So what's next???

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  42. Great choice...they look amazing. I'm not patient either and want everything done NOW. I think that's why I like painting; you get such dramatic results instantly.Can't wait to see what you do next.
    ShawNa~

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  43. Okay! I am inspired to paint my black kitchen chairs white after this. If you don't have patience and you did it, I think I can too!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    xo
    clare

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  44. Pamela, your chairs turned out BEAUTIFUL!! Your entire house makes me drool!!!... Donna

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  45. Lovely. Worth your effort. Following you.
    Mary Ann

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  46. oh, how i love those chairs - sor pretty & unique! xoxo~tracie

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  47. They look so great!!!! Good job!

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  48. I love how calm and fresh it looks! Very pretty!

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  49. Hi Pamela,
    The chairs are beautiful...I painted and distressed my dining chairs a few months ago. You blog is lovely...I'd love it if you came to visit mine and follow along if you'd like....
    thanks for sharing,
    Mariaelena

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  50. Those long white chairs are super nice. I wouldn't mind something like that in my apartment.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo