Monday, November 14, 2011

Whoa, half way there....

take my hand and we'll make it I swear!  Whoa, Livin on a prayer!  Bon Jovi Rules!

That's right...for those of you who know me, I went there.  For those of you who don't know me, Jon Bon Jovi is my boyfriend {maybe, not in real life, but whatevs!}.

When I was little, I made up a dance to Livin' On a Prayer...I then taught the neighbor girls and my little brothers.  We all did the dance.  I know I should have been a choreographer.  My mom brought said dance up once at my daughter's talent show and I may or may not have sprayed things out my nose.

Now, back to what I have been doing....

I have been hard at work on my dining room chair project :)

If you recall, I had these 2 chairs from a while back.  They started out like this:

Then I redid them and had these:
eh, they're okay.

Then I picked up these at Habitat for Humanity:

Yep, they match the chairs in the picture above.  Yep, I have 10 matching dining chairs for $16 before paint and fabric costs.  More on that when I actually have them done.

Originally I wanted them to be green.  Fail.

Please don't judge my messy garage...fine judge it, but you know yours is too!
I think I knew after one, that green was not going to work.  But, I was Dori. just kept spraying, just keep spraying.  I finally quit.

Now, I have decided they need to be gray, grey...whatevs.  So, I have 5 finished and 5 to go.  The weather has been superb for spray painting.

Yesterday it took me 2 hours to prime the second set of 5 and paint 3 chairs gray, grey...whatever!

So, the inspiration for these was simple.  I love these, but can't afford them just yet. (I need 10...fine 8 would do, but I want 10.)  Oh, Tolix.....

So, here's a sneak peak of what my chairs look like:

I love them.  Not like I love Tolix chairs, but what are you gonna do?  I am thinking I am going to number them, sort of like the placement on these chairs:

Here is the question I ponder.  Do I number them 1-10?  Or do I number them with a 3 digit number special to mine would be 128, because my birthday is December 8th?

-Make your life beautiful!


  1. First of all, I have to congratulate you on your commitment to your imaginary boyfriend. I have a new imaginary boyfriend almost every week. This week it's Jason Segel, but last week it was Clooney so who knows :)

    Ten matched dining room chairs for $16 is like the greatest deal of all time. Congrats on that... and the grey/gray color is dynamite. Love it.

    I'm a big fan of the special 3 digit numbers. So cute and it would be meaningful to your family. I can't wait to see the finished project.

  2. I like the chairs in gray! (grey?) - so glad I'm not the only one who gets confused by that word!! Anyways, I really like the idea of using numbers that are personal to you and your family. that way long after the numbering stuff trend goes away, your chairs will still be relevant in your home because the numbers actually have meaning. btw soooo jealous you got all those chairs for so cheap!! :)


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