Inspired by this fabulous pic from Anna at Absolutely Beautiful Things, I had my friend Jourdanne keep a look out for any old chairs at Op Shops that I could possibly makeover.
All my Christmases came at once when she called me on a random Tuesday afternoon to say she'd found a set of four Bentwoods at the Mount Barker St Vinnies store - and they were only $4 each.
So hiring in some help from my friends, I organised a working bee at mi casa . . . and disguised it as Blagetti!
Here we see Pippa and Emma getting to work with the sanding blocks. I love Pip's version of 'daggy clothes' - if only I looked that good in my roughies!
And while I was busy finishing the bottle of sparkling, dear Pip was busy on the front lawn (probably a safer option than dear Emma who took her chair out to the middle of the road to minimise the damage of overspray!). She was handy with the spray can, that girl - but she assures me she's never done any graffiti!
I've still got one chair to go (we ran out of paint, whoops!) but I can't wait to show you how they look in my little kitchen . . . as long as noone sits on them! They're not, um, very sturdy!
Thank you to the lovelies who rolled their sleeves up and helped me out. Oh, and thanks to Kim for the entertainment!