Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thrift-Store Chair Upcycle

Hello my friends!  I'm so sorry that I have been away so long.  I have been enjoying my summer with my beautiful daughter and haven't had much time for crafting.

But, last week I popped in a thrift store downtown and found this chair for $2.97. 

 I have been wanted to paint something lately and was so happy to get a sturdy chair for less than $3.  Wow!!!!  I really need to drop into thrift stores more often.

So, I went to Walmart and bought some Enamel Paint in Alluring Bermuda Bay Blue.  

Since I was using an enamel paint, I decided not to go to great lengths to sand it.  I just took off the shine, that was left, with a 180 fine grit sanding block.  

After three good coats of paint, I am in love with this cute little chair.

Now I just need to decide if I am going to use it inside or out.

I LOVE painted furniture!
I know how much fun it is, yet every time I paint something and bring it back to life, I still feel surprised at the difference a can of paint makes.  I hope you find something fabulous to paint this summer too!

These are the Link Parties that I frequent.  I may not post to every one every week, but just incase I do, here they are:

Kuzak’s Closet,   Marvelously Messy,   Under the Table and Dreaming,   The Tattered Tag,   Flamingo Toes,   Lamb Around,   Cherished TreasuresPetite Hermine,   Nifty Thrifty ThingsSkip to my Lou,   Sumo’s Sweet StuffMaking the World Cuter,   The Girl Creative,   Singing Three Little Birds,   Mad in Crafts,   11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven,   Craftomaniac,   Creating My Way to Success,   Sew Can Do,   Embellishing Life,   C.R.A.F.T.,   It’s a Blog Party,   Me Making Do,   Sarahndipities,   The DIY Home Sweet Home Project,   Funky Polka Dot Giraffe,   Today’s Creative Blog,   Hope Studios,         Ladybug Blessings,   Tip Junkie,   A Silly Little Sparrow,   Giggles Glitz & Glam,   Not JUST a Housewife,   Reason’s to Skip the Housework,   Little Birdie Blog,   The Blackberry Vine,   Blue Cricket,   The Trendy Treehouse,   Lil’ Luna,   The Thrifty Home,   Seven Thirty Three,   Sew Much Ado,   Handyman Craftywoman,   Sweet Craft Cakes,   Tea Rose Home,    Twin Dragonfly Designs,   Elements Interiors,   Fun to Craft,   The Shabby Chic Cottage,    House of Hepworth’s,   Somewhat Simple,   Rhinestone Beagle,   Yesterday on Tuesday,   Kojo Designs,   While He Was Napping,   Tatertots and Jello,   Bubbly Nature Creations,   Funky Junk Interiors,   Creation Corner,    A Few of my Favorite Things,   It’s a Hodgepodge Life,   My Romantic Home,   The Shabby Nest,    Frugal and Fabulous Design,   Sun Scholars,      Whipperberry,   At the Picket FenceFingerprints on the Fridge,   Home Sweet Farm,   Young & Crafty,   Freckled Laundry,   Iron Violet Designs,   Fireflies & Jellybeans,   Be Different Act Normal,    Craft Envy,    Along for the Ride,   A Vision to Remember,    Saturday Mornings,   It’s a Crafty Life,   Childmade,     Sew Can Do,  


  1. That chair looks amazing in the garden...I vote for outside!

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

  2. Nice update. And it's hard to paint all of those curves right. Come see some amazing reupholstery!

  3. I love the color of the chair--great transformation!
    Thanks for sharing,

  4. Just lovely!!! That blue is swoon-worthy!! I'm so glad you shared it at the Tuesday To Do Party! Have a Happy 4th!

  5. Love it! Great color too. Thanks so much for linking up!

  6. I love this chair...I'm trying to find something like this for my photography. Maybe we should go shopping together!


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