Sunday, November 15, 2009

thrifty: the transformed chair {#1}

so if you haven't noticed, i've been a bit over-the-top-excited about thrifting lately. and i think that more than getting junky stuff, it is the thrill of the find that keeps me going back. we had our first suitcase...our second suitcase...and now...

a chair.

a whole $2.60 at Goodwill.

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but i believed in her...just like the Ugly Duckling.

and i sanded.
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and ripped.

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and primed.

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and painted.

and cut.
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and stapled.

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and covered.

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and voila!!!

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HOW FREAKING ADORABLE?!?!
{please don't mind the paper towels on the floor...protecting the carpet from spray paint drips...}
let's compare:
aqua chair before.after

i'm officially in love with refinishing chairs. because you always need more chairs, right? this one now sits at my desk. much better than the fold-up one it replaced.

and yes...more re-do's to come!!!

8 comments:

Treasia Stepp said...

It turned out to be even more beautiful. I can't wait to get started on my table, chairs, buffet and china cabinet. Still trying to decide to go with white and glaze or all black? Hum.........

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

GIRRRRRRL, I'm in love! It looks one thousand times cuter than the original! I love the fabric you chose and the great paint match you did. Lovely!

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

i am sitting here SWOONING over your chair make-over. and $2.60 for that thing?! the goodwills here (in st. louis, mo) are so pricey! you got yourself a steal there, girly. and you did a STELLAR redo!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Great deal and a great transformation! Love the green. I'm hosting a Power of Paint Party starting late tonight & every Wednesdays... I'd love it if you'd link up this chair!

design_aholic said...

I LOVE the houndstooth! I have it as a staple on my blog banner :)

Totally cute chair- I love the color!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

love your transformation! The green is so pretty! I've gotten some good deals on chairs, but only once have I gotten on for under $3.00! Way to go!
gail

Cha Cha said...

I love your paint and fabric chose they are so chic. You did a great job thanks for sharing.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Awesomely cool. I love to redo chairs also - thus my business name- the Orphan Chair.
tammy

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