Friday, October 30, 2009

Thrift Store Chair-Before and After!

I am so excited to share my newest project! I found this chair at our local thrift store the other day for $25.00. I snatched it up and ran to the register - with my 28 lb child on my other arm. I am sure I looked like a lunatic in the store, but I was so excited to find it because I knew I could make it beautiful! Here it is before...

I brought it right home, took the cushion off, lightly sanded it, and spray painted it with Rustoleum American Accents Heirloom White. It took about three light coats of paint.

I had to order fabric online, so I patiently (not really) waited for a few days for my fabric to get in. I found a GORGEOUS yard of Anna Maria
Horner fabric on Etsy for $9.25. I absolutely love this fabric!! I am excited about incorporating all of the colors in this fabric in our new house!

I took off the old, nasty cushion and padding and replaced it with a much fuller cushion and stapled on my new fabric.

Here is the after... Sorry for the horrible pics ahead of time! We have had rainy, gray days and so I had to use the flash and I am too impatient to wait for the sun to come out -which could be later this week :(



I love the details on this chair and the fabric is PERFECT!! I HEART this chair!! Can't you tell?!


I am linking this project to DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land, Furniture Feature Friday at Mustard Seed Creations, Reinvented's Trash to Treasure Tuesday , Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and on Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party...check them out!

DIY Day @ ASPTL








Furniture Feature Fridays

Linking up to The Nest's Frugal Friday Party!

34 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! Love the fabric. What a great job!

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  2. I love the new look! The chair is great...I love the lines. That fabric fits it perfectly!

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  3. Wonderful find! Love the pattern on the fabric, it adds so much fun to this chair! Excellent job... thanks for sharing...
    Dee Dee

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  4. Great redo & the fabric is so fun and colorful.

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  5. Wow, you have really transformed that chair into a piece of art! I can't beleive you found it for only $25...you must have a really good eye!
    Can't wait to see what you transform next time-am signing up to follow!
    Best wishes, NM.

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  6. wow turned out so good! lovin' the fabric!

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  7. Love it! Great makeover and the fabric is really pretty!

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  8. That is beautiful! I love the new look!

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  9. Gorgeous! just so much gorgeous!!

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  10. Ha ha. I love the running to the register with your 28lb child (been there..lol). Looks great. Love the fabric choice.

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  11. Very cute! I love the fabric. That can make 3 days seem like an eternity!

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  12. I love the chair and LOVE the transformation! Great job. The fabric is awesome.

    pk @ Room Remix

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  13. that fabric is fabulous!!! Great makeover, I looove it. Thanks for linking up!

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  14. I am in love with the fabric, too! Wonderful job. The chair is completely updated and looks fantastic!

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  15. Your chair looks great. I love your choice of fabric. Isn't it a great feeling to get such a wonderful bargain?

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  16. I finished your banner! You can get it at my blog here: http://www.morethanahouse.blogspot.com

    I hope you like it. Let me know if there are any changes you want or if you need help installing it on your blog.

    Enjoy!!

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  17. I LOVE it!! The white really makes the fabric pop...

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  18. wait, listen.... do you hear that? it is the sound of me swooning over this chair makeover. stunning! love the lines of the back of that piece... :)

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  19. You did an absolutely fabulous job on that chair! I love Anna Maria Horner's fabric, too! It looks great on your chair.

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  20. That chair has an amazing shape. You were right to carry it in one arm and your kid in another. (I've been there before!) The fabric you chose really makes it pop. Great transformation and thanks for sharing it on FFF.

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  21. I love that Anna Maria Horner fabric! It complements the chair's paint job perfectly.

    Oh, and I found your blog through A Soft Place to Land. I love when I come across other Carolina girls with crafty blogs!

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  22. Love it! It looks so modern now!

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  23. What a cute chair. I love this fabric. Don't you just love Anna! What color did you use in painting the chair. Did you spary is or brush it. I am actually thinking of doing this to my dinning room chairs! My table and chairs are very traditional. I was thinking of painting the chairs to living up the livingroom.
    www.thekeltonscozycottage.blogspot.com

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  24. I spray painted it with Rustoleum American Accents Heirloom White. It was a super easy project!

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