Thrifted Farmhouse Chairs – Trash to Treasure Makeover


Thrifted farmhouse chairs (recovered in an old skirt!) - by Girl in the Garage

Hey guys!  I’ve been super busy getting ready for the vintage market this weekend, which means I haven’t been on the computer much lately… but I’m taking pics of all my projects, so I’ll share them all with you soon.  I’m taking these chairs to the market, so it works out well that they were so nasty to start with – because today is Trash to Treasure Tuesday!  (Visit my friends’ free/thrifted T2T makeovers at the end of this post.)

Thrifted farmhouse chairs (recovered in an old skirt!) - by Girl in the Garage

I paid $5 each for these verrrry old chairs.  From the top they looked okay but one of the seats was literally falling apart underneath.  My husband cut new wood for both seats (thanks, honey!) and then I needed to pick the perfect fabric…

This old skirt has the prettiest bluish purplish stripes, and I’d been waiting to use it on a project – thankfully these seats were just small enough, and I barely had enough fabric to cover them!

Thrifted farmhouse chairs (recovered in an old skirt!) - by Girl in the Garage

New wood + new padding + old skirt = farmhouse style striped seats.

Thrifted farmhouse chairs (recovered in an old skirt!) - by Girl in the Garage

I painted the wood with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Old Ochre.  I only applied one coat because I wanted it to look aged and imperfect.

Thrifted farmhouse chairs (recovered in an old skirt!) - by Girl in the Garage Thrifted farmhouse chairs (recovered in an old skirt!) - by Girl in the Garage

Here you can see the lovely colors in the stripes, almost like ticking fabric:

Thrifted farmhouse chairs (recovered in an old skirt!) - by Girl in the Garage Thrifted Farmhouse Chairs - Girl in the Garage

Before and after of my thrifted farmhouse chairs:

Thrifted farmhouse chairs (recovered in an old skirt!) - by Girl in the Garage

Now it’s time to visit my friends and see their Trash to Treasure makeovers….

Trash to Treasure Makeovers - May 2016

Below are the Before photos – click each link below to see the Afters.

Trash to Treasure Makeovers - May 2016

1. Prodigal Pieces
2. Artsy Chicks Rule
3. Blesser House
4. Confessions of a Serial DIYer

ALSO… we’re having an awesome giveaway on Instagram!  Today through Saturday 3/14, upload your best Trash to Treasure makeovers, add the hashtag #trashtotreasuretransformation, and follow all 5 of us for a chance to win a big prize package from Rustic Brands.  More details on my Instagram HERE.

Jen


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6 Comments on Thrifted Farmhouse Chairs – Trash to Treasure Makeover

  1. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
    May 10, 2016 at 3:55 am (1 year ago)

    You know I love me some farmhouse and I love the thrifted skirt upholstery! Perfection, Jen!

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  2. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer
    May 10, 2016 at 9:12 am (1 year ago)

    Wow these look so much better! I almost shared a stool I used blue and white ticking on lol! Might save it for our red white or blue theme. These chairs are so pretty…can’t wait to see all your treasures you’re making for the sale…wish I could come shop!

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  3. Marcie Lovett
    May 10, 2016 at 3:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Those were seriously ugly chairs. So much better now!

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  4. Paula@SweetPea
    May 13, 2016 at 10:51 am (1 year ago)

    You are so clever to save your skirt to use for this project. The ticking and white paint definitely give these chairs a farmhouse look.

    Good luck with your market!
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