Hi guys! Today I’ve got a vintage chair makeover for you, and I’ll probably have another chair makeover to show you later this week – Woot!
My sweet mom picked up this chair for me from Goodwill for $4.00, which is a steal, because our Goodwill isn’t cheap! She’s my partner in crime and is always on the lookout for me. She knew I wouldn’t be scared of a few scratches and that nasty seat cushion.
After cleaning the chair, I flipped it and removed the seat. The bottom was almost as bad as the top – gross.
I painted the chair in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre. I love how rich and creamy this color is. You can also see it on my nailhead vanity and the bicycle box.
I also bought a new seat cushion (had to trim it down a little) and fabric from Hobby Lobby. Here I’m checking if the cushion will fit well:
I centered the pattern over the cushion and cut the fabric, leaving a few inches extra on each side.
Then I carefully turned it over, folded the edges under, and stapled all the way around with my staple gun.
I applied a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear wax to the chair, screwed the seat back on, and here is the “after!”
It’s so bright and cheerful to me… and looks so much cleaner than it used to.
Have you passed by any gross chairs at Goodwill lately that you might reconsider now?
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Jen, your chair turned out so gorgeous! I’m going to be hitting the thrift shops daily now looking for the perfect gross chair.
LOL! Good luck Susan, I’m sure you will find many gross chairs to choose from! 😉
Wow, what a difference! It’s beautiful and so cheery. I love Goodwill 🙂
Thank you Linda! Our Goodwill is hit and miss, but I find good bargains once in a while. Luckily this chair was one of them!
This is fabulous–seriously! I love the white coloring on the wood with that pattern on the back of the chair. Good eye!
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Thanks so much, Cathy! Hope you’re having a great week. 🙂
Lindsay Eidahl says
Love it! I actually passed on a couple of chairs that I didn’t think I could recover at Goodwill and after I left, I was kicking myself for not getting them. I had to turn around and get them and I am so happy I did. I love them! http://www.mycreativedays.com/no-sew-upholstered-chairs-project-my-favorite-kind/ Just had to share because I will never pass up on a thrift store chair again. They are always worth a try!
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Thanks Lindsay! You are so right. Your chairs turned out beautiful – that fabric is so pretty!
So pretty! I love the fabric you chose!! My anniversary is July 2nd. My husband and I will be celebrating our 23rd anniversary!! Love the chair!!
Thank you Crystal! Happy early anniversary to you! 🙂
Sandi Nakoneczny says
Chair looks wonderful. I have one in the basement that needs something and this just might be it.
Thanks for your great ideas.
Thanks so much Sandi! Glad you like it. 🙂
Wendy Mencel says
That looks amazing. I have two at my house and you have inspired me!
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Thank you Wendy! I’m so happy that my project inspired you! 🙂
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Much better and cleaner! Lol! Nice job. BTW…June bride here!
Yeay for another June bride! 🙂 Thank you!
This is a fantastic blog Jen, My husband and I recently purchased our first home. We gutted the whole thing and are now in the process of rebuilding it. As you can imagine, funds are tight. I’ve been learning from reading your DIY posts and I’m hoping to repurpose my old furniture to match the new look of our house.
Shelia @ House of Highlands says
I love this chair! I have not painted with ASCP but I’m about to start! We are getting a room ready for my daughter and I plan to paint a few pieces for her! Your chair turned out fabulous!