Monday, July 11, 2011

Great Finds Update

Last week I posted some pictures of a chair and a mirror that I consider great finds.
I bought the chair at a thrift store for only $4.
As you can see in the photo above, the chair has some worn places but it was basically in great condition since I planned to paint it.

So, that was my project for the weekend.
I gave the chair a light sanding and then 2 coats of paint.
Then I added a French Grain label design to the seat.
I distressed the chair by lightly sanding the edges in random places and finished it off with a protective sealer.
It turned out great, if I do say so myself...




Oh what a little paint can do!!!



43 comments:

  1. Love the chair!! Did you use a stencil for the seat design? I have covered my dining room chairs in old muslin and I'm looking for the right design to put on them...I want them to look like old grain sacks. I haven't been happy with anything I've come across, but I like the design you used. Best, Vicki

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  2. that is so sweet! i would feel bad putting my rear on it though- i wouldn't want to cover up that gorgeous detail!!! :)

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  3. Artsy VaVa-

    I love the chair makeover! I found it via Someday Crafts.

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  4. I love the stencil on the chair, it looks wonderful!

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  5. great job. I love the stencil. How did you transfer it on to the chair?
    I am your newest follower and I hope you can stop on by my blog. I would love to know the answer.
    thanks for sharing
    Caroline

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  6. How sweet & pretty! I love this, and would love it if you would share this at my linky party.

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  7. This is great! I just got a random chair and was trying to figure out what to do with it!

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  8. Artteachergirl sent me over to say hi! I adore that chair. The image you put on it makes it extra special.

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  9. FABULOUS!! Please-please-PLEASE share how you did the image transfer...WICKED AWESOME!!

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  10. love it!!! what a great look, beautiful!!!

    Thank you for sharing @ Inspire Me Fridays, this week!

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  11. Oh wow, that chair looks so good now!! :)

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  12. What a great chair! Love the design, how did you apply it to the chair? I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon.

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  13. Love the chair and the design on it.

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  14. Very nice! I love the writing on the chair, it adds more to the project.

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  15. What a beautiful chair! Great job!

    Nice to visit with you.

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  16. This chair is gorgeous! What a great makeover!

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  17. Love this cute little creative chair! Thanks for sharing it at my newbie party.

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  18. Your chair looks so pretty! Fresh as a daisy.

    Dee

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  19. I love that, such a neat and professional job. Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  20. Guess what you are chosen to be the blog of the week, next week on my blog! I will spotlight your blog during my weekend Show Off party, and keep your button on my blog for the week! I will just need to have you write a short post about your blog, and some favorite projects I can include in the post! Please email me with more info or questions!

    Carlee
    ladybirdln10(at)gmail(dot)com
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  21. I'm continually amazed at the power of paint! :) Your chair looks great, and I love the embellishment on the seat. What a great thrift store find!

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  22. This is a stunning transformation! I'd never guess it was the same chair. I'm your newest follower (#99).

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  23. LOVE the end result...wow!!

    www.crystalspalazzo.blogspot.com/

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  24. Oh boy, at first, I thought another chair, but then wow. Looks fabulous.
    Lisa

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  25. Saw you featured on Ladybird Ln and this is SUCH a beautiful project, great job!! I cannot believe what vision some of you crafty mamas have. I would have looked at that chair and thought, eh, too old. LOL!

    -Adrianne
    happyhourprojects.blogspot.com

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  26. Ok, this is the second time I've come across this chair. This time from inspire me Fridays. Obviously I love it!

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  27. Love how that turned out. Your label design looks too cool!

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  28. Great job on the chair! Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy. We hope you'll join us again this week!

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  29. I agree, paint is amazing! Thanks for linking up to Craft and tell. Great job!

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  30. paint looks awesome:) thank you so much for sharing and linkin up with tell me tuesday!!
    you rock!
    xoxo
    ash

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  31. Love this and featuring it on Thrifty Thursday! :)
    Thanks for linking!

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  32. Great makeover!!
    Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see more of your creativity this weekend! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  33. Love the chair! It looks like something you picked up in France...great transformation!

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  34. Hi, girl! Congratulations on making it to this week's featured projects. Votation is on going. Do grab a featured button if you fancy so ^^)

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  35. How did you do that label? I LOVE LOVE it!!
    Great project. I am your newest follower from Paisley's blog hop!

    http://www.jennyatdapperhouse.com/

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