Jan 16, 2009

Old & Cruddy To Beautiful!


A couple of summers ago my husband and I walked around the neighborhood during our community garage sale weekend. We happened upon this chair in a driveway. I loved the caning, shape, and size. The family just wanted to get rid of all their stuff (and I get that!) so they offered the chair to us for $6.00. Well, how could I pass that up? So Hubby carried it home for me. I didn't do anything to the chair that summer, but last summer when I was redecorating our guest room I got the chair out.





As you can see it was dark wood so I primed it and then painted it several coats of a low sheen white. Then I made a new seat and covered it with a rose print in off white and dark pinks. I love the chair but it doesn't fit well in the guest room. Fortunately, we redecorated our family room this Fall and it fits perfectly nestled in a corner between the fireplace and my new bookcases.







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50 comments:

Janet, said...

that is a beautiful chair, you did a good job on it. I love good yard sale finds.

ceekay said...

Perfect! You are always very handy and talented with that type of thing!!

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

You did a wonderful job!!

Sweet Nothings said...

Nice job refurbishing that chair!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I will try to plant the money plant this summer!

Bridget said...

Great job! What a beautiful chair you have created!

Gattina said...

You did a very nice job ! it looks great !

Jadehollow said...

Great transformation! You did an awesome job Kathy.
Blessed Hugs...
Debbie

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

You did a great job giving that chair a new life! I can just see myself nestled in the chair with a good book (and an afghan, gotta have my afghan).
Have a great day!

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, my. I'm speechless. What an improvement. So, so gorgeous.

My Show n Tell...I felt kind of BLUE today. Come by if you can, I'd love to have your company.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Greata job on the chair. It turned out beautiful.

I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog. I hope you will join in.
Teresa

Technonana said...

Perfectly beautiful!! Hey, when are you coming over to my house so we can take somethings from Trash to Treasures?
Stay warm, My Friend!
Love,
Sharon

A Hint of Home said...

You did a great job on the chair, Kathy. I'm sure it looks wonderful in your remodled family room.

Neabear said...

Your chair looks great! You did an awesome job on it. Wow!!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Ricky and I are going to a big estate auction this weekend where I will be looking for a new side chair for my office.. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Hopefully I'll be able to see the "beautiful" in the "old & cruddy"... ;)

Lora said...

Very nice! Very Shabby Chic! You did a great job.

Lady Katherine said...

I love what you have done to the chair, what a change it pretty both ways!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! I never would have thought to do that.

Now I'm kicking myself for getting rid of the 80's blue one that my mom had. I could have had a great looking chair....

Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope you have a good weekend :-)

Dianne said...

Yeah! Came back and could visit. Nice job on your recycled chair-it's light and airy now.

Heather said...

wow, great job! your chair is so chic now!

Bethany Hudson said...

Wow! What a difference!!

Lisa said...

You did one heck of a transformation on that chair. It is beautiful.

Pink Slippers said...

How cute your hubby carrying it home for you. You did a great job. I'm sure painting the back part was difficult. I really like it. And I'm happy you found a home for it!

Carla said...

oh my! You have a great eye! Thanks for sharing:)

Carolyn said...

Hi Kathy,
You did a great job.
Carolyn

Belinda said...

Isn't it amazing how a piece of furniture someone has tossed aside can be given a new life with a good vision and some creative skill? I lack the skill to transform furniture the way you have done, but I love seeing this kind of result...its just beautiful now. :-)

Lisa said...

Pretty chair! Great job on refinishing it.

Linda C said...

You made this into a beautiful chair! And what a great deal:)

Linda C

Kelli said...

What a wonderful makeover, Kathy! I love the rose fabric you used!
~Kelli

char72 said...

Wow what a great find and great makeover. Love the chair and the fabric you chose for the seat.
Charlotte

Debbie said...

You did a great job revamping your chair. I have one I need to do too....maybe in the Spring when it's warmer.

Best regards,
Debbie
www.shabbycozycottage.com
www.patchoulirosehome.com

. said...

And indeed it's beautiful!...

Alfazema

Betty said...

Gorgeous chair!

Thank you for visiting with me and please come again....Betty

judy said...

what a wonderful make over! it turned out great.

justabeachkat said...

$6.00? You lucky girl! It really looks good.

Hugs!
Kat

Sue said...

I like garage sales, too. You did a great job on that chair. I'd like to learn how to change the fabric in a chair like that. I'm not much of a seamstress.

Sue

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Kathy! I'm finally saying "Thanks" for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. My name for my grandchildren is "Mimi" also...and I love it. Your chair makeover is fabulous! Love it! I just participated in Metamorphosis Monday and created a Shabby Chic look on a piece of furniture I don't even know the name of. It's so cool...check it out and let me know what this type of stand might be called. ~CC Catherine @ http://catherinesteacups.blogspot.com

Lara Gisela said...

Wow! Wonderful job! I love your chair.

ellen b said...

Hi Kathy! This really is a sweet transformation! Great job!!

xinex said...

So pretty and romantic looking! You did a great job with the transformation...Christine

Margaret said...

What a great find and only 6.00..you just can't beat that!

Cynthia said...

That look's fabulous! what a great job you did with the chair. Cindy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great makeover!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

That's my kind of project, great job! The color you chose really brings out the details of the chair.

claudie said...

Your right beast to beauty. Love it Kathy.
I do love your pink toes on your side bar with the kids.
Happy Monday
Love Claudie

the pleasures of homemaking said...

It's pretty and cottagey! Love the makeover!

Manuela

Linda said...

Beautiful redo, I like the fabric you used! Pretty!
Linda Q

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I LOVE this redo Kathy!

Design Ties said...

I love the shape and detailing of this chair, Kathy... all aspects that are so much more noticable and enjoyable now that it's white. Great job on this transformation!
Victoria (one half of DesignTies)

beth at aunties said...

It turned out so pretty! You sure can't beat a deal for 6.00:)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kathy...your chair came out great! I love the way it looks painted and love the fabric you chose for the seat! Great Met Monday post! Susan