Chair Makeover

I’ve seen several folding chairs lately, you know when I keep seeing things, I want them.

I finally found one at Habitat Restore! I was so excited.

My friend Kim from Today Is My Someday  had a red one in her booth at Two Women and a Warehouse.

Not so glamourous, but sturdy ;)

If these slats could talk, I bet they’d have a story to tell!

I sanded it down and painted it with a flat Glidden Paint with primer.

It was a quart size that I bought to test the color for my living room walls.

After it dried, I roughed it up a little, dry brushed with a beige paint and

gave it a coat of flat poly.

I had all the paint out, so I painted this shelf too.

You know how it is, when you have a wet brush in your hand,

or maybe it’s just me,

I start looking around to see if anything else needs a coat.

The chair and shelf look fresh,

the Knock Out Rose made the chair look even better!

Have you been walking around with a wet paint brush?

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  1. 1

    Love your chair makeover!

    Yes, I hope to be walking around with a wet paintbrush this afternoon. I am going to be painting parts of my garage wall – I wanted a blue and a pink backdrop for some of my photographs for my blog, so I’m going to tape off part of the wall in the garage, and go to town with a paint brush.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
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    Diane says:

    Your chair has come to life! I have that same one in about the same condition and now I know how good it will look when I refinish it like you did. Thanks for posting! And yes, being a decorative painter I have been known to walk around with one brush in hand and one sticking out from my mouth while searching for something else to paint!
    Diane recently posted..Lemon Blossoms

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    I always have a paint brush in my purse!! Chair looks pretty now!

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    Your chair looks fabulous now and those roses are gorgeous! Yes, I always look for more things to paint once I have my paintbrush out!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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    Rondell says:

    Love it! I think it turned out great, now I have to ask my husband it we have one around here!

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    It looks great Debbie! I love those slat chairs. I’ve been looking for another one- even though the red one is still spicing up my booth :) You are so right about the wet paint brush. Just look for any and everything you can find that needs another layer while the brush is wet!

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    Pamela says:

    It was just too cute so I can see why it sold so fast Debbie!!
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    kim says:

    That looks great. I saw some a while back and did not get them. Could kick myself.
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    Shannon Fox says:

    I do know! I do that all the time… next thing I know, I have touched up all the doors, trim, etc… and I find myself working my way down the stairs! Glad it’s not only me ;)

    The chair is darling and my DEER would love your roses =) LOL!!!!
    Shannon Fox recently posted..Our Spring Sun Room in Aqua, White & Lime

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    Martina says:

    I love it Debbie!! I have two in my storage room that I plan on painting.

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    debbie says:

    What a wonderful chair makeover Debbie. It was the roses too that really caught my eye paired up with the chair. I love that picture.
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    kristin says:

    This is exactly what some of my chairs need. Thanks for the idea, your’s looks fabulous! ENjoy your Sunday!

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    I love these chairs! i kind of sort of hoard them!!!!! I love how you painted yours!!! I heart what paint can do!!!!! Hope you are having a great weekend!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy
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    Roeshel says:

    What a sweet chair! Great job at making it ‘new’ again! ;)

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    Audrey says:

    Love the way your chair came out! Yes, I do have a wet paint brush…it is wrapped in plastic wrap at the moment! I started painting stuff about 2 weeks ago….can’t stop! Hehe!
    Audrey recently posted..Soothing, Calming Vignette, But Never Boring!

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    I haven’t mastered brushes yet, but I know that when I have the can of spray paint out, anything is fair game:)

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    Your vintage folding char looks great in its new ‘coat’! Your roses are gorgeous. The paint brush in my hand is for {drum roll} molding and walls. The ‘fun’ seems never-ending!
    Your Friend,
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    I love those wooden folding chairs. A coat of paint really freshened and brightened up yours. Are you going to use it inside or on your porch?
    Mary Alice
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    That is quite a transformation! Good on you for reusing the chair and not throwing it away!

    And yes, the roses are stunning!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz
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    Anita says:

    I have 6 chairs that are a dark stain that look like yours that I plan to paint white, ha, ha, you beat me to it. Thanks for joining cowgirl up.
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    janel says:

    There is something special about ordinary things with a long life. I just imagine the things they have seen and done. Like those old chairs. Meeting halls? parties? even Church services? What have they been a part of? So cool that people find places of honor for them!
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    What a knockout next to those knockout roses!

    It’s the perfect little garden chair.

    I haven’t walked around any wet paintbrushes lately but went to friends house who is an artist and rubbed against one of her wet paintings and my poor black leather boots – they look like a bright abstract!
    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage recently posted..Gnome Sweet Garden Gnome

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    I had a bamboo chair very similar that I picked up on the side of the road – I’m guessing someone didn’t sell it at a yard sale but wanted it gone. I’ve had it here for the longest time but not sure what to do with it. After seeing your transformation I’m convinced it’s what I should do to mine too. Thanks for all the support you throw our way, you are seriously Wonder Woman!
    Whitney @ The Rooster and The Hen recently posted..Towel Off: Pass It On Project

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    Shannon says:

    Your chair and shelf look great after you refreshed them. I have a chair like that and have found it to be very sturdy and is so convenient to use in many situations. Your roses are a beautiful background for your photo.—— Shannon
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    Your chairs turned out really nice! It’s amazing what a little white paint can do. :-)

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    Jana says:

    Love the chair~it turned out great. I often wonder about old items that I buy~what their history is.
    BTW-I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award today. When you get a chance please stop by my blog to read about it.
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    Amy Fountain says:

    Gorgeous chair! I love the transformation. Great work!
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    Amy Fountain says:

    Very nice work! Great choice of paint color.
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  29. 29

    I do that, too! Your chair makeover is fabulous! I love it!

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    Holly says:

    When I have white paint out…I also start painting other things white. =) Cute chair and shelf.
    Holly recently posted..Faux Tile Back Splash…

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    Hahaha, I do the same thing…once I have the paint out and the brush dirty, everything is fair game for a new look. :) The chair, and shelf, came out awesome!
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    Featuring your cute chair makeover tomorrow! XO, Aimee
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    This is such an amazing chair! You make it look so easy, too! Just a beautiful transformation!

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    Jen says:

    I just found 2 of them and have painted them burgundy now wish I would have done white but wanted some color

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    LilisKitchen says:

    Chair looks lovely especially against the red roses. Looks like its out of some magazine
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    Leslie says:

    I just 4 of these and was going to sand them and restain them…until I saw this!

    What did you use to rough them up and what technique did you use?

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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