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Desk Chair

I walked in to Goodwill, strolled down the far left side. My usual route, first I check out the wall of dishes, glassware, and then I take a right turn and scan the furniture.  I see her sitting there. No one around, run, walk fast over to her. My mind racing, I head back up front to get a shopping cart. All the time panicked that I won’t make it back before someone scoops her up.


$12.99, but I really don’t need a desk chair. I just bought one at Office Max, for my kitchen desk. I put her my cart anyway. I walked around thinking about the ones that I saw in Pottery Barn for $269-$399:

Oh what the heck, I’m getting her.

I used the Annie Sloan Old White Chalk paint and distressed her a little:

goodwill desk chair

She functions perfectly, and she’s all freshened up with the white paint. I’m so glad I was a big spender and rescued this $12.99 beauty! What do you think about the little lady now?




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  1. Lovely! What a great find! I like it WAY better than the Pottery Barn ones!

  2. Thanks for coming by my little link. I love this find. What a DEAL! It looks great.

  3. You crack me up…you shop GW the same way I do: with a favorite route (mine is the same too, glassware then furniture) and then panic when I find something I like! LOL! I honestly think sometimes I have a big thought-bubble over my head proclaiming my love for something I see and everyone else is then in on my secret! 😀 What’s the most interesting about this particular post is that I also found a great desk chair similar to yours a few months ago. $9.99 and it totally reminded me of a catalog splurge as well. I’ll hafta figure out what I want to do with it finish-wise and post about it. 🙂
    Anyway, great find and I love the paint job…it’s the perfect creamy white!

  4. Thank you so much for linking up!

  5. Totally charming!! I love how she came out- perfectly charming in her coat of paint! I host a decorating party on the weekends at my blog if you would like to come share sometime!:)

  6. Looks great! I found a PB style desk chair at Goodwill for $15! II love those chairs! t’s still in my garage but I knew that price was a steal compared to what they “try” to charge at PB! No way! I’d love for you to link this up to my office/creative room inspired link party. http://www.scissorsandspatulas.com/2011/07/onto-next-room-link-party.html I’ll be featuring any site I get inspiration from!

  7. Love the chair! I have an old oak office chair that weighs a ton, but I couldn’t resist for $5.

    gertie @ http://www.theoldblockhouse.blogspot.com

  8. My husband would croak if I tried to replace his leather desk chair with one like this…but I surely want to! Great makeover.

  9. Amazing transformation! I love the ASCP and distressing! You did a great job!

  10. Love your chair!! It turned out just perfect! Oh and I also love pina coldas and getting in the rain too! I LOVE that song!

  11. Wow! What a deal! And what a great job you did on the chair.

  12. WOW, what an amazing job you did, I love your distressing effect!!!!

  13. That chair is adorable. I am looking at my stained oak chair with the same top but straight spindled legs. Hmmmmm. Might be time for a re-do. Truly enjoy all your projects. Very inspirational.

  14. What a crazy deal Debbie! It totally looks like those PB ones but even prettier because of the price. 🙂
    Great job friend!

  15. Debbie, she looks great!! I am addicted to Goodwill and am always on the look out for special things…my latest is a chair too…we were donating our things left over from our yard sale and there was a lady in front of us doing the same….she had a chair and I asked her if I could have it . …she said yes. I am in the process of creating me “Girl Room” so the chair will look great in there once I get it painted….thanks for inspiring me…:-)


  16. Yeah, I wouldn’t have been able to resist that purchase either! You did good!

  17. WOW… she looks great. What a great makeover, always impressed with your creations. Thinking Katie needs a cute chair in the near future for a desk to do all her big girl homework … 🙂

  18. great chair! looks very nice white and with the distressing too.

  19. Looks fabulous!!!! 🙂 My mom actually has a chair very similar to that; I may need to “borrow” it from her now! And loving that chalk paint!

  20. Hi Debbie,

    Woohoo….she is looking good! What a great makeover!!
    Love her new look. Very, very nice.

    All the Best,

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