Monday, June 28, 2010

Dollar Yard Sale Chair

I finally finished my chair makeover. 
Here's what it cost:

chair- $1.00
fabric - $2.47
spray paint- $3.57
Total Cost = $7.04

I'm disappointed in the paint color.  I wanted it to match
my desk...but it came out a few shades lighter.
Note to self and everone else..... do a little "test"
before completely finishing a project and then
discovering you used the wrong shade!
Not that it really matters...nothing in that room
really goes together anyway!  We'll see...I
might be getting another can of spray paint!

Here's my next project!

I'm refinishing this vanity and a dresser that my friend
and I got at a yard sale for $20.00...for her little
girl's room.  My girlfriend wants it to be all plain old
white with maybe some pink glass knobs.
I can't imagine this just being white! 
We'll have to see about that!
Stay tuned....



Nicolle said...

Your chair looks wonderful! I wish I had the vision to buy something and redo it. I just don't. I love getting a bargain though. Great deal! Can't wait to see the vanity. I am sure it will look fabulous. :)

Karen said...

Awesome Kerri! I have several items that I have been hoping to find the time to do over. But, it just hasn't happened yet. I love seeing before & afters. They are so inspiring! How long did your project take you?

jen said...

Love it. So impressed. What if you did a darker rub over the top of the finish, just to make it closer to the desk color?

Angie said...

Very nice!! LOVE how it turned out! I think it's nice that the chair is a lighter color. It stands out instead of blending in! ;)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I have suck BIG pland to do little makeovers like this... and never do!
That chair is DARLING! I love the fabric you chose!!! Show the desk next !
Have a pretty night!

Cindy said...

Wow...I have always wanted to score an awesome garage sale find and make it look amazing!!
Can't wait to see your next project.
Enjoy the night

Love the new "profile picture"!
New header coming soon?!?!?!:)

sloan said...

in a word: AMAZING!! love it love it love it ... you should give a tutorial with that talent, I wouldn't know where to start ;-)

paige said...

Very cute! I love the finished product, even if it is too light.

That desk is really great! Can't wait to see it.

Bridget said...

Lovin' that chair, it looks awesome!!!

paige renee said...

I love this chair! You did a great job!

Steph S. said...

Stopping by from Welcome Wednesday/Take it from me! WONDERFUL job on the chair! I love doing things like that - And I love green, so I'm a total fan of your latest project. Keep 'em coming! I'm following you now, so i can steal your ideas ;) Give me an old piece of wood or furniture, some sand paper, and some paint, and i'll be happy. Have a terrific day!

Chase and McKell said...

are you kidding me?! you seriously got that for a dollar? that is such a great find. i love how it turned out! so cute. i am also looking for a cheap yard sale chair that i can re-do. yours is so fun.

*come check out my blog too if you'd like :)

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

..I’m Barb….I am from Thrift Wed.. I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will take a peek and follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!Plus I have a great Italian Stone Giveaway going on right now..We'd love to have you join us.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Guess what I got today!!! The Jillian Michaels book!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Sharon Cohen said...

I just hopped in from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. I love the chair but I just have to see the vanity. Yup - you're a definite "Must follow"!

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Anonymous said...

That is amazing, I'm so impressed! Thanks for your comment, I am following you now, I hope you'll follow me back :-)

Kim said...

That turned out GREAT! I am impressed that you spray painted the chair. I find spray painting to be harder than regular painting.

Can't wait to see the desk!

Jen said...

Hi! Love the green and white! So chic!

My husband did dress like a cow later that day....for dinner. Yes, we went twice and got lunch and dinner for free! Silly us!

Like your new profile pic!
Have a great day!

Living on Love and Cents said...

I am a new follower. I like your blog! I hope you will come visit my blog and check out the giveaways while you are there! I look forward to reading more from your blog. Have a great day! Heather

Tracy F. said...

Great Site and I love the chair! I love the tutorial. I am following you from Take It From Me.


Mandy said...

Nothing is better than a good chair re-do. LOVE this one! You did an awesome job :)

Shelley T. said...

Wow! I love the chair! Amazing!

New follower

Bec said...

Following you from Welcome Wednesday! Hope you can follow me back! :)

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

What a sweet little chair! And how on earth could you beat that price!?! You did such a wonderful job!!

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