Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thrifty Thursday!! Trash-to-Treasure Chair

This is my first time participating in Thrifty Thursday, hosted by Leigh at Tales from Blogeritaville. Just click on her button on the side to see more of these awesome finds from other thrifty bloggers.
I found this chair a few weeks ago and kind of forgot about it while I was busy working on other projects.

My DH offered to reupholster it for me and he did a wonderful job!!

It was pretty wobbly too, so he then decided (unbeknownst to me) to take the whole thing apart and slather it with Gorilla Glue. While his dear heart was in the right place, it sort of, well, ruined the chair :(( I didn't have the heart to get mad at him. After all, he was trying to surprise me (I was quite surprised). But, it wasn't anything some sandpaper and spraypaint couldn't fix. In the end, I like it much better black. I also used some Rub n Buff in Antique Gold (thanks Stacy~) to give it a more antiqueish look. I think it turned out great.




Here's another tip from my dear friend Stacy. She has been fixing up old furniture for a long time and through trial and error, discovered that the best (and easiest by far) way to re-paint old furniture is using Krylon (yes, it must be Krylon) Spray Paint for Plastic. The best part is, you don't even have to sand! Just wipe down and you may want to use a spray primer for plastic first. So simple!

27 comments:

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I like it black. The chair looks great. Good job!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Awesome chair! You did a great job (even with a little "help" from the hubby!). Thanks for the tips.

Happy To Be said...

GM Kim...now girl what a treasurer you now have in that chair...and thanks so much for the tip on the Krayon I use that all the time on my outdoor furniture..may you have a safe and Happy day dear friend...and thanks so much for sharing today...hugs and smiles Gloria

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Your chair looks fabulous Kim! I can't get enough black furniture...dig the fabric too!
~Misti

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Kim, thanks for visiting my blog, so here I am visiting your beautiful blog! The chair looks great too! Judging by your blog, you are a fantastic decorator!
xxxooo
Marilyn

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

I love your chair redo Kim! The black looks great! I can't believe your husband did that for you! what a sweetie pie! I love that gold rub and buff stuff! I use it all the time! Thanks for the painting tip! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

Lisa Shatzer said...

LOVE the chair, what a find!

Bo said...

Hi Kim...don't tell my hubby, but he is always messing up one thing while he's trying to fix another...LOL...it must be a man thing...but, look at that chair now...it is a treasure for sure. Your floors are GORGEOUS! ;-) Bo

Leigh of said...

THAT CHAIR ROCKS! It is absolutley gorgeous! It really cleaned up well! I love to find a gem in the rough! Great thrifty find! You did great. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for playing along in Thrifty Thursday this week! I hope you will be back again to play next week.
GREAT JOB!
Leigh
Tales From Bloggeritaville
lbratina.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

Amazing!! Way to go girly!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This chair looks fabulous! It was a unique chair to begin with, but you have made it so special. Great job. laurie

Tootsie said...

wow....very nice work!!!

Nancy said...

OOH La La! I like it!

Tracy said...

Hi Kim! Your chair looks great, but I am very partial to black furniture. Love the fabric choice too, it's a really fun look!

Maison Douce said...

Oh, my goodness, what a transformation!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I truly appreciate it!!
Isabel

mom2boys said...

Love the Chair! I need to learn to do things like that. Thanks for posting it.


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Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am new to the blog world. I love the look of your blog. Very eye catching.

So glad that I found your blog. Will be back often.

Hope you will come by and visit me. This is such a fun party.

Teresa

jennschmerer said...

Wow, what a transformation! Just stopping by for the party. I wish I had the talent to see hidden treasures like this and make them look great.

Daniele said...

stopping by from the blog party~~love the chair!

Holly said...

The chair turned out great, Kim! Thanks for visiting my blog...I also have started a Thrift Store Thursday and would love for you to link up with some of your finds!

Katie said...

I live in Rockland County NY and my whole family is in Bergen County, NY... I don't know where to go thrifting and I have the itch!!

Debz said...

Awesome job on the chair. My mom had one in her spring heap pile one time that I took home and put back together and I love it now!
Amazing what you can do with a little creativity hey!
Found you via the blog party, nice to meet you! Have a great week. Pop by and say hello if you get a chance.
Blessings

Baba said...

Love doing trash to treasure restoring. You did a great job. Party hopping hippie grandma here in Colorado trying to restore an 1880 Victorian Stone farmhouse with hubby. Participating too so stop in for a visit.

Tangerine Kitty said...

Great job!! I have a small chair I am thinking about doing in zebra print.

Bumpkin Bears said...

that's a great chair :) I'm popping over from the UBParty. Catherine

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