Can you resist this little chair? It is so adorable that I had to buy it. I got it the same day that I bought the wooden tray at Good Will. And all I could think of is furniture big or small I will paint it all. I didn’t know why I had to have this small chair, I couldn’t resist.
I decided on working on this special little chair for The Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge. It happens on the 3rd Thursday of the month. A group of bloggers get together to show off their thrift store makeovers.
This is what this sweet little chair looked like before. You know I really have a thing for chairs.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | Domestically Creative – Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela – Jeanie | Create and Babble
Molly | Just a Little Creativity – Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Marie | The Inspiration Vault – Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications – Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Jennifer | Cookies Coffee and Crafts – Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom – Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Denise | My Thrifty House – Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Deborah | Salvage Sister & Mister – Habiba | Craftify My Love
Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
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I approached this little chair the same way I do for a big piece of furniture. Before I start painting a piece of furniture I like to clean it off.
Now for this furniture makeover, I decided to do it the simple way. Usually, I like to layer paint colors. I didn’t do that on this chair. I only used one color. On this project, I painted this sweet little chair in a creamy white. The paint is called Light Cream from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. It is one of my favorite colors.
It took two coats of paint. This is paint that was left over from the tray project. The paint had some Extra Bond added to it. The Extra Bond helps the paint adhere to the furniture. I didn’t add as much to the paint. I wanted the paint to chip a little bit.
The chair was lightly sanded after the paint dried. And in the wonderful way of milk paint, it chipped in all the right places. The final step was to wax it and let me tell you it was tough doing the spindles.
And furniture big or small I will paint it all. If I don’t put it in the booth, I will use it as a plant or candleholder. What would you use it for if you don’t have any children to play with it?
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And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!