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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Oh how I love a good makeover!  Nothing pleases me more than finding a hideous piece of furniture that would soon be headed for the dump and to make it over into something that someone will treasure in their home.
My most recent makeover is just that (I hope)...

painting chair, reupholster, diy, fabric


I went to our citywide garage sale last month and had seriously been looking forward to this day like I was an 8 year old headed to Disneyland for the first time!  Unfortunately it was not what I had anticipated :-( 

It was like going to Disneyland with the thousands of people and every ride being closed for repair.  The streets were packed and I couldn't find ANYTHING.  It was beyond disappointing.  

Just as I threw a fit like a 2 years old and called it a day  we were headed home we passed two houses where I found a couple items that were perfect for my needs.  The first was this desk that I scored for $15 and the second were these 2 horrible chairs sitting that were destined for the dumpster.


I had been looking all over for a chair to redo ever since I remade these chairs and I couldn't resist the price tag of $5 for this ugly things.  I knew they had beauty hidden underneath.
I had sample pieces of fabric lying around that matched perfectly with a little sample jar of CeCe Caldwell's paint.

I still have one more identical chair that I am hopefully making over today to show you soon. 

Hope you all are having a fabulous and productive weekend as well!

Linking up here... and sharing this post over at Mom's Fun Money 

17 comments:

Sam I Am...... said...

SO glad you were able to find SOMETHING before it was all over! when you think you'll for sure find something...you don't and vice-versa!
Can't wait to see them! Have a great weekend!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I'd say it was a double score! Great price, great job! Love the fabric and the colors.

Karen At Home said...

Hi Brooke! I am co-hosting the Networking Blog Hop and found your adorable blog! Your About page reminds me so much of myself!! Looking forward to reading more!

Donna said...

Love the chair. Adorable.

Chrissy Taylor said...

I love the chair, the color is perfect and so is the fabric! Found you through the blog hop!

Ashlynn said...

Hi there! Blog hopper and newest follower here! I can totally relate to being thrifty with my decor. We're in the process of making our 1960's house into something we love. Cute blog!!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Gosh...I love this chair makeover. I'd love it if you linked it up at my linky party - Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life!


http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com/2012/05/mod-mix-monday-51.html

Donna Wilkes said...

Great landfill save! Love the color of that paint - what is it called? The fabric is perfect for it. Came over from Live, Laugh...

Distressed Donna Down Home

The Other Me Is Sane said...

sometimes it is better to find one good sale than a street full of overshopped ones. But your chair is adorable so looks like all ended well.

~ Tami said...

What a transformation! I would love to invite you to join us and link up at our Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! The link is live now and throughout the weekend. Hope to see you there!
http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/05/friday-block-party-6-feature-from-party.html
Tami @ Curb Alert!

Nicole Estes said...

This chair is adorable. I would love for you to link it up at my party... http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/05/fabulous-friday-link-party_25.html Thanks for sharing!

allison @ allisonseverydayjourney said...

What a great price for the chair! Glad you helped it out because it was looking pretty sad before. Love the makeover. The colors are so pretty!

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

I love what you did with this chair. Love the color and love the fabric. Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday!

twelve-O-eight said...

Great description of what it's like to get excited about hitting yard sales and you totally strike out. You have some great finds, love the redo on the chair!

Tanya :)

Janet said...

I LOVE your chair, especially the color! I just used that same fabric for curtains in my kitchen. Now that I see your chair it makes me want to paint all of my kitchen chairs. :) Great job!

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

What a gorgeous makeover - the colour and fabric pair so beautifully together. I'm glad after the initial disappointment that you found something to redo because it looks amazing!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

This is FABULOUS! Featuring you tomorrow! I want to continue our conversation soon, too! My hubby went out of town for too long and then my babies got sick...it's been a busy little chapter. I'll email more soon!!! XO, Aimee

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