Have a Seat, Stay Awhile:Thrift Chair Makeover

Yes, dearies the living room makeover continues! I have had my little pea-pickin heart set on adding a chair to the side of our TV dresser to help dress it up a bit. 
I wouldn't exactly say it was love at first sight when I stumbled upon this grungy little chair at a local thrift store.
But there is always hope, right?
I was kinda of diggen the bamboo inspired frame & I knew some new fabric would help breathe some life back into this old cranky lady. Plus, it was only $9.
I mean nowadays you can barely buy lunch for that amount.
So after I hit up the fabric store it was time to whip out the screw driver, upholstery staple gun, & spray paint. Oh, Catalina Mist how I heart you.

An hour later I had a whole new chair!
To help scale back on the blue in this room{I may be going a bit overboard with the blue BUT it's my favorite color!} I thought it would be puuurrty to add this inexpensive ruffle, brown pillow I found for $7 buckaroos. Of course the hubby asked why
 "the pillow looked like a bad, ruffle tuxedo shirt from the 70's?"
 I, on the other hand, wonder why we don't own a dog house for him to sleep in tonight?
And to save yourself the annoying task of scrolling, here it is once again.
Cranky old lady before & after the new dentures.

 So what fun things have you scored at the thrift store lately?

29 comments

Michelle Paige said...

So amazing what spray paint can do! I happen to love the pillow...tuxedo reminders or not!

Allison said...

Wow what an improvement! Good job. Love the color and how it looks on the bamboo backing of the chair!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a beautiful chair! I almost bought that identical fabric yesterday for a chair that I'm recovering. It looks fantastic with your chair! Megan

Trish said...

Haha, I love that pillow! Of course, I think those suits from the 70's were highly underrated too, so I don't know what that says about me ;-)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Soooo impressive!! I would never have even known that was the same chair as the before. Spray paint rocks

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

What a transformation - I love that color! We're moving in 2 weeks so all of my basement projects -including a chair to redo - just went to the curb. Bummer.

Katie said...

can we go thrifting together and then can you help me makeover whatever i buy? : )

Kimberly said...

I love that color so much too! I keep picking up random frames or vases around my house and painting them with it. Lol that chair looks so good! Great improvement! :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

love the refurbishing of the chair!! love the color selection, now you are making me want to redo a chair

tiptop2 said...

Wow! I love the colors!! Beautiful pillow!

Gar said...

The chair looks fantastic Jen! Going overboard with blue is better than gray right? Ahem.

MYSAVIOR said...

Beautiful job! Love the colors! What an amazing difference.
♥♥♥
Sue

Tonia L said...

I adore your chair! Thanks for sharing! I will totally be featuring this on Saturday!

A Lived in Home said...

OMG! How great is this chair?! I love the style and color you chose! Hope you have a great week. Come enter my giveaway going on.
http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2012/06/its-giveaway-time.html

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Love the fabric you chose to recover the seat of the chair! The spraypaint color is great too.

Jess @ Colorful Ones said...

It's beautiful! I love the bones of the chair itself, and you picked a great fabric and paint cover to remake it with! :) p.s. I found you via the Show & Share party at Southern Lovely :)

Michelle said...

It looks so great and I love that fabric!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
Hope you had a great day!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.com

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the colors are fantastic! great transformation

Jen & Laryssa @ Blissful 55 said...

Oh I love the color and the fabric! Would love to have you link up at our party.

http://www.blissful55.com/2012/06/fab-not-drab-friday_21.html

Jen

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carports bendigo said...

Wow this all chairs are looks very beautiful in garden. This all chairs color, design and also patterns are looks very beautiful.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Thank you for sharing at Someday Crafts Whatever Goes Wednesday. We will be featuring your project tomorrow on our blog. Please stop back in and grab a Featured at Someday Crafts button for your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie said...

I am inviting you to my blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-30-redid-no-fail.html

Patti said...

I am always amazed at what a little spray paint can do = love the color and fabric you chose!

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Very cute!!! And I love that color of spray paint!

Kristin said...

Oh wow! Such a beautiful transformation =) Love it! The fabric and spray paint compliment each other perfectly!

Audrey said...

i love the new color and the fabric =D very inspiring, I'm thinking baby pink for me xx

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

Jennifer!!! I LOVE the chair and you already know I love that fabric. Your chair turned out great!!!

xoxo
Denyse
glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

Jennifer!!! I LOVE the chair and you already know I love that fabric. Your chair turned out great!!!

xoxo
Denyse
glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com

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