Last fall I went to my grandma's yard sale ~ and came home with two children's chairs in the back of my car. They were a cute pair, but in need of a little love. I took them home with good intentions, but after my attempts to fix them didn't work as well as I'd hoped, I set them aside (and eventually outside) for another day.
Another day came yesterday, when, after finding inspiration (thank you Lori!) I finally figured out what to do with one of the chairs... the one that had really fallen apart & was actually heading for the curb this week!
Here are some pictures taken throughout the process:
First I sanded away the old, peeling varnish, and wiped the chair clean. Next I found paint* in a pretty autumn color ~ and used a foam brush to apply it in light coats. I then positioned a large vase under the chair and filled it with hydrangeas. The sign placed across the back was from an old fruit crate... added to cover the empty space and add interest.
*I used a mis-tinted (oops!) latex paint sample from a home improvement store (only 50 cents!) from my mother-in-law ~ thanks Nida!
After it was finished, I moved the little chair back inside to a place where it'll be safe from the curb ~ for hopefully some time now. Just glad I didn't throw out this little chair... it just went from nearly trash to treasure!
“ Creativity is contagious.
Pass it on.”
~ Albert Einstein