Greetings Friends! On Friday, I shared my latest thrift store treasures and promised a makeover to come. Here we go...
...and here is the backside of the cushion after the fresh fabric has been attached by staple gun. Can you believe I had the fabric hanging in my studio closet? It's a clearance tablecloth from Target that I have had for years. I loved the birds and it was too cheep to pass up! However when I got home and realized it was a one way pattern, I never used it--I didn't like the birds upside down on one side of the table. To say I'm glad I kept it, is an understatement! I had already picked my paint color and could not believe how well the two paired.
Silly me, in my makeover giddiness I forgot to take pictures of the painting process but here's what I used. This was my first time to use Americana Decor chalk paint and I found it at Home Depot. I chose it solely for the color--those of you who know me are not surprised ;) It is very reasonably priced, compared to other chalk paints. The paint and the wax together cost just under $23. It was easy to work with and I would definitely use it again. I used two coats of paint and two coats of wax.
I used extra fine sand paper to distress just the one place in the center of the chair's back.
Don't they make a pretty pair?
The total cost for my lovelies was about $45 including the paint, wax and previously purchased tablecloth! Can you imagine trying to find anything comparable in furniture stores? I couldn't have bought one chair for that price and certainly couldn't have found anything I love near as much. And that, dear friends is why I am hopelessly addicted to thrifting!
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