Saturday, July 18, 2015

Garden Chair

I saved this little chair from its doom in a neighbors garbage can.  Such a cute chair!  But it definitely needed a make over!

This is what it looked like when I rescued it!

First, I sanded the chair down a bit.  

I have used chalk paint for small projects and liked the way they turned out, so I read and watched several tutorials on using chalk paint for furniture.  I decided to give it a try on this little chair.  I started with a coat of chalk paint using just a normal paint brush.  I ended up trying several brushes and a couple different thickness of paint.  I must admit that I did not like the way the paint went on.   You could see all the brush strokes.  (Please, all of you out there who love chalk paint, don't hate me.)  It wasn't the look I was going for.  One really nice thing about chalk paint is that is sands off really easily!

After I sanded most of the chalk paint off, I used my handy air sprayer to spray the little chair.  I like the smooth finish that an air sprayer gives!

I let it dry and then sanded some of the edges a little bit.

I dabbed on a little tinted faux glaze (to make it, I just added some brown acrylic paint to clear glaze) to make it look a bit more antiqued.

After I apply the faux glaze, I wiped it off fairly quickly with a rag.

I think it looks so much better after the make over!  What do you think?

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  1. What a wonderful renewal you did on this little chair and I love the succulents you have placed on it. Such a beautiful vignette. Cathy

  2. Absolutely adorable! Your chair looks so sweet, my friend, and the plants look perfect sitting on it.

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  3. How pretty! What a great transformation. It's great that you got the look you were going for.

  4. Very nice transformation - I love that chair. The white and green make a great combination.
    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  5. Great makeover for the chair, so good it could be used once again

  6. What a fun chair! I adore its picket fence style back. Just perfect for the garden! Great rescue!

  7. Wow! What difference a little TLC made with this chair! The picket fence back makes it a perfect garden chair. How creative!!!

  8. Oh Brenda what a lovely up-cycled chair. You did a great job.

    Hugs Diane

  9. Oh Brenda what a lovely up-cycled chair. You did a great job.

    Hugs Diane

  10. So glad you rescued it! It really is unique and I love it all dressed up in it's shabby chic style! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can't wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls