Making an UGLY chair BEAUTIFUL

My adorable daughter LOVES garage sales.

Me? I start warming up after we find some fun treasures.

2 summers ago, she found a desk and chair that had been stored in a barn, was the ugliest thing I had ever seen, and paid $25 to take this “treasure” home.

I was challenged to making this atrocity look adorable for my musé.

For the last 2 years it has taken up residence in my garage and I have had no inclination, whatsoever, to finish it or to waste time dreaming up fun ways to make this into something special.

Curious about the chair?

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First step, bring in said chair from the Frozen Tundra garage to warm it up to room temperature.

Facts about this chair

1. Dirty

2. Paint color is a dirty mustard

3. Only has 3 pads, so there is a wobble

4. It is outlined in Green

5. Upon closer inspection, it is not the original seat cover.

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Mr Man caught me in the living room staring at the chair and asked me what I was doing.

well … 

I was studying the lines, wanting this chair (and desk) to grow with Miss Precious.

I want it to be a wonderful piece of furniture to be taken care of …

and not thought of as just a garage sale find.

I was thinking about colors and fabrics.

and then, I got to work …

There was a seat to be taken off.

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A good scrubbing, to remove all the dirt and reworking the lines of the seat.

(Corners are too sharp and not enough overhang in the front)

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I gave it 2 coats of primer.

(While I was warm by the fire)

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All the while, dreaming about what I want to do with the back section.

(Stay tuned) 

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And then I did something that I have never done before.

I bought a can of horribly expensive paint.

(Glidden – Bright White, Door and Trim Paint with Gelflo)

The reason? I wanted this chair to have a super high gloss.

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This chair is growing on me.

I am loving the transformation.

(and in a Black and White Photo … it has a look of an era past)

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I am excited to share the finished chair with you, but, we have to wait until the paint dries.

(This high gloss paint takes a while to dry!)

Make it a great day.

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6 Responses to "Making an UGLY chair BEAUTIFUL"

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  1. Kathy Hayes

    January 13, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    I love it !!

  2. Bliss

    January 13, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    You gonna show us the desk too?

  3. Bev Garfoot

    January 13, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    I can’t wait to see the finished project!! Loving the chair!!

  4. Joy2Journey

    January 13, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Kathy,
    You are so easy to please!
    Hugs

  5. Joy2Journey

    January 13, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Bliss,
    Of course I am going to show the desk … Just not yet

  6. Joy2Journey

    January 13, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Thank you Bev,
    I am now getting excited to show the finished project!
    Hugs

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