When I showed up in our driveway with a huge chair sticking out the back of my trunk, Austin didn’t know whether to be irritated or laugh at me. Luckily the sight eventually led to laughter.
P: “It was only $8.00!! I have a vision for it!”
A: “Where did you get this thing”
P: “At the Habitat for Humanity’s Restore.”
A: “I thought you were going to run errands??”
P: “This was one of my errands :)”
A: “Is it comfortable?”
P: “Umm… I’m not sure.”
A: “You bought a chair without even sitting in it!?”
P: “It was only $8.00!”
Luckily, the risk of the $8.00 chair paid off. Take a look out it turned out!
Here are some more before shots.
But so much potential.
As most of my face lifts do, it started with some sanding and a coat of primer.
I then gave it a few coats/two cans worth of spray paint.
After that had dried, I did some glazing. I wanted to emphasize the crevices and character of the wood.
I used this technique on a mirror
about a month ago.
LOVED the way it turned out.
After a few days of sitting out in my garage, I tackled those cushions. I picked up this fabric from JoAnns and made a pretty simple slip cover for each cushion.
I was at first nervous about the busy pattern but after seeing it the chair, I fell in love!
Another angle of this little beauty.
I’d say this was worth every penny of the $8.00 I paid for it (and the $22.00 I paid for the fabric).