7.01.2011

It's a chair worth sitting on!

Today is my Grandmother's funeral, and my Husband's officiating it. So it will be quite a day today. Therefore I've scheduled this post, it's the post I did over at TYPE A this last Monday.

So!

Today I want to show you a chair that I picked up at a local thrift shop for $7.00


I was totally drawn in by the floral design on top....so pretty! But, the chair could use a makeover. So that's what it got!

 First things first-disassemble the chair.


Lookin' better already.

 Now it's got a fresh coat of Rustoleum's Heirloom White....stinkin' LOVE this color!


Then I applied some ralph lauren faux technique glaze (so glad I got this stuff before they discontinued it!) 


I got it into all the little crevices and let it sit for a minute before wiping it off with a wet rag.


I then used the burlap I bought at walmart for $1.68 to cover the seat. 


I stapled the flat sides first, and then gathered the corners by pinching them, then pressing them down and stapling.


And then the chair appears to be finished!


 Only, I feel like it's missing something! So after some thought, I came up with something-a monogram of our last name's letter. So I busted out my cricut (a.k.a. My PRECIOUS) and whipped up a "G" monogram.


I cut my "G" out on contact paper that I got at the $0.99 cents store, and stuck it to the chair seat.


 After dabbing with paint and letting it dry, I CAAARRREFULLLY pulled back the stencil and voila! A beautiful "G" monogram, which I think provided the PERFECT touch to my chair!



 So there you have it! From Shabby to Chic, and PERFECT for our bathroom vanity!

Hope you all have a wonderful Fourth Of July weekend!


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46 comments:

  1. thinking of you and your family right now! sending hugs your way.

    oh, and I LOVE this chair!!!!

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  2. Thoughts for you and your family! Love the chair!

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  3. Great job! I am a fellow Cricut lover....I love what you did with the Cricut cut out. Lisa~

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  4. LOOKS GREAT JANET! YAY! I have a couple chairs that are similar and im totally itching to do something fun and crazy to them :)

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  5. Hi! This turned out great! I am in LOVE! I am a new follower!I would love it if you stopped by blog, take a look around and if you like what you see, follow me back! Thanks!
    Have a great holiday!
    Kirsten

    www.mushkiloves.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm so sorry about your Grandmother. I love the chair and I agree, the monogram so totally completes it. Following you from Tiggerific Tuesday via GFC. Becky

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  7. Love it! What a great job!

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  8. You did such an awesome job! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

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  9. So sorry about your loss. My prayers are with you. Very nice job on the chair.

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  10. I love it, the monogram set it off just right. I love that color also.

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  11. Gorgeous chair! Thanks for sharing your project! Sorry to hear about your grandmother!

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  12. Just love the chair. I keep seeing these little machines all over the place...gotta get one. So sorry about your grandmother.
    Dropping over from fabulously flawed.

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  13. Dropping over from Inspirational Friday. Love the entire project and the monogram is awesome. Kudos!! Ginger

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  14. Oh my. It amazes me what people can do to a piece of furniture. Love your tutorial -- made it so easy to copy you. ha!

    Blessings,
    Pamela

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  15. Love the transformation and the floral detail in the chair is so pretty... covering the chair seat with burlap is very inspiring... loved it! Adding the monogram finishes it off so nicely. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Visiting from inspiration Friday party.~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  16. That looks just gorgeous Janet! The monogram was the perfect extra touch and you did a great job. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  17. Beautiful job...I'm also working on my kitchen chair, table redo! Thanks for the ideas!

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  18. Love your chair redo, Janet. It really looks great.

    Nice visiting with you.

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  19. Love that you monogrammed it! Awesome!

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  20. Wow, that's beautiful!! Love the added touch with the monogram!
    Angela

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  21. LOVE!!! My last name starts with a G - I am gonna try this!!

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  22. The chair looks gorgeous!! :)

    So sorry to hear about your grandmother.

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  23. Never thought to use burlap on a chair. It looks great and the monogram gives it that WOW factor. Nice work! Please stop by for my summer giveaway.

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  24. I just saw this at Sunday Showcase...I did an initial chair this week too! Great minds...and your letter looks far better than mine. I need a Silouette! Love the chair!

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  25. This is a really great redo. Did they discontinue all the RL paint? I loved that stuff, but its definately not at home depot anymore.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  26. LOVE this! The monogram gives it that extra special touch! Love your blog too btw and am following you! :)

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  27. Fantastic makeover! I love that chair! Thanks for posting it. I'm one of your newest followers and hope you follow me, too.

    Helen of Helen's Decor

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  28. I love the extra touch with the letter and the fact that you were able to use contact paper. It is great to learn different ways to use my cricut.

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  29. I saw this over at Craft-O-Maniac and had to pop over for a visit. Great job on the chair. I love it!

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  30. I'm sorry for your loss.

    I think I need to bust out my cricut and get to work on some monograms like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Your chair turned out great!

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  32. I love this! I really love the added touch of the monogram :)

    Stopping over from Thirty Handmade Days...

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  33. Love the transformation and the monogram is such a great touch! Thanks for sharing at FNF :)

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  34. Awesome makeover (loved the monogrammed ending)...looks like a brand new chair.

    I here from Get Your Craft On Blog Hop, I'm a new follower :)
    http://slipstitchesandmore.blogspot.com

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  35. I am visiting via Someday Crafts.

    This is a fantastic project! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy Tuesday!

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  36. That is an awesome chair!! The glaze is fabulous and really shows off that flower detailing. I just reupholstered our dining room chairs but I think I need to re-paint them now too! Thanks so much for linking up to the Creative Spark!
    Jenn :)

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  37. What a beautiful building up of the chair...really looks good.Love the seat and the antique look on it.

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  38. My dining room chairs are very similar to this we have five now, used to have six, the wood is fragile and the chairs are also. Do you have any suggestions as to how to strengthen the chairs stability? My table is a birds eye maple wood and I Love it the table is a double pedastle type just has 'fragile chairs'. Let me know if you can think of anything, thank you.

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  39. i LOVE how the flower looks on the chair now- awesome job! oh, and the circle around the letter is a great touch!

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  40. Does the paint rub off or run?
    I bought both stencil paint and upholstery paint.
    Which do you think?

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  41. Does the paint rub off or run?
    I bought both stencil paint and upholstery paint.
    Which do you think?

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