2.22.2010

A successful challenge

Well my $5 challenge was a success! The update I did on the $4 kids chair and the $1 pillow looks uber cute! And a big thanks goes to my friend Karen who donated paint to the cause. I refinished the chair in turquoise - it's the perfect colour for this piece.

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The $1 kids rocking chair I picked up at the Share Shack on Saturday also looks pretty darn good. I used a bright blue - it's so fun! This week I'll search for a small pillow to recover for this chair. A cute pillow really makes the difference!

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And here's the cute couple...

AFTER

I worked on the adult sized rocking chair today - roughing it up with some sand paper then did a light wash of grey paint. I might beat it up some more next weekend to make it more shabby and old looking.

It's a definite improvement from the mucky, icky brown I got it in. Not bad for $5 and some free paint... Although there was the 2 days of labour trying to get the paint off. Even paint stripper didn't do the trick... At least there's always plan B!

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AFTER

Now I just need to find homes for the 3 chairs I refinished this weekend.

2 comments:

  1. just read some newer psot, you are the chair queen!! Those chair afters are so nice

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  2. Thanks Mrs. Chic! I do feel like the chair queen these days! But thankfully once the chairs are updated it's easy enough to pass them on... I'm only going to keep a select few! :-)

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