Wednesday

Imagine and you can make it! Garage Sale Chair into Something Special....



If you can "Imagine It", it will happen.
 

Turning a thrift store find into something special is so rewarding.
I wanted a spot in my bedroom,  to sit and do my needle work for quite some time, so I hit the garage sales and thrift stores.
Found it!!  $5.00 is a good price!


The paint on this chair was so old and sticky so I had to do a bit of prep work before painting. Also I had to remove the side panels of rattan or what ever it was?







After removing the existing cover and the side panel I used the hand sander to take off as much of the paint and rough edges as possible.
Primer and spray paint turned it into something special.




New stuffing,  batting and fabric.


After sitting in my new chair I realized a foot stool was needed.   After searching through garage sales with no luck,  I took a few floor boards, cut them to size, added unfinished legs that I also primed and spray painted.
 


Took an old pillow, cut it in half, covered the new stool with batting and fabric.

TaDa!

My new needle work station.
Now that I see the photo I'm thinking a new floor lamp is in order.  I might even just spray paint the old one and cover the shade?  That will be a future project.

Thank God for Spray Paint!  I imagine a lot of DIY'ers are saying to whoever invented it, 
Bless You!
 

Imagine this...
 Now I can sit and knit in comfort.

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37 comments:

sissie said...

Great job. Looks very pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Carolyn said...

Good job! It is so pretty and it looks comfy too.

Carolyn

Tina said...

Too cute! I love it! I have several chairs that I need to work on too. You chose a great color of fabric!

Katy said...

i like that you took off the rattan, and I like how poofy the seat looks. ;) looks great!

Pondside said...

You are amazing! I love the idea of a special chair in a special corner, just for needlework.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Wonderful! Looks like you're all ready for the party!

Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful re"cover"y!

Short and Sweet said...

What a transformation! Wonderful job.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

WoW! What a great project, can't wait to see you at our link parties. Thanks so much for joining our challenge and posting our button! I am your newest follower!

Sue said...

Impressive! Quite a renovation.

=)

anitamombanita said...

not to copy Short and Sweet, but that was quite a transformation! You gots skills!! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a gorgeous change you made. I would not have 'seen' that in the chair. Wonderful. hugs, Linda

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a fantastic job Sandy! I love that fabric you used. It really looks comfy. The footstool is so cute too!

storybeader said...

gosh Sandy! You did a great job! What an inspiration! Thanks for showing us your process {:-D

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Looks really nice. I like your choice of material and the little stool is so cute! You are very talented.

Tina´s PicStory said...

great job! lovely result ☺

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

WOW Sandy that is fantastic. Looked like a tough job for me though. You guys did awesome!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

It looks so pretty--I love everything about it--and it looks really comfortable too!

Buffie said...

LOVE IT! Thanks for the great pictures, lots of great inspiration for someone new to furniture saving!

I'm your newest follower.

Buffie
http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com

Honey at 2805 said...

Terrific job! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post at Potpourri Friday!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Unbelievably IMPRESSIVE!!! Thanks LOTS for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!

XO, Aimee

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! it's so so pretty! i love the fluffiness and the fabric! awesome choice!

Lori said...

Love the chair...love your blog. I'm a new follower. My favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice...is that what I'm hearing? Stop by and follow too so we can keep in touch. Lori

Katie said...

great job! I love it! I have a few chairs to tackle myself!
You should join me for handmade 52! http://www.raisingoranges.blogspot.com
Katie

Jenny said...

Woo hoo!

This is absolutely gorgeous.

I love what you did here and taking off those woven side panels was absolutely brilliant!

I'm really, really Impressed!

Thanks for sharing your ingenuity for the letter "I" this week.

A+

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Sandy,

Amazing transformation! Thanks for linking up ..

Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

Eclectically Vintage said...

I love a good thrift sale find - and that $5 chair looks like a million! The fact that you just whipped up a footstool to match is incredible! So glad you joined our Impossibilities Challenge!
Kelly

Megan said...

I absolutely adore that chair and that fabric! It's just gorgeous!

With love from another Impossibilities challenger,
Megan

thistlewoodfarm said...

Incredible transformation! You truly have accomplished your "impossible."
Thanks for participating in our party! blessings,
karianne

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Color me IMPRESSED!!!! simply amazing! thanks for sharing with us all!!!! (hugs)

Fat Dormouse said...

How wonderful! This looks the perfect place to relax and have some "me time" (only for you, not for me, if you get what I mean!) I really am overwhelmed by the skills and creativity of everybody here.
Felicitations!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

So fun to take another look at this. I am imagining you sitting and knitting!

Thanks so much for joining the challenge!
Karah

Misty said...

Oh my goodness! Thanks for sharing your impossibility! I NEVER would have imagined that chair being transformed into something so BEAUTIFUL! <3 from your newest follower and fellow {new} blogger :) Please check out my impossibility and follow back!

~Misty
www.413sparrowlane.com

Jae said...

Great update!!!!

4you-withlove said...

What a beautiful chair! I'd love to come over and knit while sitting in it! :D

Sherry said...

The white painted wood and the color of that fabric are fantastic. What a fun makeover! (I know how much work all of that was!) Very nice accomplishment.

Ruthie said...

Nice fresh update ; )