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Turn Thrift Store Chair into a French Beauty the EASY WAY

Turn thrift store chair into French Beauty..EASY WAY!!!

Yes this beautiful French looking chair came from a Thrift Store!!

I could see the potential of it when I saw it sitting in the store.
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Here is the before...it was a yucky old antiqued yellow chair with 80's striped fabric on it. I swear I remember seeing this chair in some of my friends houses growing up!

But notice the curvey french looking legs? uh huh Love that!

Notice the cane backs all in perfect condition...uh huh I love that too!

Notice the cute girl working so hard to help her mom uh huh I LOVE LOVE that! This is Madeline my oldest daughter from Eyes of Mad Blog who does the most amazing baby showers!!

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All we did to these chairs was lightly sand and paint and then we wipe off the paint in places so they looked like they had an old patina to them. The cool thing about this is...because they were old the old oils came through and slightly yellowed the white paint to make them really look like they have a patina on them.

Then we sanded in a few spots here and there to make it look weathered.

Here is my beauty all gussied up. No primer, no having to be so careful the messier the better.

Of course I had to change out that rocking 1980's fabric to something a little more cottage beachy looking. I found this gorgeeeous fabric at Joann's fabrics and had a coupon and got it for a great price....although I can't remember how much I paid for it now but it was good. We took off the old and stapled on the new!

I am so thrilled with how they turned out and so simple...all that was need was.just a little free child labor he he he

Uh Huh I LOVE THAT!! AND OF COURSE I LOVE HER TOO!!

After we put the chairs in the dinning room and oohed and ahhed over the new chairs I was not liking my beige parsons chairs that sit at each end of the table.....so...here is what I did to tie them into the room...you are going to love this! I simply took some of my left over fabric folded into thirds and tucked one end into the seam where the seat and back come together and brought the fabric up and over the top to hang down the back of the chair......it just kind of hung there but I knew I was on to something.... I decided it needed some "jewelry" I scrounged around in my messy buffet drawers and found I had these old goldish looking sea shell napkin rings.... so I cinched the flowing fabric around with some leftover cording (stuff you use to make pipping). It looks like rope but really soft and attached the sea shell to finish it off and

HELLO MY CUTENESS! NO SEWING INVOLVED!!

 

Just think I can change out the fabric on a whim for a different look!....I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!

(mine and my sisters fav saying...it has to be amazing to get 3 loves)

Here is my Gorgeeeous dining room all prettied up.

 

Tomorrow I will tell you more about the other thrift store items in this room...

I am linking up to some fun linky parties

Work it Wednesday

Furniture Feature Friday
Metamorphis Monday
Tell It To Me Tuesday
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Market Yourself Monday
Mad Skills @ Mad In Crafts
Inspire Me Monday @ Singing Three Little Birds
Show Off Your Cottage
Creative Me @ The Southern Institute
Pink Hippo Party @ Pinkapotamus

 

22 comments:

  1. Love love love love love!

    I just did a chair makeover too, but these put mine to shame

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  2. Really cute chairs. They look fab in your dining room too!
    xo,
    Monica
    www.decoratinginsanity.com

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  3. Fresh and pretty as a spring breeze!

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  4. I always look for chairs like these when I go to thrift stores. Sadly I have not come across any yet. I'm still looking :)

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  5. I would LOVE to find chairs like that!!! They look fantastic! I'll keep looking... XO Cindy

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  6. You found great chairs to resyle! Love the paint technique! And the fabric is very pretty! Visiting from Boogieboard Cottage! Drop by my blog sometime!!

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  7. you sistas have vision
    to see that dingy old chair
    and envision what it could be

    now so pretty
    in it's new bib and tucker

    new follower here
    via Linky Followers
    and hope you'll take a moment
    to stop by!

    alison

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  8. The chairs look great in your beautiful dining room!

    Carolyn

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  9. This new look on the chairs is so fresh and up-to-date! They look great. :-)

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  10. Great find on those chairs..I absolutely love them!!..and the fabric..what a difference it made...They look like they came out of a very chic furniture store!!...

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  11. Karin - I featured your beautiful chairs today but the email notice I sent you yesterday just came back to me...sorry about that. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

    Roeshel

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  12. Uhhh! Hello! Beautiful! I need to start thrifting with you!

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  13. So pretty, love the chair. You have been featured in today's Saturday Spotlight Talent Show. XO, jen

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  14. What a beautiful transformation.. just love when beauty shines through! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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  15. Love it!!! Putting this one on my FB page!!!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!
    --Katie

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  16. Featuring this tonight!

    Come on by and grab a button!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  17. LOVE THE TRANSFORMATION! Uh huh! LOVE IT!

    xoRebecca

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  18. Love this!! Make sure to link up to my Work it Wednesday link party today:)

    http://theblissfulbee.com/work-it-wednesday-no/

    xo, amy

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  19. Amazing transformation!! I love it- thanks so much for sharing it at Work it Wednesday this week!!

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  20. Looks Amazing! Thank you for sharing at Work It Wednesday linky party!
    Pinned:-)

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  21. Your chairs are beautiful! I love them so much that I have the same chairs! I found them on Craigslist and painted mine Annie Sloan "old white." 'Just getting ready to redo the bottoms. Only difference is that my chairs were that 80's pecan stain. Here is an interesting fact, though. I also bought the matching sideboard. Guess what? The matching sideboard has the company name, CENTURY, burned into the top drawer. Back then I guess chairs were not identified. So, I believe, your chairs came from a major, top of the line, furniture company still in business here in North Carolina. So congratulations! Good score!

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  22. Beautiful! I especially love the fabric!

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