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It’s Another DIY Chair!

I’ve been on a DIY chair kick lately.  I tell my husband it’s because I’m trying to perfect my painting furniture skills.  The truth is I see these little gems for a couple of dollars and I just think it’s fun to fix them up.

After I updated this chair from the Goodwill I found another chair at a garage sale for $4.00.  I decided to bring it home, give it some TLC, and sprayed it using the same color as the chair mentioned above.  It’s Rustoleum’s Strawflower.

Before and After Titled

I put it in the entry way with my small gold dresser that I bought at Marshalls years ago.  Then I added a throw and a pillow.  Love it!

View 1

Full corner View 3

View 2

Below are both the chairs that I’ve redone in the strawflower yellow.  Maybe I should go on the hunt for 2 more mismatched chairs and then I’d have a set of 4.

After 1  Pic 1 with Pillow

Do you love this color as much as I do?  Should I find two more?  Have you updated any chairs lately?

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Updated Goodwill Chair

I’m back today to share some pics of a chair I recently purchased from the Goodwill for $2.99.
Dining Room
I fell in love with the shape.   I lightly sanded it a bit where the wood was rough and filled in the nail holes with wood filler. I primed it with a couple layers of Zinnser oil base spray, giving it about 20 minutes between coats, then let it sit overnight.  When I first found this chair I had in my mind I was going to paint it a light blue, then decoupage maps on the chair back. That all changed when I saw Rustoleum’s straw flower satin spray.  I liked the softness of the yellow and knew I couldn’t go wrong with the color.
Before After
I had the perfect pillow for this chair that I bought at Marshalls a couple of months ago.

Pic 1 with Pillow pillow
I’m thinking about a chair cushion, but I think for the time being I like it just the way it is.  I also thought about doing a color dip on the legs bottom quarter.  What do you think.
side view Dining Room
For $2.99 I think I scored and now I’m kind of on a chair craze.  My husband saw the look in my eye and knows that the wood chairs in our house are not safe!  I’ve only painted one other chair ever and that was the chevron stripe one I use in the woman cave.  Have you ever taken a plane wood chair and given it some pizazz?


Chevron Stripe Painted Chair

I’ve been playing in spare room again.  If you’ve read any of my previous posts, when I decorate I start slow and change my mind and change it up after I live in it for a bit.

Today’s post is about a chair. I’m pretty proud of this because I’ve never done anything like this before.  In fact, I free handed the Chevron stripe, no measurements for accuracy of length or width,  so it’s a bit abstract.  But I like it!


It originally was an old kitchen chair my neighbor gave me.  When I updates the spare/craft/guest room last September I painted it just plain ole turquoise.  Here’s the befores and after…

Chevron Chair 3-25-12

Here’s the low down.  I first got my trusty blue tape and eyeballed where I would make the stripes.  I also added a few random stripes to the back of it.

Taped 1 Taped 2

I used Rust Oleum’s glossy black and added 2 coats, taking the tape off while the chair was still wet.  A Saturday afternoon, that’s all it took.  Here’s a few more pictures.

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I also took a picture of my new chair next to the dresser I updated with duct tape HERE.



Have you been painting any furniture lately?


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