Thursday, May 19, 2011

Good, Thrifty and Down Right Ugly

This is a hodgepodge blog entry...a bunch of stuff crammed into one. Blogging can be time consuming, huh?

Anyway, first things first, it was a great garage sale day in my area today! I did promise myself that I wouldn't buy anything for myself that was furniture as the garage is full right now. I did, however, find a chair for a neighbor...for one dolla! You need to look at the bones, because this thing is NOT cute in it's present state.
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The seat is nasty.

I also scored 2 full gallons of paint...one in a dreamy cream by Martha and the other, a mistint blue...all for $6.
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Ok, now on to the ugly part of the post. Have you ever painted something that ended up looking better before you painted it? I hadn't either...until this week.
Take this table
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And THIS is how it ended up. You may want to shield your eyes. Yowza.
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I sprayed it with a Rustoleum color and it was looking ok until I glazed it. It was the oddest phenomenon...it's like the glaze just stuck to it and wouldn't budge. I think it looks like something from a horror movie.

And to end on a good note, here is my latest chair transformation....I love it so! And I wish I had a place for it.

Old and Paint stained for $3.00
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Sprayed with Rustoleum Sail Blue and the seat recovered with some gorgeous thrift store fabric:
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A pop of color like this always makes me so happy!
~Allison

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34 comments:

Chrissie said...

I love that brilliant blue! So fun and colorful!

Brandi said...

I really like the color of the first chair, with a new seat cover that is! Love the shade of blue on the last chair too!

Ispirato Design said...

Both of the chairs have nice lines- nice accent chairs!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my gosh do i love that blue chair. it just plain makes me happy to see.

Jaime said...

Allison I was a little nervious when I saw that first chair pop up thinking it might be an after shot? no way thank goodness! great score for $1 and all that paint. Is there such a thing as a paint hoarder? We're in. Your blue chair is perfectly bright and floral, love that fabric choice.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

That blue is AMAZING!! And awesome garage sale finds. Sorry about the green table. At least you can paint over it ;-)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a bright and happy chair! Love that fabric!

Stacey said...

That is a fun chair! Such a nice blue! I also love the first chair - I would love to redo that one, too! So pretty! And $6 for paint? Oh my...I better hit some more yard sales!
Stacey of Embracing Change
p.s. - found you
on Chic on a Shoestring!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

that chair is so happy... i love it... i would buy that! : )

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Like so many others said...that is a happy chair! The fabric suits it perfectly.

Megan said...

Love love love the blue!

Midwest Cottage said...

Better for sure!! Great blog. Thanks for visiting me too.

Kari said...

What fun! I love what you did with it! I really love how you painted it such a bright blue!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Nice and perky! Love the bold color maybe it's time for me to GET BOLD. GO BOLD OR GO HOME!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Oh, the blue chair is darling! I know what you mean about glaze "sticking" to some things. Drives me crazy sometimes!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Great score! Funny story about the table... :) The chair looks so fun!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your chair made me smile!

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

That is one happy chair! You don't see the bright colors out there much these days so this is a nice sight.

And so glad you liked my French dresser! I have very little patience as well...I think I got lucky with the mod podge!

Emily

Emily

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Also I thought I was already following you. Guess not :(. Following you now!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a wonderful bold chair! Love your cheery color ~ so much fun! Thanks for sharing this at FNF :)

Sassy Sites! said...

I always LOVE your transformations! Thanks for linking up at the Sassy Sites Free For All party! When you get a chance, come back by and see what we've done for the American Crafter's competition... and maybe vote for us too! *wink*

xoxo!
Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Julie said...

Oh lordy.. the color scheme on that first chair- horrid! But you're definitely right, it has tons of potential! And really, for $1 there's no way you could go wrong.

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

That chair does make me happy. What a steal at $1!

Still time to link up for this weeks Throwback Thursday party.
www.luxeboulevard.blogspot.com

Joselyn said...

Visiting from FJI. That is one fun chair and the fabric coordinates so well with the bright blue color. Well done!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Allison...I'm a new follower and got here from your link at Sunday Showcase Party. I think happy is the perfect word for this chair! Most definitely a transformation. Well done! Come visit my blog if you have time...~Ann

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Amazing work! Love the happy happy blue :)
Hope to see you on my blog.

Sanghamitra.
http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I love that bright blue color! very nice.

Deanne said...

what a fun colour for a chair!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Great finds! I love the blue chair with vibrant fabric. You made it so pretty!

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No more ugly! Love that shade of blue and such pretty fabric you chose.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Love how your chair turned out :)

Rust-Oleum said...

Allison, your chair turned out amazing! We love the color so much. Thank you for using Rust-Oleum and have a great weekend!

- Rust-Oleum Scott

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Ooh, I love how the chair turned out!!
Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a cute cute chair. Love that bold color. Thanks for sharing this at WUW.