Friday, January 2, 2009

OLD CHAIR

I must say after reading about so many people going to thrift stores and finding treasures I was completely intrigued. I wanted to find a treasure of my own! So, I went to a local consignment store, and found one. It was an old beat up chair that was only $2.50. Needless to say I was so very excited!

My original intent for this chair was to use it as a plant stand. I thought it would be really cute to paint it white, and put a potted plant or flowers on it. On my way to Lowe’s to pick up a can of spray paint I thought wait a minute, I think I would actually like to use this as a chair for my patio.

My final decision was to paint it Red. I started to paint it and then realized I had forgotten to take a before picture. So, I went ahead and took a picture at that point.

SOMEWHAT BEFORE

AFTER

It is really red! I think that I am going to get some glaze and antique it some to tone it down so that it is not so vibrant. I also plan to paint all of those chairs you see in the background this spring.
Nicole~

5 comments:

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Nicole, thanks for your nice compliments you left on my blog! I appreciate them! Your chair turned out pretty. As you could see, I love red! Looking forward to more visits. Kristen

Lee Laurie said...

Hi Nicole,
See what you can find at thrift stores? Isn't it fun? I would much rather buy something old and re-do it than something new. Your chair looks great!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

prof en retraite said...

Hi Nicole! Your chair looks great! Isn't paint a marvelous invention? lol Debbie

lvroftiques said...

How cute is that!! And what a deal!! I bow to your bargain skills! Vanna

Jessica said...

Hey Nicole, I found it. Disregard my e-mail request. I can't wait to see your future treasures.