I apologize for being gone for so long.  This momma has been busy.  Anyways, I have been working on some cutie patootie chairs in my workshop (garage).  I recently stopped into Goodwill and saw this awesome chair for 10 bucks.  I really really wanted it, but I was only two days away from the 50% off sale, so I patiently waited with my fingers and toes crossed that it would still be there in 48 hours.  Yes, I was one of the 10 people lined up on Saturday morning waiting for the doors to open.  I felt like I was on Super Market Sweep.  I grabbed a cart as fast as I could while kindly smiling at the Grannys (thinking in my head... Move it!  Move it!  Move it!).  I raced back to see if my ugly/beautiful chair was still there aaaaaaannnnnnnndddddddd...... IT WAS!  Phew (wipe the brow).  I grabbed it, some wine glasses (check back for those pics), and left all in one piece.  

I won't keep you in suspense any longer.  Here is my lovely chair NOW!


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Are you cheering??  Yeah!!



 Here she is before!  Some of you might think the chair looks pretty good the way it is.  The paint job was done very well.  The color was just not my taste.  The fabric was hideous.  I kid you not, this chair took me maybe a half an hour.  I used the same teal color I used on my desk with the Websters powder.  When I started painting it, I let some of the mocha color shine through.  It just made the piece even more exciting.  I only gave it one coat, waxed it, and then started on the reupholstering.  This is where it gets Polish.  I'm allowed to say that because I am Polish and my grandfather who just turned 90 this summer is the most Polish man you will meet.  Here is a picture of what the previous owner considered "padding."


 This, my friends, is three DISH TOWELS cut to the shape of the seat!!!!  I was laughing so hard I was snorting like Miss Piggy.  Don't worry.  I added some cush for the tush.  Once I put it back together it was complete.  Here are the before and after pics one more time.

                                   

Alright... here is my second chair.  I received this freebie from my mother-in-law.  I was pumped because this chair was the perfect size for my son's desk in his room.  I was so excited to get painting that I forgot to take a before pic so I just googled and found a somewhat similar chair to show you the wood color.

Googled pic of similar wood color...  the real chair is below

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All I did was give it two coats of blue paint mixed with Websters powder to match Charlie's room and waxed it.  This chair took me maybe an hour including drying time.  Charlie is a "collector" of all things small so I decided to give him a little storage on the chair.  I purchased a Home Depot tool belt for 77 cents and tied it onto the back.  The orange matches his room, too, so I did not even bother covering up the decal.  I love it and so does he!  Thanks, Nana!


I have a third chair I am working on, but Hobby Lobby ran out of the "special ingredient" that I need.  Here is a picture of the chair.  That's all you're gettin' so stay tuned.



Happy thoughts??
Mal




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  1. Please come to my house and help me tackle the mountain of chairs I've been hoarding! Your work is phenomenal! By chance any Websters in any of them?

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    1. I would love to lol!! I am all out of chairs. Thank you for the comment. Yes, I used Websters in both. I will update right away. I am currently working on a metal school desk and used Websters as well. I will keep you posted!

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    1. Haha you have to say that! XOXO Thanks for putting up with my messes!

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