There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many projects going she didn’t know… which one to show you first!
OK, the multiple projects part is true (that’s normal).
But you better not call me old and I certainly don’t live in a stinky shoe. And, yes thanks for asking I’m pretty slap happy lately with all that’s been going on around here. Oh, it’s just the usual suspects: kids, field trips, out-of-town guests who can’t get to Florida fast enough away from the awful winter up north, laundry then of course, there’s actually work (my client projects) and our house DIYs, not to mention, the beloved blog.
…oh gosh, now that shoe maker nursery rhyme just popped in my head, weird.
Is that pregnancy brain? No, probably more like menopause.
Hello?! What’s with The Today Show report?
Hot flashes can last 14 years?!
Are you kidding?
How horrid. Someone please tell me that’s not true!
Now in all seriousness my friends, I want you to know…
I’m about to make a sharp turn here. Buckle up.
I scored today’s project chair for 5 bucks at Salvation Army!
Now, now the reason I snatched it up wasn’t the price (even though that was really nice). I had to have it because the instant I laid eyes on it I felt like I was transported back to my grandparent’s kitchen… circa 1970-something. The 5 dollah-n0-halloh chair was exactly like the sturdy, traditional, Windsor my grandfather, George, always sat in at the kitchen table to read his daily newspaper, three times a day. (Same paper, 3 times: scan, read every single word, then review. Love that man. Miss you grandpa!)
Anyway, that’s The Why. Here’s The How:
old Thrifty office Chair goes Mod
Of course, my grandpa’s chair was stained wood, 70’s orange. Was that the only shade top coats were back then?
But the Colors & Top Coat I used for my new office chair are:
Oh, maybe you’re hoping to see The Before.
As you can see from that bad iPhone pic up top, I orginally painted the old chair white (using my own chalkish paint recipe) and heavily distressed it.
Or so I thought. I liked it but didn’t love.
What I really wanted was to give a bit of contrast to the traditional chair with a more mod, fun look.
Nooow, it feels done.
I’m super happy with the…
fresh color scheme
slim, distressed stripe and all!
What do you think?
Please join me for today’s installment of our monthly makeover soiree.
Click on the pics to visit each DIY Furniture Gals project.