Okay, I know I say this in almost every post, but I have so many projects to share that I just haven’t been able to get to… mostly because there are a thousand other projects on my to do list and I always make those a priority. And now I’m headed out of town for a bit so all those projects are going to have to wait a bit longer because I am a really bad blogger and did not prepare for this so I just have a really quick and easy makeover to share and run-on sentences are super fun.
I picked up this mustardy-gold chair in the basement of an estate sale. I looooove the shape and color of it. Even though it was a steep $60 bucks, it was Friday and I knew that if I didn’t grab it right then, it would be gone soon., so I splurged.
The upholstery was in really good shape, but the chair frame was a little bit, uh, funky.
I sanded down a patch of it when I was considering stripping & staining it…
… that would have been a nightmare.
Instead, I did the easiest thing I could possibly do and I am so thrilled with the results.
I taped off the entire chair using trash bags and frog tape…
…making sure every.single.edge. of upholstery was covered.
I used an old credit card to help smooth the tape to the chair to ensure a tight seal.
Then I spray painted the frame with high gloss white and BOOM!
Easiest chair makeover ever.
It looks so.much.better.
Still got some dents and dings but at least its not dents and dings and an ugly frame.
Now the bright white frame of the chair pops against that delicious mustard upholstery … which is great because we just got this WHITE rug. We snagged this baby on sale from RugsUsa for an insane deal. Insane. Seventy percent off with free shipping. What?! Yes. Also, the description says “Natural” – nah, it’s white as snow. The sale is still going on so if you need a rug, now is the time folks.
The framed Texas map belonged to my great-great grandfather (I think) and it’s super old. The space where Oklahoma now is just says “Indian Territory”. I made the navy pillow from leftover fabric from this project, I got that fabulous Couture lamp from the Codarus showroom (it makes me drool like a baby), the mid-century rustic coffee table is right here and my mcm-inspired army footstool is hiding back there and playing pillow holder. That footstool is so comfy with this chair.
The gallery wall in the living room is still a work in progress but I did pick up a few things in the past month or so that I’ve thrown up there. I grabbed a vintage floral in a crappy frame and cut it down to fit my a white frame, grabbed a charcoal sketch from a garage sale in my neighborhood from a woman who was in art school in the 60’s (which sounds dreamy), and a painting that my great-great grandmother did. Her home was under construction when this was painted and is a picture of what she wanted her home to look like. It’s painted on wood. And this antique newspaper:
I live in a cul-de-sac and two of my neighbors are antique dealers. Last week they had a joint estate sale and I lost my head. Picked up two brass lamps, a small card catalog, a mid-century magazine rack, two lace/linen pillow cases, a woven table runner and this Harper’s Weekly newspaper from August 1858. All for $24 bucks. The paper features Cyrus W. Field, father of the oceanic telegraph. He is “distinguished by his superior natural ability and high moral worth.” I want those words on my tombstone. #SoHungry #ThriftScoreThursday #HarpersWeekly #MyNeighborsAreEnablers
I updated the knobs on our clunky end tables with some dollar finds from Scott’s Antique Market. I think he said they came off of some sort of stage lighting rig? I don’t know, they’re better than the last knobs, though.
Before & After