Monday, March 21, 2011

Remember my $5 find?



I gave this little chair a little more detail and charm by adding two wooden appliques, a fresh coat of paint, and new fabric.


I was thinking about painting this chair a creamy white or a pure bright white, but I wanted to go with a color that I don't usually use and a color that would still be quite neutral...a soft green (MS garden shed). I distressed it a bit and added the smallest amount of Valspar Mocha Glaze, mainly to the appliques to bring out their details.

Love this fabric! I found it on clearance at JoAnn's...originally $40 a yard, I got it for $11.

I love the new and improved version of my $5 chair. Can't wait to find the perfect place to put it!


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34 comments:

  1. Very, very pretty!!! Lovely colors and lovely fabrics making the perfect combination.
    Cindy

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  2. Such a pretty transformation!! Love the color and I love how you added the wooden appliques. Nice job, Martina

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  3. Loooove this! Great idea to use the wooden appliques? Where did you buy those? And did you use wood glue to apply them? Such a great color and a pretty fabric too. Of course, now I want to go out and find a chair exactly like this! Ideally with the same price :).

    Wonderful job Emily!

    The "other" Emily
    http://lovelybeasts.blogspot.com/

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  4. Miss Emily! I love your blog! love the plates in the frame...hmmmm. Thanks for stopping my bees knees bungalow.

    xo Jeanne.

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  5. Just beautiful, love that shade of green and the pillow just adds the right touch!

    Rondell

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  6. Emily, it looks fantastic. I would love to paint our dining room chairs, but I haven't even mentioned it to my husband. He is a natural wood lover.

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  7. is there aynthing you can't do. You are so talented.

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  8. Wow...great transformation! So cute!

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  9. How darling is that? I love it!

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  10. Love it! The pink pillow is perfect.

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  11. pink and green is such a classically romantic combination - this chair is divine!

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  12. Wow, it turned out perfect! I've never thought about painting anything green-great choice! And I love the fabric! Where did you get the pillow? It's adorable! Your talent never fails to amaze me, Emily :)

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  13. Great job!! I have been looking for a chair like this everywhere, and I am just having no luck. Yours looks very cute!

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  14. Oh, so pretty! I love that soft green and the fabric is gorgeous! Great job!!

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  15. Love it! I couldn't wait to see what you did with this chair since I'm going to begin working on my dining set that matches. Brilliant idea adding the wood appliques.

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  16. 5.00...Are you KIDDING!!! Turned out Go-Jus!
    So creative! Love this post...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)

    xoxokara

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  17. I love it! You always have such great ideas. I can't wait to get started on my chairs. (: Keep up the amazing work!

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  18. so pretty, love the color and the fabric. thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  19. It turned out lovely! great job

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  20. Awesome chair transformation! You did a great job and love the chair.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  21. I just stumbled upon your blog and love it. Can you tell me what paint color you used for your cabinets?

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  22. I love your $5 find. I need to find me a good find soon. I'm due. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  23. What a great chair makeover! It's beautiful! I hope you'll share with us when you find the perfect spot for it!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  24. Looking so elegant and gorgeous!!! i wish i could do something like that with some chairs i have, still not brave enough to do that!! love the new chair makeover!! x Susan.

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  25. I like the appliques, and I especially like that you did not paint it white! Everyone and their grandma shows white furniture online and it gets boring to look at it after a while. It's nice to see a change in color! The chair is still neutral enough you can move it from room to room to enjoy!

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  26. What a great makeover and the fabric is perfect! You really got a great deal on it!!

    ~Julia

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  27. I love the color! Thanks for linking up this too!
    Susan

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  28. So sweet! Love it. You did a great job.

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  29. Wonderful! I love the fabric you chose, isn't texture so nice? The paint treatment is gorgeous, so subtle but perfect. That floral pillow is charming and inviting. Stopping over from SNS link party to say, have a wonderful weekend, xxx tami

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  30. It looks a totally different chair! Love the new color, looks wonderful!

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Thank you so very much for your sweet comment!!!