11.15.2011

Postcard from Hibernation #5

These days, it's a big deal for me to post more that one thing per...six months. You know I'm psyched if it's two in the same month! I must be responding to the sweet comments you've left on my last blog post. Seriously, thank you so much for taking the time to say nice things to me...I tried to email you back if your address was attached to your comment, but if it wasn't, please know that I am thankful for your words!

I went to a local charity tag sale last Saturday. That's less than two weeks ago, girls! I am on some kind of hot streak. I picked up this red chair with cute-but dated-fabric for $15. (Nina and Henry discovered that Mama had the camera out and insisted on helping.)

We have crazy warm weather in northern California (this Midwestern girl is not used to 60 degrees in November, I can tell you). So I headed outside, whipped out the paint stripper and went to work.

After stripping, I added some color with Minwax's Dark Walnut stain, followed by two coats of satin polyurethane. Then I dug in the fabric bin for this yellow plaid that I bought a few years ago on clearance. Thanks to my husband's muscle and the staple gun, the "reupholstery" was a cinch.
It's a perfect spot for my Thanksgiving turkey pillow, and I love walking by it and knowing that I rescued this baby from ugly, all for $15. Happy Thanksgiving!


11 comments:

Jodee said...

What a fabulous makeover! Your turkey pillow looks adorable on it!

I am shopping for treasures after Black Friday. I can't wait!

Jboo said...

So cute! You did a great job -- just like I would expect from you!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Janet

Mama Sue said...

Awesome! So pretty...looks like a real treasure. Glad to hear from you again so soon. In Texas anything below 60 is cold in the fall!

Laree said...

When I saw this in my blog reader, I actually said -Hey, and she just posted a few days ago too!

I love your pillow too!

Dianne said...

Yay! I love when you post! I bought the same chair from Goodwill last year ($6). Ours was black. Funnily enough, I plan on spraying it red and making a dark denim cushion for it to go in my 5 year old son's room.

Beth said...

love to find a deal and make it awesome! Adorable chair!

The Little Red Shop said...

Very nice! Happy Thanksgiving, Carrie!

: )

Julie M.

Kimberly said...

WOW! What a transformation ... love the result ... so pretty! Oh how I miss the weather in CA ... enjoy! It's so good to hear from you :)

caroline said...

SO cute!!

bean bag mycrib  said...

Great job on the makeover. The chair looks lovely and cozy.

ev dekorasyonu said...

really beautiful decorations