Once in a while I will pick up a piece of furniture & get it home & ask myself “why did I pick this piece up?” I mean the seats broken, it’s a small chair, & obviously no one liked it enough to not leave it in the trash. I always have this urge in me to make everything I see that’s not so pretty, pretty again. I always challenge myself to see if I can breath new life in old things no matter what it is. Enter this little guy. This chair was sitting out in the rain at our local flea mall & it was begging me to take it home & make it handsome again. With some out of the box brainstorming, some paint, & some handy dandy tools it’s a pretty little chair again.
The seat was not salvageable due to it being so old and worn out. After throwing it out I was left with a chair with no seat. For a quick and easy solution. I simply used some scrap pieces of wood. You could use pallet wood or any pieces of wood that you have laying around. I placed them across the seat of the chair and screwed them in. I used some support pieces under the seat as well to make sure that the seat was sturdy. After the seat was attached I painted the chair filtered shade by Valspar & the seat Mackinaw Island blue by Valspar. After the paint was dried I used Annie Sloan’s dark wax to give the chair and antiqued look along with sanding some spots for a nice worn look.
This chair would make a lovely plant stand, vanity desk chair, or just a chair sitting in any room of the home with a cute pillow on it. I love a quick makeover that makes such a huge impact on a piece of furniture. Have you made over a small piece of furniture lately? Have you ever replaced a chair seat before? What did you do? I would love to hear from you! Find me on instagram, facebook, or twitter, & tag me with hashtag #lizmarieblog! Hope to hear from you soon.