Hello, lovelies!! I’m back today with another piece from my Storage Room “Haul” of Shame! It’s a chair that I picked up at a yard sale the Summer before last. Yes, I’ve held onto this chair for two years!
Can I just tell you again how much I love that these “hauls” are helping me tackle all these pieces I’ve been hoarding?! If you need to move a few pieces along, maybe try gathering a few and snapping a photo…then print it out and cross out each item in the photo as you tackle it…it really works!
Here is the chair as I found it:
I knew exactly what I planned to do with this chair. This dressing table/desk and mirror are still sitting in my booth, but they are missing something…
The chair I used in this photo is one that I keep for staging, so this set is currently missing a chair.
I know from past experience that this will sell more easily if it has a chair with it, so I set out to give this yard sale chair from my hoard a simple white makeover that I could pair with this set:
It was quite boring before, but it was solid and the cane seat was in great shape. I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I knew this would take three coats of paint for solid coverage, so I gave it a coat of Rustoleum spray primer first:
I probably could have given it one more coat of primer and then only had to hand paint one coat of paint, but I ended up going straight to painting after priming. (You definitely want to prime the cane first either way.)
This is Bit of Sugar by Behr made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.) I haven’t been using my DIY version much since I started carrying Dixie Belle in my shop. It still works great, but it has been so convenient not having to make my own! I used this since this is what I used to paint the dressing table and I wanted them to match.
After following the primer up with two coats of paint, everything got a good sanding with 220 grit sandpaper.
Then I sealed with Dixie Belle’s Clear Satin Topcoat using their blue applicator sponge. SO much easier than wax, and it is the only sealer besides wax that I have found that does not yellow over white paint!
I’ll be sharing how I apply sealer with a sponge on Thursday!
I love a simple white makeover!
Now I have a complete set to sell in my booth! I wonder if I should price them all together, or keep them priced individually? What do y’all think?
If you have a broken cane seat, you might like what I did with this one!
Visit this simple chair fix HERE!
And one more piece is complete!
If you missed any from this haul so far, see them all below!
I’ll be back on Thursday with my Furniture Fixer Upper crew sharing how I updated this drop leaf table:
I’m ashamed to say that I have absolutely zero recollection about where I found it or what it cost, and no, I wasn’t drunk when I bought it lol, it has just been THAT long ha ha!
UPDATE! See how this drop leaf table looks now HERE! 🙂
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