This is the story of a sweet little yard sale chair I found for $5 at a yard sale last summer. I think I love it so much because the elderly couple I was purchasing it from was so sweet. As a nurse I have worked with many elderly patients in the past and they are by far my favorite. They all have a story to tell and I love to listen. I’ve seen the spryest of 90 year olds and you can’t help but feel joy in their presence.
This couple seemed like they had shared a happy life together, but the chair did not look so happy. It was a few different shades of green before, and it didn’t really fit with my color scheme.
Here is this chair as I found it:
When a few blogging friends of mine decided to get together and have some fun with bright furniture makeovers, I knew just the piece and exactly what color I wanted to use!
The very first paint color I purchased in Annie Sloan was Provence. It’s a beautiful shade of aqua blue, but pretty bold…and perfect for this project!
I could have distressed the back a bit more and I still may…
I love this color. It’s so vibrant and gorgeous.
I love all the green peeking through:
Now I think it’s just as fun as its previous owners! How about you? Do you enjoy a bit of color or do you prefer to stay neutral?
If you enjoyed this transformation check out what my friends have been busy painting!
Meet me back here Friday. My Get Your DIY on co-hosts and I are sharing our “May Flowers” projects for our next themed party which starts this Sunday, May 4th, at 7:00pm EST.
My project is a super easy DIY you won’t want to miss! 🙂
UPDATE: See it HERE now!
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