Hello sweet friends! I have a sweet little child’s chair makeover to share with y’all today!
Here is how this cutie pie child’s chair makeover started out:
A tiny little chair for a tiny little behind!
I found it at a yard sale in our neighborhood, and I thought I had only paid $5 for it. I found this chair that I shared HERE at the same yard sale and that was $5, so I guess I assumed this one was also. However, I noticed the $10 tag on there when I was photographing that photo.
The gal told me it was really old, but I would have offered less in the condition it was in.
But here we are!
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Test for Lead paint
The very first thing I did was test for lead paint since it was suppose to be super old. I use these test strips on Amazon, and they are so easy to use!
Luckily, this was negative for lead paint. If it had been positive, I likely would have just tossed it and just kissed my $10 good bye lol.
Next, I gave it a good cleaning with White Lightning cleaner.
Then, I busted out the Dixie Mud to fill in all those cracks:
I let it sit for a couple of hours and then sanded it smooth with 220 grit sandpaper using my Ryobi cat sander:
Time for paint! I chose a fun color for this piece, Dixie Belle’s The Gulf:
I painted two coats and then sanded it smooth all over using a sanding sponge.
I keep all the scraps!
That larger piece was perfect for the seat of this chair…
The sponge makes sealing those spindly legs much easier than trying to use a brush.
Here is how this cutie turned out!
Can you tell how tiny this chair is?
Too bad Brennan was in school or I would have had him demonstrate ha ha!
Let’s see that transfer a bit more…
How pretty is it with this gorgeous color?
Lyla arrived right on cue as I was setting up my camera…
Hi sweet girl!
One more done…
See what you may have missed below:
I had to share a quickie makeover today because my project for Thursday is a real doozy!!
I’ll be back with this for real Furniture Fixer Upper on Thursday:
See ya then!
UPDATE: You are going to want to see this one!! It’s done and ready to see HERE now!
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